Melbourne food stories told by Bridget Wood (who, I promise, isn’t a food wanker).
Season 2 Episode 5: Favourite Things with Northern Soul
The Who: Jess Tosh & Joe Grimshaw of Northern Soul
The What: Real fish and chips, English culinary delights of curry sauce and mushy peas, food trucks to bricks and mortar store, music and tastes of home.
The Why: Fish and chips and English favourites are just the beginning for Northern Soul. Stay tuned.
Jess and Joe’s Recommendations:
BabkaLuneBelles Hot ChickenShawcross PizzaShujinko Ramen
Season 2 Episode 4: Favourite Things with Sam's Cafe
The Who: Mary Akindele of Sam's Cafe.
The What: The ins and outs of running a cafe, being the centre of a neighborhood, coffee regulars, mega toasties, career changes and lots and lots of laughs.
The Why: Mary has the best energy. She is heaven - get swept up in the joy!
StokehouseCicciolinaBulleye Banh MiGalleon CafeAyam Penyet Ria
Season 2 Episode 3: Recommendations Review
Hold the phone - it's something new for this week's episode - you're stuck with me! Don't fret though, this is not permanent. I promise we will resume normal programming next week. In the meantime, in this episode I try out some of the recommendations from the past ten episodes and see how they stack up. Do they really deserve a place as one of Melbourne's best food destinations (hint, the ones I tried in this episode most definitely do). It's a bite sized, snackable episode full of fabulous food. Enjoy!
Visit the 'Favourites' page for the full list.
Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Things with Luna Blu Gelato
The Who: Asha of Luna Blu Gelato
The What: This is the episode for anyone who has ever dreamed of quitting their job, moving to Italy and signing up for gelato university to then come home and open a gelato shop. I'm not jealous. Really, not even a little.
The Why: It’s a great study of a couple who are passionate about food and living the life they want (whilst being surrounded by the food they love).
Zelda BakeryBaker BleuElwood SourdoughAptus SeafoodsGood NightsSpringvale Markets
Season 02 Episode 01: My Favourite Things with Hilary Wroe
The Who: Chef Hilary Wroe
The What: Hearing about how the other half live through the eyes of Hilary as she worked at some of New York and Melbourne’s best and Michelin star restaurants. Not to mention a whole education in New Zealand home baking and the delivery business Hilary ran from her kitchen. Divine.
The Why: Who doesn’t love a juxtaposition between the top of the top in the culinary world and the simple pleasures and home comforts of Nanna’s baking?
EmblaBar ThymeBread ClubAgathe PatisserieEmerald DeliGelato Messina
Episode 08: Favourite Things with Deborah Monaghan
The Who: Deborah Monaghan of My Melbourne Bucket List
The What: Lots of hidden secrets from someone who spends her days looking for amazing Melbourne food. I learnt a lot. You will too. (Not to mention that Deb is a delight). Also food culture through the lens of social media and the future of food recommendations.
The Why: Wrapping up season one of The Melbourne Digest on a high with some seriously good recommendations.
Find My Melbourne Bucket List
Jimmy O'Neill's Whiskey and AlehouseSam’s Cafe S.O.S Cafe Hola Con Lola Spanish cooking classNewmarket Hotel