Local Table #2 – making time for good food
Food & Wine
Editors note: The Eurobodalla’s Kate Raymond is passionate about food and the impact it can have on people and the planet. Over the coming months, Kate will share her wisdom and experience with you in her ‘Local Table’ series – no guilt or baggage, just good words to get you thinking and maybe taking action. Check out Kate's second installment....
EAT Merimbula this weekend – loosen your belt buckle!
Food & Wine
This weekend, local chefs and producers return to EAT Merimbula, the fabulous food festival of Fishpen. Back for its seventh year this Sunday (March 10), what started in 2013 as twelve stalls selling out within two hours is now a significant food event with 25 to 30 stalls dishing out up to 8,000 serves of local delights. This foodie’s ‘Big...
New Eurobodalla foodie business emerges for Autumn Equinox
Food & Wine
As the heydays of summer draw to a close, people far and wide are invited to Tilba, to celebrate the changing seasons and the arrival of a new foodie business in the Eurobodalla. The Figtree Food Company has arrived from Mudgee and invites you to their celebration of the Autumn Equinox, which marks the move from the summer cycle into...
Bemboka farming family ‘hops’ to it for harvest season
Food & Wine
The era of family farms seems long gone and yet, sitting around a table under a canopy on a farm just outside Bemboka are sisters Jade McManus, Samantha McManus and Karen Taylor, together with Karen's husband Morgan, the McManus and Taylor matriarchs, a scattering of friends and me.  We are all busy pulling hops from vines, eating popcorn, drinking beer. ...
Grant helps Tallagandra Hill winery to offer overnight stays
Food & Wine
Gundaroo winery Tallagandra Hill will soon be able to cater for overnight visitors, thanks to a NSW Government grant to help build three new cottages. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to announce the $150,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Fund. “Located in the beautiful Yass Valley, Tallagandra Hill Winery is one...
Brewing up a bubbling sourdough (and staying clean)
Food & Wine
Bryan Martin is the winery manager at Clonakilla and has been nominated as Winemaker of the Year for his own label, Ravensworth. He’s a food writer, cook and forager who believes Murrumbateman is the Tuscany of Australia. Wickerhamomyces anomalus aka Pichia amomalus, Meyerozyma guilliermondii, Eremothecium sp. and Kazachstania, both bulderi and humilis... Sound tasty! When you spend your life around...
A ‘pearl’ in Pambula – community kitchen enters its fourth year
Community
First things first - there is no 'Pearl' at Pambula's community kitchen, located in the Masonic Lodge every Wednesday. "We named it Pearl's Place because I liked the idea of a little treasure inside a rough exterior," says director Louise Maud, "we're all a little bit like that, aren't we?" Moving into its fourth year, Pearl's Place mimics a model seen...
Why is Manu Fieldel making rude food?
Health & Wellbeing
This week, My Kitchen Rules judge and world-renowned chef Manu Fieldel uploaded an Instagram post that may have caused those browsing lazily through their social media in a public vicinity to hastily hide their phones. It seems to be of a pastry dish with a cream filling, but its suggestive arrangement is what got people talking. You can see it...
Blackberries: priority weed and local food in equal measures
Environment
Blackberries are ripening now and if you've been tempted by this unfortunate English transport (it is said to have arrived on our shores in the early 1830's), you're not alone. Birds, foxes and other animals eat the fruit and spread this notoriously difficult weed through their excrement, making it a common site along country roadways. But what about us humans?...
Meet the best barista in Australia, Canberra’s own Matthew Lewin
Food & Wine
Canberra is home to the best coffee and the best baristas in Australia. If anyone disagrees with that statement, Matthew Lewin will prove them wrong. Local baristas have taken home first, second, fourth and sixth place in the 2019 Australian Barista Championships, the fourth time in the past five years a Canberran has been named the best barista in the...
The 2019 Bega Show program is smoking!
Food & Wine
Last year, Bega Show President Norm Pearce found himself at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant in New York tucking into a plate of their famous ‘fall off the bone tender baby-back ribs’ marvelling at the choice of flavours - classic barbecue, hickory bourbon, sweet tea glazed, Nashville hot or Texas dusted dry rub. Back home in the Bega Valley, Norm was invited...
13 Valentines Day feasts on the Sapphire Coast – Narooma to Eden
Food & Wine
Many think Valentine’s Day is a ‘Hallmark Cards’ holy-day due to its commercialisation, however it does have deep historical and romantic roots. Saint Valentine of Rome was executed for performing illegal weddings for soldiers - a real hero of the heart! In 18th Century England, the day evolved into an occasion for lovers to express their love by presenting their...
Local Table: Understand your food choices
Opinion
Editors note: The Eurobodalla's Kate Raymond is passionate about food and the impact it can have on people and the planet. Over the coming months, Kate will share her wisdom and experience with you in her 'Local Table' series - no guilt or baggage, just good words to get you thinking and maybe taking action. What you put on your...
Merimbula bowling green sprouts local food
Environment
David Barrie was "sick of complaining loudly about everything that is wrong in our world," and thought it was time to "try something in our local community" when, in late 2017, he and a group of volunteers pioneered 'From Little Things Parklands'. Club Sapphire in Merimbula donated the use of their old bowling greens and an undevelopable piece of land...
Five great coffee stops from Narooma to the Tilbas
Food & Wine
In the last chapter of our coffee stop tour of South East NSW, for now, we take in the brilliant aqua-blue waters of Narooma and the magic of the Tilbas. And as always I am looking for that 'bit on the side' that adds something unique to my (and your) experience. The View, Narooma Address: 89-93 Campbell Street @theviewnarooma Hours:...
Winning winemaker and keen cook is Region’s newest columnist
Food & Wine
Food writer and winemaker Bryan Martin loves nothing more than a good experiment, but even he concedes he went too far when he used a SodaStream to make mashed potatoes. First, they were cooked. They were whipped with eggwhites, pushed into a soda bottle and pumped full of nitrogen. While the results were super light, even cloudlike, mashed potatoes, he...
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