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Chandon in the City

“They put leaves in the bottle?”  What followed was a moment of mutual bewilderment. I was hosting a sparkling wine tasting and had totally misinterpreted my audience. ‘Lees’ is a pretty confusing French terms referring to dead yeast cells. Not a terribly romantic notion but those dead little yeast are quite magical in the way […] Read more…

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Tipo 00 Restaurant

Back in 2009 on a trip to Melbourne, I wandered up and down Lygon Street asking the spruikers if their pasta was homemade. I didn’t have much luck. In a city renowned for its Italian it was pretty hard to find something authentic. Fortunately times have changed; there are plenty of marvellous pizzas scattered around […] Read more…