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First export of Canberra’s wine and produce to Singapore

When the 11.30pm Singapore Airlines flight leaves tonight, on board for the first time will be a selection of Canberra’s finest olive oil, smokehouse produce and wine. Australian Capital Region Produce is exporting the first air cargo of perishables direct to Singapore on Singapore Airlines SQ 292 flight on Wednesday 9 August. Singapore businesses can […]

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Braddon’s latest foodie catch

Something fishy is going on in Lonsdale Street, Braddon. And we have trawled our contacts and cast out our nets in order to hook you a scoop. OK, enough with the fishing analogies. Yes, it’s a fish and chip shop. That much was obvious from the hoardings outside. But this new venture – the brainchild […]

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First look: Lolo and Lola Filipino Eatery

The wait is almost over. That’s right—Lolo and Lola is almost ready to open in its new digs in Watson! For those of you unfamiliar with Lolo and Lola, it began as a Filipino bakery stall at Westside Village in July 2015 before expanding to savoury food and a shipping container (still in Westside) in January […]

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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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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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Kokomo’s serving up tropical treats

Kokomo’s is ambitious. From its size (it can hold up to 450) to its theme of bringing the tropics to Canberra – this place can’t be categorised as a restaurant, bar or club. It’s a mix of all three. And the recent announcement that the Harrington brothers have managed to secure eighties icon and The […]

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Pulp Kitchen’s second coming

Welcome back Pulp Kitchen! You’ve been missed. And now that we can have a good look at you, we see you have had some subtle work done. You look fresher and more beautiful than before. But you are still a familiar face. And that is reassuring when you are a favourite haunt—and maybe a lesson […]

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Where too much food is never enough

Hunger pangs are usually part of shopping experience at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. After all, you’re surrounded by food, picking up food, smelling food and thinking about how you will cook the food once you get it home. So, it’s not a sign of weakness to temporarily suspend the market process to sit down […]

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A Canberra walk soaked in French flavour

What could be more enjoyable than ambling around Lake Burley Griffin in the autumn sunshine? How about ambling around the lake in the autumn sunshine and stopping to eat four courses of gourmet French food matched with local wines along the way? “Oui oui!” We hear you cry. The Gourmet Walk in Canberra will be […]

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