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While Tasmania’s rugged beauty is one of the island state’s attractions for tourists, there’s no denying the pull of its cuisine. Tasmania, with its clean air, rich soil and abundant rainfall grows some of the best food in the world: fresh seafood, gourmet meat and fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Tasmania is home to...
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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...
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Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013 by Selena Quested, the passion for fine food has been continued and expanded by new owner Donna Harrison, who also owns Burleigh Bar and Bites, also in James Street. The shop may be small, yet...
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“🌻 Sunflowers : Some little ones..” The daily ‘state of the flowers’ update on Farm & Co’s Instagram page is testament to their incredible popularity. As young girls pile out of cars on the weekend to pose for selfies amidst the flowers, the farm abounds in prettiness. It’s easy to see Farm & Co like...
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“Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.” ― George R. R. Martin There are few foods as rich and satisfying as good cheese. Fortunately, the experience does not discriminate between diners. As M. F. K. Fisher noted, “Cheese has always been a food that both sophisticated...
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One of the most evident themes in hospitality today is the growing interest in the provenance of our food – where it comes from and how far it has travelled to reach us. We may not live ‘on the land’ but, as Australians, we still feel connected to it. Given the sense of solidarity with...
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Settled by Europeans in the 1840s, Currumbin Valley, with its rich, fertile soil has long been associated with food production. Its original use for logging and grazing was soon joined by the establishment of banana plantations, sugar crops and dairy farms. When the Nerang to Tweed railway line was opened in 1903 with a station...
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“Organics is one of Australia’s top 5 growth industries, becoming mainstream,” says the Australian Organic Market Report. “Supermarkets are fast embracing organics, with growth propelled by the average Australian,” the report adds. There are lots of reasons to increase the amount of organic food we consume, including eating more nutrients and taking far less chemicals...
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The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Gold Coast markets offer residents the chance to purchase food directly from farmers and producers, to experience our growing arts culture, and to spend social time with family and friends. “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from...
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Eat Local – Food, Farming and Conversation in the Scenic Rim By Brenda Fawdon & Christine Sharp We’re mad about real food. The sort that is grown by local farmers or in home and community gardens, the produce arriving in our kitchen after travelling minimum food miles. There’s something grounded about scrubbing soil off vegies...