Food News

Callebaut invents chocolate that doesn't melt

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut says it's ready to start selling chocolate that remains solid up to 38°C, leading the race to unlock billions in potential profits in hotter countries.

Food News | Corinne Gretler and Jan Schwalbe | Fri Jun 26 08:39:15 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow the best asparagus in Canberra region


The sweet taste of your freshly picked asparagus spears on the dinner table is simply the best.

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

Petra Cram spreads the word about making organic compost for Canberra gardeners


Susan Parsons meets Rivett gardener Petra Cram, who advocates feeding the garden, so the garden will feed you.

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

What's on: Canberra Truffle Festival 2015

It's the season for truffles in the Canberra region.

There is plenty to see and do in Canberra for all things truffle-related.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jun 23 18:00:00 EST 2015

Canberra Truffle Festival 2015: 5 things you need to know

Black truffles.

This fungi may have an air of mystery about it, but here are essential things that you should know about the Canberra Truffle Festival, which is now in full swing.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jun 23 18:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: Saint Urban, Richmond

Martin Pirc and Daniel Schelbert of Saint Urban.

The team from Punch Lane open a bistro and wine bar on Swan Street.

Food News | Just Open | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chef Simon Zalloua to leave Sefa

The Lebanese-Australian chef is weighing up a couple of offers after confirming he will leave Sefa.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

Martin Boetz kicks off pop-up at Garden Life in St Peters

The pop-up refuses to leave the scene if the latest arrivals in Sydney are any guide.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

Winter wonderland takes over The Victoria Room site

Looking for a little apres action this winter without the ski resort price tag?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

All scream for Katherine Sabbath's ice-cream cake

Katherine Sabbath's signature upside down ice-cream cake (detail).

Katherine Sabbath demonstrates how to make ice-cream cake.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

New Bennelong restaurant at Opera House is taking reservations

Robust food: roasted John Dory with saltbush, turnips, Asian vegetable and umami butter.

The Opera House has started taking bookings for its revisioned, revamped and hotly anticipated Bennelong restaurant.

Food News | Callan Boys | Mon Jun 22 20:46:31 EST 2015

Just Open: Crooked Tailor, Castle Hill

Castle Hill's Crooked Tailor has opened its doors, offering soul-warming classic food, a rotating cocktail list, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Food News | Clare Sibthorpe | Mon Jun 22 16:50:40 EST 2015

Just Open: Rough Diamond Coffee, Warrnambool

Lemon and toasted marshmallow cruffin at Rough Diamond, Warrnambool.

Things are next level on the grab-and-go morning tea front at this smart new brew bar.

Food News | Just Open | Mon Jun 22 13:14:42 EST 2015

Just Open: Ciccone & Sons Gelateria, Redfern

Ciccone & Sons' white peach sorbet.

Former Bar Italia gelato maker Mark Megahey sets his sights on the inner-city suburb.

Food News | Loren Smith | Mon Jun 22 12:30:17 EST 2015

Knafeh bakery: Middle Eastern street food treat unites Sydneysiders

Bearded brother bakers, from left, Ameer

A baked cheese dessert is bridging cultural and religious divides.

Food News | Natalie O'Brien | Mon Jun 22 10:37:46 EST 2015

North Richmond cafe Long Street Coffee brews jobs for refugees

Jane and Francois Marx at Long Street Coffee.

Jane and Francois Marx's new social enterprise cafe is staffed by refugees referred by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Jun 22 10:25:28 EST 2015

The best bacon in Australia in 2015 is from Pialligo Estate in Canberra

Pialligo Estate has won Australia's best bacon award.

We're not telling porkies, but this might be the most important news story of the year for bacon lovers.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Sun Jun 21 00:01:00 EST 2015

'Narnie' sandwich war breaks out in Sydney

Three Williams' ''narnie''.

A title food fight has a flyweight Redfern cafe up against heavyweight Sumo Salad.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Fri Jun 19 13:59:58 EST 2015

Just Open: The Stone Hotel, Fitzroy

Bacon doughnuts with whipped bay leaf butter and maple syrup.

The Stone Hotel opens on the commanding corner of Brunswick and Johnston Streets.

Food News | Just Open | Fri Jun 19 11:52:57 EST 2015

Piccolo: Victoria's hospitality industry news bites

Jerry Mai at Pho Nom.

What's news this week around Victoria's restaurants and food businesses.

Food News | Simone Egger | Fri Jun 19 00:44:55 EST 2015