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.


Tiki as FK Opens in Northbridge

Gary Beadle is a veteran of the Perth bar scene, having been responsible for the design of Lot Twenty, Five Bar and 399 (he’s still a part-owner of the first two). His latest venture, Tiki as FK, replaces Matches on James Street, and is next-door neighbour to Connections. Don’t expect to find a room full of uncomfortable rattan chairs, though. A sole puffer fish is the only homage to traditional tiki decoration and the bar has a distinctly ’60s feel.

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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