Bush Tucker Fusion

    Top end tastes are getting due credit. Scottish chef Jock Zonfrillo has been singing their praises using indigenous recipes from eons ago in his award-winning Adelaide restaurant Orana (via BBC). We think it's high time to head south to sample these taste sensations. Oh, and we're loving this painting featuring lemon myrtle, quandong, kutjera, dorrigo pepper and moreton bay fig shoots by Thelma Dixon.

    Dig in

    We're crushing on the idea of greenhouse smack-bang in the middle of a restaurant… especially when it looks like this. With true Danish style, green thumbs and an emphasis on fine Nordic ingredients, Vækst looks to be a tantalising treat on all fronts. Destination: Copenhagen! Images by Chris Tonnesen.

    Print Perfect

    Today we’re dishing up a couple of foodie magazines doing it differently. We're big fans of The Gather Journal with its exceptional use of imagery, unexpected features and how they devote an entire issue to a theme. The current edition is all about the senses with a section and menus devoted to each one. No less stylish, but equally eclectic is The Gourmand. It's a tempting fusion of food and culture complemented with arty contributions including one of food emojis. Expect high production values, and plenty of mouthwatering. For more check out the New York Times roundup earlier ...
    #publish . 20.07.18

    Coastal Cooking

    The team behind Artilleret recently published A. Journal Of West Coast Culinary, a beautiful book featuring the food, people and places along Sweden's western coast. It's all about eating from the rituals of cooking through to the partaking and social nature of sharing meals all captured with evocative photography. What's more it's in English which is helpful to digest properly and 100% delicious on its own. We're satisfied just looking at the pictures! Tempt your taste buds.

    Bert’s? Yes Please!

    New on the block up north is Bert’s Bar & Brasserie in The Newport. If the promise of fresh lobster, a location overlooking Pittwater, an Oyster Bar, a Basque grill and a champagne doesn't get you there, surely an extensive wine list featuring 750 possible selections will. Where to start? Broadsheet's first peek is our pick.

    Turning Japanese

    A couple of new Japanese eating house concepts have got us thinking up a tasty jaunt. Our first stop is New York's Tonchin, where a cool new restaurant has opened bathed in dark indigo hues. We think we'd like to linger on our ramen there for bit. It's the work of Carpenter & Mason with LMNOP Creative providing crisp branding and we found it on dezeen. Across the pond to Valencia to a new take-out lunch spot serving sushi in sparse surroundings called Kento, the team behind La Manera. What we love about both of them is their reference to the traditional while creating vibrant ...

    Waterside Wonder

    There's another reason to get excited about Sip My Ocean at the MCA: Colour Fields, a pop-up bar inspired by Pipilotti Rist's kaleidoscopic projections and environments. Grab a drink and drown in bursting colour from 3 November 2017 through to 18 February 2018 harbourside at the MCA. More info on Concrete Playground.

    A Syrian Story

    A few weeks back we mentioned Free to Feed in a post about initiatives around the globe providing opportunities for refugees. Since then Cooking Instructor Nayran Tabiei has been featured in The Design Files Dream Job column telling her inspirational tale crossing the globe to settle in Melbourne becoming a community icon in the process. It's a delicious read.

    Every Day Wine

    While we’re as partial to a lobster roll as the next person and had a soft spot for Waterman’s Lobster Co in Potts Point, we never ever say no to wine. So with almost one for every day of the year, Dear Sainte Eloise and its 350+ wines, has won our heart. Add fine food and an intimate atmosphere, well, what more could you want? Take a seat on Concrete Playground for more background information including the lowdown on their George Orwell inspired name.

    Nour Nosh

    If Nour's aesthetically excellent and always delicious menu doesn't get you in, the promise of bottomless rosé surely should: it has spring written all over it… Wine aside, Nour takes Lebanese cuisine into a new realm with its designed to share menu and good vibes. It's another notch in the crown for Surry Hills. Get your mouth watering on Concrete Playground.

    Meeting Point

    New title Fare has hit the streets with its first issue focusing on Istanbul. The idea behind the magazine is to investigate a city based on its culture via food, history and community and what better way to start than with a vibrant city straddling two continents where civilizations meet and merge. Dip in with an online excerpt from the first issue titled The Outsiders, or better still take a tactile approach and grab a copy. Images: Fare.
    #publish . 01.08.17

    Flavour-filled Feeds

    Food inspired initiatives helping refugees find their feet in new surroundings are taking off across the globe. In Melbourne Free to Feed helps provide refugees and new migrants with skills to find work in the food industry. Featured on The Design Files Tasty Tuesday series, they also offer workshops where you can learn how to cook amazing traditional dishes from all corners of the world. Book us in! Earlier in the year Three Blue Ducks hosted the #cookforsyria dinner in Sydney raising money for UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal with SBS providing a full report. In Utrecht in the ...