Author Archives: Matt Bell

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

In October 2013, the City of Melbourne announced the largest investment in its history to preserve and renew the Queen Victoria Market, creating an expanded market precinct. The renewal program aims to preserve the Queen Victoria …

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Artists sought for Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The iconic Queen Victoria Market precinct will be home to a bold new public art program that will see 10 artists work with national and international experts to develop temporary artworks related to the site. The …

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