Wednesday 20 February 2008

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - Out of the Frying Pan

Yes folks, it's that time of year again: the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is on for young and old. Am trying to talk Rumpole into shouting me tickets to some of the scrumptious events on offer, but he's being evasive. Of particular interest to me is the event Out of the Frying Pan, an all-day talkfest including discussions on new food media (like us food bloggers, hooray!) and the politics of food... check out the session details via the above link, make a booking here and come along! Ed from the blog Tomato has done a deal for some food bloggers to get free tix to the session, plus has posed a number of interesting food blog-related questions on his blog in anticipation of Out of the Frying Pan.

In answer to the question What are blog readers looking for?, even my feeble free stat counter (and personal lack of cyber know-how) can tell me that the most popular page on Melbourne Gastronome (other than the home page) is my post on the Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book, and that typing "a stick quest part borthday" into Google will somehow lead you to my blog... :)

I shall be addressing the other questions raised in Ed's blog in a forthcoming post. In the meantime, which Festival events are people planning on attending? I rather like the sound of the Great Aussie BBQ at Fed Square - some interesting chefs will be proffering meats and veggies... pity my hectic/unpredictable working hours don't allow me to take advantage of any of the Age Good Food Guide Restaurant Express deals this year! Anything else anyone can recommend?


Lucy said...

See you there!

Ed Charles said...

Clare, you're in. S you there too with Lucy. I'm trying to get my site to be the only place where people come for "tactile deviant". Sadly there isn't many of them out there.

Jon! said...

Good to here about your adventures Claire. Funny about the macaroons at Lindt Cafe in Sydney. I also tried a couple, after all the talk about Duncan's at the bloggers banquet. They were pretty good, but not nearly as good as the wonderful raspberry ones that I had at a Lenotre afternoon tea at Sofitel Sydney. $38 (or complimentary if you are staying in a Club sofitel room in-house) but well worth it for the amazing cakes, and savoury treats.

Will see you at the: Out of the Frying Pan even. Hopefully me will earn a free ticket as well, otherwise I may have to buy one.

Happy eating,

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire, I met you at the counter in Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills Sydney. Now living in Melbourne and love your blog. It's so helpful.

Going to check out Hutong tonight....that won't go down so well at Weight Watchers tomorrow but it looks and sounds terrific. C'mon chilling oil wontons...

Keep on bloging.