Sunshine Food Fever: A Culinary World Tour At Home

Sunshine Food Fever: A Culinary World Tour At Home

Melbourne, New York, Paris… Sunshine?

Not being a typical wish list destination for most people’s food or cultural experiences, the Sunshine Business Association is taking aim to change this perception. Playing host to a progressive cultural dinner experience and walking tour around the western suburbs of Sunshine for the final Friday of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival MFWF.

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Desierto Australiano – A Fair Dinkum Feast at San Telmo

Desierto Australiano – A Fair Dinkum Feast at San Telmo

What do you think about when you hear the words “Aussie” food?

Vegemite, Tim Tams, Fairy bread, Lamingtons, Pizza Shapes and a snag on the Bunnings BBQ are just some of the collective responses.

When Argentinian grill San Telmo was asked to think outside the square for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival they decided to stay on home soil and take inspiration from local Aussie ingredients and time honoured home-grown favourites.

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An Ethiopian Feast in the Heart of Footscray

An Ethiopian Feast in the Heart of Footscray

Konjo Cafe and Restaurant Footscray was the scene of an abundant Ethiopian Vegan Feast last night.

All part of the annual March Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF), an intimate gathering of about 25 people gathered into the cozy Konjo dining room, eyeing off the bubbling buffet pots with anticipation (and more than a few tummy rumbles).

Konjo Cafe Ethiopian Food

One of the stellar things about heading to an MFWF event is experiencing cuisines, dishes and cultures that may not be part of your usual “go-to” options.

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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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‘Git’ into Offal and Beer

‘Git’ into Offal and Beer

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has some amazing events for you to sink your teeth into no matter what you’re craving. Every year I make it my mission to find a couple of events to try out dishes I otherwise mightn’t order. It’s excellent hunting grounds for strange and unusual eats.

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