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La Macelleria gelateria opens in Teneriffe

While moseying through the streets of Bologna in Italy, you’ll spot a surplus of gelato shops nestled between the mandatory restaurants, butchers, espresso bars and chemists. This glut of palate pleasers tallies around the 180 mark, resulting in a city dense with connoisseurs of both the making and noshing fields. The city’s staple flavour is Crema Bologna, made from milk, yolks, lemon peel and vanilla. In spring, when strawberries are lush and plentiful, families will drop by a gelateria to collect a litre of this gelato to take home for a post-lunch dessert, dressing each serving in the succulent red berries. more

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Ogle Le Chocolat with Alain Ducasse

Those hooked on cocoa know a chocolate obsession never truly leaves an addict, but stays simmering beneath the surface to be reignited every time a tempting slab of goodness hits a nostril or catches an eye. Chocolate fiends, be warned, this short film is sure to send you raiding your secret stash or bolting to the corner store, as food guru Alain Ducasse walks us through his Parisian chocolate factory, Le Chocolat. Watch as cocoa bean roaster and chocolate maker Nicholas Berger lovingly crafts perfect squares of chocolate in the traditional way, from bean to bar. Grab some movie treats and ogle the goods in the short food film, Le Chocolate – Alain Ducasse. more

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Good Food & Wine Show comes to Brisbane

Get those tastebuds in training for an epic three days of feasting at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show this weekend. Sample nibbles from some of Queensland’s best food producers, learn from the country’s most beloved celebrity chefs and soak up the inspirational atmosphere, which is sure to have you dragging out the idle cooking aprons and unused kitchen utensils when you return home. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will be filled with tempting aromas from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm this Friday November 8 through to Sunday November 10, thanks to an incredible line-up of exhibitors and a packed program of workshops and masterclasses. Sign up for a delicious adventure like a Journey Through Coffee with Nespresso, meander through Cheese Alley, and gain expert insight from food icons like Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Find all the details and tickets online. more

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Nitrogenie ice-cream opens at South Bank

No matter how many years we’ve clocked up on the calendar, we’re all still just big kids looking for a little magic. Behold the wizardry coming out of the Nitrogenie lab at South Bank, where creamy concoctions are delivered in a cloud of smoke. more

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Meet a fascinating family of s&p collectors

Salt & Pepper is a short documentary that takes you into the curious world of some serious kitchenware collectors. When director Keith Rivers stumbled upon a craigslist advertisement announcing the sale of more than 2,000 pairs of salt-and-pepper shakers, he dug a little deeper and discovered that the 4,000 beloved relics belonged to a family who had been collecting shakers for generations. Keith tracked down the family’s grainy old Super 8mm videos to weave a beautiful narrative that might have you looking at your shakers a little differently over dinner tonight. Keep your eyes peeled for some weird and wonderful creations. more

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Photographs and chocolate make a charming match with The Cocoagraph

Did your grandmother often scare you as child with her taunts that you were cute enough to eat? That stuff is scary when you still think that there’s a monster under the bed. If your grandmother is still of this inclination, or anyone you know for that matter, finally their wish has been granted with the invention of The Cocoagraph. Polaroid-style photographs printed onto slabs of fairtrade chocolate, Cocoagraphs are the creation of Californian creative Rae Vittorelli. Customers upload their photographs and choose what chocolate they’d like their image printed on. Rae then sets about creating the Cocoagraphs, finally transforming your face into a tasty treat. more

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Greet the morn with Brisbane’s best muffins

For baked-goods enthusiasts, the muffin isn’t just a wonderful excuse to tuck in to a sweet breakfast. Rather, the fluffy puff of doughy goodness is a deliciously easy way to begin the day – especially when it is made by someone else. To help you navigate the impressive breadth of muffins available locally, The Weekend Edition has compiled a list of what may be Brisbane's best muffin offerings. more

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Bunker collaborates with LICK! Ice Cream to create its own flavours

Marcus Allison from Milton coffee haunt Bunker has teamed up with local providore LICK! Ice Cream to create his own indulgent flavours of ice-cream. With a base of cream, sugar and eggs that is then flavoured with the same coffee beans and couverture chocolate used in Bunker’s coffee and iced chocolates, the ice-cream is decidedly decadent. The 70% Dark Chocolate flavour carries an intense chocolate hit, and the Dark Horse ice-cream is infused with a rich coffee extract. More experiments are planned in the test kitchen to expand upon the two flavours currently available, with Marcus wanting to replicate his other hot chocolate flavours as part of his ice-cream foray.   more

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Preview foodie rom-com Tasting Menu

A new Spanish film is on its way to the cinema, tantalising both tastebuds and those with a penchant for rom-coms. The plot of Tasting Menu follows couple Marc and Rachel who, more than a year in advance, booked a table at ‘best restaurant in the world’, Chakula. But by the time the evening of their reservation arrives, the two have long separated, but come together for the restaurant’s final night before closing forever. Lush photographic shots of rich molecular meals and dolled up actors representing the elite beachside set surround this final meal – imagery bound to whet your appetite. more

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Japanese emporium Daiso opens in Brisbane City

The foreign edible treats that exchange students used to gift us as children are no longer just a novelty picked up on few-and-far-between trips to Japan. The weird and wonderful goods of the cherry blossom land can now be acquired in Brisbane City, with the opening of Daiso in the The Myer Centre. A retail giant in its homeland, Daiso carries more than 70,000 products all for the small cost of $2.80. Along with snack options like sugar-coated rice crackers, chocolate cream sandwich cookies, fried giant corn and crispy coated peanuts with cuttlefish, Daiso stocks goods for the kitchen, home, office, wardrobe and toy box. Daiso Level 2, Myer Centre Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City more