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Just Open: The Humble Quinoa, Indooroopilly

Savoury mince with baked egg at the Humble Quinoa.

Foraging Quail chef Minh Le will oversee this Vietnamese cafe menu.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Oct 07 15:00:58 EST 2015

Just Open: Mister Zen, South Yarra

Raspberry smoothie-based acai bowl with raspberry jelly, dehydrated banana, house-made granola and coconut flakes at Mister Zen, South Yarra.

Created as part of a challenge on this season's The Block, Mister Zen isn't merely riding the renovation reality television show's coat tails.

Food News | Veda Gilbert | Wed Oct 07 11:27:09 EST 2015

Secrets to growing the best zucchinis in Canberra gardens

Zucchinis are wonderful fast-growing vegetable with high yields. Owen Pidgeon shares his growing tips.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Just Open: El Atino, Richmond

El Atino in Richmond with its bare timber tables and schoolroom chairs.

Forget day-of-the-dead taqueria cliches. Richmond newcomer El Atino treads a new path.

Food News | Just Open | Tue Oct 06 10:52:07 EST 2015

Catering to food trends: Melbourne's best party food in 2015

Brown sugar pavlova from Bright Young Things Culinary Event Makers.

Party season is nigh. Here's what's hot (and what's not) in the world of catering.

Food News | Jane Ormond | Tue Oct 06 10:00:00 EST 2015

Gluten-free 'lifestylers' make eating out difficult for coeliacs

Doughboys doughnuts.

Coeliac disease sufferers are paying the price for 'lifestyle' diners who make a song and dance about their 'intolerance' then order a pastry.

Food News | Richard Cornish | Tue Oct 06 10:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: Kansas City Shuffle, The Rocks

Former Proud Mary chef Kayne Mordini plans to raise the bar for cafe food in Sydney.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Estelle's Scott Pickett scouts southside bistro locations

Scott Pickett is dreaming big, with plans to open a southside bistro in 2017.

Food News | Roslyn Grundy | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Melbourne food: B'Stilla Cantina in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy becomes Little Hop

Fitzroy's B'Stilla Cantina has hopped from Moroccan spice to Spanish tapas.

Food News | Hilary McNevin | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chef Shaun Presland leaves Sake restaurant

High-profile chef Sean Presland plans to open his own restaurant.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Indu to bring Indian cuisine to George Street hotspot

Sam Prince's new Indian restaurant will serve dosa and smoked brisket.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Merivale raises the bar with eight new Sydney openings

Expect the best: Chefs Eric Koh (ex Mr Wong), Patrick Friesen (Papi Chulo), Christopher Hogarth (Papi Chulo), Sebastien Lutaud (ex Felix), Vincenzo Biondini (Coogee Pavilion), Ben Greeno (ex Momofuku Seiobo) and Danielle Alvarez (ex Chez Panisse and The French Laundry) are the lieutenants in Merivale's army.

The lowdown on all the new Merivale openings this summer.

Food News | Callan Boys | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

World pizza champ Johnny di Franceso to open Essendon Gradi restaurant

Johnny Di Francesco, owner of 400 Gradi in Brunswick East.

Having won the world pizza title in 2014, Johnny di Francesco is building an empire with the lot.

Food News | Hilary McNevin | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: Prohibition Food & Wine, Camberwell

Prohibition Food & Wine, in Camberwell.

Wine bar joins the traditionally 'dry' suburb's dining scene.

Food News | Just Open | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Sydney hospitality heavyweight Justin Hemmes calm at centre of Merivale expansion

Justin Hemmes in his vegetable garden at his home in Vaucluse.

Justin Hemmes takes the west (and north, and east) in an unprecedented Merivale expansion.

Food News | Helen O'Neill | Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 EST 2015

Sydney restaurants put diners' data on the menu

Monique Atlas at Mejico restaurant, which enhances the dining experience via customer profiling.

In recent days at his beachside eatery the Duck Republic, owner Geoff Bramann has dazzled customers with his hospitality skills to the point where he is being called a magician.

Food News | Esther Han | Mon Oct 05 09:16:45 EST 2015

Child dies after drinking coconut milk as importer admits label charges

A 10-year-old child died from an allergic reaction after drinking a "natural" coconut drink imported by a Sydney firm.

Food News | Tim Barlass | Mon Oct 05 07:49:45 EST 2015

Abbotsford Convent 'wants to get rid of us', says Lentil as Anything

The gnocchi with creamy vegies by Abitya Bajpai of Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford Convent.

The founder of not for profit Lentil as Anything restaurant at the former Abbotsford Convent will fight to stay after management put its lease out for tender.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Oct 05 06:59:41 EST 2015

Melbourne weekend hit list October 2-4: Grand final pubs and footy food

It's Grand Final Weekend, which means everyone is packing out pubs. Here are our picks.

Food News | Gemima Cody | Fri Oct 02 10:37:58 EST 2015

Coda team to turn Yu-u into a French bistro

Florent Gerardin will head the kitchen at a yet-to-be-named French bistro in Flinders Lane.

The team from Coda are gradually colonising Flinders Lane. Their latest project is a French bistro in the former Yu-u site.

Food News | Roslyn Grundy | Fri Oct 02 07:30:00 EST 2015