The legendary Alain Passard comes to Tasmania for the Great Chefs Series

Alain Passard is packing his suitcase. In a tiny Parisian apartment above his exquisite restaurant L’Arpege, and at a chateaux in Brittany, he is placing an array of fine garments into a Samsonite Cosmolite, and slipping a bottle of Eau Sauvage into his soap bag, because French men smell wonderful and he will be representing … More The legendary Alain Passard comes to Tasmania for the Great Chefs Series

Sam’s triumphant return to the Tamar, at Iron Pot Bay’s cellar door

We’re loyal to good chefs in the West Tamar, to the point where we track them down if they move. A case in point is Sam Adamson, who ran Ilk on Rosevears Drive for what seemed like the blink of an eye but was certainly too short a time. Imagine our delight when we heard … More Sam’s triumphant return to the Tamar, at Iron Pot Bay’s cellar door

Tasmania punching above its weight – restaurant critic for the Australian, John Lethlean, reviews Launceston

It’s not often that Tasmania makes the pages of our national newspaper for all the right reasons. But restaurant critic John Lethlean’s article in yesterday’s Australian, featuring Launceston’s Great Chefs Series, hit the mark and probably put the jam in the sandwich for many a proud operator in the food supply chain of northern Tasmania. … More Tasmania punching above its weight – restaurant critic for the Australian, John Lethlean, reviews Launceston

No egos allowed. World’s Best Female Chef, Dominique Crenn, comes to Tasmania

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by raising a glass of breakfast orange juice to the woman named World’s Best Female Chef, Dominique Crenn? Born and raised in France – lucky her – Ms Crenn has lived in San Francisco since the early nineties – lucky her again – where she worked … More No egos allowed. World’s Best Female Chef, Dominique Crenn, comes to Tasmania

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