Video | An Italian Eatery That Confidently Caters to Coeliac Patrons

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Andy Hardy Films.

It’s not often we come across an Italian restaurant specialising in gluten-free dishes. Many assume Italian food and gluten are inseparable, but Tina Persano, chef-owner at Brunswick restaurant Ciao Mamma, wants to put this misconception to bed. “Italy produces some incredible gluten-free pasta!” she says.
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Video | Supernormal, a Timeless Flinders Lane Favourite

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Andy Hardy Films.

Years after its 2013 opening, Supernormal continues to lead the vanguard in creating visionary dishes. But it doesn’t dare take old favourites of the menu; the anarchy simply isn’t worth it. The Lobster Roll and Peanut Butter Parfait have been on the menu since inception. Continue reading “Video | Supernormal, a Timeless Flinders Lane Favourite”

Video | Shanghai Red Takes Shopping Centre Dining to New Heights

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Andy Hardy Films.

Shanghai Red is by far one of Chadstone’s best culinary offerings. The extensive menu champions flavours and dishes hailing from many of China’s provinces, in a setting impressively reminiscent of Shanghai’s iconic French Concession. One thing you should know – it’s been bustling from day dot.
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First Look: Fire-Roasted Clams, Charry Octopus and Whisky-Glazed Basque Burnt Cheesecake at Dakota, Port Melbourne’s New Dining Destination

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Chef David Green, formerly of Daylesford’s Lake House, is at the helm of this seafood-centric bayside diner. Continue reading “First Look: Fire-Roasted Clams, Charry Octopus and Whisky-Glazed Basque Burnt Cheesecake at Dakota, Port Melbourne’s New Dining Destination”

Going Solo in Shanghai: Eight of the Best Activities for Lone Travellers

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Shanghai could be the perfect place to fall in love with travelling solo. There’s always something new to eat, a new show to catch, a new skyscraper to head up for sunset drinks. Plus, there are so many people around (over 26 million) you need not fret about anyone staring at you on your lonesome.
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Around the Globe in 10 Epic Sandwiches

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Travel can be daunting sometimes, but here’s a tip: comfort can often be found in a sandwich. Packing ingredients between two (or more) slices of bread is a universal art that ties people together the world over. Sandwiches give us a real insight into a destination’s cuisine, often representing the key flavours of a country.

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House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Five years after opening Hampton Wine Co, a trio of hospitality vets is back in the restaurant game with this small, well-polished venue. Continue reading “House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco”

Five to Try in Japan: From Miso Eggplant to Neapolitan Pizza

Originally published on SBS.

Soba, sashimi, yakitori and kaiseki – the number of sub-cuisines in Japan almost matches its number of subcultures. Japan is a country of great culinary strength. Its capital, Tokyo, alone is home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world.

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Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

Melbourne is certainly not shy of Japanese restaurants. One that we’re perplexed as to why people aren’t talking more about is Miss Kasumi. Continue reading “Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants”

An Andalucian Road Trip: Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Spain

Originally published on Lonely Planet

Majestic, inspiring and somewhat mysterious, the region of Andalucia’s rich history is ever-present today. Easy-to-drive highways link towns nestled in otherworldly terrain, passing by vibrant fields of sunflowers and mammoth wind turbines along the way.

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Luxury Escapes in Sri Lanka for a Mix of Nature, Culture and Comfort

Originally published on Trivago.

When you think of lavish escapes, your mind usually pictures Italy’s alluring Amalfi Coast, the magical waters of the Maldives or Dubai’s impressive all-inclusive resorts. But rising in the ranks is Sri Lanka, a new contender in the realm of luxury hospitality. Continue reading “Luxury Escapes in Sri Lanka for a Mix of Nature, Culture and Comfort”

Melbourne’s Best Festive Foods (and an Apple Pie Gin) to Order for Christmas

Originally published on Broadsheet.

There’s Cannoleria’s GIY (garnish-it-yourself) panettones; a four-tiered cheese tower; Piccolina’s gelato-filled or Four Pillars’ gin-spiked Christmas puddings; a next-level chook with black truffles; Mörk’s decadent, chocolatey take on the mince pie; and more.

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The Health Obsession to Know About: Orthorexia Nervosa

Written for Medibank.

Keto, paleo, flexitarian, juice diets, raw-food only – if you’re a social media user, repeated exposure to new diets and trends is virtually inescapable. It’s intensifying a new of eating complications, including the condition of orthorexia nervosa.

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Calling All Parents: Here’s Why Your Child Should Take a Gap Year

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Watching your child set off on a long-term trip can be daunting… or even terrifying. Even if your budding backpacker is beyond their teens and reasonably responsible, for many guardians the worry never really goes away. 

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