A Food & Travel Blog

FERMENT the FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 20 – 22, 2017

21/08/2017 | By

FERMENT the FESTIVAL is an evolution of Adelaide’s acclaimed Cheesefest and a celebration of a process critical to many of our favourite foods.

FERMENT the FESTIVAL wine

Image by Duy Dash

The fermenting of food has been going on for millennia – with some of the earliest records of fermentation going back to 6,000BC – but most people simply don’t realise the amount of fermented foods they pop into their mouths on a daily basis.

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Fennel Braised in Orange Juice – a Deliciously Simple Winter Favourite

18/08/2017 | By

This fennel braised in orange juice may not look like a show-stopping dish, but the flavours are deliciously intense. A fabulous use of seasonal favourites.

deliciously intense fennel braised in orange juice

It seems like ages since I shared a recipe with you, my lovely readers, but I made this modest-looking fennel braised in orange juice on the weekend and fell in love with it. 

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The Water Rats Hotel, Kings Cross, London

14/08/2017 | By

With a rich musical history, and fabulous breakfasts, the Water Rats pub in London reminds me to not to make the mistake of judging a book by it’s cover.

The Water Rats

Sometimes things really aren’t quite what they seem – high hopes are often dashed but, less frequently, modest expectations are delightfully exceeded, resulting in surprising experiences.

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Robe Dairy – Another Inspiring South Australian Food Producer

11/08/2017 | By

Giving the big boys in dairying a run for their money  – meet David and Julie Hinchliffe, producers of award-winning cheese at the boutique Robe Dairy.

Julie & David Hinchcliffe, Robe Dairy

David and Julie Hinchliffe

Readers who follow my Instagram account will probably have noticed that I’ve been getting around a bit over the last few months. 

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The Coonalpyn Silos – A Mural by Guido van Helten

10/07/2017 | By

In a bold move that is reviving a local community, art takes centre stage on the striking Coonalpyn silos.

coonalpyn silos

For drivers heading south-east of Adelaide, along the long, flat road to Melbourne, historically there’s not been a great deal to look at. 

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Singing Magpie Produce – Giving a Fig About Local Food

07/07/2017 | By

Meet Sue Heward of Singing Magpie Produce – another passionate local food producer who really does give a fig about sharing the seasonal bounty.

singing magpie produce, sue heward

I know I’ve been a bit remote over the last few weeks, and that’s because I’ve been a bit, well, remote. 

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