A Deliciously Slow Sunday Lunch at 2 Macs Farms
June 21, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

Let me begin by saying that a day spent at 2 Macs Farms reminded me of how weekends should be spent – taking time out to immerse yourself in the simplistic joys of nature and …

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Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show
June 5, 2011 – 11:06 am | 37 Comments
Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show

This week, from June 3 -5, Melbourne opens its mouth for three days of feasting during the Good Food and Wine Show. We are the first of the big five cities to play host with …

Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival
May 30, 2011 – 12:15 pm | 31 Comments
Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival

It was inspiring to hear stories about Noemi’s family and how she started Casa Pepe and by the night’s end, we were like a bunch of old friends pigging out at the dinner table. It …

Cafe Hopping Around Melbourne: This is…Breakfast Indigestion 3!
May 18, 2011 – 10:23 am | 64 Comments
Cafe Hopping Around Melbourne: This is…Breakfast Indigestion 3!

One word can describe this post: gluttony- in its purest form. And you know what? I’m not at all ashamed. Rather than bar hopping, I went cafe hopping around Melbourne!
It’s been a longtime coming since …

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 …

An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria
May 1, 2011 – 11:35 am | 20 Comments
An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

The last time I visited Daylesford during my taste bud travels, I had the absolute PORKIN pleasure of dining at The Lake House and eating myself to literally close to death at The Chocolate Mill. …

How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop
April 24, 2011 – 10:20 am | 10 Comments
How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, I attended the workshop – Starting a Cafe or Restaurant presented by Ken Burgin of Profitable Hospitality. During the course of the day, I was asked …

The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook
April 17, 2011 – 11:38 am | 41 Comments
The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook

This has been hot in conversation for some time now and I can see why. Hot jam doughnuts in Melbourne are like Pretzels in New York. It’s a local tradition and is part of our …

Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol
April 10, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 22 Comments
Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol

Friday afternoon, Crown Metropol in conjunction with TraveltheWorld and Chiva-Som, hosted an uber fly event called ‘ Taste of Chiva-Som at ISIKA.’

Held at the Culinarium and ISIKA Spa retreat in the recently built Crown Metropol, …

International Feast Party
April 3, 2011 – 11:39 am | 43 Comments
International Feast Party

Sitting within the confines of my work cubicle one day, I was suffering extreme bouts of hunger that couldn’t be satisfied. It was actually brought on after looking at photos of deliciousness from my trip …

Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 pm | 30 Comments
Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow

A person’s favourite films can say alot about who they are. I was invited along to see Poh Ling Yeow present her Top Flicks to an intimate studio audience – being the only movies she …

Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie
March 10, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 46 Comments
Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie

When my mum would tell me stories of her family’s hardships when growing up in the Philippines (usually when I talk about getting an iPad!) – I would always remind myself to be grateful …

Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker
February 16, 2011 – 4:12 pm | 34 Comments
Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker

Shot Gun Bang –  “What up with that thang?!” With my footsteps firmly stomping the exit grounds of The Rock’s iconic markets in Sydney over the weekend, I came to a sudden halt as I …

How we do Brunch in Melbourne: Madame Brussels Style Daarling!
February 6, 2011 – 5:15 pm | 33 Comments
How we do Brunch in Melbourne: Madame Brussels Style Daarling!

It seems to be tradition that every time a Sydney Food Blogger comes to town, we take them to the uber charming rooftop terrace at Madame Brussels. Fortunately, the weather also turns out to be …

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 …

An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry
January 6, 2011 – 10:35 am | 23 Comments
An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry

The two C’s – Community and Charity, have played a pivotal role in my life. The first volunteering role I landed was in high school at Nazareth House, feeding and talking with the elderly residents. …

The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style
December 20, 2010 – 10:52 am | 22 Comments
The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style

For the sixth year running, my mum aka The Social Butterfly, has hosted the annual Neighborhood Christmas Party. It’s such a great event where all the neighbours get a chance to get together for a …

An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines
November 30, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 42 Comments
An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines

Just like the Calgon commercial I really had to get up outta here and go somewhere! And that I did. I’d never had a tropical island type holiday prior to Boracay, but was sure glad …

Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)
November 22, 2010 – 10:49 am | 27 Comments
Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a few requests to post more Filipino recipes up on my blog and in the light of  seeing Poh featuring Filipino food on her show recently –  …