Recipes
Bake a fancy epi loaf to impress your guests
Food & Drink

Bake a fancy epi loaf to impress your guests

The simple pleasure of cracking open a fresh loaf of bread and devouring a warm slice smeared with butter can only be heightened when that doughy creation was crafted by your very own hands. Parisian master baker Éric Kayser is no stranger to this feeling, and now he’s sharing his secrets with English-speaking bread fiends via The Larousse Book of Bread, which is available in English for the first time. Brought to you by the publishers of the Larousse culinary encyclopaedia, the tome serves up 80 recipes with variations and step-by-step photography. Whether you’re pining for a traditional cob, a speciality rye, an organic sourdough or perhaps even a sweet brioche, The Larousse Book of Bread has you covered. This recipe for fancy epi loaves is sure to impress both eyes and stomachs. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Hemp seed
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The Grocer: Hemp seed

The humble hemp seed is an underrated ingredient that can make a huge impact in the kitchen. The versatile substance is full of nutritional benefits that make it a perfect ingredient for many recipes. more

Coffee
Box Coffee Co opens its doors in Southport
Food & Drink

Box Coffee Co opens its doors in Southport

Once upon a time cafes were confined to four-walled venues filled with neat, matching tables and chairs. Now, thankfully, open-minded folks are finding new ways to deliver caffeine to the masses. Box Coffee Co in Southport has opened the doors of a converted shipping container that is conveniently positioned on the corner of Olsen Avenue and Melia Court. more

Restaurants
Taste global eat local at The Little Plate
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Taste global eat local at The Little Plate

The Little Plate’s selection of global cuisine made it an instant favourite among locals. So much so that the hole-in-the-wall venue expanded into a neighbouring space and opened The Little Bar. One year later, the ladies are at it again (albeit on a smaller scale) and have recently pushed into a little alfresco area out the back providing yet another option for diners. more

cafe
Two Little Bakers celebrates its first birthday
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Two Little Bakers celebrates its first birthday

The frame on the wall declares ‘do what you love everyday’ and one look around Two Little Bakers, it’s clear that Kris and Ashley, the mother and daughter duo behind the cafe, are doing just that. Adorned with delicate blue bunting, lace and hessian table runners and fresh flowers, the pretty setting provides the perfect backdrop to while time away with great company, coffee and sweet treats. more


Recipes
Crunch on a shard of flaked almond brittle
Food & Drink

Crunch on a shard of flaked almond brittle

Even the healthiest of those among us have to admit – sometimes there is nothing better than a bit of sugary goodness. Sharing this love for sweet treats, London-based chef Yasmin Othman shows you how to make your own indulgent bites to impress your pals. You’ll find this recipe for flaked almond brittle snuggled up next to other childhood favourites like liquorice allsorts, peppermint creams and marshmallows in Yasmin’s gorgeous new cookbook, Atelier: Confectionery. more

Recipes
Hoe in to French toast waffles with berry compote
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Hoe in to French toast waffles with berry compote

If you’ve been following 24-year-old Melbourne student Kate Bradley’s celebrated healthy food blog Kenkō Kitchen, your belly will be pleased to know her online database of vegan, mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free meals has now evolved into one heck of a lip-smacking good cookbook. Taking you from breakfast to dessert, Kenkō Kitchen will fuel you up on winners like corn fritters with avocado, spring green lasagne and maple cashew ice-cream. The recipe below is the perfect excuse to indulge in a little sweetness at breakfast time – French toast waffles with berry compote. more

Coffee
Perk up on a hot day with a cold brew coffee
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Perk up on a hot day with a cold brew coffee

Summer presents a conundrum of sorts for coffee drinkers. As the mercury soars, sometimes, the last thing you feel like drinking is a steamy beverage. Cold brew coffee is here to solve all of your caffeine-related quandaries. Best served over ice, cold brew coffee has become the drink of choice for hot days. more