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...
‘Standout’ breweries: Canberra has 11 of nation’s best craft beers
Food & Wine
As the popularity of craft beer continues to escalate, Canberra is cementing its place in the national brewing scene with 11 of our beers named in Australia’s top 100 – including a prestigious third placing. An industry expert has named Canberra-based brewing companies BentSpoke and Capital Brewing “standout” breweries who have taken Canberra’s beer offerings to the next level –...
Local dairy training and jobs for those who want them
Community
“You can enrol now to start the course on February 15 and could potentially have a job in the local dairy industry by the end of the month," says Jennifer O’Donnell, TAFE NSW Animal Science and Agriculture Head Teacher. A Statement of Attainment in Relief Milking is being offered in semester one at TAFE NSW Bega, a collaboration with Bega Cheese...
Candelo chook lays rival to World Record Egg
News
The picture of a perfect, beautiful egg has created a social media storm this month becoming the most popular photo ever on Instagram. Those behind the picture of this golden nugget of protein set out to beat the previous record. Set in February last year, Kylie Jenner, star of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'  announced the birth of her daughter...
Six great coffee stops from Eden to Merimbula
Food & Wine
Once upon a time, travel in regional Australia meant frequent bad-coffee-stops, reheated pastries and in the end, regret at not packing an esky and thermos. Those days are well behind us. Country New South Wales now boasts coffee and eating houses you can count on, beautifully designed and decked out with feeling, a little hat-tip towards local history and gorgeous...
Five great coffee stops, from Bega to Cobargo
Food & Wine
A country drive from Bega through Wolumla to Candelo, or up the highway to Cobargo will reap many rewards. There is wonderful scenery, cute villages for snapping and shopping, and some excellent cafés to sate your hunger and thirst. The Nook, Bega Address: Rixons Arcade. Shop 3, 158 Carp Street, Bega Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm,...
Eight Best Cafés from Tathra to Bermagui
Food & Wine
The beautiful tourist drive from Tathra to Bermagui, winding through the Mimosa Rocks National Park, is worth it for the scenery and secret swimming spots alone, but you can also please your palate with a stop at one of the outstanding cafés along the way. The Wharf Local, Tathra Address: Wharf Road, Tathra Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8 am to...
Six Best Cafés from Bateman’s Bay to Moruya
Food & Wine
From Batemans Bay to Moruya, get off the main drag this holiday season and explore the best food, the best coffee and the most fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. Crumb Café Address: 268 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay @crumbcafe Hours: Monday to Saturday 6 am to 3 pm Bit on the side: Best breakfast in the Bay Coffee: Beans from...
Top