The Grocer
Kale
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Kale

Long gone are the days of throwing together some iceberg lettuce or even a sprig or two of rocket to spruce up your salad. Today’s favourite green combinations seem to always involve kale. more

Restaurants
Popolo, South Bank
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Popolo

Tucked along dining precinct River Quay is Italian restaurant Popolo, offering up a slice of Mediterranean living locally. A menu of sumptuous shared plates and tapas choices keeps dinner dates intimate, while diners enjoy the cool breezes and city skyline views of being situated riverside. Pendant lighting and a raw, urban interior frame the Popolo experience, with authentic pasta and pizza dishes and an extensive list of Italian and local wines and beers leaving your inner foodie rather satisfied. Check out Popolo on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
sangria popsicles
Food & Drink

Make chilled Sangria Popsicles this summer

Adding a little frozen fun to our favourite Spanish cocktails is this recipe for Sangria Popsicles. Enjoyed either on their own as an ice block or used as a giant ice cube to chill and flavour an additional glass of wine, Sangria Popsicles will add a dash more merriment to your family Christmas lunch. more

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local farmer
Food & Drink

Discover the face behind the produce with Meet Your Farmer

A visual story of paddock to plate, the Meet Your Farmer series of short films takes you behind the scenes of the farms in the state of Maine in the USA. One of eight in the series, this film on the Chase family farm shows how the produce from the farm is used at bakery and restaurant Chase’s Daily, where the family also holds an indoor farmers market. more

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The Gourmand magazine
Food & Drink

Read sumptuous food compendium The Gourmand

New literary creation The Gourmand combines food and culture into one neat, caress-worthy package. Taking an innovative and creative approach to the form of each article, interview or artistic musing, The Gourmand delves past the pretty stylised food shots and beautifully constructed flavours of a foodie’s dream land and into the culture of food and the different means of taking pleasure from all things consumable. Based in London, The Gourmand was inspired by the universal subject of food and the influx of new restaurants, cafes, markets and ingredients at our fingertips. Issue 01 has just come out, with Issue 00 still available online. Image via Eye Magazine. more

Bars
At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Cru Bar’s At Sixes and Sevens opens on James Street

Built in 1878, the distinct cottage on the corner of James and Arthur Streets in Fortitude Valley was once the home of Lawrence Muir. From 1926 a shopfront was added, with a newsagency operating on site until recently. Now the joint cottage and shop space has been given a new lease on life as new public house At Sixes and Sevens. more


The Grocer
pomegranate
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Pomegranate

The hard red hide of the pomegranate can be both uninspiring and misleading. But it is once you have cracked it open that you discover a cavern of ruby-red gems within. These pulpy seeds of the fruit are a mainstay in the gourmet creations of many Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. more

Restaurants
La Finestra, Camp Hill
Food & Drink

Indulge in the simple flavours of Italy at La Finestra

Inspired by the food, wine and traditions of family and festivities central to Italian life, La Finestra celebrates authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant hums with informal trattoria-style dining, the cheerful chatter of diners and lively Italian music, injecting a bustling atmosphere to the local neighbourhood. more

Restaurants
Granada Cafe Tapas Bar, South Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Granada Cafe Tapas Bar

A discreet hub of Spanish decadence, Granada Cafe Tapas Bar in South Brisbane is an elegant-yet-relaxed spot for slowly sipping sangria and sampling tasty morsels rich with flavour. Home to a lavish supply of Spanish wines and Mexican beers, Granada embraces all things Andalusian. A refined space of perfectly aligned table settings, Mediterranean tiling and Spanish paintings, this neighbourhood tapas bar buzzes to life come Paella Tuesday. Check out Granada Cafe Tapas Bar on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho
Food & Drink

Lunch turns cool with Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho

A classic summertime soup of Spanish origins, gazpacho is easy to prepare and bursts with flavour. This Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho recipe includes watermelon and a sprinkling of a cucumber garnish for extra refreshing tastes. Prepare this chilled soup in the morning, head to the beach and then return to a cool, satisfying lunch. more

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Gather Journal
Food & Drink

Gather Journal delivers tasty reads and recipes

There’s no doubt that Brisbane folk enjoy a good meal. From the simplest cup of fresh-cut fruit from the markets to a gastronomic creation of a fine-dining restaurant, meals can play a big role in the memories that linger. Capturing those moments where people come together over a common love of food and cooking is food publication, Gather Journal. This visually stimulating, recipe-driven magazine chronicles elements of food and cooking from harvest through to dining. Based out of New York, Gather Journal features range from whimsical essays of memorable meals, to in-depth, intriguing studies of ingredients. Issue One sold out ridiculously fast at Fortitude Valley’s Scrumptious Reads, but Issue Two has just dropped in bulk form, so pop by fast for a copy to call your own. more

Bakeries
Watch the making of traditional French baguettes
Food & Drink

Watch the making of traditional French baguettes

In the tiny commune of Dole in the Jura department of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France lies a family-run boulangerie and patisserie that goes by the name of Courderot. Arriving at Courderot at 5:00 am, travellers Alana and Paul huddled amongst the warm smells and flour-filled air with William Courderot to discover how a traditional French l’ancienne baguette is made. The boulangerie makes 600 of these baguettes each day. Here’s a peek into the highly rewarding process. Image via Yanidel.   more

Restaurants
Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street

Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate. more

Bars
InCider Trading, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Boutique cellar InCider Trading opens in Fortitude Valley

All those deliciously crisp and cool craft ciders you’ve been enjoying on tap or in a bottle at dedicated bars about town can now be consumed from the comfort of your couch. InCider Trading is a boutique wine and cider cellar that’s just opened its doors along bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. more

Recipes
Bubble Tea recipe
Food & Drink

Thirst Quencher: Summer Bubble Tea

Super sweet, milky and with curious balls at the bottom of your cup, bubble tea is a rather intriguing thirst quencher. Originating in Taiwan, bubble tea is made using boba tapioca pearls, which are best used within a few hours of cooking but can keep in the fridge for a few days – just expect them to go crunchy over time. For the ultimate sweet-tooth tea, use sweetened condensed milk instead of full cream or almond milk. more

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People's Food Plan
Food & Drink

People’s Food Plan hosts Potluck Picnic at West End

Gather together with local, like-minded foodies at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Potluck Picnic this weekend and have your say towards the People’s Food Plan. Shaping a food system that looks after people and the environment, the People’s Food Plan aims to target the important issues surrounding the future of food in Australia. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance is a collaboration of passionate organisations and individuals, which is working towards instigating a food system where people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate. Head along to the Potluck Picnic in Orleigh Park in West End this Sunday December 2 from 3:00–6:00 pm, bring a plate of local, fresh food to share and chat all things food-related with fellow locavores. more