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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 2016 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

16/12/2016 | By

The Symposium of Australian Gastronomy was first held in Adelaide in 1984. This year I attended as it came of age in Melbourne.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy - madeleines & lamingtons for morning tea

What do Australian food thinkers have for morning tea? Madeleines & lamingtons, of course! (See Proust.)

On the first weekend in December this year I beetled over to Melbourne to attend a feast for both my brain and belly –  the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

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Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016

05/10/2016 | By

Lambs’ Ears braves the teeming hordes at Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 to share a remarkable food experience. 

various types of beans at terra madre

ALL the beans!

In an effort to ensure that you, dear reader, are not feeling totally neglected while I am on holidays in sunny Italy I want to share a brief taste of the wonderful experience that is Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. 

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Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap

11/07/2016 | By

Lose a morning at the sprawling Psar Leu market in Siem Reap – an exciting spot for a truly authentic look at local daily life.

psar leu market flower seller

These blue flowers are used in cooking and tea.

A visit to local markets when travelling is one of the best ways to gain insight to everyday life, and nothing is more lively and vibrant than Asian markets. While in Siem Reap I spent a morning at Psar Leu market, the city’s largest.

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My Top 3 Picks in Siem Reap – A Hotel, Restaurant & Food Tour

20/06/2016 | By

Every traveller needs a bed and wants to eat well – I give my top 3 picks for a hotel, restaurant and food tour in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap Viroth's Hotel

Siem Reap’s proximity to the magnificent Angkor temples of the old Khmer kingdom make it one of Cambodia’s most popular tourist spots.

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Southern Flinders Ranges – A Surprising Food Bowl

17/06/2016 | By

The catchphrase on the Southern Flinders Ranges official website is “Naturally Unexpected” – and this fertile food bowl was certainly a surprise to me.

Southern Flinders Ranges view

I’ve got to the jaded, cynical point in my life where I’d like to think that not much can surprise me – this is despite the fact that I’m constantly being surprised. Obtuse of me, I know.

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