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.
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…)
or ‘Eat it Don’t Tweet it’
It’s a guilty obsession, and it’s always the same. We all go out to eat at a nice restaurant. We order the fish, or pasta, or tofu. The plates are set down in front of us. Nobody move. First we have to get a picture of that beautiful spread.
The right angle, rotated 30 degrees. Perfect. Click. Now dig in.
And we’re not alone in our food picture obsession. This lends itself to a number of good quality food photo apps that cater to non-pro food bloggers like us, letting us share and show-off our adventures in gastronomy. There’s SnapDish, Instagram, Foodspotting, fidd.me, and as of last week Platter. Not to mention the more traditional mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest which are awash with images of beautiful (and sometimes highly unphotogenic) food getups cramming our stream. There’s even a study out about online food and photos sharing trends by 360i, which examines why so many of us are snap happy at the dinner table and what happens to our food pics.
But why do most people (food lovers, but non-pro food reviewers or bloggers) feel the desire to record adventures in gastronomy? And does it take away from the experience? (more…)
We not only like to eat and order food continuously here at D.H, but we also just like to look at it!
If you have any awesome photos of some food you’ve eaten recently or anything related to eating in general- shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and get a feature on the blog!
This beautiful photo was sent in to us by Sophie Roberts and it’s got me hungry already…