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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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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The Night Noodle Markets: 5 better ways to spend your time.

The Night Noodle Markets: 5 better ways to spend your time.

Night noodle market queue
Actual footage of the Noodle Market queue ;P

People in Melbourne get pretty excited about food.

Situated along the conveniently located and picturesque Birrarung Marr, the Melbourne Night Noodle Markets is an event that evokes excitement in even the non-self proclaimed foodies of Melbourne. The 2-week long (free) event offers a chance for friends and family to meet, eat and be merry by the river.

In theory. 

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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” inspired 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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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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