australian food

Commander's Palace Chef Tory McPhail Visited Australia For Oysters And Wagyu Beef

This was one incredible food-focused vacation
Jul 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Up next, Commander's Palace Executive Chef Tory McPhail.

Blog We Are Feeling: Island Menu, A Love Letter To The Food Of Tasmania

Australia's island state is a food paradise
Aug 21, 2013 10:00 am

Island Menu is a food and photography blog written by two friends — Samuel Shelley and Catherine Miller — who both share a passion for cooking with the wild Tasmanian products. The images they publish are simply stunning. Cookbook publishers, sign these guys up!

The Kiwi Burger That Contains No Kiwi

Motion to place Kiwi burgers on every burger menu
Jul 31, 2013 11:30 am

I realize the Kiwi burger (also claimed by the Aussies) is no news at all, similar to how I've only just started listening to Blurred Lines even though it's allegedly the song of the summer. Hey look, I can sell lowest common denominator stuff too — cronuts really aren't that hard to make! But all that aside, I've recently become obsessed with Kiwi burgers, which is great because they're on a lot of menus, repelling a lot of beet-haters which just means more for me.

Video: Lineup Revealed For The 2013 Melbourne Food And Wine Festival. Fly there!

Magnus Nilsson, Sean Brock head Down Under
Oct 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Today the organizers of the Melbourne Food And Wine Festival announced the lineup and theme for the two-day Master Class (March 9-10), which runs in conjunction with the month-long festival. Here's a video teaser. Cool accents, included.

What Is Australia’s Hottest Restaurant?

The results may surprise you. Though, not too much.
Jul 23, 2012 5:01 pm

Australia has a pretty incredible restaurant scene for a nation of such low population and general far away from everythingness. So we think it would be pretty difficult to name the country's "hottest restaurant." But that's what national newspaper The Australian did.

The 10 Best Stops Along Australia's Wine And Truffle Trail

Wine, truffles and chocolate in the Margaret Valley
Jul 23, 2012 11:01 am

The Margaret River valley is one of the best wine-growing regions in Australia. The wine-tasting trail is an amazing romp through rolling green hills that stretch along the coastline of Western Australia all the way to its southernmost cape, where the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean collide. Check out the 10 best stops on the trail and dazzling photos, after the jump.



Lupe Fiasco, Attacked By Donut Burger

He's in Australia blogging for Food Republic
Apr 24, 2012 10:01 am
The Donut Burger

In a departure from the normal—with a headlong dive to the realm of what can only be called as Fool's Food—I present to you the storied Donut Burger. My touring crew and I have developed a rite of passage called the "Tokyo Chicken Challenge," which involves various culinary expeditions.

Neil Perry On His Not Sucky Airplane Food

Australian chef stays fresh on Qantas
Mar 1, 2012 10:01 am

When acclaimed Australian chef Neil Perry was approached to create the in-flight menu for Qantas Airlines, I can imagine the thought process. First thought: “Cool. Wow. What an honor.” Then: “I bet that pays pretty well. Bonus.” Then: “How the hell do I make tamarind and sesame chicken with egg noodles at 30,000 feet not taste like airplane food?”


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