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And the winners are … EAT/drink Awards announced!

As the end of the year slinks closer, we relish the opportunity to celebrate all the coffee haunts, drinking dens and dining destinations that have helped craft a truly unique Brisbane food experience throughout the year. It’s been a busy 12 months of openings (and a few heartbreaking closings) in local dining, and we can’t help but be proud of our city’s food culture. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up of the map magazine and The Weekend Edition EAT/drink Awards for 2013/14! Supported by our friends at Burleigh Brewing Co., this year’s awards feature the classics, the newcomers and the quirky, with each winner nominated and voted by you, our readers. The full list of winners can be found here and will also be published in the next issue of map magazine, out on Friday December 6. more

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Wandering Cooks launches food incubator

Just as bread needs leaven to rise, young businesses sometimes also need a helping hand to get off the ground. Brisbane’s first incubator for food entrepreneurs has now launched, offering support and services to strengthen the local industry. more

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New Crust & Co. Artisan Baking in Newmarket

The divine creations rising within The Red Brick Bakery in Newmarket have been restricted to wholesale buyers for too long. The bakery’s commercial arm, Crust & Co. Artisan Baking, has finally flung open the doors and welcomed the public in for a loaf of sourdough and a flaky pastry, or 12. more

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Cake Kiosk rolls into Powerhouse Farmers Market

Until recently, you may have come across the saccharine offerings of local baking doyenne Jade Halloran at Pearl Cafe. Having graduated from chef to the specialty of pastry chef during more than four years at the Woolloongabba favourite, Jade has now taken her baking niche to the next level with Cake Kiosk – a market stall contained within the retro surrounds of a refurbished 1974 Franklin Arrow camper. more

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Watch the making of traditional French baguettes

In the tiny commune of Dole in the Jura department of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France lies a family-run boulangerie and patisserie that goes by the name of Courderot. Arriving at Courderot at 5:00 am, travellers Alana and Paul huddled amongst the warm smells and flour-filled air with William Courderot to discover how a traditional French l’ancienne baguette is made. The boulangerie makes 600 of these baguettes each day. Here’s a peek into the highly rewarding process. Image via Yanidel.   more

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Damian Griffiths opens Chester Street Kitchen in Newstead

Taking over the space where Greek pie shop Spanakopita dwelled in Newstead, hotelier and foodie Damian Griffiths has created Chester Street Kitchen – a neighbourhood cafe serving up rustic, home-style food. With an air of a gourmet bakery, Chester Street Kitchen offers breakfast provisions like Granola with Yoghurt and Compote and All Press coffee, with lunchtime taste-pleasers of Beef and Vintage Ale Pies, Spiced Pork Quiche and fresh salads like Chickpea, Pumpkin and Eggplant with Dukkah Dressing gracing the cabinet. more

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Make sourdough like a pro at The Box

Events at new gallery space The Box in West End have kicked off with fervour, with this long weekend’s addition a sourdough bread-making workshop. Slow Food enthusiasts and lovers of a hot crusty baguette straight from the oven will relish the handy hints divulged at the ‘How to make your own sourdough workshop ‘on Monday October 1. Run by The Art of Eating’sAngela O’Toole and The Box’s Sam Seljak, this foodie session includes a sourdough starter kit, tastings and recipes, shedding light on how to create warm, crisp loaves of your own at home. A second sourdough workshop is also being held on October 15. More details here. Image via Bewitching Kitchen. more

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Watch: Tartine Bakery & Cafe makes its San Fran loaf

Using the simple ingredients of flour and water and by stripping back the process of breadmaking to its most primitive form, Chad Robertson crafted a much sought-after Country Loaf at his San Francisco bakery, Tartine. This beautifully shot short documentary shows the processes and precision that goes into each lovingly moulded loaf, and hints at the years of training under French and American artisan bakers and the trial-and-error development behind Chad’s perfect loaf. In addition to running Tartine Bakery & Cafe and restaurant Bar Tartine in San Francisco with pastry chef wife Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad has written two cookbooks, including Tartine Bread, so you too can feel this famous dough beneath your fingertips.   more

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Poppy Cakes pops up in Rowes Arcade, Brisbane City

Emporium cupcakery Poppy Cakes has a city pop-up shop on the go, serving nine types of the sweet and scrumptious treat. Open from 8:00 am each weekday until sold out, the Poppy Cakes pop-up shop is nestled inside Rowes Arcade. Proving popular as an elevenses pick-me-up or lunchtime sugar fix, the Poppy Cakes menu ranges from traditional vanilla and chocolate cupcakes to decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter and Red Velvet. Lemon Poppy Seed and Vanilla Passion are available for those on a ‘health’ bent, while Salted Caramel will tempt indulgence. A low-gluten cupcake is available in the Vanilla Vanilla flavour, while the Coconut Lime Cupcake is this season’s special. The crumbs are usually cleaned by around 2:00–3:00 pm, so make sure to swing by early in the day. Poppy Cakes ‘Pop Up’ Shop Rowes Arcade Enter via 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City Open: Monday to Friday 8:00 am until… more