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Welcome to A Wok on the Wild Side.

Please join me in my adventures in the culinary world and all things gastronomic.

Food, travel, books, music and the arts are all close to my heart, not to mention my tastebuds!

I've enjoyed tasting and testing recipes since I was a child in primary school who insisted on helping Mum stir her cake batters and test her bread and butter puddings for afternoon tea.

Celebrate Buddha's birthday at Dandelion Restaurant

Buddha's birthday at Dandelion Restaurant

In celebration of the birthday of Buddha, Dandelion in Elwood presents an inspiring menu for the mind, body and spirit.

The vegan menu for the birthday celebrations reflects the Buddhist cuisine of Hue, in keeping with the general Buddhist precept of ahimsa, or non-violence.

The evening will include a water blessing by the monks from Wat Dhammarangsee, Melbourne’s oldest Buddhist Temple.
The menu will feature Dandelion's interpretation on dishes traditionally prepared for Buddha Day celebrations and will include:

Audi Festival of German films

Audi Festival of German films

Currently screening in cinemas all over Australia, the Audi Festival of German films is on until 31 May, 2015.

Take your pick from the spectacular collection of films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, specially chosen by the Australian-German jury and featuring thrillers, alpine westerns, comedies, "Kraut pleasers" and high drama.

Intriguing titles include Who am I-no system is safe, We are young, we are strong, About a girl, From Caligari to Hitler, Not my day and Soul Kitchen.

Viel Vergnugen!

Please enjoy!

Go to CoffeeHead on Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

Why not take Mum and the whole family to CoffeeHead for Mother's Day this year (Sunday, 10 May, 2015) for a delicious champagne breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea?

There is a children's menu as well, and uber chef Francis and the friendly staff will provide an unforgettable Mother's Day experience!

Fiesta Malaysia

Fiesta malaysia

If you want to experience the colour, sights, sounds and tastes of multicutural malaysia, visit Federation Square this Saturday.

Learn about the traditional games and festivals in malaysia, enjoy graceful dances and special performances and take your tastebuds on an adventure, sampling food from over 15 restaurants.

Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Craft Market

Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Club Market

Looking for a great gift for Mother's Day, for a friend or just want to treat yourself?
Check out the Chadstone Craft Market!

Enjoy the friendly ambience and chat to our friendly stall holders while you browse through the fantastic handcrafted items.

It is an indoor market, nicely warmed and there is ample parking, what's not to love?

 

e-baby or surrogacy on stage

e-baby

 

e-baby is an exciting new Australian play, now on at Chapel off Chapel until March 15.

Written by journalist and playwright Jane Cafarella, this play is about one of the hottest issues of today – surrogacy.

 

Catherine, the protagonist, finds herself desperate for a child and will do anything to have one.

e-baby goes behind the celebrity surrogacy stories and focusses on a world where new life can start with an online ad.

Happy Chinese New Year 2015

Happy Chinese New Year of the goat!

The Chinese New Year of the goat is from 19 February 2015 to 7 February 2016.

The goat, sheep or ram is a well-loved animal.

It is usually gentle and calm and its fleece has long been used to create warm clothing, as well as to make writing brushes.

According to the ancient Chinese annals, people born in the year of the goat are gentle, polite, filial, clever and kind.

They appreciate and admire beauty, art and like to live quietly.

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