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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The Misty’s Diner Burger Challenge.

The Misty’s Diner Burger Challenge.

I’m breaking up with burgers. Specifically, I’m breaking up with burger challenges.

Or challenges of any kind that involve things like bread and cheese. Why? You may want to sit down for this. The Hungry Ginger is allergic to Gluten. On top of that … I’m also Lactose Intolerant. Seriously mother nature what the F$%&?

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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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Being a foodie in Melbourne can be a curse.

Being a foodie in Melbourne can be a curse.

Bluebonnet BBQ
This is the meat at Bluebonnet BBQ … seriously drool worthy.

Because in Melbourne, so is everybody else.

You can barely swing the proverbial cat without someone telling you where the best coffee shop is, who does the greatest dumplings or which place they prefer for sushi. We’re incredibly spoilt for choice, any night of the week and we’re not afraid to let everyone else know about it.

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