Blog Posts - Food And Wine



24 Hours In San Sebastian

Talk to anyone who’s visited San Sebastian and they’ll wax lyrical about the days on end you can spend bouncing between the beach and the bars ever-present in Parte Vieja, the cobblestone laden heart of the city. To be sure, San Sebastia...
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 5, 2016

Legends of Wine at America's Farm To Fork Capital - Sept 16

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by McKinney Mommas on Aug 19, 2016

The First Biannual SoCal Food & Wine Fest Was a Smashing Success

Chef Mario Medina of The MainCourse Restaurant was the driving force behind the SoCal Food & Wine Fest that benefited the Center for Community Solutions (CCS). CCS helps over 10,000 adults each year heal and prevent relationship and sexual violen...
by Wabisabi Green on Jul 21, 2016

HOT: Meatsmith Specialty Butcher & Wine Merchant, 273 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Meatsmith is the kind of butcher that everyone wants around the corner from their house. The shop is a collaboration between Melbourne uber-chef Andrew McConnell and butcher Troy Wheeler, who started their relationship with wholesale restaurant trade...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jun 21, 2016

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Sometimes, when I’m browsing through cookbooks, I run across one that I just have to make immediately. In this case, it was these chicken tinga tostadas. I was searching for a chicken recipe to cook… The post Chicken Tinga Tostadas appear...
by That Square Plate on Jun 16, 2016

HOT: Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

The Night Market at Queen Victoria Market is one of Melbourne’s wintery highlights and this year the season has been extended for 14 weeks, every Wednesday from 1 June to 31 August. I love the Winter Night Market because it’s a fun way to get...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jun 13, 2016

Is This The World’s Best Wine Cellar At Sea?

Already known for its opulence at sea, Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, will soon be home to over 450 fine wines, including one of the most expensive bottles at sea – the California Screaming Eagle which retails at US$4,500 per bottle. Roundin...
by Travel Associates blog on Jun 8, 2016

HOT: Flour Market Afternoon Delight, Melbourne Central Level 2 Link Bridge, Melbourne

Flour Market is a super popular pop up market that showcases Melbourne’s small, artisan and emerging bakers. Since its inception in 2013 it’s been the launching pad for new businesses such as Waffles Jolie and Agathe Patisserie. Despite numerous...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jun 7, 2016

Black Bean Pasta

Today I wanted to share not so much a recipe with you as an obsession I have had with this Black Bean pasta since finding it a few weeks back at Costco. As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I was going to stick to meatless Monday’s. We...
by Cashmere & Camo on Apr 13, 2016

Superstar chefs at the sixth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, April 8-10

by guest blogger @btsunodaSuperstar chefs Cat Cora, Ricardo Zarate, Valerie Gordon, and Suzanne Tracht are among the lineup for the sixth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, April 8-10, 2016The three-day festival, held in the heart of Palm D...
by Gourmet Pigs on Mar 25, 2016

Recipe: Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing

Light, fresh, and full of flavor, this recipe for Shaved Asparagus Salad will keep you coming back for more. Our weather hovered in the high 50s, low 60s this past weekend. It is no longer pitch black at 4:30 pm. Dare I say it… Spring is just a...
by Sweetnicks on Feb 23, 2016

Ricotta Gnocchi Gratin

So I’m obsessed with cooking magazines, especially Food & Wine Magazine, and I found this recipe in the January edition. I knew I had to try it. I’ve only made gnocchi a few times before and I only ever used potatoes as the base. Ricotta chee...
by That Square Plate on Feb 12, 2016

Pear-Chardonnay Compote

Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend and that means that lots of guys and gals are panicking at this very moment wondering if they should do something for their significant other.Though I'm not a super Valentiney kind of girl, my advice is to er...
by The Kitchen Prep on Feb 8, 2016

HOT: South Melbourne Night Market, Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

The South Melbourne Night Market is a weekly event that happens every Thursday night over summer on Cecil and Coventry Streets, under the awnings of South Melbourne Market. Until Thursday 10 March, the usually daytime market swings open for selected...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Feb 3, 2016

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly inv...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jan 27, 2016

Twice-Cooked Latkes with Shallot Cream

Who doesn’t love fried potatoes?  This is my first time ever making latkes, but they were super easy, super delicious, and definitely worth the time. They’re especially easy if you have a food processor to grate up your potatoes and...
by That Square Plate on Dec 31, 2015

Top Destination Highlights from 2015

2015 was a  whirlwind year filled with some incredible adventures, taking us from places like Brazil and Argentina to Basque Country and Ireland. I recently recapped my top 10 travel memories from 2015, one of my favorite exercises to close out the...
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 20, 2015

2015 Round-Up: Top Destination Highlights

Looking back on 2015 from Brazil to Ireland and recapping my destination highlights from the year.The post 2015 Round-Up: Top Destination Highlights appeared first on The Traveling Scholar.
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 18, 2015

HOT: Royal Croquet Club 2015, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Royal Croquet Club, a fun summer food and entertainment festival, has returned to Melbourne for the second year but only for a short time, finishing up this Sunday 20 December. Picking up where the Night Noodle Market left off, Royal Croquet Club has...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Dec 15, 2015

HOT: Miinot Gelato, 71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South

Melbourne heat wave = daily gelati tasting. And while Miinot Gelato is hidden away in Pascoe Vale South it’s well worth the trip. If you’re local, lucky you! The tiny shop is on a main road but not really close to anything else – no cafes o...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Dec 15, 2015


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