Interviews Articles

Welcome to our ‘Wine of the Week’ series, where we highlight particular wines on the radar of restaurants around the country....
Being a good mixologist is not only about making great cocktails or drinks - just ask Ricky Liau, who has been in the business for 17 years and was named ‘Worldclasss’ bartender of the year for Hong K...
Borneo-born Chef Esca Khoo issues himself a self-imposed challenge every day – he fasts for up to 18 hours! Head Chef at Melbourne restaurant Miss Mi, newly awarded an AGFG Readers’ Choice award for t...
Growing up in the West Australian countryside, Jed Gerrard often went fishing and foraging with his family, developing a love of fresh and seasonal ingredients. He now brings that love to the plate at...
Having spent his career eating, drinking and Cheffing his way around the world, Kyle Johns has been on a constant quest for all things delicious and his menus reflect the very best of what he has foun...
Growing up, the importance of good food was always emphasised in Clare Falzon’s family. Now in charge of the kitchen at premier Chef-hatted Hentley Farm, Clare shares her love of local produce and a s...
Nicola Romano has always been a rule-breaker and has never liked to put a label on his style. Cooking has no boundaries for the Oster mastermind, who works his magic in the kitchen at this Chef-hatted...
At age 10 Alan Stuart already knew he wanted to be a Chef – fast forward to 2022 and we find him in charge of the kitchen at Oncore by Clare Smyth in Sydney. The highest-debuting Chef Hatted restauran...
European cuisine has been refined and adjusted over centuries to become the quintessential yardstick of modern restaurants. No one does it better than Hunters Quarter Chef Brian Duncan, who shares his...
We talk to this La Luna and TV Celebrity Chef about cooking the perfect steak and his surprising shoe fetish....
At Chef-hatted restaurant Oster in Richmond, Nicola Romano cooks without boundaries plating up dishes inspired by his Northern Italian roots. Try his pasta recipe to celebrate Italy's National Day on ...
Bacchus may be the Roman God of Wine – but in the game of AFL there is another name with God-like status, Gary Ablett. To mark National Wine Day today, we went one-on-one with the ‘Little Master’ Gary...
Since 2017, Winston Zhang and Christine Chen have dreamt about opening a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. Now a reality with Akaiito on Flinders Lane in the heart of the city, we talk all things Japa...
Celebrity Chef Hoda Hannaway loves a good lamb recipe and with her Lebanese heritage she enjoys placing a Middle Eastern spin on Aussies favourites. She shares her slow-cooked lamb shoulder and roast ...
Jesse Freeman should be fat – anyone who can polish off 16 full-sized cheeseburgers in one sitting doesn’t deserve to look like him. Known as the Burger Daddy for his penchant for all things sandwiche...
When Paul Leete stepped into the Chef Hat-awarded Sails Beach Restaurant & Bar Kitchen in Noosa Heads to take up the position as Head Chef, little did he know he would still be there 23 years later....
For Miss Moneypenny’s Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor, 2020 was a year for resetting, taking a step back, re-evaluating what is important and making time for those things. Overseeing both Miss M’s N...
As we grapple with COVID restrictions coming and going almost on a daily basis, Executive Chef Hugh Allen believes once the pandemic is over and borders re-open, the Australian restaurant industry wil...
Only after Jeremy Blackmore had knocked back a glass of mescal in a local bar in Mexico, did the owner bring out his homebrew stash, which had a wild rattlesnake fermenting in the bottle – it got craz...
At 25, Hugh Allen’s career has superseded more than others have achieved in a lifetime. Having walked through kitchens such as Noma in Copenhagen, Rockpool Bar & Grill and now Vue de Monde in Melbourn...