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 soon to be the United States.

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.

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

Amanda Davenport

Contributing Photographer
Favourite snack?

Celery with peanut butter

Ultimate food travel destination?

Sri Lanka

Stinky cheese?

Yay

Favourite Sydney venue?

Foundry Fiftythree

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

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

Hilary Van Leeuwen

Contributing Writer
Your favourite tipple?

Gin & Tonic

Your favourite snack?

Vegemite on toast

Your ultimate food travel destination?

Italy

What is your favourite venue?

Babu Ji

Ilona Samcewicz-Parham

Designer
Favourite meal of the day?

Brunch

Do you have any weird food habits?

Many. Nori seaweed sheets with frozen mango.

Your favourite snack?

Pickles

What is your favourite venue?

Chin Chin

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

Jess Melky-Macnamara

Asia Relationships Manager
Favourite Snack?

Cocktails

Favourite meal of the day?

Breakfast

Your ultimate food travel destination?

Bali

Favourite Bali Venue?

Expat. Roasters

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

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

Katie 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

Contributing 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

Leslie Yeh

Hong Kong Relationships Manager
Your ultimate food travel destination?

Osaka, Japan

Do you have any weird food habits?

Eating cookies & ice cream at 2am

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Crickets

Favourite Venue?

Abacus

Lucy Miller

Contributing Writer
What is your favourite thing to cook?

Homemade pizzas from scratch

Your ultimate food travel destination?

Japan

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Caramel

What is your favourite venue?

Lotus Barangaroo

Megan Anderson

Project Manager and Writer
Your ultimate food travel destination?

Japan or South Africa

What ice-cream flavour would you be?

Run and raisin

What is your favourite comfort food?

Burmese curry

What is your favourite venue?

Wild Timor

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

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