Food News

Patties extends frozen berries recall over Hep A

Patties Foods is recalling Nanna's mixed berries following a Hepatitis A contamination.

Patties Foods announced on Sunday it was recalling all 300g and 500g packs of its frozen mixed berries in relation to the Hepatitis A scare that has seen five Australians contract the illness so far.

Food News | | Mon Feb 16 07:35:35 EST 2015

Trio of British chefs face off at Curry Smackdown event

Curry Smackdown.

A tasteful smackdown is coming to Melbourne's Brunswick Bowling Club on Friday. 

Food News | Gemima Cody | Fri Feb 13 16:07:48 EST 2015

Just Open: Doughnut Time, Fortitude Valley

Strawberry and cream doughnuts at Doughnut Time in Brisbane.

Damien Griffiths opens an American-style doughnut hole-in-the-wall in the Valley.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Feb 13 14:10:18 EST 2015

Just Open: Meat Fish Wine, Melbourne CBD

Octopus carpaccio, red grapes, gorgonzola and radicchio at Meat Fish Wine.

The name sounds like a shopping list but aims to tell diners what the restaurant is all about.

Food News | Just Open | Thu Feb 12 18:45:20 EST 2015

Judges line up to taste best cheese, chocolate and ice-cream

It may sound like a slice of heaven, but trying to find the best chocolates, cheese and ice-cream in Australia is surprisingly hard work.

Food News | Julie Power | Thu Feb 12 18:22:14 EST 2015

Just Open: Cheekyburger serves American-style smashed patties in Paddington

Cheekyburger joins Sydney's burgeoning burger scene.

In a city approaching maximum burger capacity, does this latest venture deserve your dollar? Here's all you need to know.

Food News | Ruby Lohman | Thu Feb 12 17:02:21 EST 2015

Just Open: Empress Hotel, Fitzroy North

Pork chop at the Empress Hotel.

After a makeover, the formerly dowdy Empress is ready to kick up her heels again.

Food News | Hilary McNevin | Thu Feb 12 16:39:29 EST 2015

Shane Delia's Maha restaurant reopens after $1 million facelift

Shane Delia in his renovated restaurant.

After eight years, Shane Delia's Maha restaurant has hit refresh, creating a brighter space dedicated to 'unrestricted Middle Eastern' food.

Food News | Just Open | Thu Feb 12 14:18:47 EST 2015

Explosive news: Here's what makes popcorn pop

What makes popcorn 'pop'?.

To most people, popcorn is just a fun food to munch while watching a movie. But researchers have discovered how a hot kernel of corn struts its stuff.

Food News | | Thu Feb 12 11:36:24 EST 2015

Filipino flavour in Lunar Markets mix

Taste that: Budz leads the cooking team at the Hoy Pinoy Filipino barbecue at the Lunar Markets.

There's a new taste on the street and Hoy Pinoy's James Meehan wants everyone to enjoy it.

Food News | Myffy Rigby | Wed Feb 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chef Nicolas Poelaert leaves Brooks of Melbourne

An apparent case of artistic differences between Nicolas Poelaert and Brooks manager Bryan Lloyd has seen the chef move on from the Melbourne restaurant.

Food News | Dani Valent | Wed Feb 11 13:08:28 EST 2015

Victoria reigns pizza supreme in takeaway price wars

Supreme pizza.

Victoria, long regarded as a foodie mecca, has a new mantle, home of Australia's "cheapest takeaway menus", data from an online and mobile ordering service suggests.

Food News | Deborah Gough | Wed Feb 11 11:56:57 EST 2015

Heinz to cash in on 'Sriracha' craze


Is it possible for a hot sauce to be cool and mainstream at the same time?

Food News | Roberto A. Ferdman | Wed Feb 11 11:43:18 EST 2015

Local craft beers 'bullied' out of pubs by foreign brewing giants

Melbourne's Thunder Road says an investigation into the big brewers' practices is overdue.

Australian craft beer makers are being locked out of pubs as a result of anti-competitive practices by a foreign brewing giant, consumer group Choice alleges.

Food News,Drink | Deborah Gough | Wed Feb 11 09:00:44 EST 2015

Flower sprouts' blooming popularity might leave kale in the shade

There's a new vegie on the patch that is creating a storm in the UK and it's destined for Canberra.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Nashi, the perfect pear

The Japanese have been harvesting this pome fruit for centuries and for good reason, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra Master Basters win Boston butt place at Melbourne BBQ festival 2015

Canberrans Mikael Svensson, Chris Hansen, Spero Cassidy and Micky Doherty showed their prowess at the inaugural Melbourne Barbecue Festival.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Feb 10 18:00:00 EST 2015

Jodie Johnson moves to the Rum Bar

The Rum Bar, Kingston Foreshore.

Chef Jodie Johnson has moved from Onred to head the kitchen at The Rum Bar on the Kingston Foreshore and has revamped the menu for summer.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Feb 10 18:00:00 EST 2015

A. Baker Backyard Produce Dinner

Do you have a kitchen garden? Book yourself in for A. Baker's Backyard Produce Dinner on February 25 at 7pm.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Feb 10 18:00:00 EST 2015

King Island: Out where lobster is king

Pure South chef Ashley Davis's dish of baked King Island rock lobster with seasonal vegetables.

South of Cape Otway is a pristine isle famed for its produce.

Food News | Richard Cornish | Tue Feb 10 10:54:01 EST 2015