Martin Eade

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

Marco Pierre White on Dreams, Michelin and MasterChef

For someone relatively inexperienced in such things, the prospect of sitting down to talk with Marco Pierre White was a daunting one. His reputation as intense and intimidating is legendary, and I’d witnessed this first-hand at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape several years ago.
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Rusty Pig Opens in Leederville

Chef Pete Morgan has an impressive resume. After cooking at Wildflower under Jed Gerrard – recently announced as the executive chef of the soon-to-open Ritz-Carlton Perth he moved to Adelaide to work under Jock Zonfrillo at Restaurant Orana, a Good Food Guide and Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year winner. Deciding it was time for his own venture, Morgan returned to Perth and opened Rusty Pig, a specialist open-fire restaurant with a “back to basics” approach.

Australia's Largest Cheese Room Opens In Osborne Park

Iconic Perth brand European Foods dates back to 1936 when John Re, the son of a Sicilian immigrant, opened the Re Store in Northbridge. The business started wholesaling as European Foods in 1960 and pioneered the importation of Italian products such as parmesan cheese, tinned tomatoes and Campari into WA. European Foods was sold to the Swan Valley-based Yukich family in 2018 and sits alongside other local brands including Oakover and Fiori Coffee.

Subiaco Has a New Boston-Irish-Themed Bar by One of Perth’s Favourite Burger Operators

Fenway is the reincarnation of Subiaco pub Paddy Maguire’s, with a similar-but-different Boston-Irish bar theme. It’s the sixth Perth bar from the Varsity team (there’s already outposts in Nedlands, Joondalup, Northbridge, Waterford and Morley), but this time it’s not (quite) a sports bar. Varsity’s marketing manager Caleb Stent ran his own brand agency before stepping into his current role, working with local businesses including Johnny’s Burgers, Hummus Club and Little Matcha Girl. “Our goal f

Busselton Food Truck Burger Bones is Popping Up in Perth For One Day Only

Busselton food truck Burger Bones is regularly namechecked by Broadsheet as home to some of - if not the best - burgers in Western Australia. If you’ve been keen to try them but not yet made the drive down south, you’re in luck: owner Cooper Deville is bringing Burger Bones to QT Perth for a one-day pop-up on Sunday September 8. “We haven’t done this before but we’re up for a bit of an experience for our first one,” says Deville. “We just want to come out, give it our best shot and see if we ca

It’s About to Get Hot, Hot, Hot in Fremantle: A Winter Chilli Festival Is Coming

A winter chilli festival is coming to Fremantle. Presented by The Sunshine Harvester Works and local not-for-profit group WA Chilli Seed Exchange, Harvest the Heat will bring together chefs and chilli sauce and product makers. Fresh chillies from Carnarvon will also be for sale. One of the makers attending will be Leigh Nash of Dingo Sauce Co, a project that began while Nash was head chef at Cottesloe institution Vans.

Now Open: The Mo Espresso Team’s First Cafe-Slash-Restaurant in the CBD

Earlier this month, Broadsheet published a wrap of the best cafe openings in Perth so far this year. Were it not for the tyranny of timing, Arlo by Mo would’ve been a shoe-in for that list. Located on St Georges Terrace in prime CBD real estate and opened in February, Arlo combines a striking fit-out with a refined menu and a champion barista behind the coffee machine. One of five Perth cafes in the family-owned Mo Espresso dynasty, Arlo is the first to offer restaurant service. Now that the ve

Meet The Locals Cooking at This Year’s Good Food and Wine Show

The Good Food and Wine Show returns to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this August, featuring high-profile names such as Miguel Maestre, Matt Moran and Colin Fassnidge. Pleasingly, local chefs also feature on the line-up, not least at the Kleenheat Kitchen, where Melissa Palinkas (Young George), Aaron Carr (Yarri) and Caroline Taylor (Taylor’s Art and Coffee House) will be doing free cooking demonstrations.

New Italian Restaurant Automatic Opens in South Perth

I first met restaurateur Michael De Marte nearly 20 years ago. I was a regular at his venues Cafe Bocca in Shafto Lane and Rosso Espresso on St Georges Terrace (one of the city’s first espresso bars). In more recent times, De Marte launched and sold Italian restaurants Nolita and La Lola, and established cafe brand, Atomic. His latest venture is another Italian restaurant: Automatic, on the same street as the one remaining Atomic that he owns.

Perth Mess Hall, The City’s First Permanent Food Truck Park, Opens Tonight

It seems like only yesterday that Perth had just a handful of food trucks. Suddenly, everywhere you turned there were dedicated events full of them. Now the frenzy has died down, Perth is finally getting its own dedicated food truck park, the Perth Mess Hall – a repurposing of the Old Swan Barracks on Francis Street. Chef and food truck operator Todd Kempton has been working on the Perth Mess Hall concept for six months, with support from the City of Perth and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Auth

Meat Candy’s Legendary Burgers Return to King Somm For One Night Only

While Meat Candy was best known for serving what was arguably Perth’s best fried chicken, its burgers also had a fearsome reputation. There were certainly more than a few tears shed when they disappeared from the menu. But in an appropriately timed resurrection, Meat Candy supremo Ben Atkinson, now firmly entrenched in Bayswater bar King Somm and its in-house pizzeria Jane Dough, is bringing the burgers back this Thursday night. “It’s something we’re trying out for the long weekend,” he says.

Now Open: A Neighbourhood Cafe Favourite Lands North of the River

In a short space of time chef Scott Bridger (ex-Rockpool Bar & Grill) and former Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan have built a handy stable of Perth hospitality venues including beachside restaurant Bib & Tucker, Japanese whisky bar Goody Two’s and May Street Larder, a cafe offering Bridger an outlet for his interests in pickling, preserving and fermenting. Three years after opening the original May Street Larder in East Fremantle the duo has opened a second cafe in Sullivan’s home suburb of Mount
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