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Take Away Slow Food

Philippe Mouchel may just be the new take-away king of the Melbourne CBD, but it is far from fast food. The Frenchman who was once head chef for the legend Paul Bocuse in Lyon...

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Travel TechTip#1 – iPad

As a road warrior, travel writer/photographer and long-time tech reporter, I am a gadget magnet. According to Encarta dictionary, a gadget is either (1) ingenious – a small device that performs or aids a...

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Saint-Émilion: not the Pétrus

Saint-Émilion’s wine is graded into three tiers – more or less – and there appears to be a correlation between the height of the tier and the width of your wallet. A quick glance...

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Shaking Things Up At Mozaic.

Chef Chris Salans has put Bali on the culinary map with his much-awarded restaurant, Mozaic, and a fresh approach to French cuisine incorporating local Balinese ingredients. The Ubud garden restaurant and lounge recently hosted...

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Playing Safe

Imagine being taken ill in a foreign country; imagine being rushed off to a local hospital, to be a looked after in a medical system you know nothing about and then being told that...

Chef Renato's risotto secrets 6

Renato’s Risotto Riservato

A little slice of Venice came to Melbourne last week, bringing with it the riservato (secret) to perfect risotto al dente. Renowned as the risotto king at home, Renato Piccolotto, executive chef at the...