Melbourne was not disappointing in the food stakes. I managed to savour a Lebanese cheese pie from Sydney Road, the best spanakopita in Melbourne from Melissa's in Collingwood, bagels from Fitzroy and breakdfast at Stephanie Alexander's Richmond Hill Larder.
I transported the best chorizo money can buy in Australia, in my esky, back to Alice Springs and I even located gold leaf and citron from the Essential Ingredient in Prahan.
I had 3 days in Melbourne, and despite staying in the best accommodation, with the best kitchen, during our entire holiday, we never cooked once.
I was focused on food and not on images, apart from this delightful tearoom in the Block Arcade which was so inspiring.