Meeting Australia’s best chefs at the Noosa Food & Wine Festival (news.com.au)

THERE is a time in my life I would have terrified of fine dining. Like many people, I grew up in a simple meat-and-veg kind of household. Ingredients were simply “cooked” — not tortured like the “smashed avocado” or “shredded pork” or “wilted spinach” currently in vogue at Sydney cafes. In fact, while I was … Continue reading Meeting Australia’s best chefs at the Noosa Food & Wine Festival (news.com.au)

IAN CURLEY | THE EUROPEAN GROUP (Conversation With A Chef)

I’m sitting in the Cheese Cave down the spiral staircase below Spring Street Grocer chatting to Ian Curley, the man behind some of Melbourne’s most well-loved restaurants and bars (The European, City Wine Shop, French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar, Melbourne Supper Club, Siglo, Spring Street). Sometimes conversations can start pretty awkwardly but this was the … Continue reading IAN CURLEY | THE EUROPEAN GROUP (Conversation With A Chef)