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Welcome to the new home of foodies agenda. Originally a stand alone food and lifestyle blog, foodies agenda is now the communal food journal for Foodies Collective. So what’s on the agenda you ask? Here you’ll find behind the scene stories, interviews with our passionate producers and other Australian food heroes, plus delicious seasonal recipes, all designed to excite and inspire.

Watch this space as we continue to develop and build a true community experience.


  • Alex Retief

    Friday Foodie In Focus – Alex Retief – Urban Winery Sydney

    We are excited to bring you another inspirational ‘Friday Foodie In Focus’ interview, this week with Alex Retief, head honcho of A.Retief Wines plus the mastermind behind Urban Winery Sydney. As we are partnering with......

  • Friday Foodie In Focus – Arum Nixon

    Have you ever wondered if the food is hot or cold when judged on MasterChef? Arum Nixon, our favourite MasterChef contestant, spills the beans + more in today’s Friday Foodie In Focus interview. Arum recently......

  • friday foodie love swah

    Friday Foodie In Focus – Love Swah

    It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Friday Foodie In Focus so we’re incredibly excited to bring you a super sweet one today 😉 (especially as her No Bake Mini Smores Cups were such a hit......

  • meet the locals caramelicious

    Meet The Locals – Caramelicious

    Caramelicious is a family owned business making traditional French style salted caramel with a family recipe which has passed down three generations. Rémi & Breena Tremsal have put their heart and soul into developing an exceptional......

  • meet the locals grounded pleasures

    Meet The Locals – Grounded Pleasures

    Grounded Pleasures is a family owned business located in Ballarat. Owners Sophie & Craig McKenzie are all about the flavour, and believe that fine cocoa is as complex as fine wine and great coffee. The......

  • prickle hill produce

    Meet The Locals – Prickle Hill Produce

    Roy and Judy Duffell are the proud owners of ‘Prickle Hill’. The 40ha property is primarily a sugar plum farm that produces & sells dried sugar plums, dried red dates as well as the unique ‘Roysboys’ Worcestershire......

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  • 5 (simple) tips to reduce food waste

    Do you experience that pang of guilt as you yet again throw out that limp bunch of coriander or find yourself questioning whether those last 2 eggs are really past their use by date? Don’t......

  • kitchen tools and tricks

    6 Kitchen Tools & Tricks

    Want to maximise flavour and make better use of the food you cook with? MasterChef finalist, Arum Nixon, shares with us some key tools and tricks of the trade to help you in the kitchen.  Check out......

  • foodie christmas gift ideas

    7 Foodie Christmas Gift Ideas (great for Wine Lovers too!)

    Ok guys, we’re on the home stretch now. Just a couple of weeks till the BIG DAY which means we all need to get a wriggle on with our Christmas gift shopping.  For the foodies (&......

  • 9 Australian Instagram foodies

    Instagram is fab for a bit (ok a lot) of escapism, inspiration and connection. We believe it’s one of the best social media platforms for us foodies to drool over some serious #foodporn. Below you’ll......

  • Australia's foodie bucket list

    Australia’s Foodie Bucket List – 16 Ultimate Food Experiences

    Australia is renowned world wide for its incredible food.  From our unique native ‘bush tucker’, quality local produce, our vibrant multicultural food scene to the innovative chefs whom continue to push boundaries and redefine modern Australian cooking. It’s no wonder......

  • Australian seafood

    Australian Seafood – How to choose sustainable & local

    Prawns, Crab & Salmon are all great for an Easter feast, but do you know where your seafood comes from? Shocking, but sadly true, the majority of the seafood Australian’s eat is imported. Whilst Australia is......

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  • chocolate beetroot brownie

    Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

    It seems very fitting that we share this recipe with you today, considering it’s International Chocolate Day. But hey, who needs an excuse to eat chocolate?!  This rich, moist and fudgey Chocolate Beetroot Brownie recipe is......

  • chocolate mousse with smoked sea salt

    Chocolate Mousse with Smoked Sea Salt by Arum Nixon

    We recently had our favourite MasterChef contestant & top 5 finalist, Arum Nixon, curate the Oct/Nov Discovery Box. This box contained some of Arum’s favourite ingredients, including the incredible Smokehouse Sea Salt by Rivertown Trading Co which is a standout ingredient......

  • Crab, Black Garlic & Truffle Pasta

    This Crab, Black Garlic and Truffle Pasta is perfect for a special occasion or if you’re hoping to woo someone…. The combination of sweet tender crab meat and rich, earthy tones from the black garlic and......

  • foodies collective panna cotta

    Panna Cotta with a bittersweet twist

      Sin-ko-nah is a new tonic syrup that is gaining lots of attention in foodie circles. Recently featured in Gourmet Traveller magazine, Inside Out magazine, the Weekly Review and now part of Qantas Epiqure, we......

  • cauliflower lentil salad

    Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Salad by Arum Nixon

    We recently had our favourite MasterChef contestant & top 5 finalist, Arum Nixon, curate the Oct/Nov Discovery Box. This seriously delicious box contained some of Arum’s favourite ingredients to cook with, including the Box Grove Vineyard Verjuice + Wits End gorgeous......

  • chorizo and haloumi salad

    Sweet and Sticky Haloumi and Chorizo Salad

    This chorizo & haloumi salad is the perfect meal for one (but can easily be scaled up to feed a family). Each time my hubby announces that he’ll be out for an evening, I shout......

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