Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Melbourne Bites # 3 & 4: Read and Bite

If you ever feel philosophical about feeding the mind first before the stomach, drop by to Books for Cooks in Fitzroy – a bookstore that is a dream for me – a shop wholly dedicated to all types of cook books… from popular titles to some rare and quirky ones (think Taiwanese Chinese cookbooks from the 1980s). Floor to ceiling shelves of gastronomic literature – this is a true haven for cook book lovers.

And once your brain is bloated from all that reading – feed your stomach and head a few shops down to Enoteca, a wine bar that also serves up great snacks to accompany your drinks. We opted for Jamon Iberico, the Rolls Royce of Spanish hams, served with grissini. Delightfully rich – this may not be for everyone with its high fat content, but with a glass of wine or two – it might just be the perfect accompaniment to finish off a decadent afternoon of reading and biting.

Books for Cooks
233-235 Gertrude St
Fitzroy Melbourne

229 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy Melbourne


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