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Discovering Melbourne's Artisan Foods and Produce

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Blue Ribbon For Baker Bleu

It has to be the best bread in town; a blue ribbon for Baker Bleu for baking a loaf with a thin crispy crust and flavour to die for. This bread reminds me of the world renown bread from Poilâne in Paris, so it is not surprising then that Baker Bleu supplies Attica, one of…

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Habituel Bakers & Coffee Roasters

One of my habitual pleasures has been to buy the sourdough bread from the Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander cellar door and foodie hub in the main street of Healesville whenever I passed through town.  If I wasn’t able to stop in for an excellent meal and glass of wine I made sure that I at least…

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crusty spelt rye bread

Crusty Loaf With Spelt In The Mix

Small artisan bakers do need a day off to stay sane and typically Monday is the day they shut their bakery doors to the public.  Last week I was on the road wanting to pick up a loaf and found myself empty handed after stops at several bakeries; either they didn’t have much on the…

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Baker D. Chirico in South Yarra

The smell of baked goods is wafting down Domain Road. Baker D. Chirico (kee–ree-kaw) has opened  a pop-up opposite the Royal Botanical Gardens on Domain Road in South Yarra with a view to establish a bakery there by 2017. Perfect location for picking up a breakfast pastry or afternoon tea in the gardens. Source: Baker…

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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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