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Melbourne Tomato Festival celebrates Italian culture and passata making


The inaugural Melbourne Tomato Festival will be like an invitation to a backyard Italian passata day, on a grand scale.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Jan 19 23:30:00 EST 2015

Averting Chocageddon: meet 'Mister Cocoa', the professor saving the future of chocolate

Professor Paul Hadley at the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre in Berkshire, England.

The world is eating more chocolate than it produces, and the race is on to develop pest-resistant plants so cocoa farmers can meet demand.

Food News | Nick Miller, Europe Correspondent | Mon Jan 19 10:09:17 EST 2015

Chef delivers tasty serve at the Australian Open kitchen

Australian Open executive chef Markus Werner.

From kale juice to Korean barbecue, here's what the players will be tucking into at this year's tennis tournament.

Food News | Suzanne Carbone | Mon Jan 19 09:14:45 EST 2015

First batch of students graduate from the National Indigenous Culinary Institute

Ashleigh Jarvis and John Seden, two indigenous chefs who will soon graduate from the William Angliss Institute, a hospitality training school in Surry Hills.

Budding indigenous chefs have graduated from a new culinary program.

Food News | Callan Boys | Sat Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn

Pork taco at Fonda Mexican.

Indicating that Melbourne's fondness for Mexican is still yet to wane, the team from Fonda Mexican has just unveiled venue number four.

Food News | Just Open | Fri Jan 16 17:30:56 EST 2015

Porteno to pop up in Rushcutters Bay after fire

Porteno's Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate. Popping up in Rushcutters Bay from January 28.

Argentinian grill-house Porteno will remain closed for eight weeks after a fire. It will pop-up from January 28 in Rushcutters Bay.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jan 16 15:43:41 EST 2015

Supermarkets slash cost of sausages in latest price war

Cut-price snags: Woolworths is slashing the price of bulk sausages.

Two supermarket chains have slashed the price of sausages to 29c a snag ahead of an expected rise in demand for Australia Day.

Food News | Megan Johnston | Fri Jan 16 14:56:30 EST 2015

Just Open: Entrecote steakhouse, South Yarra

Inside South Yarra newcomer Entrecote.

Parisian chic and steak frites in South Yarra sounds like a formula for success.

Food News | Just Open | Fri Jan 16 12:39:18 EST 2015

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2015: The Essentials classes

Learn tricks from souva master George Calombaris.

A new series of classes will teach participants 'how to do one thing exceptionally well'.

Food News | Cathy Gowdie | Thu Jan 15 11:56:08 EST 2015

Woolworths recalls Homebrand olives after glass found in jar

The product recall applies to jars sold in Woolworths stores in NSW and WA only.

Woolworths has recalled sliced black olives in NSW and WA after a customer discovered glass inside a jar.

Food News | Eamonn Warner | Thu Jan 15 09:32:31 EST 2015

Just Open: Magic Mountain Saloon, Melbourne

Dishes at new all-day Thai diner Magic Mountain Saloon.

The pair behind Cookie have transformed a former Irish pub in the CBD into an all-day Thai diner.

Food News | Just Open | Wed Jan 14 17:54:24 EST 2015

Ernest Hillier chocolates goes into voluntary administration

Australia's oldest chocolate maker, Ernest Hillier, has collapsed. Voluntary administrators have been appointed and the company will continue to trade.

Food News | Madeleine Heffernan | Wed Jan 14 17:49:48 EST 2015

Just Open: Burger Buzz brings burgers to West Melbourne

Burger Buzz's 'Burger Off' burger.

The long, burgerless stretch that is Peel Street is now home to the second Burger Buzz outlet.

Food News | Just Open | Wed Jan 14 16:29:35 EST 2015

Just open: John Marshall's Frugii Dessert Bar, Braddon

The lemon lime and bitters choux pastry at Frugii Dessert Bar.

His desserts are well known around town, and now ice-cream alchemist John Marshall’s creations have a place to call home.

Food News | Jil Hogan | Wed Jan 14 15:06:22 EST 2015

Mega-meal: Giant bowls of pho and other Sydney food challenges

Supersize me: the formidable pho at Huong Xua in Canley Heights.

For eager eaters in Sydney, here are some of the spots throwing down the gut-bursting gauntlet.

Food News | Callan Boys | Wed Jan 14 13:23:38 EST 2015

Brunetti cafe in Carlton is still without toilets two years on

Brunetti's at Lygon Court in Carlton.

Two years after it moved into grandiose premises in Lygon Street, Brunetti's has still not installed toilets for customers - despite a flood of complaints.

Food News | Frances Vinall, Clay Lucas | Wed Jan 14 12:40:11 EST 2015

Just Open: Phamily Kitchen brings old-school Vietnamese to Collingwood

Even the food is rainbow bright at Phamily Kitchen.

Smurf blue walls, bubblegum pink ceiling and old-school Vietnamese dishes. That's the recipe at Smith Street newcomer Phamily Kitchen.

Food News | Just Open | Wed Jan 14 11:09:07 EST 2015

Korean restaurant in China offers free food to attractive diners

A Korean eatery is offering a free meal to beautiful patrons.

A Korean restaurant in central China is offering a free feed to its most handsome patrons.

Food News | Tom Phillips | Wed Jan 14 11:00:00 EST 2015

In-N-Out burgers to pop-up in Parramatta

California's favourite burgers are taking up residence in western Sydney for a limited time today.

Food News | Mary Ward | Wed Jan 14 10:44:50 EST 2015

Just Open: Shifty Chevre cheese cafe, Fitzroy

A fromage-focused Fitzroy cafe hopes to break down the mystique around cheese.

Food News | Sofia Levin | Wed Jan 14 10:39:26 EST 2015