Larissa Dubecki

Larissa Dubecki

Restaurant reviewer and food writer

Ten top books for young cooks

Animals Are Delicious by David Ladd & Stephanie Anderson.

Add these to your collection, and inspire junior kitchenhands to make cracking snacks, brilliant bakes and winning dinners, not to mention a little something sweet.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue May 03 00:15:00 EST 2016

Vegan hall of fame: Melbourne's top 10 vegan dishes

Mac Daddy vegan burger at The Cornish Arms Hotel in Brunswick.

Here are the top 10 plant-based eats around town.

Top 10 Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 26 07:30:00 EST 2016

Vegan eateries are growing in Melbourne and the bestsellers are junk food

Mo Wyse and Shannon Martinez are the masterminds behind Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli in Fitzroy.

Veganism is a growing force, with a booming dining scene, and the bestsellers are junk food.

Top 10 Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 26 07:30:00 EST 2016

What is Aussie cuisine? Cookery the Australian Way turns 50

Chocolate self-saucing pudding.

Fifty years on Cookery the Australian Way is still a household staple.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Sat Jan 02 00:15:00 EST 2016

Paleo diet: does it work and what does the craze say about us?

Pete Evans

Ask not what the experts say about the paleo diet; what does paleo say about us? Cult, fad, manscaping, secret to longevity - or cultural nostalgia?

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sun Dec 14 00:15:00 EST 2014

Hunting the paleo beast: what does the caveman diet craze say about us?

Paleo

Ask not what the experts say about the paleo diet; what does paleo say about us? Cult, fad, manscaping, secret to longevity - or cultural nostalgia?

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sun Dec 14 00:15:00 EST 2014

Best cookbooks for Christmas 2014

A spread from Karen Martini's cookbook Home.

Think Christmas. Think cookbooks. Here are 21 of the best.

Top 10 Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Off-Brunswick Street eatery The Commoner joins elite restaurant list

The Town Mouse team.

Melbourne's iconic restaurants? Well there's Attica and Vue de Monde, of course. And in this exalted company, as nominated in 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die is a tiny restaurant...

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sat Sep 27 00:15:00 EST 2014

Melbourne's The Commoner and The Town Mouse join elite restaurant bucket list

On a roll: (from left) Town Mouse’s Christian McCabe, Jay Comeskey, Dave Verhel and Amber McCabe.

A tiny off-Brunswick Street restaurant and a bar-eatery join the list of Melbourne's iconic restaurants, as nominated in new book 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sat Sep 27 00:15:00 EST 2014

The Age Good Food Guide 2015: trends

Banh mi from Ba'get.

The food trends that rule the way we eat now.

Good Food Guide | Larissa Dubecki and Janne Apelgren | Tue Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Rose Upstairs

Venison, leek, blueberries and cocoa.

For a Fitzroy pub that prides itself on being grounded, Upstairs represents a bold leap.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014

Terre

Lemon tart.

Terre ('earth') positively squelches with the lingua franca of the hospitality industry.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 12 00:00:00 EST 2014

Kong

Chilli ribs and pickles at Kong.

Kong is more like a nightclub than a restaurant, but with kimchi instead of ketamine.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 EST 2014

The Gully

Sticky pork belly, mixed grains, sour herb salad.

The Gully is a definitive success that overcomes the hardships wrought by its isolation.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 EST 2014

Du Fermier

Roasted eye fillet on wilted cavolo nero at Du Fermier.

This little restaurant glows with the warmth of genuine hospitality and honest-to-god cooking.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 22 00:00:00 EST 2014

Seven easy steps to becoming a better cook

Good Food, William Meppem

Simple tips and tricks to sharpen your kitchen skills.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Stokehouse City

Go-to dish: Veal tenderloin, fregola, mushroom.

While the scar on St Kilda's foreshore is filled and rebuilt, Stokehouse sojourns in the city.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EST 2014

Luxembourg

Potato skins with whipped cod roe.

Luxembourg will feed the pathological fondness many Melburnians harbour for France.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 08 07:45:44 EST 2014

True or false: 21 great food myths

Sausages

Like anything that's developed over thousands of years, kitchen lore is a mixed bag. Handed-down wisdom can be a valuable tool or a pointless formality.

Top 10 Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Arthur Radley

Crab ravioli with prawn, chilli and tomato vinaigrette.

Arthur Radley calls itself a bistrot, although the menu hugs both sides of the Mediterranean.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EST 2014