Martin Eade

A freelance food, travel and lifestyle writer based in Perth, Western Australia. 
Owner of Morsels, one of Perth's most popular food blogs.


Hospitality Staffing Problems Solved

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your bartenders has called in sick. Your frantic Facebook pleas have attracted zero responses and you still don’t have time to pore through that pile of CVs choking your inbox. Enter Squaddle, an app designed to take the stress out of short-term hospitality staffing needs. The brainchild of Perth IT practitioners Adam Sarris and James Hill, Squaddle has enjoyed a successful soft launch after 18 months in development.

Who’s Coming to the 2017 Truffle Kerfuffle?

Now in its seventh year, Truffle Kerfuffle returns to Manjimup in June for a weekend-long celebration of everyone’s favourite fungus. As in previous years, the 2017 event features truffle-focused food and wine experiences and also includes a separate program of all-WA chef dining events. This year’s line-up sees Paul West (River Cottage Australia) and Jack Stein (Rick Stein Group) joined by local talent Aaron Carr (Vasse Felix), Ben Day (Aravina Estate), Amy Hamilton (Liberte), Jesse Blake (Pet

The Midlandia Festival Returns

If you made a list of Perth suburbs likely to host an arts festival, Midland probably wouldn’t make the cut. It’s a fact that makes the continued success of the Midlandia Festival all the more pleasing. What began as Perth Fringe’s first satellite event to be held outside the CBD has now evolved into a standalone festival. This year’s line-up - instalment number four of Midlandia - features more satellite events than previous years. “Midlandia was created for the community but also to position

The Yak Ales Barbecue Festival Comes to Perth

Barbeque cooking has come a long way from incinerated sausages on a hotplate. Celebrating the smoky arts of outdoor cooking is at the heart of the Yak Ales Barbecue Festival, an event making its Perth debut in April after three years in Melbourne. American barbeque competition veterans Memphis Barbecue Co. (Mississippi) and Sugarfire Smoke House (St Louis) are headlining the inaugural Perth festival which also features a strong line-up of locals. Adam North, festival ambassador as well as part-

Liberté and Freedom

Amy Hamilton’s entry into the world of cooking is a win for tenacity. As a visual arts student, she fought her way into the kitchen of Russell Blaikie’s Must Wine Bar by persistently calling him during service to ask why she hadn’t been awarded a dishwashing job. From there, she went from scrubbing pots and pans to getting them dirty. Finding her creative impulses satisfied by cooking, study went on the back burner and the rest – like they say in the movies – is history. A change of scenery saw
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Buzzing into February with Humblebee Coffee!

For February 2017 our coffee lovers are enjoying some of Humblebee Coffee’s signature varieties. Humblebee Coffee is an independently owned Perth coffee roaster and coffee bar that supplies freshly roasted seasonal coffees to the public, and select cafes and businesses. Inspired by his travels through Scandinavia and San Francisco, Zach Huynh founded Humblebee in 2012 using the proceeds from the sale of his first coffee venture, Subiaco’s Spring Espresso. “After three years in Subiaco, my cur
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Ladle + Press brings Panama to Perth with Fiebre Coffee

Ladle + Press is a cafe and takeaway in Westfield Whitford City that offers simple and nutritious food, cold-pressed juices and – of course – some of the best coffee in Perth. The healthy concept of Ladle + Press, which opened in August 2016, was inspired by the travels of Ian “Hopper” McTavish who owns and runs the cafe alongside business partners Myles Kahl and Brett Nixon. From day one, the coffee at Ladle + Press has been supplied by Perth coffee roasters Fiebre Coffee, which specialises in

West End Deli Opens a Cereal and Sandwich Bar

Justin and Christine Peters, the husband-and-wife team behind the much-loved West End Deli, had no plans to expand into the city. But when you are given the opportunity to be part of the State Buildings, it’s hard not to feel a little inspired. Originally, the plan was to open a sandwich bar serving the Deli’s popular baguettes, but after seeing the space in the buildings’ lower levels, the Peters changed their concept. Enter the West End Deli Cereal and Sandwich Bar.

Caboose Opens in Mount Lawley

Driven by craft-beer enthusiast Wade Tregonning, Caboose is aimed squarely at beer connoisseurs. Taking over the old The Velvet Lounge, Mount Lawley’s newest bar joins sister venues The Flying Scotsman and Defectors Bar in offering a range of drinking experiences to local punters. “We’ve got a lot of beer snobs and enthusiasts in Mount Lawley,” says Tregonning. “The Flying Scotsman doesn’t have a reputation for the finest beer, and I really wanted to step that up.
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