johnsons kitchen started originally as a food blog. Really, it still is.

However I wanted an open license to write about anything. How frustrating it is to shop in a two supermarket country, my love of Scandinavian cruising, the joys of being a new dad.

There are tips of where to shop, some of my favourite recipes and my thoughts on restaurants and cafes I have visited.

I’m most passionate about is where food comes from. By knowing this, we can ensure we’re getting the freshest, cleanest and highest quality food we can. Or know that we might be just paying for crap.

I live in South East Melbourne, and buy my produce from my local suppliers. My green grocer, my butcher. They know me, they go the extra mile to help me out. Getting extra curry leaves in when my tree isn’t producing, skinning my marylands cause I’m just… well. Too lazy.


  1. greg@urbanspoon

    Hi Scott,

    I have some good news. I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself without having to wait for us to do it! Here’s how it works:

    – Make sure you’re signed into Urbanspoon.
    – Go to your Urbanspoon blog page (not your user profile): https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/71/9241/Melbourne/Johnsons-Kitchen.html
    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
    – The URL should be the permalink to the blog post (not the blog home page, a category page, a post preview, or a service like feedproxy).
    – The snippet should be 3-4 sentences (quoted from your blog post) that gives an idea of what’s in the post.
    – The snippet should NOT include bylines, dates, address info, captions, tags, HTML code, etc.

    If reviewing a restaurant that is part of a chain, only add a spoonback for one of the locations. The only exception to this is if you are specifically and in detail reviewing more than one of the locations.

    Note: there may be a delay of 1-2 hours after you post on your blog until our system detects the post.

    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let me know if you have any questions.

    Best regards,


  2. Sam

    For some reason it won’t let me respond to your comment on my page! I’m so jealous, I lived in Thailand for over a year and miss it terribly. But on the other hand am incredibly excited for Vietnam and I’ll be sure to stop by Hoi-An! Thank you!

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