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WIN 2 Tickets to Filipino Barbie: 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (valued at $120)
February 19, 2014 – 11:14 am | 34 Comments
WIN 2 Tickets to Filipino Barbie: 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (valued at $120)

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Celebrity chefs Sau Del Rosario and JP Anglo from the Philippines are coming down under to cook up a Filipino feast to rule all feasts …

Mining for sugar at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio + WIN 1 of 2 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne
October 27, 2013 – 5:07 pm | 42 Comments
Mining for sugar at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio + WIN 1 of 2 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne

How many desserts can one eat? Hmm. Let me rephrase that question. How many desserts and glasses of Laurent-Perrier champagne can one gulp down BEFORE dinner? Well, that’s the situation that I’m talking about. A …

Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Asian Cuisine Book + A $100 Travel GIVEAWAY
December 17, 2012 – 11:36 pm | 78 Comments
Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Asian Cuisine Book + A $100 Travel GIVEAWAY

Just like that unforgettable dessert, 2012 certainly saved the best for last. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d ever be typing these very words but here it goes… I just won Best …

Cookbook Newsflash: Landing in Amazon.com Best Sellers, New Stockists + WIN 1 of 4 copies!
July 21, 2012 – 12:00 pm | 106 Comments
Cookbook Newsflash: Landing in Amazon.com Best Sellers, New Stockists + WIN 1 of 4 copies!

Can I get a witness?! What has happened over the last two months since the release of What The Heck is Filipino Food has been, honestly, the total opposite of how I thought things would …

WIN Tickets to the IGA World’s Longest Lunch, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
February 27, 2012 – 6:52 pm | 24 Comments
WIN Tickets to the IGA World’s Longest Lunch, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

So…I’m still on holidays but that doesn’t stop me from holding a giveaway! WOOT!  I have two choices right now – sip yet another cocktail by the beach or write up a blog post. I’ve …

WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne 2011
August 28, 2011 – 8:51 am | 44 Comments
WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne 2011

Another year has come around so quickly. As you may recall, last year I was so gutted I missed out on attending Taste of Melbourne but of course for good reason as I …

WIN 1 of 5 Lord Of The Fries Burgers
May 8, 2011 – 12:26 pm | 31 Comments
WIN 1 of 5 Lord Of The Fries Burgers

Grabbing a cone of hot chips doused in hot gravy from Lord Of The Fries has become a Melbourne commuter’s tradition at Flinders Street station- especially when your train is delayed, yet again. As soon …

Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!
January 24, 2011 – 12:30 pm | 32 Comments
Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!

With an incredible combined 1200 years experience in wine making, yes you read right, 1200 years across 48 generations – Australia’s First Families of Wine launched in 2009 and was formed by a group of …

Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway
October 18, 2010 – 9:47 pm | 30 Comments
Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway

Unlike the few open plan, full food porn in view kitchens, at most restaurants, you only hear the clanging, yelling and the usual hoo haa that goes on in the action room before your glorious …

WIN Double Passes to Melbourne’s First French Festival feat. Vue De Monde!
September 22, 2010 – 10:57 am | 29 Comments
WIN Double Passes to Melbourne’s First French Festival feat. Vue De Monde!

The Paris to Provence Festival will be held on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2 where you will see France coming to Melbourne!

Macaron garden at Sadaharu Aoki Macaron during my Japan visit.
Why am …

WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to The Taste of Melbourne 2010!
August 11, 2010 – 12:38 pm | 34 Comments
WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to The Taste of Melbourne 2010!

What happens when you mix 14 restaurants with an abundance of of local produce and booze in one room? The Taste of Melbourne 2010. Much like Willi Wonka’s Candyland, you arrive at taste bud heaven! Once …

WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!
July 2, 2010 – 11:48 am | 73 Comments
WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!

Ben & Jerry’s. One of the oldest and most memorable ice-cream brands I know of. Could it be the catchy name, the brightly coloured take-home tubs or the cleverly marketed Free Cone Days running annually since …

Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!
June 16, 2010 – 12:03 pm | 14 Comments
Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!

Firstly, my apologies for my ‘somewhat’ absence these past couple of months. In amongst moving into a new place, I’ve also been waiting for a new phone line ( 1 month with no internet and still counting), …

Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!
April 8, 2010 – 1:22 pm | 23 Comments
Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!

“Salt is flavour, Fat is flavour”
What I considered to be most important at this event was one thing: that salt is taken for granted. That’s right my friends. Salt does more than bring a dish …