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borscht recipe
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The Grocer: Borscht

A fundamental member of Eastern Bloc cuisine is the thick hearty soup of borscht. In most incarnations of the dish, you’ll see tomato and hearty vegetables interspersed with spices and creams. Often ablaze with the fuchsia of beetroot colours (and flavours), borscht can come in many variations, depending on the European nation from which it has emerged. more

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Cremosa Espresso Bar, Brisbane City
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Cremosa Espresso Bar opens new coffee stop in Brisbane City

Joining locations on Albert and Queen Streets, a new Cremosa Espresso Bar has opened along Adelaide Street in Brisbane City. The wood-clad cube of a coffee stop serves Cremosa’s award-winning signature blend of coffee, which was developed and tweaked over an eight-month period with the good folk over at Supreme Roasters. Owners Fabio Strati and Orazio D’Arro enjoy injecting a little of the Italian lifestyle into every day, meaning paninis and pastries are on hand to accompany your lunchtime cup, alongside Byron Bay Cookie Company treats and Tea Drop tea for the non-coffee drinker. Cremosa Espresso Bar 280 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City Open: Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 4:00 pm   more

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Bold Coffee, Bald Hills
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The Street Photographer: Bold Coffee

A haven for northside coffee aficionados – or those who appreciate a side of community with their morning cup – Bold Coffee is a homely cafe space in Bald Hills. Run by Sarah and Justin Bold, Bold Coffee pulls a house blend and single origin of the week from Brendale roasters Cleanskin Coffee Co. through the coffee machine, with inventive milkshake flavours like musk, butterscotch, custard and lime keeping kids (small and big alike) happy. Breakfast is available until 3:00 pm on weekends, while scrumptious banana bread, muesli slice and brownies line the counter. Check out Bold Coffee on The Street Photographer. more

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From Japan with Love
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Watch: From Japan with Love (and Dashi)

Delivering a fast-paced snapshot of Japanese culture and cuisine, The Perennial Plate condenses two weeks of eating and travelling in Japan into this three-minute film, From Japan with Love (and Dashi). The Perennial Plate is an online documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. more

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Chocolate Orange Espresso, Bardon
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Chocolate Orange Espresso opens in Bardon

The creation of mother-daughter duo Anastasia and Naomi, Chocolate Orange Espresso is a sweet, homely cafe that has opened in Bardon. The pair used to own Chase The Rider cafe at Jindalee, but when crossroads presented themselves, they sold up the business and have been keeping an eye out for a perfect new spot ever since. more

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The Low Road Cafe, Windsor
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Kitsch The Low Road Cafe opens in Windsor

If you’ve spotted bright pink palm tree cutouts sprouting from a garden bed, then you know you’re in the right place. The Low Road Cafe has opened in Windsor along a busy little strip nestled near Windsor train station. Run by Naomi (ex-Qwerk) and Ben Corbett (of Gentle Ben and His Sensitive Side), The Low Road Cafe is an oasis of tropical kitsch, complementing all things tiki with fun and moreish foodstuffs. more

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Multicultural breakfasts in brisbane
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Infuse your breakfast routine with a touch of multiculturalism

While many a bagel and maple-syrup slathered serving of French toast may have infiltrated our usual Australian breakfast of sugary cereals and vegemite on toast, we’ve been craving breakfast varietals of a more varied kind lately. So we went scavenging for local breakfast offerings that are out of the eggs-on-toast norm. more


Recipes
Stout and Beef pies
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Keep toasty with Slow-cooked Stout and Beef Pies

All this rain of late has left us pining for the warm, hearty meals of winter to comfort our damp spirits. And with St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we thought an Irish-style Slow-cooked Stout and Beef Pie would tickle your weekend cook-up fancy. A fine stout can be sourced from most good bottleshops or grab a squealer of Green Beacon Brewing’s Penny Porter to cook with at home. more

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Harvest Cafe, Newrybar
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The Street Photographer: Harvest, Newrybar

Nestled just off the Pacific Highway, Harvest Cafe is the cornerstone of tiny town Newrybar. Located just a short drive south of Byron Bay and Bangalow, Harvest Cafe is renowned for using fresh and organic seasonal produce across its breakfast and lunch menus. The cafe transforms into a bistro and watering hole on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, serving dinner and shaking up refreshing cocktails inspired by native flora. Patrons can soak up the soul-filling country ambience on the back verandah or watch all the kitchen action from the bar seating out the front. An early 1900s bakery complete with wood-fired oven is situated at the back of the property, where master baker Toshi handcrafts decadent loaves for the cafe and deli. Harvest Deli is a foodie’s perfect pantry, with decadent cheeses, homemade jams and pickles, intriguing local and international produce and Allpress… more

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Treat FroYo, Brisbane City
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Discover Treat Frozen Yoghurt in Brisbane City

Brisbane-based company Treat Frozen Yoghurt has expanded from its original digs in Carindale to open a second Brisbane residence in the Myer Centre in the city. Inspired by the FroYo joints of afar, Treat dishes up soft-serve FroYo in the four simple steps of pour your own, add your toppings, weigh and pay. The vanilla and chocolate traditional flavours feature alongside more creative mixes of blood orange, pomegranate, watermelon and green apple. Toppings range from fruit to confectionery, cereals and sauces, with smoothies, frappes, slushies and cyclones (slushie-meets-FroYo) also gracing the menu. Treat Frozen Yoghurt Level E, Myer Centre, Brisbane City Open: Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm more

The Grocer
Spaghetti Squash
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The Grocer: Spaghetti Squash

For the gluten-intolerant, pasta is a tease – the heaped plates of luscious gluten-filled goodness just leading to belly ache. Now for those who fear carbocide, spaghetti squash is one quirky vegetable alternative to the traditionally wheat deliciousness. more

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Edible City
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Help grow the sustainable revolution with Edible City

Challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City: Grow the Revolution is an open-source, feature-length documentary, which delves into the grassroots sustainable local food movement in San Francisco. Free to view online, Edible City is also a finalist in the Cinema Politica Audience Choice Award this year, with voting open until March 18. The folk behind this environment- and community-driven project encourage others around the world to organise public screenings of the hour-long documentary to spread the word about solutions to food access, physical health, local ownership and growing truly green economies. more

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Eat Out to Help Out
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Eat Out to Help Out at Restaurant Two this March

Iconic local charity Meals on Wheels launches a new campaign this weekend, partnering with restaurants, cafes and hotels to raise much-needed funds. Eat Out to Help Out will see diners at participating restaurants have the option to donate ten percent of their meal price to Meals on Wheels, with each partaking business also having the option to match that ten percent. more

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treacle
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The Grocer: Treacle

Those who pored over Enid Blyton’s magical children’s stories in their youth, or even the Harry Potter series, will be familiar with the ingredient of treacle. The sugary syrup may be from a place of yesteryear, but it still holds an important role in the heart of dessert creators. more

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tristram stuart
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Listen to Tristram Stuart on the global food waste scandal

Tristram Stuart shares how his first foray into freeganism as a 15-year-old acted as a catalyst to his entire career. Dedicated to exposing the injustice of food waste in Western countries, Tristram shows how changing the systems that result in food waste could be one of the simplest ways to reduce pressure on the environment. Watch his TED Talk or read more in his book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. Image via Le Nouvel Observateur. more

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stellarossa, fortitude valley
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New Stellarossa pocket in Fortitude Valley

With the Cie Waffles team moving on to open Gramercy Espresso & Eats in Wintergarden, the tiny pocket of a shop space on the corner of Brunswick Street Mall has been transformed into a Stellarossa coffee cranny. Open early from 6:30 am, Stellarossa is a convenient caffeine pit stop as you’re rushing from the train station to the office. Stellarossa Corner Brunswick Street and Wickham Street Open: Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm more