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How to make your own sourdough
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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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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

Cafes
Pod Organics, Stafford
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Pod Espresso opens organic store in Stafford

They’ve only been running their cafe Pod Espresso since February this year, but when the space next door became available Rachel, Sally and Tess jumped at the opportunity to fast-forward their dreams of opening an organic store. What was an orthodontic practice next door is now a freshly painted enclave of organic, raw and earth-friendly products, which stands alone and acts as a supplier to the cafe. more

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Woolloongabba Antique Centre cafe
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The Street Photographer: Woolloongabba Antique Centre Cafe

Nestled inside the cavernous Woolloongabba Antique Centre is a humble 1950s-style cafe reminiscent of the retro milk bars of yesteryear. Upon entering the building, rummagers may be tempted to fuel up before they embark on their vintage hunting, or they could be already planning a post-shop treat of coffee and cake. From the cabinet of goodies, choose the Spinach and Ricotta Crostata with fresh salad, and accompany it with a creamy milkshake or freshly squeezed juice of beetroot, orange and ginger. A swell spot for family lunches and lady-date catch-ups, the Woolloongabba Antique Centre Cafe lets you slide into a vinyl booth and pretend you’re right back in a chequered-floor diner waiting for Fonzie. Check out the Woolloongabba Antique Centre Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Bars
Wunder Bar, Brisbane Festival
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Wunder Bar carves an after-dark hang spot at South Bank

Wandering down to South Bank on any given night at the moment, you’re surrounded by an atmosphere abuzz with excitement and dappled with colour and light. The golden rims of the majestic Spiegeltent are illuminated, while beats of diverse genres waft through the air from a number of pop-up venues. more

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Cove Bar & Dining
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Cove Bar & Dining hosts pop-up oyster bar

A pop-up oyster bar hosted by River Quay’s Cove Bar & Dining is bringing platters of the delicacy to Brisbane Festival-goers this weekend. Set in the Santos GLNG Lounge, Cove’s pop-up oyster bar will have plentiful plates of freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters straight from the South Australian waters ready to satisfy palates. more

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Tartine Bread
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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
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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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Lavender Iced Tea
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Cool off with Lavender Iced Tea

This Lavender Iced Tea recipe will quench your thirst and refresh after a busy weekend morning. Pour the mixture into a pitcher with fun-shaped ice cubes and strawberries to serve to friends over afternoon tea. A neat trick to keep your iced tea undiluted by the addition of iced cubes is to freeze some of the tea mixture in an ice-cube tray in advance, so only more tea melts into your drink, not water. more

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Spring Hill Deli Cafe
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Spring Hill Deli & Produce opens a cafe counterpart

Before you even lay your eager eyes on the menu, blackboard signs boasting brownie sundaes and milk & cookies and a cabinet of decadent salted caramel chocolate tarts stand to attention at Spring Hill Deli’s new cafe. In addition to these tempting treats, this spacious new cafe space adjoining Spring Hill’s beloved red deli sets a warm and friendly feel with rich wooden tones and splashes of nature. more

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spring salad recipe
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Superfoods combine in this Spring Salad

Spring is a time for new beginnings and renewal. With the weather now warmer, that lunchtime bowl of soup or hearty curry will no longer satisfy, as thoughts of fresh salads and juicy fruits plant seeds in our minds. Try this Spring Salad recipe full of healthy, superfood ingredients and lots of colour to keep things interesting. more

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Foxy Bean, East Brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Foxy Bean

In the three short months since reopening a refurbished and expanded cafe space, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean has perfected the morning run and is ready to let its saucy, sundown spouse Foxy Drop shine. Open Thursday to Sunday nights, Foxy Drop is a wine and tapas bar, where diners can indulge in a wine and cheese platter or two among the husky, dapper interior or soak up the afternoon ambience in the astroturfed courtyard outside. Start with the Louisianna Hot Ribs, followed by the Grilled Spatchcock and close with the Foxy Mess for dessert. This weekend will see the live-music Sunday session kick off at 2:00 pm with local group The Willow Seed. Check out Foxy Bean on The Street Photographer. 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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Tippler's Tap, Newstead
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Craft beer joint Tippler’s Tap opens in Newstead

Home to Chicago-style comfort food and a hefty selection of craft beer is the newly opened Tippler's Tap at Newstead. With its official opening this Friday night, Tippler’s Tap is an exciting new addition to the boutique-brews scape, pulling a rotating, un-contracted curation of 10 tap beers and (currently) 72 bottles. more

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Steamed dumpling bar
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Dumpling bar Steamed opens in Brisbane City

Just on a year ago, a couple of cross-cultured cowboys decided fresh Chinese jiaozi (pronounced j-ou-za) was a much-needed addition to the Brisbane food diet. Starting out with a market stall at the Jan Power's Farmers Markets, Kevin and David have now expanded their steamed Chinese dumpling business to a permanent haunt in Brisbane City. more