For eight years, we’ve printed our passions on paper, creating books we’re really proud of. You might have seen, read, gifted or rested your coffee on Flavours of Melbourne or Flavours of South Australia, or spotted the award-winning covers of the Wellness Book and the Specialty Coffee Book on the counter at your favourite cafe.

We were paper-only people, but we all knew the internet’s siren song couldn’t be resisted forever. After some crazy all-nighters in 2015 we realised that we’d made a website – the perfect accompaniment to our printed products.

And that is how Smudge Eats was born. This is our digital space, devoted to the food, wine and coffee of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

And while the web is bursting with authorities on where to eat and drink in each of these cities, we aim to delve that little bit deeper, and serve up the real stories behind your favourite foodie destinations. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy making them.

We’re always looking for food-loving, media gurus to join our team. Take a look at our current vacancies.

Smudge

Founder
What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Bacon

Ultimate food travel destination?

Paris (so I can sit at the table)

Favourite tipple?

Milk

Your favourite Melbourne venue?

Piccolo Espresso

Alice Mowbray

London Project Manager
Do you have any weird food habits?

Peeling the skin off grapes

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Mint choc chip

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Snake

What is your favourite Melbourne venue?

Chin Chin

Amanda Davenport

Photographer
Favourite snack?

Celery with peanut butter

Ultimate food travel destination?

Sri Lanka

Stinky cheese?

Yay

Favourite Sydney venue?

Foundry Fiftythree

Ashleigh Whitehill 

Account Manager & Writer
Your favourite tipple? 

Pink ginger cosmopolitan

Your ultimate food travel destination? 

Tokyo

Your favourite snack? 

Blue cheese

What is your favourite Melbourne venue?

A25 Pizzeria

Bianca Cuffia

Relationships Manager
Favourite thing to cook?

A Thanksgiving feast.

Ultimate food travel destination?

New York City!

Favourite tipple?

Pineapple martini with chilli oil.

Elle Bentley

Junior Designer
Favourite comfort food?

Sushi

Any weird food habits?

I eat the skin on kiwi fruit.

Favourite tipple?

Champange

Ellen Morgan

Relationships Manager & Photographer
Favourite comfort food?

Crusty sourdough and butter.

Favourite thing to cook?

Pasta, bread or pastries - I love a good carb.

Things we are likely to find in your fridge?

Avocado, bread, peanut butter, cheese.

Favourite venue?

Three Blue Ducks

Daniele Wilton

Founder & Managing Director
Ultimate food travel destination?

Greece, Bali or Hong Kong

Favourite thing to cook?

Slow-cooked lamb

Favourite meal of the day?

Brunch

Favourite Melbourne venue?

Donovans

Emily Jacobs

Account Manager & Writer
Favourite comfort food?

Cheese on toast

Any weird food habits?

I hate bananas

Favourite tipple?

Espresso Martini

Favourite Sydney Venue?

Ms. G's

Jess Bax

Office Coordinator
Favourite meal of the day?

Second dinner

What is your favourite thing to cook?

You say cook... I say order!

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Tutti Frutti (Big Little Richard fan!)

What is your favourite Melbourne venue?

Embla

Joanna Allan

Corporate Sales
Any weird food habits?

I love dipping cut apples into toast crumbs

Favourite tipple?

Sangria

Ultimate food travel destination?

Hong Kong

Favourite Melbourne venue?

Izakaya Den

Jonette George

Founder & Publisher
What would we most likely find in your fridge?

Wine, champagne and many varieties of cheese

Ultimate food travel destination?

Cambodia or Thailand

Favourite thing to cook?

Slow-roast venison cheeks

Favourite Sydney venue?

Ms. G's

Kaitlyn Wilton

Founder & Photographer
Favourite snack?

Soy crisps

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Hazelnut

Ultimate food travel destination?

Thailand – I love curries

Favourite Melbourne venue?

Fonda, Richmond

Kevin Li

Photographer
Favourite thing to cook?

Anything others want to eat.

Favourite comfort food?

Spag Bol.

Things we would likely find in your fridge?

Lots of coconut water.

Favourite venue?

Shoya

Mehdy Chioub

Relationships Manager
Favourite snack?

Bread, cheese and olives

Ultimate food destination?

North Africa

Favourite tipple?

Rum, rum, rum!

Favourite Sydney venue?

Gelato Messina Darlinghurst

Marnie Bodin 

Account Manager & Web Guru
What food matches your personality? 

Coffee, runs through my veins 

What would we most likely find in your fridge? 

Brie. Lots of brie. 

Your ultimate food travel destination? 

Shoreditch in London

What is your favourite Melbourne venue?

The Smith

Penny Cordner

Managing Editor Print & Digital
Favourite comfort food?

Sea salt & balsamic vinegar chips

Ultimate food travel destination?

Greece

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Hokey Pokey - it's a little bit crazy and full of surprises!

Your favourite Melbourne venue?

‘Elyros

Susan Hardjono

Senior Designer
Ultimate food travel destination?

Japan

Favourite comfort food?

Anything in a big bowl I can get comfy with

Any weird food habits?

Instagramming meals I've cooked. I blame my job!

Favourite Melbourne venue?

Kaprica

Tula Wynyard

Account Manager & Writer
What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Dulche de leche, cinnamon & smoked almonds.

Any weird food habits?

Curry for breakfast! A habit picked up overseas.

Favourite Tipple?

Gin and tonic with burnt rosemary.

What is your favourite Sydney venue?

Nomad

Alana Dimou

Contributing Photographer
What is your favourite thing to cook?

Extravagant(ish) birthday cakes that take hours to decorate, it's my meditation.

Your ultimate food travel destination?

Japan.

What would we most likely find in your fridge?

All of the cheese

What is your favourite venue?

Edition Coffee Roasters

Alice Stephens

Contributing Videographer
Favourite tipple?

Amaretto sour.

Favourite comfort food?

Pasta pasta pasta!

Favourite snack?

Cheese on toast.

Fave venue?

Chez Dré

Camilla Sampson 

Contributing Sydney Writer
Your ultimate food travel destination? 

South America. And probably back to Spain! I love variety so tapas are my thing.

What would we most likely find in your fridge? 

Avocados, Asian ingredients, mushrooms, avocados...

What food matches your personality?

Fresh summer salads to eat in the sunshine!

What is your favourite Sydney venue? 

Market Lane Cafe

Cherise Vecchio 

Contributing Brisbane Writer
Your ultimate food travel destination?

Italy - Sicily!!

What would we most likely find in your fridge? 

Peanut butter - I am addicted!

Do you have any weird food habits? 

Peanut butter and corn chips on a sandwich

What is your favourite Brisbane venue?

Longtime

Frances Parker 

Contributing Photographer
What is your favourite thing to cook? 

Currently wonton soup, or if I'm really time poor, it just becomes fried dumplings with some asian greens!

What would we most likely find in your fridge? 

Gherkins

Do you have any weird food habits? 

Jam on cheese anyone? Or things in separate bowls!

What is your favourite venue? 

Rupert on Rupert

Shae Macnamara

Contributing Coffee Conisseur
Your favourite tipple?

Dark & Stormy

Your ultimate food travel destination?

Portugal

Would you describe yourself as sweet or spicy? Why?

Sweet, my wife is spicy

What is your favourite venue?

Chefs Gallery

Simon Shiff 

Contributing Photographer
Do you have any weird food habits? 

Too many shakes of the hot sauce bottle

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? 

Scorpion

What is your favourite comfort food? 

Meatball sandwiches

Joel & Jordan

Contributing craft beer writers
Your ultimate food travel destination?

USA for the craft beer

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Salted caramel

What would we most likely find in your fridge?

Beer and lots of it