Carolyn Webb

Carolyn Webb

Reporter for The Age

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Boutique milk from micro dairies making a comeback in Melbourne

Ben Evans produces 37,000 litres of milk a week at his small scale dairy operation.

A new hipster micro-dairy in trendy Fitzroy has taken off, selling its boutique milk to top cafes and State Parliament caterers.

Food News,Victoria | Carolyn Webb | Thu Dec 10 15:00:00 EST 2015

Abbotsford Convent 'wants to get rid of us', says Lentil as Anything

The gnocchi with creamy vegies by Abitya Bajpai of Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford Convent.

The founder of not for profit Lentil as Anything restaurant at the former Abbotsford Convent will fight to stay after management put its lease out for tender.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Oct 05 06:59:41 EST 2015

Crepes for Change food truck helps Melbourne's homeless

Student Daniel Poole inside his charity food truck.

A law student's nutty idea - selling crepes to fundraise for the homeless - has been a hit, attracting 50 bookings before Christmas.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Fri Sep 11 15:33:37 EST 2015

North Richmond cafe Long Street Coffee brews jobs for refugees

Jane and Francois Marx at Long Street Coffee.

Jane and Francois Marx's new social enterprise cafe is staffed by refugees referred by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Jun 22 10:25:28 EST 2015

Greek bakers set cracking pace at Easter

Hellas Cakes bakers including co-owner Andrew Kantaras, right, make Greek sweet bread for Easter with the help of family and staff.

From now until Greek Easter eve, April 11, it's all hands on deck at a Richmond bakery to cook 5000 sweet breads called tsourekia.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Thu Apr 02 11:05:15 EST 2015

Far out - Yarra Valley farm stages brussels sprouts fest

 The Express Melbourne.
 Take 5 Food Section Brussell Sprouts in Steaming Basket.
 Pic Matthew Bouwmeester.

Coldstream brussels sprouts farmers will seek to reverse the vegetable's terrible reputation with a festival and the unveiling of the Big Sprout.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Mar 16 15:54:50 EST 2015

Former celebrity chef PA spills beans on industry in new novel

Queensland Art Gallery executive chef Josue Lopez created a meal to remember for world leaders at G20 Brisbane.

A new chick lit novel by a former aide to top chefs such as Andrew McConnell and George Calombaris lifts the lid on the fine-dining world.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Feb 23 00:15:00 EST 2015

Southbank feast to showcase urban vegie patch produce

A fanatical fruit and vegie grower hopes to showcase some of her harvest at a new ''crowd farming'' event at Southbank in which urban farmers' produce will be cooked up for a feast.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Feb 16 08:28:16 EST 2015

Single-minded artisan bakers band together at Flour Market

Holly Carthew owner of Pure pie.

The produce of small, artisan bakeries with a single theme is selling like hot cakes at the moment.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Fri Feb 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Perfect panettone makes for a real Italian Christmas

Panettone at Monticello Pasticceria and Continental Gelati on High Street, Thornbury.

Pastry cooks Johnny and Tina Laiosa share the secrets to making the notoriously fiddly Italian Christmas cake.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Carolyn Webb | Wed Dec 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Thanksgiving fails to fly with Australians

Jack Powell.

Melbourne-based American tourist Jack Powell is calling out for Thanksgiving feast companions.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Wed Nov 27 12:45:40 EST 2013

Website fills a hungry void for those who lack kitchen talents

Maggie Koo, front, has all the right ingredients for architecture student Natalie Alima.

A new website enables home cooks to sell cheap meals to people who don't have time or the ability to cook.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Wed Sep 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Days in the sun coming to an end for popular city hangout

Aaron Lind.

A popular cafe bar has been forced to close after owners of the Little Lonsdale Street site that has housed shops for at least a century decided to demolish it.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013