Good Food - Food News

Shakin' all over: how a Sydney milk bar brought the milkshake to the world

George Poulos, 90, with his son Nik, has owned the Rio milk bar in Summer Hill since 1952.

When most Australians were still drinking tea and Americans were drinking sodas, Greek migrant Joachim Tavlaridis introduced Sydney-siders to the milkshake 80 years ago.

Food News | Anna Patty | Mon Aug 18 00:15:00 EST 2014

Explainer: Are penalty rates fair pay or restaurant killer?

The Press Club doesn't trade on Sundays.

The government has penalty rates in its sights, with one minister claiming it has become impossible to dine at his favourite restaurant on New Year's Eve.

Food News | Peter Martin | Sun Aug 17 00:15:00 EST 2014

Pizza vending machine hits Sydney


More news for people on a quest to find the ultimate convenience food: the pizza vending machine has hit town.

Food News | Megan Johnston | Fri Aug 15 12:25:20 EST 2014

Carob makes a comeback

Banjo the carob bear.

Generations of children swore off carob for life after being tricked by its 'healthy' credentials. But does it deserve a second chance?

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Aug 15 09:00:13 EST 2014

Nikuya Japanese meat restaurant set to open in Fortitude Valley

Meat focus: Breaded pork will a signature dish at Nikuya.

The last restaurant in Fortitude Valley's M&A building, Nikuya, is slated to open in the next two weeks.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Aug 14 13:52:18 EST 2014

Ekka's skewered snacks

Jacob Tippo eats fairy floss at Ekka.

A selection of skewered and speared snacks on offer at Ekka.

Food News | | Thu Aug 14 13:22:17 EST 2014

Skewered snacks: Food on sticks at Ekka 2014

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Strawberry on a stick on August 12, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

From old favourites to deep-fried newcomers, Natascha Mirsoch rounds up Ekka's speared foodstuffs.

Food News | Graze | Thu Aug 14 13:22:17 EST 2014

World's number one restaurant Noma adopts Australian-designed Closed Loop zero-waste system

Joost Bakker holds compost from his Closed Loop unit.

Chef Rene Redzepi has turned to Australia for an innovative way to recycle his kitchen waste.

Food News | Callan Boys | Thu Aug 14 10:00:00 EST 2014

Canberra's top gourmet takeaway food

Pumpkin gnocchi at Chez Frederic.

The world is rapidly becoming your oyster, when it comes to local takeaway options, writes Jill Hogan.

Food News | Jil Hogan | Wed Aug 13 01:00:08 EST 2014

Harvest exhibition in Brisbane whets appetite

To escape winter's chill, readers should visit Brisbane to feast on the celebration of food in art, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

Best time to start tomato crop is winter

Tomato seedlings can be nurtured now in a protected environment ready for spring planting, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

Morsels: Merrymaker paleo cookbooks, Black Fire and beer books

The Merrymaker sisters aka Emma and Carla Papas.

A collection of tasty news snippets from Canberra's food and wine scene.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Aug 12 19:01:59 EST 2014

The Grounds of Alexandria continues expansion

If The Grounds of Alexandria keeps expanding we might have to rechristen it The Acreage.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Contenders line up for Barangaroo


Word is there could be new waterside Sydney restaurants from the teams behind Aria and Kitchen by Mike.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mexican eatery Mojo Mama opens in Geelong

Restaurateurs Daniel and Tamara Brehaut have found their mojo, opening Mexican spin-off Mojo Mama two doors up from their Black Bull tapas bar in Moorabool Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Foley Lane tapas make way for pasta at Casoni

The Taylor Square site will be reinvented as an Italian restaurant.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

The chain gang: Australian restaurant groups building empires

The wagyu burger from Rockpool.

A growing number of top dining establishments are owned by groups, not single operators, but that doesn't mean we'll see mass production of food - it's just business sense.

Food News | Michael Harden | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Il Melograno, Northcote

Gelati at Il Melograno.

It might seem counterintuitive to open a gelateria in winter, but Westgarth locals are scooping up this Sicilian gelati.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Panama Dining Room sold

The Collingwood restaurant has quietly changed hands.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sunny side up: South of Johnston cafe goes solar

Collingwood warehouse cafe has converted to solar energy via 40 panels on the roof.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014