Food News
Food & Drink

Where to drink and dine this Melbourne Cup

It may technically be ‘the race’ that stops the nation, but it will certainly be the cuisine and quenchers that will be encouraging us to take a time-out from work this Melbourne Cup. With just a few days left until Tuesday November 4 nudges us out of our work desks and in front of the screen, we thought it was timely to share our round-up of Brisbane’s best venues to celebrate Melbourne Cup in 2014. more

Recipes
Food & Drink

Tip your hat to Mexico with Day of the Dead Bread

As families across Mexico remember and honour lost loved ones for Day of the Dead this weekend, we’ll be paying our respects by crafting this traditional Mexican sweet bread by hand. Typically baked in the weeks leading up to the Mexican holiday and consumed over the first weekend of November, the glazed treat is the perfect way to spend a slow Sunday. We’ve sourced this recipe from Mexican food writer Margarita Carrillo Arronte’s exquisite new tome, Mexico: The Cookbook, which packs a wealth of traditional recipes inside a vibrant pink cover. Roll up your sleeves this weekend and get kneading. more

Markets
Food & Drink

Hop along to Bunny Chow Down

One of the most unique forms of street food available in Brisbane is being served up to market crowds every week. Bunny Chow could be the next big thing, and you can try it at the Rocklea Markets this weekend. more

Recipes
Food & Drink

Craft mixed mushroom and pistachio tartlets

For those who don’t believe it’s a meal without meat, Suzy Spoon wants a quiet word. As the woman behind Australia’s only vegetarian butcher, the Sydney foodie has been filling bellies surprisingly well with vegetarian and vegan dishes for more than two decades. Now, she shares her collection of no-fuss recipes in her new cookbook, Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Kitchen. Layering enoki and oyster mushrooms, these delicious tartlets can be served either hot or cold and are perfect for entertaining or between-meal snacking. more

The Grocer
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Star Anise

This distinct spice has a variety of uses that you may not have ever considered. A pinch of star anise can add a unique element to your home-cooked dishes and kitchen experiments. more