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17 Jan Five events for the gin drinker
08 Jan Cinema at the 'G by Bank of Melbourne
03 Jan Learn something new in the kitchen this year
27 Dec Netflix and chill with our 2019 Festival stars
21 Dec Treat yourself to these luxe Festival events
18 Dec Five events for the beer buff
18 Dec Last-minute Christmas gift guide
13 Dec Weird and wonderful events at the 2019 Festival
11 Dec 12 reasons why we’re excited about The House of Food and Wine
07 Dec King & Godfree is back and better than ever
04 Dec Events that won't break the budget
04 Dec Five events for cocktail aficionados
04 Dec Morgan McGlone on why chicken is his number one
29 Nov Five sustainable restaurants to try in Melbourne and Victoria
27 Nov Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is back for 2019
23 Nov Where Matt Preston Likes to Eat in Melbourne
25 Oct Heston Blumenthal: Why I Love Melbourne
19 Oct Two Good Co Arrives in Melbourne
23 Aug New to Melbourne's Food Scene
23 Aug Sign Up to WIN $500
30 Jul Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship on the Road: Copenhagen and New York with Caitlyn Rees
27 Jul MEL&NYC by Besha Rodell
21 Jul Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship on the Road: Normandy with Caitlyn Rees
18 Jul Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship on the Road: Q and A with Caitlyn Rees
11 Jul Foodie Finds at Finders Keepers Market
11 Jul Winter Wines with Blackhearts & Sparrows
10 Jul Legends in Their Own Time
28 Jun School Holiday Survival Guide
28 Jun What's on in the Markets?
27 Jun Meet the Final Six
22 Jun Weekender Guide to Daylesford
21 Jun Victoria Bans the Bag
19 Jun Anthea Loucas Bosha to Join the MFWF Team
19 Jun The Art of Ginstronomy with Victoria Harbour
24 May 5 to Try: Plate Up Ballarat
10 May The Great Pie Competition…the Search is on for Ballarat’s Best
09 May Spotlight on Green Light
01 May Industry Insights with Shane Delia
19 Apr Drink Like Your Life Depends On It
19 Apr Melbourne's Markets
19 Apr The Death Flip & Other Untold Stories
19 Apr Zeroing In
17 Apr 3 Tips to Eating Gourmet Camp-Style
17 Apr Cheat Sheet: The Australian Hospitality Industry
12 Apr Event Styling Tips with En Pointe Events
29 Mar Meet our 2017 Scholarship Winner
29 Mar Work in hospitality? Read on...
23 Mar Pillard of BBQ Chicken from Peter Rowland
21 Mar (Re)Visiting the Classics with RestEx
21 Mar Working Lunch with RestEx
19 Mar A Community Lunch in the Truest Sense
19 Mar A Funky Mexican Feast, with Indigenous Australian Ingredients
19 Mar A Special Lunch with Anada’s Abuelas
19 Mar At Mamasita, Mezcal Makes Everything Just a Little Better
19 Mar Grandmothers, Girl Power and Southern Spanish Cuisine
19 Mar Rose By The River
18 Mar 5 Places to Quench Your Thirst at River Graze
18 Mar A French Twist on the Classic Spritz
18 Mar A Question of Identity at River Graze
18 Mar An Age-Old, Sustainable Way to Make Wine
18 Mar An Oasis in the City
18 Mar The Accidental Media Card Holder
18 Mar The Odd-Weird Carnival Taking Over Melbourne
12 Mar 5 to Try - Events at Crown
12 Mar Keeping it Green in 2018 - a Sustainable Guide to Melbourne
11 Mar The Renascence in Gippsland with Alejandro Saravia
09 Mar Meet the Waste Warriors at River Graze
25 Feb Euro Trip with RestEX
25 Feb New to RestEx
25 Feb Rethinking Asia with RestEX
21 Feb Crawl 'n' Bite supported by Victoria Harbour
21 Feb Minding Your Manners with Melbourne's High Tea Expert
14 Feb Our Guide to Opening Weekend
12 Feb Finalise Your Weekend Escape
12 Feb Five Ways to Treat Yourself
12 Feb Meet Monique Fiso
09 Feb How sustainable is your seafood?
09 Feb Matching Water and Wine with Sanpellegrino
24 Jan 5 to Do - Get Hands On
24 Jan 5 to See - Events With a View
24 Jan 5 to Try - Food and Wine Experiences
24 Jan Weekender Guide to Gippsland
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the Goldfields – Ballarat & Creswick
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the Goldfields – Bendigo
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the Great Ocean Road
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the High Country - Falls Creek
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the High Country - Milawa
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the Macedon Ranges
24 Jan Weekender Guide to the Mornington Peninsula
23 Jan Weekender Guide to Geelong and the Bellarine
23 Jan Weekender Guide to the High Country - Nagambie
23 Jan Weekender Guide to the Murray
23 Jan Weekender Guide to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
19 Jan 5 to Try – the Ice Cream Scoop
19 Jan How to Spend Summer in the City
16 Jan Two Simple Summer Salads from Sanpellegrino
04 Jan Melbourne Running Tracks – and Where to Get Coffee Once You’ve Conquered Them
03 Jan Find Your Neighbourhood Oasis - Our Guide to Community Gardens
22 Dec Sweet, Tart and Italian – New Summer Flavours from Sanpellegrino
14 Dec A New Mag for Peter Rowland…and a BBQ Pavlova?
14 Dec Do-good Gifts from Goodsmiths
13 Dec Australian Landscapes Meet Festive Chocolates From Koko Black
13 Dec Books for the Food Nerd in the Family
12 Dec 48 Hours in Melbourne
04 Dec Plan a Regional RestEx with OpenTable
29 Nov RestEx in the City with OpenTable
27 Nov Your Guide to RestEx with OpenTable
23 Oct Best Ballarat Brews
20 Oct Giveaway: New Ceramics from R L Foote Design Studio
20 Oct New Book for Tivoli Road Bakery
20 Oct New Fine Diner at the Royal Mail Hotel
22 Sep Be seduced by these new release Victorian pinots
22 Sep How to Make the Most of Spring with Tamsin’s Table
22 Sep New Spring Menu at Koko Black
22 Sep Our Melbourne Festival Picks
20 Sep New Foodie Books to Get You Inspired
20 Sep Where to watch the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne
17 Aug Food Pairing: Fortified Wines
16 Aug Making the move from the city into smaller communities
14 Aug Little Known Facts About Cheese
14 Aug Where to Dine as a Group
27 Jul Melbourne’s Best Mac 'n' Cheese
27 Jul Top Five: Slow Cooked Cuts
27 Jul Winter Drinks In Melbourne
20 Jun A slice of pizzazz in Victoria’s High Country
20 Jun Top Five Truffle Dishes in Melbourne Right Now
28 Apr 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner - Last stop, America
19 Apr 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner - Stop Two, Central America
13 Apr Tahbilk's Path to Success
12 Apr 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner - Stop One, Brazil
03 Apr Inside the House Design
28 Mar Party Like a Pirate
28 Mar Strawberries all year round
28 Mar Top Tips: River Graze
24 Mar Behind the Scenes: Our House menu
24 Mar Elika Rowell's Top 5: Coffee Bars
24 Mar Melbourne's Own Little Italy
22 Mar Zaiyu Hasegawa: The One to Watch
21 Mar The Former and the Latta
16 Mar Teach Your Kids To Grow
15 Mar Mornington Worlds Longest Lunch with Josh Tirent
10 Mar Welcome to The House of Food & Wine
09 Mar What is the Italo Dining & Disco Club?
08 Mar The Wine Industry's Rock & Roll Family Tree
03 Mar Australia's Best Cideries on Show
03 Mar How the Pizzini Family Came to Make Wine
03 Mar Rootstock's First Time in Melbourne
24 Feb Ballarat World’s Longest Lunch - Damien Jones
24 Feb The Truth About Food Waste
23 Feb The story behind Monday Hong Dinners
12 Feb Dan Stock's 2017 Festival Highlights
13 Dec James Hird's Top Five Natural Bubbles
23 Nov Weekender to the Grampians
18 Oct A simple solution to shopping local
18 Oct Behind Boomtown
18 Oct Could you go without meat for a year?
18 Oct Win Melbourne Festival tickets and lunch for two
22 Sep Win a High Country getaway
22 Sep Win a table for two at Cuca Bali's Polperro takeover
21 Sep Beginner’s guide to vermouth
21 Sep Why you need to dine at Shaun Quade's Lûmé
11 Aug Beginner's guide to fermenting
13 Jul Foodie films at MIFF
13 Jul Our favourite Winter haunts
01 Jun Meet our 2016 Scholarship Winner
17 May Yoghurt explainer
16 May Straight from the source
10 Mar 2016 MasterClass Recipe Book
26 Feb City Wine Shop comes to City Cellar
26 Feb How to River Graze like a pro
19 Feb Formula One and Food in the fast “M-Lane”
15 Feb Insider's Guide to the Mornington Peninsula
12 Feb Urban List's Top 15 Picks
03 Feb Insider's Guide to Bendigo
02 Feb Insider's Guide to Macedon
02 Feb Paul Cunningham: Rock roadie to Michelin chef
02 Feb Risotto Royalty: the Costardi brothers' rich inheritance
29 Jan NYC’s Loveable Ice Cream duo
29 Jan What’s so special about the wine in the Adelaide Hills?
25 Jan Top five beer events of the Fest
22 Jan Getaway Ideas to Daylesford
22 Jan Getaway Ideas to High Country
22 Jan Getaway Ideas to The Murray
20 Jan The Hong Kong ‘it’ girl: Style, spunk, and unbelievable bao
19 Jan Insider’s guide to Bright
14 Dec Little Bao in a big city
10 Dec Who is the MooMan?
26 Nov Getaway ideas to Geelong and the Bellarine
26 Nov Getaway ideas to the Grampians
26 Nov Getaway ideas to the Mornington Peninsula
12 Nov Andrew McConnell’s ultimate BBQ tips
12 Nov Get to know your butcher
12 Nov Getaway ideas to Bendigo
12 Nov Getaway ideas to Gippsland
12 Nov Getaway ideas to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
12 Nov Keeping it Seasonal
12 Nov The Brothers Brew
07 Sep 2016 Corporate packages
06 Aug Inside Relae in Copenhagen: Damien Neylon
03 Aug Thai Masterclass
23 Jul Inside Osteria Francescana, Modena: Damien Neylon
14 Jul Inside Nahm, Bangkok: Damien Neylon
03 Jul Meet our 2015 Scholarship Winner
15 Jun Exclusive Crown wine dinner series
15 Jun Meet the producer: Jamsheed wines
11 Jun 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship winner
01 Jun Back to your Roots
25 May Meet the producer: Great Ocean Ducks
19 May Winter Crawl ‘n’ Bite, Global Roasts
07 May Scholarship finalists announced
01 May Festival, helicopters and Vue De Monde
24 Apr Weekend getaway: Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Week Festival
24 Apr Weekend getaway: Grampians Grape Escape
24 Apr Weekend getaway: High Country Harvest
06 Apr Festival moments: Our Community Partners
30 Mar 2015 HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship: apply now
25 Mar A day in the life of a winemaker
13 Mar Discover something new in the kitchen
13 Mar Moving our great Aussie grains
12 Mar 2015 HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship
02 Mar A feast for the senses
26 Feb Get your food truck fix
23 Feb Five of the best from Restaurant Express
19 Feb Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for kids
19 Feb Think outside the shell
16 Feb Tales from the Pitmaster at Chef Jam 2015
12 Feb Get your coffee hit at the Festival Artisan Bakery & Bar
12 Feb Introducing our Official Charity Partnership for 2015: Diabetes Australia - Victoria
10 Feb Eat, drink and discover the art of food at Crown
09 Feb Return to Terroir – pouring energy into your glass
06 Feb 5 minutes with Jamie Bissonnette
06 Feb A Dunkeld getaway for Simon Rogan at the Royal Mail Hotel
06 Feb Stirring up some controversy
05 Feb Sipping on Melbourne’s best, with new Crawl & Bite - Bars
30 Jan How to make the perfect margherita
30 Jan The Global Baker starring at Festival Artisan Bakery & Bar
23 Jan The global biodynamic wine movement returns to Australia
21 Jan Our Artisan bakery is rising
21 Jan Two of the world’s best bakers come to Melbourne
22 Dec Five ways to style a summer party like no other
25 Nov Help to grow Put Victoria on Your Table
21 Nov Shane Delia’s stuffed zucchini flowers
17 Nov A sneak peek of Festival 2015!
06 Nov Scholarship winner blog: Week 3 in Tokyo
28 Oct Scholarship winner blog: Week 2 in Paris
21 Oct Scholarship winner blog: Week 1 in San Francisco
20 Oct What’s cooking for our 2015 hub?
15 Oct Meet our 2014 Scholarship Winner
14 Oct Introducing Dan Barber for Festival 2015
14 Oct Who’s coming to town for Festival 2015?
01 Oct Make an impact at your next dinner party
26 Sep Warm buttermilk custard apple pie
17 Sep Well-oiled cooking
10 Sep Take your dishes to new flavour heights
03 Sep Stefano de Pieri on beer and food matching
26 Aug The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2015
21 Aug 2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards
19 Aug Fruits of Victoria
19 Aug Time Out Melb Food Awards
07 Aug Festival ticketing news
05 Aug Winter warmers, cold busters and more
02 Jul HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship winner
12 Jun Tips and tricks for the perfect lamb roast
06 Jun HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship finalists
06 Jun Stephanie Alexander’s winter gardening tips
26 May Bank of Melbourne has hospitality pedigree
06 May All about autumn: chestnuts, pears and more
17 Apr HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship entries close in six days!
16 Apr Event organisers: your resource for thinking locally and seasonally
15 Apr Recipe: Native Botanicals Martini
27 Mar Exploring Festival 2014
21 Mar The Immersery by numbers
14 Mar Behind the scenes at MasterClass
14 Mar Take home a piece of The Immersery
25 Feb Stephanie Alexander’s top picks for the Festival
20 Feb Purchase limited release single session tickets to MasterClass sessions
19 Feb Festival fun for little foodies
18 Feb Learn more about The Immersery - the Festival's most ambitious pop up yet
18 Feb When food meets art
17 Feb Gastronomic getaway to regional Victoria
17 Feb Raingardens: Our future’s in the cloud
10 Feb Explorers wanted!
10 Feb HASSELL’s design inspiration behind The Immersery
07 Feb Celebrate food and fashion with Designer Bites
07 Feb Unique private events at The Immersery
05 Feb Eat your way around Melbourne
04 Feb International Chef MasterClass packages now available
31 Jan Join Melbourne's top chefs at Flemington
28 Jan Mike Bennie’s top five ‘To Drink’ events
28 Jan Summer strawberries, stone fruits and more
26 Jan Crushed pea, mint and mozzarella crostini
24 Jan Introducing The Chef Collective
14 Jan Summer Bircher Muesli recipe
19 Dec Have yourself an Australian-flavoured Christmas
18 Dec Give something delicious this Christmas
12 Dec Dan Hong’s top five picks for Langham Melbourne MasterClass
14 Nov Chef Jam returns in 2014
15 Oct Water MasterClass
08 Oct Introducing The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden
17 Sep The HEAT is on for a fantastic cause
06 Sep How to shop the market like a pro
06 Sep What’s in season right now
16 Aug Dan Lepard and The Great Australian Bake Off
18 Jul A modern take on a winter warmer
17 Jul Food from far-off places
04 Jul The Roast Collection wraps up for 2013
13 Jun Winter shopping list
10 Apr What makes great wine?
27 Mar Aaron Turner at MasterClass 2013
27 Mar Ben Shewry's Historical Roots
27 Mar Ed Kenney's Imu
27 Mar Magnus Nilsson - Magnus Vs Wild
27 Mar The Food of the Beginning
26 Mar Visiting chefs dine out in Melbourne
21 Mar Best of the Fest
21 Mar Coffee by numbers: Counting the beans at The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar
21 Mar Festival Family Photo 2013
20 Mar Front of House All Stars 2013
15 Mar Take a piece of The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar home!
14 Mar A foodie’s delight awaits in the Grampians
14 Mar Daylesford & Macedon Ranges
14 Mar Explore Yarra Valley & The Dandenong Ranges
14 Mar Foodie’s gold in the Goldfields
14 Mar Gippsland and Phillip Island
14 Mar High Country
14 Mar Mornington Peninsula Awaits
14 Mar The Murray
14 Mar The never ending Great Ocean Road
14 Mar Wardrobe v Pantry teams up with MFWF
28 Feb Fashion and Food is Art
26 Feb Atlantic [v]’s Mill and Bakery opens next month in Central Pier
26 Feb Discovering Abbotsford Convent
25 Feb Melbourne’s hottest food and fashion fuse for the Festival
25 Feb Top event picks from Alice Zaslavsky
19 Feb Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes
19 Feb Regional event picks from Matthew Evans
13 Feb Bars announced for Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar
13 Feb Cafes announced for Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar
13 Feb Closing the Loop
13 Feb Max Allen’s Top 10 ‘To Drink’ Events
13 Feb Tipples for tasting at Cellar Door & Artisan Market
12 Feb Coffee trees for Urban Coffee Farm - journey from NSW
08 Feb Tony Twitchett's City Picks
06 Feb Exclusive MasterClass Day Packages - Around the World in a day!
06 Feb Journey of a coffee bean
06 Feb Producers’ Patch at Cellar Door & Artisan Market
06 Feb Top event picks from Matt Preston
06 Feb Top Ten 'TO LEARN' events from Stephanie Alexander
06 Feb Top Ten TO EAT events from Terry Durack
31 Jan Events at Crown
31 Jan Top tips for the ultimate coffee at home
30 Jan Pan fried John Dory from John Lawson
29 Jan Urban Coffee Farm: Design Inspirations
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Benjamin Cooper
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Franck Moreau
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Karen Martini
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Marty Boetz
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Mike Bennie
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Nicky Riemer
24 Jan Melbourne tips from Philippe Mouchel
22 Jan Pinot 'G' Pioneer
20 Jan Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar
19 Dec Gift idea: Little Brown Book
18 Dec Christmas Essentials
14 Dec Michael Stadtländer Celebrates Saved Ontario Farmland
06 Dec Additional presenters announced for industry-only event Chef Jam
05 Dec Behind the Scenes at MasterClass with Langham’s Executive Chef Anthony Ross
04 Dec What’s in season?
03 Dec Location and guest chefs announced for Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch
30 Nov From day to night: A taste of Earth MasterClass
30 Nov Nick Stock’s top five MasterClass picks
30 Nov What's Still To Come
15 Nov How Does Our Garden Grow?
08 Nov Taste of Victoria Mixed Dozen
07 Nov DineSmart starts 12 November
29 Oct A third restaurant for Southerner Sean Brock
24 Oct Tours from across the Tasman
23 Oct Virgilio Martinez's LIMA restaurant wins One to Watch award
22 Oct Alistair Wise's top five MasterClass tips
16 Oct Out today: Festival preview in The Age, epicure
10 Oct Pinot Palooza
03 Oct Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience
01 Oct -40 degrees, 24,000 acres and 12 seats – Magnus Nilsson at Theatre of Ideas
01 Oct Announcing Earth at Festival 2013
18 Sep Eat and drink where you live
07 Sep Celebrate the Pinot
06 Sep Georgeous – Turning events into unforgettable occasions
06 Sep What's in season?
01 Sep Ed Mitchell the 'Pitmaster'
24 Aug Gusto! A Culinary History of Victoria Exhibition
12 Jun Sharing Melbourne’s foodie tips
12 Jun The Field Guide to Victorian Produce
12 Jun The Roast Collection: Events to catch this month
20 Mar Sweet success for Melbourne winner of Cook For Your Career 2012
13 Mar HOSTPLUS Cook For Your Career Grand Finale Cook-Off this Friday
08 Mar Langham Melbourne MasterClass class of 2012
06 Mar Congratulations to the new Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Legends inductees
05 Mar 2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch
05 Mar Who’s talking Food and Wine this Month?
28 Feb Sneak peek of Cooking with the World's Best: Fergus Henderson's Chocolate Ice Cream
22 Feb Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Greenhouse by Joost events
21 Feb Bread and Food Matching 101
17 Feb Calling all beer lovers - Name our Festival brew to WIN!
10 Feb From Melbourne to San Sebastian: Holmesglen students at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
07 Feb For ultimate brownie points this Valentine's Day
30 Jan The Gala Dinner
12 Dec Hurrah for summer produce!
09 Dec Merry Foodimas
28 Nov Foodie Treds
11 Nov Listen and learn from leading chefs at Theatre of Ideas
01 Sep Start your own kitchen garden: top tips from Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
15 Apr Stars of Spice - The Gala Dinner cocktail recipes
09 Apr MasterClass chefs dine out in Melbourne
16 Feb Weird and wonderful ingredients from the Peruvian Jungle and beyond
01 Feb Eat well, enjoy and win!
01 Feb Want to Cook For Your Career?
31 Jan Jill Dupleix’s top picks for hands-on events
17 Jan Only a local would know...
17 Jan Victoria sets the table for 25 Regional World's Longest Lunches
10 Jan Plant me now
14 Dec Top event picks from our foodie friends
03 Dec Cellar Door & Farm Gate moves downstream
03 Dec French Jazz Age Comes to Town
03 Dec Single session tickets to food and wine matching MasterClass: Perfect Match
17 Nov Foodie Greetings...
12 Nov Be wined and dined by the culinary A-list
19 Oct Benchmark the World of Wine
19 Oct Return to Terroir
19 Oct Taste and tipple matches made in heaven
19 Oct Top tips and sips at Wine Retreat
04 Oct Global chefs unite for one-off, memory-making MasterClass Dinners
04 Oct MIX & MATCH - Craft your perfect MasterClass experience
28 Sep Who’s coming to town? The Gastronomy Guide line-up
24 Sep Get amongst it people!
24 Sep Greek cooking comes home with George Calombaris and mum Mary
17 Sep Melbourne is set to wobble with Bompas & Parr
17 Sep Put Victoria on Your Table - The Spring Graze
30 Aug Women of the Kitchen at 2011 Langham Melbourne MasterClass
29 Aug Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - blogging for our foodie friends
01 Jan Slow-roast fennel pork shoulder with red cabbage and beet chips: recipe from Greenvale Farm