Aussies are a little obsessed with food these days. Whether it’s food blogs, TV shows or the lure of celebrity chefs, we’re all a little transfixed by fancy cupcakes, Wagyu beef burgers, food trucks, boutique beer and seasonal produce. If you’ve dusted off your apron and sharpened your knives, but need a little push (or a dollop of inspiration), head to the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show from 1-3 June.
Prawn and Asparagus by foodswings; Flickr
Indulge your tastebuds and sample gourmet cheeses, condiments and wines for every occasion. You can also take the opportunity to learn some of the secrets chefs use in the kitchen. For those interested in furthering their culinary education, head to the Flavour Workshop hosted by Oxford Landing Estates winemaker, Matt Pick, and Maggie Beer’s chef, Chris Wotton. Under their guidance you’ll find out how to pair wines with particular ingredients – what works, what doesn’t, and why. If you’re curious about bush tucker, head for the Tuckaroo cooking class where Andrew Fielke will teach you how to integrate bush ingredients into your own cooking at home. (more…)
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the kitschness of Eurotrash – oh we mean Europop. Yes the splendiferousness of Eurovision is about to hit our screens once again. This year the circus of European pop will be coming to you live and direct from the shores of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Image: Vlad Gerasimov
This is the 57th year of the contest and representatives from 42 countries will take part.Amidst this sea of sequins, over-the-top ballads, euro-trash-disco numbers, there are always some gems. It doesn’t matter if you’re a genuine fan or a forced spectator, Eurovision is always good for a giggle. (more…)
By now you’ve probably heard-of or seen The Avengers movie, Disney’s (via Marvel) newest multi-plex juggernaut based on a team of the world’s greatest superheroes defending the earth from an otherworldy evil. The film has thrilled audiences with a mix of action, pop-culture references and off-beat humour – none moreso than the ‘hidden’ post-credits scene that see The Avengers munching on Shawarma after defeating hoardes of crazed intergalactic demons – as you do!
That gave the team at Delivery Hero a thought – what would other superheroes eat to replenish after dispatching an arch-villain? Read on to find out…
Spiderman Let’s see. He’s a teenager, he rushes around corners all day and he wears a red & blue outfit. If I didn’t know any better I would guess that Peter Parker was born to be a pizza-delivery guy. After webslinging the bad-guys out of the picture I can just see Spider-Man chilling out with a few slices of Super Supreme Pizza and a side of Garlic Bread.
Wolverine Apart from the fact that he always has cutlery on-hand, Wolverine is a hard-living, heavy eating kind of guy. He works hard, he plays hard and he definitely needs to fill up on steak when he’s done doing what he does best. Make it a Sirloin Steak with a side of Creamy Mash and Peppercorn Sauce.
Wonder-Woman This one is a no-brainer. An Amazonian princess with a magical whip [Ed: pun removed], Wonder Woman lives healthy and eats healthy. I’m thinking plenty of greens and some protein – which leads me to believe that Wonder Woman is absolutely a Chicken Caesar Saladfan.
Superman I have a feeling that with all that Kryptonite stuff threatening to destroy his superhuman strength, Superman doesn’t really want anything green on his plate. He also has a stomach of steel, so we’re going to go with the hottest of the hot here – a fiery Beef Vindaloo Curryshould hit the spot.
Batman Dark. Brooding. Mysterious. This guys needs to lighten up – and maybe that’s why I get the feeling that he indulges the lighter side of his persona with a plate of Sushi. You simply can’t feel bad about having a handful of psychotic super-villains trying to destroy your home-town when you have things named Agedashi and Katsu dancing around on your plate can you?
Catwoman I’m initially inclined to say mouse here, but I actually think that Catwoman is more of a ‘curl up on the couch with a bowl of Laksa‘ kind of girl. Sure she’s sexy and dangerous, but when she’s finished toying with Batman my guess is that all she wants to do is take off all that leather, put her feet up, turn on the tv and watch reruns of CSI:New York. Am I right?
If you spent the whole day fighting crime and protecting the citizens of Earth, what would you order to re-energize?
State of Origin Game One is around the corner, and preparations are in full swing. New South Welshman are starting to breathe a little quicker, hoping that their motley crew of first-timers will be enough to staunch the flow of series wins leaking steadily up north thanks to Mal Meninga and his Avenger-like team of superheroes.
While tens-of-thousands of people watch the game live in the stands of Etihad Stadium, and a few million more watch from the comfort of their own homes, you can be sure that the Australian Pie & Sausage Roll industry will see a huge spike in sales, which is fair enough as it’s practically the national cuisine.
If you’re entertaining at home and you’ve invited the boys around for a biggy, you’re probably gonna line up some coldies to go with the tucker, so you don’t want to find yourself running out of food halfway through the game and not being able to get some more. The best way to make sure you’re all set is to order in a forward-pack sized selection of home delivery, so Delivery Hero has decided to do the hard yards for you by putting together a State of Origin Survival pack for Game One! (more…)
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf
Such literary luminaries as Roddy Doyle and Jeanette Winterson are in Sydney this week for the annual The Sydney Writer’s Festival, which kicked off on Monday and runs until 20th May. We love a good read at Delivery Hero. In fact there’s nothing better on a weekend than nestling into the couch with some takeaway Thai food and a good book. We’ll be heading to the writers festival to find what some of Australia’s best-loved authors like Kate Grenville and David Malouf have been up to. And of course we want to know what their favourites dishes are! In the mean time, here’s the low-down on some of our fav Aussie and international authors.
Image by Moriza; Flickr
Anita Heiss – Salt and Pepper Squid Australian Indigenous author, Dr. Anita Heiss (“I’m Not a Racist, But…”), describes herself as ‘a concrete Koori with Westfield dreaming’. She writes poetry, academic texts, books for children and chicklit novels. While Dr. Heiss admits she doesn’t cook much, when she does head into the kitchen, kangaroo is on the menu! Otherwise chocolate rates as one of her favourite things, and she says her last meal would be salt’n'pepper squid (that”s definitely one of our favourites too!) You can catch Dr. Heiss talking about her latest book with Anne Summers today at the Sydney Writer’s Festival. (more…)
Chances are, you weren’t an instant foodie or passionate food experimenter. More likely you came into this world without sophisticated taste buds, happy to gobble up your fruit loops and milk for breakfast rather than sit over eggs benedict with tangy hollandaise sauce and a glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. But as we mature so do our thousands of taste buds, giving us opportunities to enjoy our daily life through amazing flavours.
And somewhere along the line we’ve experienced ‘wow food moments’ as we’ve tried our fair share of new (and strange) ingredients and dishes, and developed a more refined palate. This wow moment is the instant when we taste something for the first time, and become forever hooked. It could be entirely new to us, or some dish we’ve tried before but really taste it for the first time again. My most memorable wow moment was the time I tasted Indonesian food, and never looked back.(more…)
If you guessed a crazy karaoke costume party then you sound awesome and we should go out some time, but you would also be wrong. The DH night out was celebrated in the only way we really know how, with a huge magnificent dinner party!
During the evening while the plates were arriving to the table and the wine was flowing freely (someone knocked a bottle over), this roving photographer thought it could be the perfect time to catch some of the team out with some sneaky embarrassing shots to show you all. You know the kind- eyes half open, awkward lean, photobombed etc. etc. (more…)
For centuries foodies and gourmands have taken great pleasure in pairing the finest wines with the most exquisite cuisines, and no wonder – a complimentary drop can add a whole new level of flavour and body to a meal. But what about beer? With boutique breweries popping up in virtually every area of the world, it’s about time that we started taking the amber fluid seriously as a way to enhance the flavours of a delicious dining experience, so Delivery Hero has done the (naturally) heroic thing and come up with a list of the best Australian beers to match with takeaway cuisine from around the world!
Cuisine – Pad Thai A favourite Thai fried Rice Noodle with Egg, Tofu, Bean Sprouts & Peanuts
Type of Beer – Pilsner
Boutique Beer option – Hix Pilsner Hix Pilsner is a German-style pilsener made from both local and imported malted grains. It has a subtle aroma, a light bready / cracker-like taste and a dash of bitterness and floral flavours. Add in a high-level of carbonation and this is a perfect brew for a Pad Thai.
Mainstream Beer option – Coopers 62 Pilsner The Coopers 62 brings a golden colour and dense, rich head. Hopped using a combo of Saaz and Hersbrucker varieties, the flavour is medium-bodied and the 62 is well-fermented to produce a nicely balanced pilsner that sits next to a plate of Pad Thai like they were meant to be together. (more…)
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