Feast of Merit ~ a YGAP project

Imagine the richest guy in town throwing a massive party that everyone, and I mean everyone, is invited to.  It lasts for weeks and keeps getting better and better until ...

Prix Fixe ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Be as thou wast wont to be.  See as thou wast wont to see”  As many who know me will attest, I am a firm believer that food should be ...

A Taste of Peru at Crown’s Nobu

Why is Nobu, a restaurant that is known the world over for its Japanese fare, inviting me to a ‘Taste of Peru’?  I will admit this was the first thought ...


Orecchiette with lamb meatballs & parmesan eggplant bites

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta”  Federico Fellini I like ...

Huon Reserve Selection Smoked Salmon Ravioli

The final dish in my #huonsalmon tasty trilogy is a ravioli.  I ...

Soba Noodles with Huon Reserve Selection Hot Smoked Trout

My first #huonsalmon Blogger’s Challenge recipe took us to France with light, ...

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General Store & Co

General Store and Co opened recently near the Queen Victoria Market.  Here’s a little look inside…   General Store & Co

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A Burch & Purchese Easter

Those who have followed secondhelping for a while will have heard me profess on many occasions that I am not a sweet tooth.  Savoury for me.  Always cheese, never dessert.  Well, I have a confession to make.  Things might have changed.  My tastebuds may now tell a different story and the blame, or at least […]

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Heston is coming to Melbourne: lock, stock and snail porridge

  This man.  He is coming to Melbourne. The “secret” is out. It was hardly surprising to have it confirmed that Heston Blumenthal will open a restaurant in Melbourne.  As it was one of the worst kept secrets in town, it’s not really news.  What no-one expected was that at this morning’s global media announcement […]

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