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Kingfish Ceviche Recipe: Miguel Maestre

I cooked this recipe at a cooking class at the Sydney Seafood School I attended with Miguel Maestre. It packs a powerful punch and is incredibly flavoursome. KINGFISH CEVICHE Serves: 2 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Equipment: food processor, sashimi knife, chopping board, mixing bowls, Plating: shot glass, 2 small bowls Ceviche […]

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Paradise Found: A Visit to Hamilton Island Part 2

  The sound of an unrecognisable bird call slowly seeped into my consciousness. My eyes flickered open and a circular blur slowly gave way to the sight of a slowly rotating ceiling fan. It took me a few moments to register where I was. Paradise. After our first day on Hamilton Island and a sleep […]

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24 hours in Woolloomooloo & Potts Point

Woolloomooloo is not just a suburb famous for having eight ‘O’s in its name, but it’s an area alongside its close neighbour Potts Point that is steeped in history and culture.  Woolloomooloo’s most striking feature is the large finger wharf that extends for 400 metres into Sydney Harbour. You could be forgiven for thinking that […]

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Tantalising Tasmania, Part One

There is something magical about the journey from mainland Australia to Tasmania. The dusty plains of the mainland give way to the dusky grey Bass Straight, and before you know it, the rocky shores of Tasmania come into view and give way to lush green fields. Tasmania has a reputation for amazing scenery, with small […]

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Review: Ormeggio at The Spit

Ormeggio at The Spit is located only 20 minutes from the CBD yet it manages to evoke a sense of place that feels completely removed from city living. The restaurant is perched on a wharf not far from Mosman and plays host to seafarers, locals and destination diners alike, all drawn by the magnificent views […]

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In Profile: Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio

The words “Where Science Meets Sweetness” are scrawled almost imperceptibly on the glass wall that separates the sunlit, corkboard lined walls of Melbourne sweet studio Burch & Purchese’s shop from the studio’s consultation area with its wall of flavour jars and table full of cakes, yet the words underpin the philosophy that drives the creation […]

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In Profile: Urban Food Market

We’re all familiar with the concept of a sea-change. Getting sick of the city rat race and moving to a coastal town for a simpler life. I could only describe the career transition of Tim Elwin, Managing Director and founder of Urban Food Market as something of a meat-change. Tim spent 14 years in the […]

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Review: Xanthi Bar & Restaurant

Greek cuisine has a culinary history and tradition that goes back some 4,000 years. Indeed it was the Greek poet Archestratos who wrote the world’s first cookbook in 320BC and Greek food has been influencing western cuisine ever since. Fast forward a couple of millennia and Greek food is still evolving. At the forefront of […]

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There’s Something in the Water in Canberra

Taste Explorer talks to Canberra wine maker Chris Carpenter from Lark Hill about biodynamics, Gruner Veltliner and what’s next for Canberra Wine. Canberra has often had a reputation as being famous (or more accurately infamous) for three things. Porn, politics and pyrotechnics. Of course the Canberra district has a lot more going for it than […]

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A Visit to Henschke Vineyards

I think everyone is familiar with the Henschke name. Even if you don’t drink the stuff, you’ve heard the name, or seen the branded bottles that are so recognisable. For me it started in the U.K. when I was working in wine retail on some dodgy off license inSouth London. A case of 1990 Mt […]

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