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Footy Finals

footy finals

For many Melbournians, the fast approaching month of September means but one thing – AFL football finals. The footy finals are the culmination of an unpredictable year, which saw as many shameful off-field incidents as celebrated on-field successes. Coaches have been sacked for their team’s under achievements, players suspended for self-reported gambling quandaries, squeaky clean…

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How to Cook Pork Belly

pork belly

Rich in fat and salt, the humble pork belly fuses the crunch of crispy skin with tender, juicy meat making it one of the most popular meat dishes in restaurants around the world. Here at Di Censo Fine Foods, we stock outdoor bred and ethically farmed Mt Mercer pork, so you can cook your pork…

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The Festive Season and Food

Christmas blog

What a lovely time of year this is. The weather is warming up, the days are longer, kids are finishing up school for the year and everyone is starting to wind down a little and relax. Christmas time means lots of different things to different people, but I think a common thread to most people’s…

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How to choose the perfect steak


We all love a deliciously cooked steak, but not everyone knows how to choose a cut they like and cook it correctly. This blog will outline the various cuts available and how best to cook them. Hopefully, this will encourage those not too sure to confidently purchase and cook a delicious steak. For optimal quality,…

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Slow Cookers

slow cooker

With this cold snap we are experiencing at the moment, I thought it appropriate to have a look at what a slow cooker is and some of the best options out there on the market. A slow cooker (or crock pot as they were once known) is an essential kitchen appliance for the busy, time-poor families…

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Treat your Mum this Mothers Day

Breakfast in Bed

Mothers Day in Australia is fast approaching and nothing says “I love you” more than cooking Mum a delicious meal. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a more decadent evening meal, celebrate all the special woman in your life and let your efforts speak of your appreciation for all the meals they have cooked for…

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The Slow Food Movement

Slow Food Movement Logo

The Slow Food Movement has its roots in Rome, Italy where in 1986, Carlo Petrini led a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Piazza di Spagna. This demonstration was made up of many people like Petrini, who were in opposition to the “fast food” juggernaut that appeared to be taking over the…

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Celebrate Australia Day with Lamb!


With Australia Day fast approaching and the weather hotting up into the mid to high 30’s, I thought a few ideas for easy food to feed the family or a group of hungry friends might be just what the butcher ordered!! Australia Day is traditionally celebrated with lamb, so let’s have a look at a…

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Cracking the perfect crackling!

Pork Crackling

For those of you who love your roast pork, achieving the crispiest, most mouth-watering crackling can be a bit illusive. Do not fear! Follow my easy steps and you’ll have a cracking crackling for Christmas this year! Dry the rind – THE most important thing to remember is to get as much of the moisture…

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