Recipes
Whip up a rustic farfalle pasta with peas, mint, lemon and goats curd
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Whip up a rustic farfalle pasta with peas, mint, lemon and goats curd

There’s been a chilly nip in the air this week – a sure sign of winter creeping towards us and all the promises of hearty comfort food. A flick through the new cookbook from MasterChef 2014 runner-up Laura Cassai has set our eating agenda for the seasons ahead, with dishes like sausage, porcini and fennel seed ragu pappardelle and slow-roasted pork loin stuffed with chestnuts and cranberries. Showcasing Laura’s roots in traditional Tuscan and Sicilian cooking, My Italian Kitchen is sure to provide plenty of culinary inspiration for chilly nights at home. For a fresh and zesty dish, plate up this farfalle pasta with peas, mint, lemon and goats curd. more

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Explore, eat and learn at The Farm Byron Bay
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Explore, eat and learn at The Farm Byron Bay

As you drive into Byron, you’ll find it hard to miss the latest member of the community welcoming your arrival. Stretched out over 80 glorious acres on Ewingsdale Road, The Farm Byron Bay is now open, bringing the true meaning of paddock to plate to the heart of Northern New South Wales. more

The Grocer
Tuck in to a bowl of CocoWhip
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Tuck in to a bowl of CocoWhip

Grab a bowl of the world’s first vegan and bio-fermented coconut soft-serve, it’s probably as close to guilt-free ice-cream as you’ll ever get. CocoWhip is the latest and greatest dessert creation from BSKT and it may very well change everything you thought you knew about frozen treats. more


Recipes
Serve up Adriano Zumbo's Moroccan chicken sausage rolls
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Serve up Adriano Zumbo’s Moroccan chicken sausage rolls

What is there not to love about Adriano Zumbo? The man can craft you a lavender, thyme and strawberry macaron just as easily as he can whip up a bangers and mash pie. The Sydney-based patissier shot to fame when his croquembouche tower appeared on the first series of MasterChef Australia and he’s been a household name ever since. Now the master has wooed us once again with his third cookbook, The Zumbo Files. Unexpected flavours and vibrant colours fill the book, which will guide amateur homecooks through the baking process. Spend the rainy Easter long weekend pottering about in the kitchen, whipping up this hearty dish of Moroccan chicken sausage rolls. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Jackfruit
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The Grocer: Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a tasty and nutritious fruit that is loved in many countries around the world. Although its rough exterior might seem to say otherwise, the fruit is edible and is great for a variety of dishes or even consumed on its own. more

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K Bar & Meze launches new menu
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K Bar & Meze launches new menu

Pull up a stool at the bar or take a seat in the dining area and allow the culinary maestros at K Bar & Meze to take you on a journey to the Mediterranean. The restaurant and bar recently launched a brand new seasonal menu of share plates that will have you wondering whether your present company would judge you if you ordered one of everything, to yourself. more

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Get adventurous with Goldtoast Supper Club
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Get adventurous with Goldtoast Supper Club

Enjoy a feast with a side of excitement at the Gold Coast’s own guerrilla dining society, Goldtoast Supper Club. The secret supper club or ‘guestaurant’ takes the ritual of dining outside traditional establishments and offers an alternative for those who like meeting new people and feasting on delicious food. more

Recipes
Dip into a Turkish-style spoon salad
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Dip into a Turkish-style spoon salad

You may be one of those people who find salads to be a little ho hum. While this salad features your usual tomatoes and red onion, your tastebuds are in for a treat when they discover bursts of pomegranate, the crunch of walnuts, the heat of bullhorn peppers and fresh zesty herbs. And to top it all off, it's coated in a zippy sweet-and-sour dressing of sumac, pomegranate molasses and apple vinegar. Often seen on menus of Istanbul as the famous Gavurdağ salad, this finely chopped side dish is designed to be eaten with a spoon. Follow Istanbul-born chef Somer Sivrioğlu and food scholar David Dale’s lead as they explain in their new cookbook Anatolia how to construct this delightful spoon salad. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Romanesco
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The Grocer: Romanesco

This interesting vegetable may look like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the edible flower bud is quite similar to your run-of-the-mill broccoli or cauliflower and has some of the same benefits and uses. more

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious doughnut
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious doughnut

The humble doughnut, in all its pillowy sugar-encrusted perfection, is often dismissed as just a treat to keep kids quiet in the supermarket but doughnuts can be delicious treats for adults too. Whether you prefer the simplicity of a modest cinnamon variety or something a little fancier and more decadent with a little more icing, we’ve round up a bunch of local cafes, bakeries and market stalls that serve up delightfully fresh adult-appropriate doughnuts for your eating pleasure. more

Bars
Celebrate Taco Tuesday at Stingray Lounge bar
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Celebrate Taco Tuesday at Stingray Lounge bar

While $3.00 may have seemed like quite a lot of money as a kid, these days, it doesn’t go very far. Sure, you could get a can of tuna and maybe a roll to put it on, or something that kind of resembles food from your local fast-food chain but if that doesn’t sound particularly appetising, head along to Stingray Lounge bar at QT Gold Coast for Taco Tuesdays. more

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Sip on boutique coffee at Bambi Deluxe
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Sip on boutique coffee at Bambi Deluxe

If the signatures on the far wall are anything to go by, you’re in good company, with Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Steph Gilmore among the cafe’s clientele. And given there isn’t a beach in sight; it speaks volumes about the quality of the offering at Bambi Deluxe. more