Time Out: Farmhouse Direct

It’s all the gourmet deliciousness you’d find at a farmers market, delivered to your door

It’s no secret that the Farmers Marker is the ultimate gourmet food hub. It’s where you find the best of the best produce and all those specialty ingredients that the superstores never seems to stock. But the thought of getting out of bed at 7am on a Sunday morning is just too unappealing, so you never manage to get the goods.

Now, much to the delight of all food-lovers, Australia Posts new initiative means you don’t even have to get out of bed to get your hands on the best gourmet foods. Farmhouse Direct is an online superstore of food producers and farmers that will deliver the finest quality ingredients direct to consumers, meaning no more early morning trips to the market are necessary.

It’s got all the benefits of the local farmers’ market though, with all the online stock sourced from local ingredients and suppliers. What’s even better is that being online, it’s open 24/7 so you can stockpile your favourite goods instead of craving it until the next market day.

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Time Out: How to host a MasterChef viewing soiree

A guide for all food lovers to have the ultimate MasterChef viewing party

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With season four of MasterChef in full swing, it’s time to ditch the microwave meals and two-minute noodles and get inspired to cook up a gourmet food storm.

Firstly, you’ll need to stock up on a variety of pretentious ingredients. The South Melbourne Market, where the current contestants will be going later in the season is the perfect gourmet food hub, whether you’re after porcini powder, poussin or even Thai basil.

Don’t forget to head over to the Wild Mushroom Specialist at the Prahran Market to pick up some truffles because they’ll definitely look fancy on top of whatever you’re serving.

But if you decide you can’t be bothered attempting to create a ridiculously extravagant menu in a hopelessly small time frame, just head on over to Josie Bones in Collingwood and see what ex-MasterChef contestants Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins are plating up.

The Rules:

While you’re eating: you must close your eyes after each mouthful to really savor the flavours and make sure you look contemplative while chewing.

While you’re watching: take a shot every time a judge says ‘cooked to perfection.’

Dress code: scarves or cravats must be worn at all times.

MasterChef airs at 7:00pm, weeknights on channel 10.

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