Eat like a Viking at Mjolner Melbourne

Eat like a Viking at Mjolner Melbourne

Mjolner Horn Cup Melbourne

I entered the heavy wooden carved door of Mjolner on Harware St in Melbourne, knowing very little. Armed only with the knowledge that this was a “Viking” restaurant, specifically centred around the story of Thor, the god of thunder and his desire to create a dining hall that would allay the feelings of homesickness from Valhalla.

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Dark MOFO: Avoid the festival food fomo

Dark MOFO: Avoid the festival food fomo

Dark Mofo Hobart Tasmania

If you’re planning to head to any destination festival these 5 tips may help you avoid dreaded food fomo, or resorting to a fast food fix in a city jam-packed like overhead luggage on a Jetstar flight.

Dark Mofo is a cultural/arts festival set in Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart, run by the eclectic, often controversial and quite mass appealing Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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Northern Git delivers an offal night to remember.

Northern Git delivers an offal night to remember.

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Head Chef Michael Slade, really knows his way around the innards of an animal.

It isn’t a big deal to eat offal in a lot of cultures.

Whilst the “nose to tail” food movement might be a trendy sustainability move for a lot of Aussie meat eaters, it’s merely a way of life for many people.

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Going Vegan, doesn’t mean meat free.

Going Vegan, doesn’t mean meat free.

Vegan BBQ

I’m not a vegan.

Hang ups about people choosing to eat a plant based diet, a pescatarian, vegetarian or paleo caveman diet can be left at the door. You do you.

One thing I do believe in wholeheartedly is in trying new things and never, ever knocking something till you’ve given it a go. Especially if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t feel satiated until they’ve had meat with a meal. This one’s for you.

Last weekend, I found myself at not one, but two vegan Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events.

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The Melbourne Chilli Eating Challenge – A spectacle of insanity.

The Melbourne Chilli Eating Challenge – A spectacle of insanity.

Melbourne Chilli Eating Championships at the B.East

What is it about watching people inflict pain upon themselves that we sometimes find so fascinating, nay… entertaining?

I believe that a healthy percentage of people who follow my silly antics do so because they enjoy seeing someone else try something they wouldn’t dare. Perhaps a mixture of schadenfreude and a morbid curiosity?

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Nibble on Norwegian Reindeer.

Nibble on Norwegian Reindeer.

Reindeer meat in Norway

A majestic animal, known as Reindeer in Europe and Caribou in the USA. Large males can weigh more than 300 kilograms with antlers spanning well over 1 meter. They are prized for their fur, milk and used for transportation.

Reindeer are also quite delicious.

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