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Seafood and eat it at the Fyshwick Markets

Next time you buy a kilo of prawns at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets, spare a thought for the fishmongers who have stayed up all night to get you the freshest specimens possible. Sea Harvest Australia owner John Kalogris has been sacrificing sleep for almost 40 years – all in the name of fresh seafood. […]

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Start collecting Collector Shiraz

A small Canberra District winery has taken out a major trophy at the 2016 National Wine Show of Australia. Collector Wines has beaten strong competition to win the coveted Red Wine of Provenance trophy with its Marked Tree Red Shiraz.   This award is designed to recognise vineyards and wines of ‘provenance’, reflecting consistency of style […]

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The Side Project: Delicious dining sans frontiers

Modern dining is constantly being disrupted, from the advent of street food and share plates to Canberra’s newest foodie experience – a restaurant without a restaurant.  David Young’s career started in some of Sydney’s most prolific establishments, but it’s his newest creation (or should we say, project?) that’s really breaking down barriers. The Side Project […]

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Canberra Food A to Z

Sick of the same old when it comes to eating out? Have we got an idea for you! Grab your friends and work your way through the alphabet — a different eatery for each letter. Here are just a few ideas of how to get from A to Z. Leave a comment and let us […]

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Ricardo's many treats. Image: Tess Godkin.

Canberra’s craziest desserts

Sweet tooth? We’ve rounded up some of Canberra’s craziest desserts. Canberra’s creative chefs are going all Heston Blumenthal on the dessert scene, bringing food and science together to create sweet delights that will take your taste buds on an unchartered gastronomic journey through Australia’s capital like no other. Bombolini doughnuts from the markets An early […]

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tinker tailor

Casey’s tinker tailor doesn’t look like any other café or bakery in Canberra. Canberra is full of people who are passionate about what they do, and who love sharing their creations with others. When so much care is invested, it really shows in the results. So what happens when two (or more) of these people collaborate? […]

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A (long) weekend for Canberra foodies

It’s a big (long) weekend in Canberra for foodies, with a delicious array of festivals, events and expos from Thursday onwards. Here’s where to tickle the tastebuds across town.  THURSDAY SMOKED, CURED & GRILLED Pialligo Estate has one of the best smokehouses in the country and wants to show you why. There will be smoke masters […]

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Seven must-eats at the World Curry Festival

Love curry? Here are my picks of ‘must visit’ stalls at The World Curry Festival in the City this weekend! As someone who grew up in India, I’m a firm believer that curry is seriously underrated. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve enjoyed Mexican cuisine, Southern American soul food, burgers, pork buns, dumplings and donuts, they’ve […]

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Homegrown + homemade

Meet the local entrepreneurs bringing homegrown, homemade food to Canberra ‘Good food to me is gold,’ says Georgina Prasad, the Canberra woman behind Homegrown Me. Unscrupulous producers pinch words like ‘locally made’ and ‘local food’ to greenwash their products. This way, they can capitalise on the increasing demand for food produced within a community. Local […]

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10 foods (and drinks) to Forage

Track down these 10 sweet and savoury treats at The Forage – on today between 2pm and 7pm! The Forage is a showcase unlike any other in Canberra. In fact, it’s been called ‘the beating heart of the Canberra food scene’. Run seasonally (four times a year), this street-style food and entertainment event gives our […]

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