cooking melbourne

Discovering Melbourne's Artisan Foods and Produce


Lavezzi Gelati – From Italy With Love

Lavezzi Gelati has come to Melbourne from the town of Formia, North of Naples, bringing with it all the love that goes into making top quality gelati from premium fruits, nuts, coffee and dairy ingredients. I enjoyed wonderfully flavoured ricotta and pear gelati and, by way of comparison, also tried the ricotta and citrus. Both…

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Japanese Summer Festival

The Japanese Summer Festival is on at Federation Square next Sunday February 25 and along with all the traditional Taiko drumming, dancing, kimono and cosplay competitions you can experience some Japanese street food. A common street food in Japan is taiyaki, a fish-shaped type of waffle with green tea, custard, red bean or chocolate cream…

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Oven Street Bakery fruit bread

Ovens Street Baker

I have been buying a very nice fruit loaf and sourdough bread from Senserrick Green Grocer recently. The bread comes from a baker that operates out of a small warehouse in an industrial street in the heart of Brunswick and aptly named Ovens Street. It is only open on Sundays, so I guess you could…

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English Muffin from Drury Lane

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

The muffin man, the muffin man.  Do you know the muffin man, who lives on Drury Lane?  He’s a bit of a mystery; no website or Facebook page, just a few very old tweets and Instagram pics of his amazing handmade English muffins. I guess this baker, like many artisan bakers, is just too busy…

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Hunted + Gathered fennel seed chocolate

Hunted and Gathered For The Chocolate Connoisseur

Melbourne artisan chocolate makers, Hunted + Gathered, produce some pretty sophisticated chocolate bars. Lovers of rich, dark, single origin chocolate will love the stunning, slightly savoury flavour of their fennel seed chocolate bar or be so intrigued by the salt and pepper bar as to feel like a pioneer in a totally new realm of…

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