Barilla pasta

Food news – Friday Night on the Couch Recipe

I don’t know why but I forgot to post my latest guest column, featured on Master Mouse Patrol. It begins with Charlie Sheen (yes, now old news, sorry) and ends with the best tomato sugo recipe in the history of tomato sugo recipes. Perfect with spaghetti, parmesan and a marathon HBO session on the couch. […]


Food news – The Broadsheet Cafe opens today!

The Broadsheet Cafe opened its doors today and the joint was already packed with groovers by 10am.  The pop up cafe will run during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and will feature Melbourne’s best cafes and baristas including The Premises, Dead Man Walking, Market Lane and Proud Mary. Today’s guest barista is Seven Seeds. […]

Sweet and sour eggplant salad

Food news – a little recipe for the family (that can’t cook)

This article was first published on February 28 2011 in Master Mouse Patrol, under Hungry Fran’s weekly column. Check out the full repertoire of Hungry Fran’s glorious recipes here. Sweet and sour eggplant salad My husband’s family can’t cook*. This is clearly their problem, not mine. I honestly wouldn’t mind so much except that every Christmas their […]


Today’s Food Find – Fruit Necklaces by Pamela Hall

There’s nothing wrong with wearing your heart on your sleeve and your fruit around your neck. Fruit Necklace $19.95 by Pamela Hall, Karibu Designs 123 Melbourne St Adelaide, 08 8267 4448


Welcome to Ellie’s List!

Ever since I can remember I’ve been writing lists and guides on where to eat in Melbourne. Friends and colleagues have invariably sought my advice on where to go for pub grub, birthday lunches, anniversary dinners and corporate fine dining. Ellie’s List is a compilation of all that advice. It’s a condensed dining guide designed […]