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wood frog bakery bread

Woodfrog Bread – Satisfies The Senses

Melbourne, the coffee capitol, is also starting to showcase its talent with that another important  staple, bread.  I am so thankful we have more artisan bakers popping up around Melbourne. Next time you sink your teeth into a quality loaf just think when you’re sleeping they’re baking – how fortunate are we! Woodfrog Bakery of  108…

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More Treats from La Belle Miette

If macarons are not your thing La Belle Miette also have chocolate dragées, chooclate coated nuts or fruit fillings, all beautifully boxed for $9.90 and the finest of teas by Mariage Frères. They have some really exquisite gift boxes that will have your grateful friends asking where did you find these.

It’s Not Too Late for Some Elegant Easter Treats

La Belle Miette, a little piece of Paris at the Paris end of Collins street, has the most delicate macarons in Melbourne. While macarons have been done to death, resulting in many poor imitations, these are really worth getting excited about. For Easter, they have even created hot cross bun macarons filled with a spiced…

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Obelix and Co-dry aged beef

Dry-Aged Beef from a New-Age Boutique

Newly established Obelix & Co in North Fitzroy is doing great things in the meat and charcuterie line. Apart from their excellent house made pâté, terrines and sausages, they are sourcing some exceptional local meats. The grass fed, dry-aged rib eye from Siddonia Hills, near Kyneton, is superb and shows the care taken by the…

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Der Partisan 100% rye bread

Der Partisan Bread

I’m afraid I’m smitten with this rye bread, not just because of the intriguing face that gets imprinted from the baking moulds giving each loaf an individual almost ghostly appearance but because of the wonderful flavour of this moist loaf. It is so tasty you only need to spread it with some butter. It would…

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