Press + Portfolio
Speaker at Voices of Young Leaders, RMIT University. The next generation of young minds have such awe inspiring goals and the willpower to instigate change for a better future so I was thrilled to guide them in any way. Thank you to ECCV, RMIT and Multicultural Victoria for inviting me to speak.
Workshop at The 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival – self publishing and Digital DIY
Speaker at The Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 – 90 min seminar on self publishing, marketing and blogging
A piece I wrote for Broadsheet, November 2013
Contributed to the Food for Families Cookbook by Wesley Mission
SBS Food Journey Festival. I interviewed 12 food vendors – “Food blogger Adrian Briones of Food Rehab gives us a comprehensive summary of the variety of food on offer at this year’s SBS Food Journey Festival in Melbourne.”
Contributed to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival ‘Thought’s for Food’ with my TOP 16 tips for eating in and around Melbourne from Jam Doughnuts at Olympic Doughnuts, Korean marinated beef ribs at Guhng, double beef burgers from Beatbox Kitchen whilst admiring Melbourne’s skyline at the Curtin House Rooftop Cinema to twisted bar classics at The Kitty Club, twice cooked lamb ribs at Red Spice Road, pizzas at L’uccellino and brekkie at Duchess of Spotswood.
Speaker at the Emerging Writers Festival
A Cake Judge at the 2nd annual Melbourne Bikefest Summer Bakeoff
Recipe for Palitaw (glutinous rice cake topped with freshly grated coconut, toasted sesame seeds and a dash of sugar) featured on the Melting Pot – the first major crowd-sourced cookbook in Australia
Led a Food Blogger Q & A Panel on stage at Fiesta Malaysia (May 2012) held at Lygon Street – representing Filipino cuisine, we discussed each of our own cultures and how our food blends into the Australian food scene.
Author of ‘What The Heck is Filipino Food? A Beginner’s Guide to Filipino Cooking,’ is the first cookbook in Australia solely based on Filipino food and has since landed in Book Depository’s Best Sellers and recently won Best Asian Cuisine Book (Australia) at the 18th Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Featured in B & T article: Digital bites: List of top food blogs extends to Melbourne
Featured in the list of Australia’s Top Food Blogs of 2015
Ranked #1 Melbourne Food Blog (April 2014)
Ranked #22 Australian Food Blog (April 2014)
Featured in The Age – August 1, 2014 (read full article here)
January 2013 – Interview with Jasmin Newman of SBS Food Online featuring step by instructions for my recipe for Arroz Caldo (Filipino congee), the history of the dish, childhood stories, influences and my cookbook
December 2012 – A chat with Simon Marnie of ABC 702 Radio about my Kamote Que (candied sweet potato) recipe, Filipourne-Food-blog-rank-april-2014- dishes from back home including massive seafood, beaches in the Philippines and how my family celebrates Christmas with spit roast pig!
Food Rehab blog featured on the front page of MTV Brasil online
Featured in HotelClub’s An Interview with Melbourne’s Top Bloggers
SBS Featured Foodie on March 8, 2011. – Interview with SBS online about the blog, what meal sent me to Food Rehab, food obsession in Australia, the Melbourne food scene, Filipino food and the ingredients used, favourite weekend breakfast and eating sushi alive in Japan.
Featured in Best Restaurants Australia 2015
June 2012 – Radio interview with the crew at 92.3 3ZZZ about my cookbook (the process, launch, why etc…), growing up in Australia and what I ate as a kid
Featured in the Philippine Times and their Facebook page
2012 – Panel discussion with SBS Filipino radio about Filipino Food Fusion in Australia – my insights on the subject. How I see it currently and where I see it heading.
My recipe for Satay Chicken Boats was featured on Home Away UK
Food Rehab in the Be@Home Best of The Web list 2011
Gourmand Magazine – The Shortlist Edition – What the Heck is Filipino Food listed as finalist for world title “Best Asian Cuisine”
The awesome Christina from The Hungry Australian interviews moi – about all things food (Filipino food inc. of course), how my cookbook came about, what inspires me, blogging, the Gourmand Cookbook Award Ceremony, my Paris trip and more.
Recipe for Cured + Caramelised Sausage, Green Mango, Chilli & Mint Salad (longanisa) published in GRAM Magazine
Write up on 18 Ways You Can Eat Dinner at Cecil Street, South Melbourne Market published in GRAM Magazine
Write up on Pint of Milk cafe, Newport published in GRAM Magazine
Winner of the 18th Gourmand Cookbook Awards for Best Asian Cuisine (Australia) for What the Heck is Filipino Food.
A chocolate filled thank you goes out to Forager at The Gourmet Forager for the Over The Top blog award and to those who have nominated Food Rehab for the Bloggers Choice Awards under 3 categories! Best Food Blog, Best Design Blog and Best Hobby Blog.
Thanks to the smashing Foodie Cravings