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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
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
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
18 Jul Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship on the Road: Q and A with Caitlyn Rees
11 Jul Winter Wines with Blackhearts & Sparrows
10 Jul Legends in Their Own Time
27 Jun Meet the Final Six
19 Jun Anthea Loucas Bosha to Join the MFWF Team
10 May The Great Pie Competition…the Search is on for Ballarat’s Best
09 May Spotlight on Green Light
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
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?
12 Dec 48 Hours in Melbourne
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
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
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
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
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”
12 Feb Urban List's Top 15 Picks
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
20 Jan The Hong Kong ‘it’ girl: Style, spunk, and unbelievable bao
10 Dec Who is the MooMan?
12 Nov Andrew McConnell’s ultimate BBQ tips
12 Nov Get to know your butcher
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
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
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?
19 Aug Fruits of Victoria
19 Aug Time Out Melb Food Awards
07 Aug Festival ticketing news
02 Jul HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship winner
06 Jun HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship finalists
26 May Bank of Melbourne has hospitality pedigree
17 Apr HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship entries close in six days!
16 Apr Event organisers: your resource for thinking locally and seasonally
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 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
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
21 Mar Best of the Fest
21 Mar Coffee by numbers: Counting the beans at The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar
20 Mar Front of House All Stars 2013
15 Mar Take a piece of The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar home!
14 Mar Wardrobe v Pantry teams up with MFWF
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
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
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 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
07 Sep Celebrate the Pinot
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
28 Nov Foodie Treds
11 Nov Listen and learn from leading chefs at Theatre of Ideas
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 Want to Cook For Your Career?
14 Dec Top event picks from our foodie friends
03 Dec Single session tickets to food and wine matching MasterClass: Perfect Match
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 Greek cooking comes home with George Calombaris and mum Mary
17 Sep Melbourne is set to wobble with Bompas & Parr
30 Aug Women of the Kitchen at 2011 Langham Melbourne MasterClass
01 Jan Slow-roast fennel pork shoulder with red cabbage and beet chips: recipe from Greenvale Farm