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Easy Cherry Tomato and Thyme Tart

22/02/2019 | By

I can get carried away by the sight of all the gorgeous produce at farmer’s markets – but my Cherry Tomato and Thyme Tart is an absolute winner!

 

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Waking, feeling refreshed and with an empty fridge, on Saturday morning I decided to get myself to one of our regional South Australian farmer’s markets, the Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market.

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Why I Worry About Celebrity Chefs

15/02/2019 | By

Celebrity chefs – have you ever wondered what that’s really all about? I share my thoughts on a cultural phenomenon whose impact is significant.

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The other day my daughter asked me why I didn’t go to see Nigella Lawson when she was on her recent grand colonial tour, or why I hadn’t been interested enough to go to Melbourne to see Yotam Ottolenghi on his.

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Chilling at Crush – Adelaide Hills Summer Wine Fest

01/02/2019 | By

Brilliant! The weather gods smiled on us and, after last year’s hot weather disappointment, the 2019 Adelaide Hills Crush summer wine festival was one of the very best yet.

CRUSH, 2019

If you are one of my international readers, or have been living under a rock, you might not know that here in South Australia we’ve been struggling with one of the most intense summers I can remember.

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A New Annabel Crabb Cookbook and A History of Seven Major Foods – Cookbook Catchups

01/11/2018 | By

Murdoch Books continues to deliver quality books on food. This month they’re releasing a new Annabel Crabb cookbook, plus a fascinating food history.

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As I’ve said before, Murdoch Books are right up there when it comes to quality cookbooks, and two new releases today continue the trend. 

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Cape Byron Distillery – A Story of Gin and Regeneration

12/10/2018 | By

With a somewhat disreputable past, gin has not always been associated with good, but the tale behind Cape Byron Distillery is a total good-news story!

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I wonder if any other alcoholic drink has had such a chequered career as gin? Over the centuries it’s fortunes have been up and down – but gin is definitely on an up these days!

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Interested in Discount Cheesefest Tickets? Here’s How to Get Them!

05/10/2018 | By

South Australia’s RAA is partnering with Australia’s pre-eminent cheese festival, Cheesefest+Ferment, offering discount Cheesefest tickets to members! 

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Adelaide’s foodies rejoice! Cheesefest+Ferment festival is just around the corner, with all it’s cheesy, gut-friendly goodness. 

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