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Japanese Iced Coffee Method
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Discover the Japanese Iced Coffee Method

While to some tastebuds, the velvety concoction of a traditional iced coffee complete with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream, a half litre of milk and topped with swirls of whipped cream is the ideal warm-weather coffee beverage, sometimes all that dairy is just too much. Enter the Japanese Iced Coffee Method. Using pourover coffee techniques, the Japanese Iced Coffee Method drips hot brewed coffee directly onto ice, cooling the liquid instantly and locking in all the sweetness and aromas of your single-origin brew. In this video, Peter Giuliano from Counter Culture Coffee demonstrates his version of the Japanese method. Passionate about sourcing handcrafted coffee straight from farmers and celebrating the farms and cultures that create the beans, Counter Culture Coffee skillfully roasts the blends to bring out the unique flavours. Image via Dymaxion. more

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Poppy Cakes
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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

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Banh Mi, Northey Street Markets
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Sample traditional Banh Mi at Northey Street Markets

When France took Vietnam under its ruling wing, the fresh, exotic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine were injected with the lush bread of Europe. This colliding of cultures came to produce a roll called Banh Mi, which is traditionally served with lavish portions of sliced pork and liver pate. more

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shibuya toast recipe
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Sweet treat: Shibuya Toast

Hailing from the Shibuya shopping and nightlife district of Tokyo, Shibuya Toast is a Japanese version of French toast. Decadent in appearance and the result of a loving, lengthy process when made from scratch, Shibuya Toast is a mountainous dish of fried bread, maple syrup, cream, ice-cream and strawberries. The seductive motions of making the bread from scratch in this visual recipe lure you in, before being completely enveloped in sweetness and decadence. Start the process at the beginning of the day, letting the aroma of freshly baked bread waft through the house, before devouring with friends for afternoon tea. more

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Around the world in 60 seconds
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Around the world in 60 seconds

In just 44 days, Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees took 18 flights to 11 countries around the world and filmed what seems to be every meal eaten along the way. Actor, mover, groover Andrew can be seen biting into everything from paella and pasta to Dagwood dogs, popcorn-covered toffee apples, cockroaches and hot chillies. Compiling a terabyte of footage into three 60-second films, watch EAT and be inspired to jet set to the colourful culture corners of our world to sample the local cuisine in each grand city or tiny town. more


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National Lamington Day
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Head to an original bakery to celebrate National Lamington Day

There’s nothing better than a light-as-a-feather lamington over a cup of tea to curb your sweet tooth. A tricky recipe to get right at home, small batches are best as the inner sponge tends to stale quickly. But when visiting a traditional bakery of yesteryear – where the portions are sizeable and the price merely pocket change – a giant lamington in all of its coconut-sprinkled glory feels perfect and reminiscent of the past. more

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how to make pesto
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How to make homemade pesto

Taking your time, enjoying each movement, the slow acts creating meaning beyond just a meal. Kinfolk and Etsy posted this visual recipe, exploring the careful art of creating homemade pesto. A dreamy tale of simple proportions, be inspired to relax the pace on your next home-cooked meal. Image via 101 Cookbooks. more

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hot spiced apple toddy recipe
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Warm blue lips with a Hot Spiced Apple Toddy

While in the city we may not have the luxury of growing and picking our own apples to create a home brew of cider, we can still indulge in a hot apple toddy come winter. Rekorderlig has a Winter Cider of apple, cinnamon and vanilla, which may not require the additional maple syrup depending on how strong a sweet tooth you have. You may also like to adjust the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg added to the hot apple cider to suit your preferred level of spice. Enjoy on a chilly, rainy evening while curled up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. This recipe makes one drink, but we doubled (and quadrupled) the amounts to make a larger batch to share with friends. more

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saj and grill
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Find simple, flavourful zaatar at Saj & Grill

A dried-herb blend of sesame seeds, oregano, marjoram, sumac, sea salt and cumin, zaatar (or za’atar) is a spice mixture used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Often sprinkled over meat, vegetables and salads, when mixed with some evoo, this crunchy, flavoursome seasoning turns into an exotic accompaniment to a fresh loaf of bread. Each country of origin has its own blend, with each family guarding their recipe close, often not even passed down from mother to daughter. Zaatar can also be spread on authentic Lebanese Saj bread prior to baking. Try the Zaatar Herb bread with oregano, thyme and olive oil or the Zaatar Special with additional tomato, cucumber, olives, labneh and mint at Saj & Grill at South Bank. Or buy a pre-oiled tub of evoo and zaatar mix from Sourced Grocer, Teneriffe. Image via Visit South Bank.   more

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retro coffee
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How to make coffee, circa 1961

A dash of cream and two sugars, please … This is Coffee is a flashback to the home-brewing methods of 1961 America. A lesson in the correct way to make a perfect cup of joe, The Coffee Brewing Institute also takes a look at the drinking styles of different cultures, from the cafe au lait of Paris, to Venice where a cappuccino was topped with whipped cream. Whether you’re partial to a home brew or only drink espressos derived from single-origin beans at your local hole-in-the-wall cafe, watch and chuckle at this vintage video as it demonstrates how to make coffee, circa 1961. Image via Oh, for the love of Vintage. more

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Explore foods from foreign lands at World Refugee Day Community Festival
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Explore foods from foreign lands at World Refugee Day Community Festival

At the largest culmination of African, Middle Eastern and Asian flavours in Brisbane, you can skip breakfast to ensure maximum sampling potential at the 2012 World Refugee Day Community Festival this weekend. A celebration of diversity, the festival will take place at the Annerley Soccer Club Fields this Sunday June 24 to taste delicious morsels of food from every corner of the world. This year’s festival will also see celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue host a cooking workshop, and swapping recipes with five multicultural community cooks. more