Month: March 2010


Tomato season means it’s time to make passata

There’s a rumour that Melbourne hospitals lay on extra staff in the Emergency Department at this time of year. Yes, it’s tomato season and given our vast migrant population, there will invariably be a few home-bottling and canning disasters. Every Italian family will be firing up boiling vats of tomatoes in the backyard, and making a day of it. Think of Looking for Alibrandi. Young and old they’ll all be there; along with food, wine, music and arguing, making the perfect […]

Eat streets

Food blogger photo exhibition this week at St Ali

Running until 28 March, an exhibition of 40 of the best food photos from blogs sponsored by SBS Food is running in the warehouse opposite St Ali in Yarra Place, South Melbourne. Its launch on Sunday night also was the celebration of the end of the first food bloggers’ conference in Australia, Eat.Drink.Blog.2010 (which you can follow searching for #eatdrinkblog on Twitter). This is the photo exhibition as seen in The Age. It is open from around 10.30 to 2.30 […]

coffee, Eat streets, Video

A laneway coffee festival is born

[youtube:] In addition to my journalism, now I am blogging for a living over at Ad News and for St Ali where I’m producing a series of video blogs looking at various aspects of coffee culture and some of the geekery behind it. Cafe and coffee culture in Melbourne is going crazy right now and the new generation of roasters started with St Ali. Perhaps I have sold out, but it’s a great opportunity to experiment with video content and […]