Food & wine

Food trends
Food & wine

Flexitarian diets are here to stay and here's why

First it was vegetarianism - which was trending for quite a few years - then came veganism - the ‘pure’ form of non-meat eating by virtue of the fact that it also excludes any product derived from an animal. By the year 2050, the world is likely to have a population of over 9.1 billion.

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Segmento

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25/7/2018

Chefs
Food & wine

The revolution of simplicity

His cooking style is easily recognizable, healthy and with an explicit focus on the raw materials. For many years Niko Romito has been waiting behind the scenes. But now it's time to step up on the stage, into the spotlight. Segmento has spoken to Italy's allegedly best cook.

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Richard Hurt

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29/6/2018

Business people
Food & wine

Far above the expectations, Chrismont will surprise you in several ways

Life sometimes is more creative than your dreams. For sure Arnie Pizzini couldn’t even imagine what his father’s property would have become in time, but he had an intuition.

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Elaine Bocchini

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13/6/2018

Music
Food & wine

Luca Lorusso: a jazz pianist and an old-school restaurateur in the heart of Toorak

Running a restaurant is like a performance, according to Luca Lorusso. There is a subject, a script, characters, costumes and a carefully designed scenography. There are critics. Like any production, the success (and longevity) of the production depends on the passion and dedication of its director.

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Hayley J. Egan

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9/4/2018

Wine
Food & wine

The red wine and the unexpected benefits of moderate drinking

Several studies confirm that drinking wine in moderation benefits brain and its functions. In particular, it protects the brain from memory loss, dementia and cognitive decline.

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Agata Grimaldi

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20/4/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

When in Rome, eat in Testaccio

The last time I was in Rome I stayed in Testaccio, as recommended by a Roman friend. You'll love it, she told me, and she was right.

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Rachael Martin

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19/3/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

An unassuming ambassador of the Italian cuisine in Melbourne

Luisa Valmorbida is the current “Delegata” or president of the Melbourne branch of the Italian Academy of Cuisine, a role she took on more than 18 months ago. Raffaele Caputo interviewed her about the history of the Academy in Melbourne and her innovative ideas on how to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the Italian cuisine.

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Raffaele Caputo

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10/2/2018

Pizza
Food & wine

The woman who has finally broken into one of the last male bastions

Traditionally in Italy, the craft of pizza making has been the domain of men. No wonder the Italian word “pizzaiolo” only exists in the masculine form. It’s a language practice that needs to be amended because a woman has finally broken into one of the last male bastions with brilliant results.

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Laura D'Angelo

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14/11/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The bakery that has restored true Italian bread making

Five years ago I was diagnosed with an allergy to wheat: this was heartbreaking news. In a very short amount of time I had to re-train my brain to overlook the yeasty, crusty temptation, and seek guilty starchy pleasures in other forms; needless to say it took its toll. How ridiculous! – you might say. Take bread away from an Italian, however, and the situation gets serious.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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15/10/2017

Wine
Food & wine

Here comes the wog with the good grog!

Robert Dessanti is the director of the wine importer company “Euro Concepts” and parent consumer brand “The Wog with The Grog”. While the word ‘wog’ has lost the derogatory connotation it once had towards South Europeans and ‘grog’ it is a very Australian word used for alcohol.

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Josie Gagliano

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13/10/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The company that has become an icon of the gelato making

It was in 1945 – the year that marked the end of World War II – when, in a small town of Romagna, a thirty-nine year old man called Attilio Babbi made a bet on himself. Italy was in ruins and, against all odds, he set to make cones for ice cream.

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Laura D'Angelo

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5/10/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The wonderful paradox behind the Italian Academy of Cuisine

The first thing we should bear in mind when talking about the Italian Academy of Cuisine (Accademia Italiana della Cucina – a gastronomic association that began in Milan more than half a century ago, is the oddity of the name.

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Raffaele Caputo

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20/9/2017

Chefs
Food & wine

Stranger in Paradise

Every day at dawn, thirty-two year old Domenico De Marco gets on his racing bike and rides it through the beautiful parkland surrounding Hepburn Springs, a lovely country town famous for its mineral springs, 128 km north-west of Melbourne.

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Ivano Ercole

on

31/8/2017

Pizza
Food & wine

Neapolitan true gluten-free pizza

For the gluten-free folks out there craving a delicious and satisfying slice of pizza, look no further! World Pizza Champion Andrea Cozzolino shares his recipe for a truly authentic Neapolitan gluten free pizza.

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Andrea Cozzolino

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11/8/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

Discovering the food treasures of Melbourne off the beaten tracks

Melbourne has many popular places to enjoy food and shop around but it also holds quite a few pleasant surprises for those who are prepared to venture in less known territory. The problem though, is identifying the places worth exploring.

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Ilaria Garfagna

on

25/5/2017

Wine
Food & wine

Italian genius and sweat. The rise of Italian wine from the ashes of the methanol scandal

We begin this overview of Italian wine with some numbers. In 2016, Italy conquered as the world leader in wine production. Estimated at around 50 million hectoliters, they overcame archrivals France and Spain: a triumph from many points of view.

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Omar D'Incecco

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5/5/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The "art" of making arancini

Based in Epping, Arancini Art is a food company specialised in producing traditional Italian Arancini, Olive Ascolane (stuffed olives), and Supplì. It began from the idea of the Sicilian Riccardo Siligato and her wife Josanne, aiming to share their innate passion for the islander cuisine in Australia.

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Laura D'Angelo

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10/4/2017

Wine
Food & wine

The "bubbling up" of Prosecco in the Australian wine market

As the demand for Prosecco continues to grow in Australia, despite the news earlier this year of a shortage of supply in the UK due to its limited production in a geographically defined area in Northern Italy, we can expect that the tide will turn yet again for the popular Italian bubbles.

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Josie Gagliano

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22/3/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The not-so-secret Italian secret for a happy and healthy life

How is it that most Italians are in such great shape and fit though they live on delicious food unfailingly accompanied with wine? It is the not so secret Italian secret: eating genuine food (a far cry from fast and processed food) and being physically active.

Food trends
Food & wine

That's Amore Diavoletti, 2017 Champion flavoured cheese

That’s Amore Cheese Diavoletti has been crowned Champion Flavoured Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, the Grand Final of dairy competitions in the country.

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Daniele Curto

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13/2/2017

Restaurants
Food & wine

Those who eat Sardinian food live a hundred years

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been longing to live a long and healthy life, and to crack the mysterious recipe capable of boosting our lifespan and staving off death. The good news is that science has finally revealed a few secrets. The so-called Mediterrean diet, combined with genetic factors and lifestyle is the elixir of life so much craved for.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

20/1/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

That's amore cheese

The words of America’s notorious chef could not sound more true in describing Giorgio Linguanti, Melbourne’s premier specialty cheese maker and proprietor of That’s Amore Cheese, That’s Amore Mozzarella Bar & La Latteria.

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Nelli Altson

on

26/12/2016

Pizza
Food & wine

From life-long passion to World Pizza Champion

Andrea Cozzolino’s passion for the art of pizza making – and yes, it is quite an art – began in Naples during his school-age years. Andrea was just twelve years old. It all started quite modestly, working at a local family-run pizzeria, making simple pizzas, preparing ingredients and feeding the staff.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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28/11/2016

Restaurants
Food & wine

The story behind the name and success of a unique café-restaurant called Sartoria

Life can be drenched of delightful surprises if you only have the will and tenacity to look for them. Moments of pleasure in fact lie around the corner so just be open-minded and explore! Which lately is exactly what I have been doing in order to uncover the best story to tell you and make you happy.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

31/8/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

For those who do not have clinical condition is gluten-free a wise choice or a myth to debunk?

In recent years there has been an increase in nutritional awareness with many people now following certain diets and food-based lifestyles. This has forced restaurant owners and food manufacturers to meet an ever-increasing demand for products dedicated to specific dietary requirements.

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Fabrizio Battisti

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30/5/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

Ardor Food Co: raising the quality standards of gluten-free products in Australia

Until a few years ago, those who were constricted to a gluten-free diet because of their coeliac disease had very little choice. For a long time, bread, pizza and pasta were just distant memories. In the best case, coeliac people had to settle for gluten-free products that were really far from the organoleptic and mechanical characteristics of their gluten counterparts.

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Fabrizio Battisti

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30/5/2016

Restaurants
Food & wine

The romance behind Zero95

The intention of this article is to bring attention to something that, in my humble opinion, is the most important, enduring aspect of the human experience: true friendship. That combination of unconditional love and affection that, according to an old Swedish proverb, doubles a joy and halves a sorrow.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

1/5/2016

Chefs
Food & wine

The many degrees of trials behind the success of the man who created the acclaimed pizzerias called "Gradi"

There’s been a lot of hype about him, but Johnny Di Francesco’s is not a rags to riches story. Rather, it is a straightforward ‘work hard and make your own luck’ type of tale. According to him, achieving your goals depends on working hard and smart, consistently and persistently. Johnny’s level of success is something special, though.

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Nelli Altson

on

29/2/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Today I am telling you the story of Katia and Sabrina, two inseparable sisters and highly skilled cheese makers that moved to Melbourne a couple of years ago to become heart and soul of La Formaggeria, a little artisan cheese shop placed in St Kilda.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

29/12/2015

Pizza
Food & wine

Circa900 Pizzeria

The only gospel for a Neapolitan pizzaiolo is to knead by tradition- al methods! The recent visit of the “TRUE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA ASSOCIATION” (AVPN) in Melbourne opened my eyes to the fabulous life of expert pizza masters who ‘travel the world, spreading the word’.

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Daniele Curto

on

25/12/2015

Food trends
Food & wine

'The magnificent seven' competing for the best boutique olive oil

Allow me to begin by saying a mea culpa! When I discovered that seven of the most influential Melbourne based Italian-Australian businessmen owning their own olive groves, were gathering to compete for the “Grande Olio d’Oliva 2015”, the first thing that came to mind was the provocative aforism of Frank Capra: “The amateurs are playing for fun when the weather is nice…”.

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Daniele Curto

on

25/12/2015

Pizza
Food & wine

The original Italian rotating pizza oven

Marana Forni Ovens are Made in Italy to the highest of standards, from design to craftsmanship production of every single part.

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Marana Forni

on

20/12/2015

Wine
Food & wine

A festival showcasing the best of the Italian wine production

On October 11, The Melbourne Royal Exhibition hosted the Vinitalia Food & Wine Festival, the largest display of Italian wines ever held in Australia.

Coffee
Food & wine

The X factor in coffee production

Coffee is a peculiar hallmark of being Italian. A habit, a real ritual that gives the opportunity to socialize, have a chat in lightness, nice break at work and in free time.A tradition so ingrained is to be a true icon of Italian lifestyle.

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Daniele Curto

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9/12/2015

Restaurants
Food & wine

The story behind the creators of Il Melograno

When I first visited Il Melograno, an extremely cosy café and ice cream parlor located in Northcote, I was suddenly struck by the beauty of the place: its nature-inspired design made of wood and earth colors, the smiling faces of the staff, the cabinets full of delicious pastries, everything conveys a warm and friendly atmosphere with light aromatic notes of sugar and coffe.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

2/12/2015

Pizza
Food & wine

All crazy for Sophia

LA SOPHIA LOREN - There are a number of reasons for my choice of ingredients for the Sophia Loren pizza.

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Johnny Di Francesco

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1/12/2015

Wine
Food & wine

TAP Wine by the glass

A new way to enjoy fine Italian wines by the glass. Andrew De Angelis is the founder of TAP., a brand of “wine on tap” promoting a new concept to serve fine wines by the glass.

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Laura D'Angelo

on

1/12/2015

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