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The Unicorn’s horn

It was only recently that I attended a party to celebrate a little girl’s sixth birthday. The kids were having a ball – it was a disco party and each and every one of [...]

Loose Lips Specialiteas

There is a saying that goes something like ‘if you love what you do, then you don’t work a day of your life’. That is how it has worked out for Melbourne based tea [...]

Luxury with a view

I love having a bit of luxury when I am travelling and am now quite excited to visit the Nai Harn in Phuket. Phuket’s original luxury beach hotel, the Nai Harn, is further [...]

Margarita por favor

I will be the first to admit that I am not much of a drinker – there are times when as little as half a glass of wine can have me suddenly becoming the life of the party OR [...]

Protection for McLaren Vale

BORDEAUX, France — Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to [...]

Bake Your Cake & Eat It Too

I have vivid memories of visiting each of my grandmothers on fairly regular occasion. One of my grandmothers always served up a huge plate of home-made scones. Of course [...]

My pizza addiction

I guess it’s no secret that I am addicted to 400 Gradi’s famous Margherita Pizza, so it is with great pleasure I am letting prodijee readers in on a little not so secret, [...]

An Australian first

Health-centric consumers are always on the lookout for a more nutritious alternative to cooking oil, and CocoEarth is determined to quench this need with the launch of [...]

The Wild Turkey Way

I’ve never really been a huge drinker of any kind, but in particular, spirits have never been my forte. I have always found them to have a bit too much ‘smack in the [...]

Made in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, but it’s not only the scenery that lures travellers to visit. Fried Snapper with Rice Paper Influenced by Chinese [...]

From the Garden

If you have ever tried your hand at growing fruit and vegetables at home, you will know the sense of achievement and excitement when you see that plant develop into something [...]

The Ultimate Party Book for Children

Have you been to one of those parties where the parents seem to be in total control, the food is delicious, there are no accidents on that inflatable jumping castle, the [...]

Balls galore!

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Tella Balls Dessert Bar turns one next week and to celebrate, the guys behind the over-the-top Nutella-inspired dessert-eria is giving away free Tella [...]

Beer cocktails hit GABF 2017

When you bring up the idea of a beer cocktail, many turn up their nose at mixing things with beer. What many don’t realize is that beer cocktails are huge in the US and an [...]

Australia’s most expensive pizza

Recognised annually on the 9th February, it’s the perfect excuse to tuck into a pizza… or even the most expensive pizza in Australia. To celebrate his favourite occasion, [...]

Liquid Cure-All

It ranks right up there with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion and it’s super easy to make at home – Bone Broth. I have to admit that when I first [...]

Veggie Mama

It is without doubt that fruit and vegetables are good for us – even better when they are in their natural state – raw. I have vivid memories from my childhood, [...]

New Shanghai dining sensation

Adding to an already impressive list of restaurants, New Shanghai has just opened their latest dining location at the Dining Level, Chadstone Shopping Centre. The restaurant [...]

Best meatballs in the world?

I thought I had tried the best meatballs in the world when I visited New York. Just off Broadway is a family restaurant, Carmines, that serves the most amazing meatballs – [...]

Quiet Deeds indeed

What’s Brewing with John Anthony Quiet Deeds www.quietdeeds.com.au Located in Melbourne. An invitation to the launch of new menu specials at Meatworks Co in South Melbourne [...]

Summer at the Opera House

The Opera House is a masterpiece that belongs to all Australians. It is the country’s number one tourist destination and its busiest performing arts centre, welcoming more [...]

Smoky goodness

Last night the PRODIJEE team was invited to attend the launch of new menu specials at Meatworks Co in South Melbourne, it was also a new venue for me. Located at 28 Ross [...]

Not just another grain

With over 30 years’ experience as a cooking demonstrator and recipe developer, Rena Patten, adds to her impressive list of publications with Quinoa: Flakes, Flour & [...]

Zonin on the rocks

The hot weather has finally hit in Melbourne (for today anyway), but already the rest of Australia is experiencing some lovely hot and sunny days. Typically, in Australia, [...]

Beauty from Within

As we have always been told, beauty is more than skin-deep; it comes from within. According to The Beauty Chef it comes from the gut, to be precise. Carla Oates, author and [...]

THE PRODIJEE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Nice and early and in plenty of time for you to do all your shopping online, the PRODIJEE Christmas Gift Guide will make your shopping experience nice and easy whether you [...]

We are what we eat

Dare I say it? I think I have just found my newest favourite cook book! Our busy lifestyles these days make it difficult to prepare a wholesome and healthy meal for yourself, [...]

Melbourne’s Pizza Trap

Johnny Di Francesco has become a well-known and respected name during the last few years with the opening of his hugely successful restaurants known under the banner [...]

Christmas goodies by Kirsten

Kirsten Tibballs, proclaimed by MasterChef Australia as ‘the Queen of Chocolate’, is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and [...]

Barbecue the Brazilian way

The front cover of Braza will have barbecue lovers excited to delve further into this book, succulent looking charred pork – delicious! Braza is an authentic Brazilian [...]

Your shout mate

I love a new idea, and I am excited to say that I have just been advised of something new on the market – it’s not only new, it’s CLEVER! If you have been looking for [...]

It’s in the stars for Australians

More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research released today. Assistant [...]

ENCHANTING LIFE

Chill those bottles and pop those corks, it’s getting to the party time of the year! It’s the time where we celebrate horse races, Christmas, the dawning of a new year. [...]

Taste of gold

In Australia, the last 50 or so years has seen a massive change in the way we eat. When you think of the simple take-away options years ago being mainly fish and chips, [...]

Like sausage?

Sausage lovers will get more than they bargained for at Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Café on Saturday 15th October, when the ultimate sausage eating competitions get [...]

Embrace your inner professor

Do you ever find yourself salivating as you see a delicious and gooey chocolate cake sitting proudly in a cake shop window? Do you have a slice of sweet or savoury pie [...]

Gastronomic tour of the world

With gastronomic tourism booming it’s easy to believe that food is one of the key ways in which we experience a place when travelling. Lonely Planet has now scoured the [...]

A very good car is made even better

As the word ‘update’ implies, the new Mazda3 is evolution, not a revolution in comparison to the previous model, but when you are starting with such a great platform, [...]

Bad chef has heart of gold

This October, Red Cross is aiming to set a new record of well over 35,000 Australians taking part in the annual Red Cross Big Cake Bake. “Last year we saw tens of thousands [...]

A BBQ feast as big as Texas

You may not recognise the name, but you would most definitely recognise the slow Texan drawl of Robert Louis Murphy from his stint on My Kitchen Rules. In 2015 Robert, and [...]

Indulge in supreme decadence

Matthew, Sarah and Brendan Aouad are siblings running a family business making the world a happier place one decadent shake at a time. With experience from every facet of a [...]

Jocks, socks or cheese?

It’s less than two weeks until we celebrate our Dads on their ‘official’ day, have you figured out what you are doing? Our Dads come in all shapes and sizes and their [...]

Johnny B Good.

If you remember, or know of, the old Chuck Berry song Johnny B. Goode, you will know it was about someone who played the guitar really well. A couple of the lines in the song [...]

For the sophisticated drinker

The alluring and complex taste of Italy’s finest liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, is becoming one the hottest and most mixed liqueurs in the Australian bar industry. [...]

In a flap about wings

Who doesn’t love the occasional chicken wing – OR – plateful of chicken wings? Roasted, grilled, barbequed, crumbed, marinated, fried – however they are cooked, the [...]

BFree and Gluten Free

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, our food options are huge. Whether you cook it, dial for it, drive for it, sit down to eat it or eat it on the run, there is always something [...]

Singing for your supper

Coming from humble beginnings, world famous pizza chef, Johnny Di Francesco has become one of the most respected chefs in the country. Knowing just how hard it is to start [...]

Wholesome Food for Busy Parents

Modern life is fast paced and busy, making being a parent all the more challenging. Feeding children healthy food can seem time consuming and difficult. When my children were [...]

Fit for a Princess

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to attend the relaunch of Amaro Montenegro – WOW – what a fun night! Firstly, the invitation stated that the [...]

More than a trifecta for Johnny

Zero Gradi Melbourne, Australia: After numerous pizzerias, Italian restaurants, world award winning pizzas, a cicchetti and now a gelataria – Zero Gradi – you would [...]

Time to catch up with gadgets

I am often late to catch on to new trends in the market. I have seen many ‘greatest thing on the market’ come and go so I am hesitant to invest hard earned dollars into [...]

Just a burger

Who hasn’t been to a Huxtaburger restaurant? Me! Well, I hadn’t been until last Friday and I am not sure I would return. Firstly, let me say that the Eastland outdoor [...]

It needs to be a WOW product

This week, Domino’s is launching an exclusive range the Victorian market suitably named the ‘Melbourne Range’ with new taste-bud tantalizing pizzas on the menu. [...]

Australia is going bananas!

Over five million bananas are consumed every day in Australia, so it’s no surprise that they are Australia’s number one selling supermarket product, outselling every [...]

A celebration of cheese and cider

by Carol Sheridan. Proudly part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016, Fromage a Trois Cheese & Cider Festival once again filled the picturesque grounds of [...]

Great Grub – Meat Me

These days, when it comes to food, we hear about blending flavours, mixing and matching fruits with vegetables, which wine goes with which meat or fish, which meat or fish [...]

From a common ancestor

by Carol Sheridan. Melbourne, Australia: I had heard of Chapel Street’s Kin restaurant but so far hadn’t found the time to venture there to give it a try. So, I was quite [...]

Eat, drink and be merry

Melbourne, Australia: Do you know you beestings from your brine? Can you tell a fromage from a farmer’s cheese? Are you well-rehearsed at sniffing out the difference [...]

A perfect beer for Summer

Melbourne, Australia: Highly-regarded craft brewer, Hawthorn Brewing, has released its latest Summer thirst quencher, Summer Witbier. The new brew is the second release from [...]

Love is in the air

Melbourne, Australia: Love will literally be in the air this Valentine’s Day as couples flock to Melbourne’s Eureka Skydeck to celebrate the year’s most romantic day. [...]

Escape from the gastronomic wilderness

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. The disease requires daily self-care and if complications develop, it can have a significant impact [...]

The not-so-secret secret

Probably all of us have heard of the ‘war’ between north and south of the border – that’s north and south of the Murray River! Which is the best state? Victoria? New [...]

It’s not all about Christmas!

We have a massive build up to Christmas day, planning for weeks or months on end, shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts, and then it is all over. The big day has been and gone in [...]

The Duck flies again

Melbourne, Australia: Prahran’s historic Flying Duck Hotel takes flight again – with new owners, a new look and a coveted new chef Javier Perez Gonzalez who is creating [...]

Time poor foodies – help is here!

Sydney, Australia: I’m a foodie, I love to eat it, I love to cook it and I love to plan it. But these days, my hectic lifestyle makes it difficult for me to find time to do [...]

The Skinny on Cheese

Melbourne, Australia: Most of us don’t need to be sold on the pure joy of eating cheese, nor do we doubt the power of the perfect cheese platter when entertaining friends [...]

300 kilos of FREE LINDOR BALLS

That amazing little ball of chocolate – bite through the smooth chocolate and into an even smoother and almost gooey filling – yummmmm ‘Tis the season where we start to [...]

Passion ignites tastebuds

Italian cooking is about love and passion. Every ingredient is grown, picked and purchased with love. Every action to create a meal is done with heartfelt care – whether [...]

Sydney set for night of nights

Sydney, Australia: NYE Party At The House will be Sydney’s hottest ticket this year, with food by Matt Moran’s ARIA Catering and music by dynamic duo L’Tric, set [...]

Heart Attack Grill

Americans have the reputation for obesity and while my experience is that Americans are no more obese than the average Aussie, America certainly caters for those wanting to [...]

Masters masterclass

Vino Paradiso is one of Australia’s greatest wine festivals with 32 Australian wine regions, 80 wineries, and 1,000+ wines, all at one spectacular location. Vino Paradiso [...]

Bellissimo!

by Carol Sheridan. Gradi’s menu showcases the food of Naples and passionately maintains the focus on what has made the name Gradi famous – giving all diners the [...]

Hail the mighty Caesar

I don’t need any excuse to make a delicious Caesar salad, but if I had to come up with a reason, I think I would have to say that it’s a perfect meal to have in the [...]

Grape expectations

by Carol Sheridan. For Jamie Marfell, wine making was an inevitable career choice as he grew up on a farm overlooking a valley of grapevines in Marlborough, New Zealand. His [...]

Break the fast

Many people skip breakfast due to their busy lives and a lack of time in the mornings. According to experts, breakfast is integral for both mental and physical health, and in [...]

A good cause is brewing

Melbourne, Australia: AFL football legend, David Neitz has partnered with Beer DeLuxe to produce a refreshing pale ale that is all about goodness. Brewmanity has been built [...]

Vino Paradiso rocks Sydney

Sydney, Australia: Following a successful inaugural year, Vino Paradiso will this year relocate to The Rocks, an iconic venue framed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the [...]

Festival of Real Food

Sunshine Coast, Australia: Supported by the Queensland Government, the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival is expecting 10,000 visitors through the gate over the [...]

Congratulations and Bon Apetit

Red Spice Road The Inaugural People’s Choice Awards reflects Victoria’s diverse tastes and has resulted in Melbourne’s local favourite, Red Spice Road, [...]

Can’t stand the heat?

Finally, a hot sauce created for taste rather than heat – Cholula Hot Sauce gives you all the flavour without burning your tongue off. Don’t get me wrong, there is [...]

Liquid Gold

Mention the words ‘apple pie’ and you will have people salivating and licking their lips. Those two simple words conjure up feelings of homemade comfort and memories of [...]

Sweet and bitey

Sweet Balsamic Reduction Vinegar of Modena, Italy, with a rich culinary history, is an essential part of any kitchen. Over time this vinegar forms a distinct taste as it [...]

In the raw

  by Sarah French Its no big secret that fruits and vegetables are good for you and its even less of a secret that eating right makes you look and feel better. But what [...]

Fine food, wine and a beach view

By John Anthony.   WINED BY: Baddaginnie Run of the Strathbogie Ranges in Northern Victoria www.baddaginnierun.net.au DINED BY: Cerberus Beach House, Boat Shed 212, Half [...]