Iron Chef Shellie

{Preview Event} Is Fine Dining Finished?

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This post show cases some of the food and debate on offer at The Age’s Good Food Month event: Is Fine Dining Finished?  at The Point Albert Park. Hosted by the amazing Dani Valent, the dinner presents contrasting dishes from the fine dining scene, and the current food fashion of the casual, shared, street food scene. The featured chefs will […]

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Yoghurt and Berry Cake with Elderflower Syrup

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Do you know what my favourite ingredient in cakes is recently? No, it’s not chocolate. It’s not pop rocks. It’s not even peanut butter. It’s yoghurt. There is something about yoghurt that makes the texture of a cake so smooth, light and keeps it (here comes that word everyone hates)… it keeps the cake *moist*. […]

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Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway

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Taste of Melbourne is back peeps! In fact, it starts on Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2013. Keep scrolling for your chance to win a double pass to this year’s Taste of Melbourne. I was invited to a special preview event at Longrain. It involved making cocktails and eating food; why on earth would I decline […]

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No. 8 By John Lawson

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No. 8 is one of those restaurants I have always walked past at Crown, wondering what it was like inside. My parents had been there a few years ago and raved about how good it was, which made me want to go even more. Executive Chef, John Lawson uses traditional cooking techniques, contemporary combinations of […]

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Sizzling Beef Steak, Hoi Sin Prawn & Noodle Bowls

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I feel like I’m constantly apologising for the lack of blogging! Since starting my new job, I don’t have time to sit around and do nothing, and lately I’ve been working over time, and rushing off to events to sip French Champagne and schmooze. So don’t feel all that sorry for me I’m sure I’ll […]

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Friands

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It’s no secret I like to bake. The people are work are getting to know this too. I would be baking tonight… well the night is still young, I still MIGHT bake.  A few weeks ago, I made a double batch of Bill Granger’s friands to use up some eggs. When making the second batch […]

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Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.  Only pictures can show you how gorgeous the brunch for Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy yoghurt launch at Collingwood Children’s Farm was. It was like a wedding: gorgeous long tables, fragrant colourful flowers, stunning looking food. We were spoilt for choice! We couldn’t have asked for a better day […]

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Quinoa Risotto with Prawns, Basil & Tomatoes

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HELLLOOOOO daylight savings!! If you know me, you’ll know I absolutely LOVE daylight savings. Sure, it’s great to have daylight to do stuff, leave work and it’s still bright outside; but more importantly, it means I can cook later and photograph my dinner, at dinner time! No longer do I have to jam pack my […]

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Barley Pancakes

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An ingredient I’ve seen in a lot of cooking magazines lately is pearl barley. It can be used in salads, soups, and stews. I found an interesting recipe to use it in pancakes so thought it was worth a try.  Pearl barley is barley processed to remove its hull and bran. It cooks faster and […]

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Coco-Nutty Granola

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When I was a wee lass, I would eat my coco pops, no milk (oh how I hated soggy coco pops), at the table whilst watching my favourite cartoons; The Flintstones and The Jetsons. Like most kids, I would forget to eat whilst watching TV, and Mum would often chime in reminding me I had […]

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