Discover the best local Australian producers and hear about upcoming events with the team at Gourmet Living.

Treat Mum this Mothers Day

    Gourmet Living Cooking Evenings for Mothers Day Thursday 7th May (booked out) &Friday 8th May Indulge in a fun filled evening where you will relax with Mum and watch 3 courses cooked in front of you...... With tastings of all the meals, recipes to take home and special Mothers Day gifts. $50 per person 10% of all tickets sales & products sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation Menu Tomato Bruschetta with buffalo mozzarella, olive salt & basil oil Mushroom Pasta with olives & parmesan with rocket balsamic salad Berry Pavlova with lavender cream   For...

Bek McMillan- Creator of Gourmet Living

Why did I create Gourmet Living & why do I love teaching people how to cook? Do you travel to country Victoria and stop in at all the small town stores along the way?Collect produce & wine from each town?.... snacks to enjoy in your hotel room whilst travelling? Well I do. There is no doubt about it, I'm a foodie. Always have been.I distinctly remember in about year 8 at ELTHAM College I would see all the other students walking around in chefs uniforms. I was jealous. All I wanted to do was get into the kitchen with all the other students and cook.Finally in...

Templestowe Village Festival

Gourmet Living @ Templestowe Village Festival Sunday April 19th Come & visit us in store and at our stall out the front of our shop on Anderson Street   Free Tastings & Cooking Demonstrations  9-11am -TASTINGS: Whisk & Pin Pancakes & Chai Walli Chai Brewing 11-2pm- TASTINGS Roza’s Gourmet Dips & Sauces 11.30am- FREE COOKING DEMO “Fresh Gnocchi with Blue cheese macadamia sauce & rocket parmesan and pear salad” +Tastings 12pm- TASTINGS: Tasmanian Bakeries Pies 1.30pm- FREE COOKING DEMO “Moroccan Chicken with cous cous & mango chutney” +Tastings 2-3.30pm-TASTINGS: Cunliffe & Waters Chutneys & Relishes Cooking Class Vouchers to be...

Meet Brendan from Baker & Baker Salts

Baker & Baker Salts- An interview with founder Brendan Shalders Salt is one of the 5 essential ingredients the human body needs to survive and is essential for the body to function. Baker & Baker Salts is a company that specialises entirely in salt. The company started trading in December and has received growing attention in its products to date.  Company founder Brendan Shalders explains “salt is essential for the body so there is a clear disconnect in the media… it’s the type of salt you are using, its how you are using it, and its about teaching people salt...

Meet Sonali from Miris Products & Trails

Miris Products- A Culinary journey of exotic flavours & spices from Sri Lanka How did it all come about - a 14 Day Cooking and Cultural Tour to Sri Lanka?  It happens to most unlikely of us! 24 years in IT was all too much and as a single mum my life and family were spiraling out of control, there had to be another way.  It was purely by chance and an opportunity the universe threw at me, I recognised it and grabbed it with both hands.  A mini market in the foyer of a corporate building paved the way...

Getting to know Connie

Getting to know Connie....... Connie is the newest Team member at Gourmet Living! A bit about me- I was born in Melbourne but lived most of my life in Brisbane. I have been married almost ten years and we have two beautiful little girls. We have been living in Melbourne a year now- Moving to Melbourne was a lifestyle decision - we love Melbourne's energetic vibe and it's cosmopolitan feel from the shopping to the food!I spend most of my day with my girls- I love spending time with them and I cherish every minute because life passes by us...

Nutworks Macadamia & Chocolate Factory

I love travelling out to see the producers of the amazing products we sell at Gourmet Living and whilst I was in Queensland earlier this year I couldn't pass up the opportunity to drive to Yandina and check out this amazing factory. Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory is about a 20 minute drive from Maroochydore in one of Australia's largest natural growing macadamia regions. Macadamia trees can take 10-15 years to reach maturity and they grow to heights of approximately 15 metres. In Australia the majority of macadamia trees are in Northern New South Wales & South Eastern Queensland. Harvesting...

Italian Cooking Master Class with Tuscan Chef Donatella

Last Friday night we were pleased to present chef Donatella from Tuscany for an evening of Italian food & wine. Donatella, who runs cooking classes worldwide, chose to do her first Australian cooking classes in collaboration with Tours of Tuscany & Gourmet Living. Prosseco on arrival with fresh ciabatta, Moredough Kitchen Grissini, Frantoio olive oil & sticky balsamic made for a perfect start to the evening. Our guests were then treated to a 5 course cooking demonstration. Panzanella salad with Pecorini crostini led the way accompanied by a King Valley Pinot Grigio. Gnocchi with gorgonzola & Pici pasta followed with a...

Gourmet Living Manningham Retail Business of the Year 2014

I am so pleased to be able to share with all of you this exciting news. Last Tuesday evening the Manningham Business Excellence Awards were held. It was a fantastic evening which showcased the amazing businesses of our community. We were very lucky to be crowned the Retail Business of the year.