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A highly luxurious High Tea

Summer holidays seem like they were years ago and you’re in desperate need of a break. Your girlfriends are all in the same boat so you decide to host a pamper day where you can all unwind. But a hefty bill for that ‘fun’ champagne you shouted everyone (and an hour spent arranging delicate canapés) […]

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Taking it to the next level: The Winter Forage

This winter The Forage is even more delicious with more vendors than ever before and its very own, Forage beer. Next Saturday 1 July, The Forage will roll into the Little National Hotel’s car park in Barton for an entire afternoon of delicious festivities. If you’ve been living under a very deprived rock, The Forage is […]

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Black Magic: A market for truffle lovers

So you know about the “black gold” that are the Canberra region truffles. And you’re aware that the Canberra Region Truffle Festival kicked off last weekend with the ceremonial (and downright adorable) Blessing of the Dogs. But you’re a bit overwhelmed as to where to go from here. There are tastings, there are hunts, degustations, […]

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Canberra venues take out spots in AFR Top 100

The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurants revealed the 2017 Top 100 last night at a Gala Awards ceremony held at The Star, Sydney. Dan Hunter’s acclaimed Brae took the coveted number one position, followed by Attica, Ester, Sixpenny, Sepia, Franklin, Tipo 00, Embla, Automata and Hubert, in that order. From the ACT, Aubergine was […]

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First Look: Trecento

300 years ago, history was made. The Neapolitan-style pizza we know today was born and changed Italian cuisine forever. Those of us who have been lucky enough to try this authentic recipe can agree that the pizza in Canberra just can’t compare — until now. Trecento is set to open its doors tomorrow bringing completely […]

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Seven healthy party foods for kids

Kids parties are usually synonymous with junk-food. Fairy bread, party pies, chocolate, chips with nary a vegetable in sight. Now, hold up a minute before you start calling us party poopers. It’s well-accepted that food high in sugar or fat shouldn’t be used to ‘treat’ kids, and by encouraging them to eat fresh, nutritious food—even […]

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Recipe: Truffle pasta with truffle eggs and extra cheese!

Fancy an easy pasta dish that takes full advantage of Canberra’s fresh truffles now being in season? Try this Truffle Egg Carbonara recipe from the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. Three stores at the Fyshwick Markets stock the fresh local truffles including Wiffens, Mart Deli and Deli Planet. They are all supplied by The Truffle Farm […]

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Apple and Berry Coconut Crumble

A lovely Autumn crumble that combines the sweetness of apples, tartness of berries and the crunch of a coconut crumble! Ingredients Makes two For the filling:  2 granny smith apples, cored, peeled & thinly sliced 250g frozen or fresh berries Splash lemon juice 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon […]

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Time to stop and smell the truffles

Have you seen them yet? Small, dark unassuming little balls of just about the most mysterious culinary magic there is. Yes, truffles. Last week the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets stocked its first batch for the season. It sold out within hours. This week they are back – supplied fresh from the soil by The Truffle […]

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Built on Biltong

Petrol station food. It’s the worst. We’ve all been there, on a long drive with nothing but petrol stations and 7/11’s between you and your destination. Then, you need a snack. You want a healthy snack, because roadtrippin’ is no excuse for poor dietary choices. But having assessed the shelves, the best option appears to […]

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