The Grocer
corner store news
Food & Drink

Corner Store News moves to Indooroopilly

The traditional general store is where a community comes together. Fathers walk up the road to collect the day’s papers and chat to their suburban neighbours, while kids ride their bikes, eagerly hoping for a bundle of five-cent lollies to devour. It’s the place you head to for last-minute baking ingredients, and somewhere you can always count on for general everyday items. One of the best corner shops keeping age-old good service alive was Cat & Fiddle News & Convenience Store in Toowong. While it has just relocated to Indooroopilly, you can still seek out the same fresh fruit and vegetables, papers and magazines and other household essentials under its new name of Corner Store News. Corner Store News Shop 5/8 Station Road, Indooroopilly Ph: 07 3162 0874 Image via Acclaim Images. more

The Grocer
the art of a master butcher
Food & Drink

The art of a master butcher

Meat can be a touchy subject. Some are against the consumption of it entirely, while others show appreciation for the animal by using all possible elements. One of the best butchers in the world, Italian Dario Cecchini comes from a lineage of eight generations of butchers – the role passed down from father to son. A contemporary butcher, Dario has moved away from the methods his father and grandfather employed, envisioning an ethical and sustainable future for the meat industry. Opening up his practice to include a restaurant, Dario now shares his methods via meals as well. Trying to reshape the way people eat and appreciate food, Dario inspires others to take meat seriously, proving that eating well means enjoying food from your land with the people around you. Image via Italia Ristoranti. more

Recipes
Mulled Wine recipe
Food & Drink

Keep warm with Scandinavian mulled wine

Come a cold winter’s evening, there’s nothing better than throwing a blanket over your shoulders, sitting in front of the fireplace and wrapping your digits around a steamy cup of mulled wine. But this being Brisbane, few houses are fit with said fireplace for ultimate keeping-warm potential. So sans dancing embers, we shall simply indulge in an extra-special glass of this mulled wine to keep our inners (and limbs) toasty. more

Treats
National Lamington Day
Food & Drink

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

Restaurants
Regional Flavours Kitchen Stories
Food & Drink

Become a locavore at Regional Flavours, South Bank

Absorb your senses in a little slow food culture this weekend at Regional Flavours at South Bank. A celebration of Queensland produce from ground to table, Regional Flavours exhibits the many varied food traditions present within our state, from traditional migrant recipes to native indigenous foods turning gourmet. more


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Picnic-perfect pickings at James St Market, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Picnic-perfect pickings at James St Market, Fortitude Valley

A fresh produce wonderland, James St Market in Fortitude Valley exudes perfection across display and quality. An emporium of the daily needs – well the classy ones at least – James St Market is a go-to locale for fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and condiments, with a deli to satisfy carnivorous cravings and French Twist on hand for a hot morning loaf. more

Cafes
lady marmalade, stones corner
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Lady Marmalade

A quirky corner cafe in Stones Corner, Lady Marmalade is a foodie delight that many may have heard of but not actually seen. Home to award-winning, creative sandwiches and pancake stacks topped with fairy floss, Lady Marmalade deliver unique flavour combinations in a relaxed setting. Vintage knick knacks adorn each available shelf and cranny inside, while a counter of sweet treats tempts dessert to be taken post-sandwich. Nab an outside table with a little dappled sunlight and watch the world speed by or slip into the pages of a good book while your table number Kung-Fu Panda keeps you company until your coffee arrives. Check out Lady Marmalade on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
mixed bean and raw veggie salad
Food & Drink

Recipe: Mixed Bean and Raw Veggie Salad

Sometimes you just need a large bowl of fresh salad to recuperate after a week of late nights or meat-heavy dishes. This vegetarian salad ticks all the boxes – beans and lentils for protein, fresh salad veggies with a touch of sweet apple and a scattering of nuts, while keeping light on the dressing. We picked up our beans and lentils from Wray Organic at Newmarket and the Liban Gourmet Divine Hommus from James St Market in Fortitude Valley. more

Coffee
oddlycorrect coffee
Food & Drink

Dreamers: Oddly Correct Coffee

When it comes to coffee, the folk behind Oddly Correct in Kansas City know you don’t have to settle for something that’s just okay. A specialty coffee house, Oddly Correct is the creation of Gregory, Tyler and Mike – three lads who just fell into the coffee professionals career from their sheer passion for a cup of perfect joe and the communities that can form around it. Slowing down the pace, roasted, poured and crafted by hand and harnessing those complex and sweet flavours within a blend, Oddly Correct aims to create a mind-blowing coffee experience. Image via Oddly Correct’s facebook more

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Indulge with The Collective yoghurts
Food & Drink

Indulge with The Collective yoghurts

Delivering finesse in flavour and product design, The Collective dairy company out of New Zealand produces an array of gourmet probiotic yoghurts. Each spoonful is addictive, tasting not merely like a yoghurt to pop in a smoothie or on top of breakfast, but almost like a dessert in itself. Gourmet flavours like Love Passion, Luscious Lemon and Russian Fudge entice, while the limited-edition Banoffi Pie secures that dessert idea. The Collective also produces a skinny cottage cheese and traditional haloumi, all enveloped in fun logotype. Pick up a tub (or two) from Bread & Butter at Bulimba or your local IGA. Image via Soul Fresh more