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  1. That moment when a man walks into a craft brew pub and asks for a 6 pack of Johnny & Coke to take away. You know the one. When the music stops and everyone turns around. (at The Fox on Montague)

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  2. A classic Darren Daley dish at Plenty: richly enjoyable, quality ingredients, balanced composition and on the mark technically.

    Milawa chicken ballottine, farce of chorizo, artichoke & buffalino, potatoes, spinach, olive jus.
    (at Plenty of Windsor)

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  3. Quickes Cheddar is sharp! The only British cheddar made by a women - full of flavour of terroir. Cheesemonger Laura from @milkthecowmelb eats it in toasties! Matched with @_tarrawarra_ Syrah from a 1 hectare planting. At #humpdaycheese at @alliumfw (at Allium Food & Wine)

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  4. Marcel Comté, the milk of 30 cows in one wheel of this cheese at @alliumfw #humpdaycheese matched beautifully to smooth @_tarrawarra_ Pinot noir

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  5. Triple cream Brillat Savarin #humpdaycheese with @_TarraWarra_ Marsanne, roussanne, Viognier
    Yum like a spoonful of cheesy butter! At @AlliumFW with @milkthecowmelb (at Allium Food & Wine)

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  6. Simple boiled Chinese style pork and prawn dumplings with a dressing of millet vinegar, chilli oil and a little of the starchy boiling water used to cook the dumplings. All washed down with a blend of Oolong and Dragon Well tea.

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  7. Some of the Australian pancetta submitted for judging at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (at Royal Melbourne Showgrounds)

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  8. Chef George Biron in action at the @RMFFA Smallgoods judging (at Royal Melbourne Showgrounds)

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  9. The quick and easy eat, @tmhpastas pumpkin, spinach, ricotta crostata and my homemade tomato relish

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  10. Whenever I take a doughnut photo it always ends up out of focus. These Hapsburg Empire krapfen were so airy, without any trace of oiliness, not so big as to be daunting either 👏💗 (at Hapsburg Empire)

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  11. What else would you order at Hapsburg Empire - well other than krapfen (custard doughnuts) and gingerbread? APPLE STRUDEL! $18 for a whole one, or $5 by the slice. (at Hapsburg Empire)

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  12. Look at this B&D style ham trussing - sexy! At @RMFFA small goods judging (at Melbourne Showgrounds)

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  13. At @RMFFA small goods judging. 10 paté/rillettes and 23 Hams down - 12 hams to go…Godspeed!

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  14. Because it’s Winter, pea and ham soup.

    This is not the traditional version. I soaked split peas and white beans overnight then slowly simmered them with water, pieces of smoked ham hock skin and fennel stems.

    Then I puréed it with some frozen peas and @schulzorganicfarms full cream milk, seasoned and finished it with a little bacon lard.

    Served topped with ham hock meat and fresh raw fennel it was a filling treat. A little Turkish bread for dipping and mopping with @thebutterfactor smoked salt butter, and we were replete.

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  15. Simple homecooking for Mr Sticki. Vietnamese chicken curry and blanched gai choy (mustard leaves) with a salad of daikon, fennel, cucumber and spring onion dressed with the thinned version of my roasted sesame mayonnaise. Steamed rice mix is a variation of jade rice combo

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