Get ready to give those eardrums a workout. Every single Melbourne Digest episode below. Tuck in.

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 […]

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! Mary’s Recommendations: Stokehouse […]

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 […]

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. The Why: It’s a great study of a couple who are passionate about food […]

Season 2 Episode 1: 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. […]

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 […]

Episode 07: Behind the Counter with Parker Bros

The Who: Webster and May from Parker Bros. The What: Baked goods, Parker rolls, chai cinnamon scrolls, why you should just go for it, starting a business in your apartment, the shop dream. The Why: When they’re huge you’ll be able to say you knew them before they were famous. Show Notes Find out more […]

Episode 06: Favourite Things with Munch Bakery

The Who: Eddy Urias-Castro of Munch Bakery The What: Eddy’s favourite bakery, fast food, hidden secret and dessert, PIES, the joys of Malaysian food, some sneaky extra tips for where to eat at South Melbourne Market, and stumbling on hidden suburban food gems. The Why: Eddy loves food and I now love listening to Eddy […]

Episode 05: Behind the Counter with Beurre

The Who: Zahara Valibhoy of Beurre Cakes The What: Baking careers changes, anxiety, working as a pastry chef in Paris, the fun behind Beurre, baking wins and sad fails, a few great recommendations. The Why: Delicious cake. Obviously. But also Zahara is delightful to interview – warm, opening, engaging, funny. Show Notes Find out more […]

Episode 04: Favourite Things with Northside Challah

The Who: Daniel Chamravi of Northside Challah The What: Daniel’s favourite bar, restaurant, grocer and fast food in Melbourne, birthdays on Victoria street, the best history of food lesson, my new favourite spice mix and the secret to finding the best ingredients. The Why: Daniel is the best conversationalist who has a passion for food. […]


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