A Food & Travel Blog

Matera, Southern Italy – A Living Ancient City Symbolised by a Distinctive Bread

24/06/2019 | By

A 2019 UNESCO European Capital of Culture, the ancient stone streets of Matera are utterly unique – and are symbolised by a unique loaf of bread.

sassi, matera

Carved into the limestone of a steep gorge over the River Gravina in Basilicata, Southern Italy, Matera is considered to be the oldest inhabited city in the world, with estimates suggesting it has been inhabited continuously for over three millennia, and periodically for up to 700 millennia before that.

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Culinary Backstreets Istanbul Food Tour- A Must-Do for Food Lovers!

12/05/2019 | By

I’ve said it before, no-one eats as well as the Turks – I get lucky and check out the dining habits of the locals again with another Culinary Backstreets Istanbul food tour.

Istanbul, Culinary Backstreets Istanbul

Oh dear, I’m feeling quite guilty because it’s been so long since I put up a post – but I do have a fairly good excuse. 

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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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Discovering Kangaroo Island Food with Sealink’s Kangaroo Island Food, Wine and Natural Wonders Tour

30/11/2018 | By

Experiencing Kangaroo Island food is easily within reach of everyone with Sealink’s fantastic Kangaroo Island Food, Wine and Natural Wonders tour.

kangaroo island food, lighthouse

Ask any local and they’ll tell you that Kangaroo Island food, and in fact the whole place, is something very special.

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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!

brookie's gin at Cape Byron Distillery,

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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Make my Citrus Granola and Add Some Riverland Sunshine to Your Day

20/06/2018 | By

My deliciously fragrant citrus granola recipe is simple (naturally), economical and supports local growers – oh, and it’s probably a bit healthy too!

recipe for citrus granola

We’re empty-nesters now, for the time being, at least. It may be for good – who knows? 

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