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Peek into the kitchen of an incredible 15-year-old chef

Kids these days … If they aren’t texting on their phones, then they’re whipping up eight-course meals featuring dishes like ember-roasted carrot gelée with smoked egg yolk, served alongside compressed mango, pickled mustard seeds and coffee-pickled carrots. In this short film for The New York Times, viewers can take a peek inside 15-year-old Flynn McGarry’s supper club Eureka – which is actually the living room of the family home he shares with his mum and grandma. Witness the food genius at work in The Kid’s Table above, and maybe show it to those idle children of yours. more

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Best new autumn menus around Brisbane

As the mercury dips ever so slightly and the change of the seasons brings an influx of new produce, the passionate chefs behind our favourite cafes and restaurants have been tweaking their culinary offerings. Let unbridled autumnal feasting commence. more

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Learn pizza making from the Tognini’s masters

Anyone can whack a $5 note on a counter and grab a pizza to go, but few folk can handcraft the kind of traditional beauty that would make an Italian nonna proud. Learn the art of pizza making from the masters at Il Locale’s three-hour hands-on pizza-making workshop from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday May 3. The restaurant’s Florentini pizzaiolo Leandro D’angelo will talk you through the vital steps of producing the perfect pizza, before settling down to share a pizza lunch and a glass of Italian wine from red + white with your classmates. The 20 coveted seats in the first pizza-making workshop scheduled for April have already sold out, so act quick to secure your spot by calling 07 3831 5300 Wednesday to Sunday or emailing eat@togninis.com. more

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Introducing new photographic foodie feature The Edibles

Deconstructing the plate that sits before us, focus is given to each unique ingredient. From the sweet fragrance of a freshly cut cherry tomato to a sprinkling of microherbs dotting a dish, The Edibles documents the thoughtful precision that completes each meal at our local cafes and restaurants. A new section to highlight the fresh produce, inventive flavour pairings and arrangements upon a plate, The Edibles takes you on a journey through the culinary delights of Brisbane. Check out our first shoots at Sourced Grocer and Bunker. more

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Join a foodie tour of Italy this spring

Each year, importer of specialist Italian foods Ben Cleary-Corradini of Benfatti Fine Italian Foods leads a food tour to Italy, taking local punters to meet artisan producers and, of course, eat their way around the country. Visiting some lesser-known regions of the passionate country, the food safari sees travellers partaking in truffle hunting in Ascoli Piceno, sipping organic wine in Tuscany and feasting on roast piglet in a mountain village in central Sardinia. The two-week tour runs September 21 to October 5 and you can nab an early bird spot before this Saturday March 15. more

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Discover pickle’s illuminating power

There’s something heartening about noticing the magnificence in the mundane. While the humble gherkin may already be cause for celebration for lovers of charcuterie plates, cheeseburgers and picklebacks, London experimental culinary duo Bompas & Parr have found even more reason for you to sing its praises. Behold the world’s first gherkin chandelier. Spend a few moments getting to understand the science – and risk – behind the food bulbs in the entertaining short food film, Pickle Power. more

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The Alliance Hotel and The Boundary Hotel turn 150

While most of us fret over frown lines and additional candles on the birthday cake, two old Brisbane beauties have hit 150 years and never looked better. Spring Hill’s The Alliance Hotel and West End’s The Boundary Hotel both celebrate their 150th birthdays this year – giving locals plenty of excuses for celebratory beer clinking. The Alliance Hotel will be giving away 150 gifts throughout the month of March, as well as hosting a special birthday bash on Saturday March 29, with free entry to all five bars and live music across three levels from 4:00 pm. Head along for a peek into the new underground apres-ski haunt, Chalet Bar. more

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Uncover the Brisbane Taste at Vintaged Bar + Grill

Hilton Brisbane’s executive chef Jeremy Clark and former Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements have paired up to create a three-course menu that reflects the quintessential tastes of Brisbane. Using local and organic produce and simple cooking techniques, the menu focuses on fresh, light, clean and uncomplicated flavours tied together by a motif of the colour pink. To start, the menu offers salmon sashimi with pink grapefruit, seaweed and ocean trout roe, followed by rib eye of lamb with zucchini flower, green peas, polenta panisse, romesco and red vein sorrel. To close, a refreshing dessert of local organic berries, yoghurt sorbet and raspberry juice is paired with a kir royale cocktail. The menu will be running at Vintaged Bar + Grill all through March, alongside an Instagram competition using the hashtag #thebrisbanetaste. The competition challenges local foodies to snap and… more