Author Archives: Matt Bell

Giuseppe Celebrates 70 Years at Queen Vic Market

Monday, November 21, 2016

Giuseppe (Joseph) Pontelandolfo celebrates 70 years of trade at Queen Vic Market. Arrived in Australia from Italy at the age of 14. Times were changing in Australia where there was a desperate shortage of labour and population …

Read more >

Get your fruit on!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Written, cooked and eaten by Andrew Richardson (and friends) Meat lovers look away now! In this edition of the BBQ Workshop blog we explore the vast world of grilled and roasted fruit. If there’s one thing that …

Read more >

Peter Russell-Clarke Knows Brussels Sprouts!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

When I started on television, I was called ‘Peter Brussels Sprout’. Maybe my head looked like a tightly leafed cabbage. Anyway, the name stuck so it was natural I looked into the history of the …

Read more >

It’s A Fish Frenzy

Friday, September 2, 2016

Spring is upon us and in the world of barbecue, it’s time for seafood, salads, fresh fruit and veg. Apart from all the other great stalls and chatty traders, the Queen Victoria Market is renowned …

Read more >

Peter Russell-Clarke Knows Leeks!

We have many and varied attitudes to Budget leaks, WikiLeaks, roof leaks and other forms of porous things which let escape items which may or may not be beneficial to the human race. Well, folks, edible …

Read more >

Queen Victoria Market Faces by Fiona Storey

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. It is both a simple yet complex space - one that proudly wears its fascinating 130+ year history on its sleeve, whilst …

Read more >

From the Belly to the Ribs

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

In the last few years in Melbourne, most of another or us at one time have queued up for some of that deliciously moist, slow-cooked, smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and/or pork/beef ribs. Slathered in …

Read more >

Peter Russell-Clarke Knows Cauliflower!

Why is a cauliflower called ‘A cabbage with a college education?‘ When were cauliflowers only the size of tennis balls? And why are cauliflowers now being developed to be the size of golf balls? Read on. Cauliflowers …

Read more >

Peter Russell-Clarke Knows Carrots

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

G'day! Just before I divulge my favourite carrot preparations, let me explain why the ladies of the English King’s court beautified themselves with carrot ‘feathers’ as the green tops were called. It’s simple really. You see, ostrich …

Read more >

Queen Victoria Market – The Home for a New National TV Show

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today Queen Victoria Market is excited to announce a partnership with Creative Media Productions – producers of a new national TV show airing weekdays on Network TEN. My Market Kitchen, a new cooking series celebrating fresh …

Read more >