FOOD

hunky dory richmond

MELBOURNE | Hunky Dory Richmond is a great example of a modern fish and chippery. There are a few Hunky Dory branches around these days but the Swan Street store is our local. It originated with one store in 2004 but the owner Greg Robotis’ family have been catching and cooking fish for

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smashed avocado and panko scallops recipe

This wonderfully simple smashed avocado and panko scallops recipe is a quick starter or a great snack with a lovely glass of chardonnay. It is a dish designed to highlight the delicate flavour of the scallop and provide some textural contrast. Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking Time: 6 minutes

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TRAVEL

vakil bazaar shiraz

SHIRAZ | Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz is the main section of the Shiraz Bazaar which was built in 11th Century by Karim Khan as part of a plan to make Shiraz into a prominent trading center. This architecturally beautiful building is a trade hub for merchants selling spices, rugs, handmade copper

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enjoy long weekend north sicily cefalu

SICILY | Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea filled with a rich and varied landscape, stunning beaches, and culinary delights. It  boasts a rich history where people of diverse ethnicity have left their mark. From relaxing by the beach, indulging in fresh and flavoursome cuisine, exploring ancient towns or hiking on

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FEATURES

top 10 visiting iran tips you should know travel advice

Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world. From the Islamic Revolution in 1979, through to the Iran-Iraq war between 1980-1988 and the dubbing of Iran as a member of the “Axis of Evil” by US President George W Bush in 2002, people in the West have

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best places to eat in london 2014

In January 2015 I returned to London for the first time in just over 3 years. As you can imagine, I had long list of places to eat that I wanted to try while I was there. There were the hot new restaurant openings, the places that had opened up

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top 10 best restaurants in melbourne

As 2014 comes to a close it’s time to take a look back at what happened in the world of food in Melbourne and decide just what were the top 10 best restaurants in Melbourne. As is always the case in this city, there was a constant stream of new

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toyko food guide blog where to eat

Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines and, over the years, I have eaten a lot of Japanese food. Before visiting Japan I thought that I had quite a good grasp on what Japanese food was about but it only took a few days in the country to realise that what I

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visiting japan tips tokyo travel advice

Before visiting Japan I did my research and read a lot of information about various topics. During my time in the country, some of what I read proved itself to be useful and some of it not so useful. There were other things that I encountered that I had never

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hanoi food guide

Hanoi, Vietnam, just like most of the cities in Vietnam, offers a wide variety of food to those who visit it. Much of what I discussed in my Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide applies to Hanoi. You can read my thoughts on why you should eat street food and

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