Recipes
Hot Cross Bun French Toast with Poached Pears
Food & Drink

Decadent Breakfast: Hot Cross Bun French Toast

A good one for the kids this Easter (big and small alike), this Hot Cross Bun French Toast is the kind of recipe that will leave your insides satisfied yet glad the holiday only rolls around once a year. Delicious nonetheless, this sweet breakfast could become an annual tradition. more

Treats
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Food & Drink

The story of cacao artisans Mast Brothers Chocolate

Artisans of the chocolate bar, Mast Brothers Chocolate is the creation of Rick and Michael Mast. Sourcing only the best, most delicious beans in order to create the best chocolate in the world, Rick and Michael travel to the cacao farms to meet the farmers and give them the opportunity to taste the chocolate that comes from the fruit they’ve picked. This five-minute documentary delves behind the scenes of the brand to reveal the relationship between these bearded craftsmen and one of their primary cacao suppliers, La Red de Guaconejo in the Dominican Republic. Read more about the brothers’ here. more

The Grocer
Truffles
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Truffles

Truffles may be one of the most worshipped ingredients in the world, finding a welcome home in many of the Michelin-starred dining dens that are strewn throughout the globe. Surprisingly for some, the vegetable comes from far more humble beginnings. more

Cafes
Egg Bistro, East Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Egg Bistro

A bistro that likes to push the boundaries of regular brunch flavour pairings, Egg Bistro in East Brisbane has just launched a new brunch menu featuring the likes of Spiced Lamb Sausages with Quince, Raddicchio, Cauliflower, Kipler Potatoes and Thyme Dressing and Corned Beef Croquettes with Pea Puree and Paprika-coddled Egg. The interior is a classy mix of antique Argentinian doors, dark bentwood chairs and intriguing jars of preserves, while outdoors is a leafy, light-filled courtyard to soak up a few rays on cooler days. Check out Egg Bistro on The Street Photographer.   more

Treats
australian sweet company
Food & Drink

Pick up unique treats from the Great Aussie Sweet Company

If consuming obscene amounts of chocolate doesn’t particularly tickle your Easter pickle, head along to the Great Aussie Sweet Company for a sugar hit of a different kind. This confectionary paradise at South Bank stocks all of your childhood favourites from musk sticks and gobstoppers to gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Having operated for more than 18 years, the Great Aussie Sweet Company has perfected the art of sugar delivery, meaning there is bound to be a sweet delight amongst the pick-and-mix to take your fancy. Great Aussie Sweet Company Stanley Street Plaza, Parklands, South Bank Ph: 07 3844 8165 Open: Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 6:00 pm, Friday to Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm more

Coffee
Lewin Street Store, Bardon
Food & Drink

Lewin Street Store opens in Bardon

Shaping the kind of place they would enjoy walking to with the kids in tow to pick up the Saturday morning bread and milk, Jess McVeigh and Michelle Sharkey have opened Lewin Street Store in Bardon – a corner store with the added bonus of coffee and treats. more


Cafes
Raw 'n Juicy organic juice and salad bar, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Raw ‘n Juicy organic juice bar opens in Brisbane City

If you’re not the proud owner of a cold-press juicer to make delicious fruit and veg concoctions at home, finding a decent freshly squeezed juice when temptation beckons can be quite the task. A mecca for healthy breakfast and lunch staples, Raw ‘n Juicy is an organic juice and salad bar now open in Brisbane City. more

Recipes
figs, gorgonzola and honey
Food & Drink

In season: Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Honey

Sometimes it’s the simplest of meals that garner the greatest reward. A meal can be spectacular with just a few golden ingredients – think tomato, basil and mozzarella; ham, cheese and bread; or chocolate and strawberries. With this in mind, we’ve taken the deliciously decadent ingredients of figs, honey and blue cheese to make this Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Honey appetiser (or dessert, if you so fancy). more

Cafes
The Single Guys, Kenmore
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Single Guys

The East African country of Burundi has begun to garner quite the reputation for producing some intense coffee beans. Patrons of The Single Guys at Kenmore will be able to sample this hand-roasted, single-origin blend from Ngozi, Mugirampeke, Burundi this weekend. Check out The Single Guys on The Street Photographer. more

Cafes
BlackStar cold-pressed coffee
Food & Drink

Blackstar delivers cold-pressed coffee to workplaces

The folk behind Blackstar Coffee understand that it can be difficult to get a good iced coffee hit when mid-afternoon duty calls. Legendary creator of the Full Creamy, Soy Deluxe and Total Black cold-pressed iced coffees – which are hand-bottled into sustainably packaged amber glass bottles – Blackstar is now making cold coffee deliveries to offices about town. The West End-based roastery and cafe has also just created its first skim-milk iced coffee, dubbed the Star Lite, and is trialling an iced coffee stall at QUT Gardens Point, with the hope that the 9:00 am to 2:30 pm slot will continue permanently. Read more about the cold-pressed coffee process here. more

The Grocer
Soda Bread
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Soda Bread

As Irish as a leprechaun, soda bread is a delicious part of hearty traditional cuisine from the republic. The dense bread was cleverly formed as a way of replacing yeast as a rising agent, and is an incredibly easy dish to make with only a handful of basic ingredients. more

Treats
Lemon Thyme Apple Butter
Food & Drink

Sweet and savoury: Lemon Thyme Apple Butter

This short video by Chicago-based baker-meets-photographer Hattie Mahatma Kotz delivers a quick tutorial in making Lemon Thyme Apple Butter. Filmed to a cute Juno-esque track, the food film shows the honey-sweetened spread can be served on sourdough, or, as Hattie suggests, can be fitting as an accompaniment to roast lamb with the added earthiness of the thyme. Image via Edibles. more

Bakeries
Cake Kiosk
Food & Drink

Cake Kiosk rolls into Powerhouse Farmers Market

Until recently, you may have come across the saccharine offerings of local baking doyenne Jade Halloran at Pearl Cafe. Having graduated from chef to the specialty of pastry chef during more than four years at the Woolloongabba favourite, Jade has now taken her baking niche to the next level with Cake Kiosk – a market stall contained within the retro surrounds of a refurbished 1974 Franklin Arrow camper. more