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Healthy fast food franchise, Soul Origin, will open its 50th store on Thursday at Melbourne's Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Fast food is set to get a whole lot faster with the unveiling of Hungry Jacks' new drive through technology. For a limited time, Tumbi Umbi-based customers will be be able to use the Brekk-E-Tag when ordering at the drive through.

Banksii officially opens its doors this week in Barangaroo. The second venue for restaurateur duo behind Surry Hills' Bar H, the bistro-cum-vermouth bar promises a Mediterranean-inspired offering, share-style menu and harbour views.

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Ellyse Humphries was working as an occupational therapist before she decided to become an apprentice chef. Soon after the change, she entered the 2016 Fonterra Proud to be a Chef competition and placed 2nd place in the sweets section.

Johnny Di Francesco is the award-winning pizza maker behind Melbourne's 400 Gradi. Having been crowned Pizza World Champion, and the only Australian to train at the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, pizza is in his blood.

A forager and wild food researcher for 40 years, Peter Hardwick is the largely ignored pioneer behind increasingly popular wild and native foods such as lemon myrtle, riberries, warrigal greens and aniseed myrtle.

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Balla at The Star Sydney serves classic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Executive chef Gabriele Taddeucci shares his recipe for risotto with black truffles.

The Paddington Inn's head chef Justin Schott shares his recipe rhubarb mignonet. The natural sweet and sour flavour of the rhubarb is the perfect complement for fresh oysters.

The Croft House Town Kitchen & Bar opened in Brisbane last month. A 'bar-centric bistro-style restaurant', the venue celebrates quality, regional ingredients and produce. Here, executive chef Richard Mellor shares his recipe for farmhouse terrine.