News

Jan 9, 2012

The Power Index: why the food mafia rule Melbourne

Food culture is embedded in how power operates in Melbourne. You only have to observe the scenes any early evening at the eastern end of Flinders Lane, one of the city's foodie sacred s

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Food culture is embedded in how power operates in Melbourne. You only have to observe the scenes any early evening at the eastern end of Flinders Lane, one of the city’s foodie sacred sites, to understand the importance of high-end food to powerful and wannabe powerful Melburnians.

It’s there the city’s cabal of knife-wielding men — yes, they’re all men — runs some of the city’s top nosheries, sets its food culture, and dictates a $4 billion industry.

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...