Dinner with John T Bailey – produce courtesy of north-east Tasmania

I’d love to have dinner with John T Bailey, really I would. He’s a man from the north of England, where I’m from, and they’re some of my favourite blokes. Hard working, straight talking, with an accent that takes me right back to the top deck of the school bus. But that’s another story. Given … More Dinner with John T Bailey – produce courtesy of north-east Tasmania

Avocado Moon Brew shares the love – as kombucha comes to Tasmania

Every so often a food comes along that you’ve never heard of and suddenly it’s everywhere. What the hell is that, you ask on first encountering it? What is miso, apart from something that Gwyneth Paltro likes? What is kimchi, apart from a sound you make when you sneeze? What is kombucha, you’re asking one … More Avocado Moon Brew shares the love – as kombucha comes to Tasmania

Modo Mio Naked – reduced sugar chocolate brownies from Tasmania

‘Its not rocket science,’ say Susanne Dobrowski when asked about the secret of her success. ‘It’s chocolate!’ Susanne’s brand of luscious chocolate brownies Modo Mio Naked has oozed its way into the hearts of chocolate aficionados across Tasmania and further afield in the last three years. Much is down to the fact that it’s reduced … More Modo Mio Naked – reduced sugar chocolate brownies from Tasmania

Festivale Launceston 2016 – the stallholder’s perspective

Like everyone we’re on the lookout for the best nosh when we go to Festivale, northern Tasmania’s premier celebration of food and alcohol. But we also go with our gourmet food stall-holder hats on. What’s selling? For how much? Is it worth the vendor’s while being there? As veterans now of three markets and numerous … More Festivale Launceston 2016 – the stallholder’s perspective

Kosie Country Made

Kim and Jamie Broomhall met in a cafe two doors up from the one they now own. ‘It all started over a Milo,’ laughs Kim. The Amble Inn Cafe, at the bottom of Deloraine’s busy high street, has been there since the late 1800s and is very much a community fixture. ‘Jamie’s nan used to … More Kosie Country Made