Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

Epicure editor

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Melbourne Cup 2015: Birdcage food off to a flying start

Cucumber soup at Emirates marquee.

Top chefs have burst out of the gates with creations to match the drama on the track.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Mon Nov 02 09:00:14 EST 2015

Fawkner milk bar selling 1000 custom-made doughnuts every day

Custard   doughnuts are  part of the popular range of doughnuts  sold at  at  Jimmy's Place, a milk bar in Fawkner.

A global doughnut obsession has stretched its tentacles to Fawkner, where a small backstreet milkbar is selling hundreds of custom-made ones every day.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Mon Jun 01 06:30:00 EST 2015

Antonio Carluccio's minestrone

Minestrone di Verdure - vegetable and pasta soup. From Antonio Carluccio's Pasta recipe book. To be used for April 22 Italian edition. Recipes and images supplied by Caitlin Neville of Hardie Grant.

This was one of the first soups my partner wooed me with - never say a steaming broth of veg and carbs isn't romantic.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 26 12:49:38 EST 2015

Good Food road-test: Michelle Bridges' 12 Week Body Transformation diet

Michelle Bridges.

A twelve week program to lose weight, tone up and get fit.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Mon Sep 15 17:40:37 EST 2014

It's a bunfight! Melbourne's best hot cross buns

The winner: Tivoli Road Bakery's hot cross bun.

Who has the best buns? An expert panel checked out some of Melbourne's finest.

Top 10 Eat Out | Roslyn Grundy and Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Fish Market

The Fish Market's classy fish and chips.

This Richmond fish and chippery is a nice little local for a casual drop-in, without going into uncharted waters.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jan 14 00:00:00 EST 2014


Postino's napoletana pizza.

It's very good pizza at Postino - a light, thin base with zero sog-factor, a fluffy crust, charred just right.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.

Bib up - it's crab cracking time at this shrine to old-style southern cooking.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Dainty Sichuan

Abalone and super spicy hotpot combo.

Leading Melbourne's individualistic hotpot charge, Dainty Sichuan's Box Hill restaurant is a hoot and perfect for a group.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

It's bowling day in Clayton, so be sure to don a hat or three

Former Vue de Monde chef Clinton McIver and girlfriend Ali Rolin Correa have taken over the kitchen at Clayton Bowls Club.

Clayton Bowls Club looks like any typical suburban bowlo.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Champion's Grill

Parsnip ice-cream, strawberries and silky buttermilk curd.

Been to Clayton Bowls Club lately? You should and you should get in quick.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

The National Hotel

Braised lamb shoulder.

Pull up a cocktail, settle in for cider, the National's magnificent eco-friendly beer garden is prime turf.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013



Translated from Japanese, Shokuiku means 'food education', and it's the core of this chilled, raw food cafe.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tuck Shop Take Away

Tuck Shop's 'The Major' burger, triple-cooked chips and Nutella milkshake.

Tuck Shop is a schoolyard delight, a retro bonanza of old-school but with Gonski reforms.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Saigon Sally

Banh bo nut from Saigon Sally.

Hanoi Hannah's sister restaurant is an exuberant, glam, buzzing modern Vietnamese diner.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 10 00:00:00 EST 2013


Huxtaburger city review.

It's a slick, low-lit, loud and pumping place.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

DOC Albert Park

San Daniele pizza at restaurant DOC in Albert Park.  THE AGE . epicure . 13 AUGUST 2013 . photo by Simon O'Dwyer

It opened quietly, without too much fuss, and then - boom! - baysiders flocked to DOC Albert Park like seagulls after a chip.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 27 11:50:19 EST 2013

The Stables of Como

Meringue at The Stables.

At only three weeks old, the Stables is already off at a gallop. Welcome back, Como.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 20 01:00:00 EST 2013

Jimmy Grants

The Bonnegilla Souvlaki at Jimmy Grants.

Bust open the ouzo – we have a new title-holder for "Melbourne's best souvlaki bar".

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 13 01:00:00 EST 2013

Food for thought as restaurant noise levels reach new heights

Unsafe noise levels are a growing concern in Australia's top restaurants. In tests for Fairfax Media, sound engineers recorded levels higher than WorkCover's safe limit of 85 decibels.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 06 03:00:00 EST 2013