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Pomeroy’s Coffee and Tea Co. opens first Australian venue
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Pomeroy’s Coffee and Tea Co. opens first Australian venue

Celebrated New Zealand-based tea and coffee specialists Pomeroy’s has crossed the ditch to open its first Australian venue at Capri on Via Roma. Pomeroy’s Australia is owned and operated by Nathan and Lahnie Ward under the watchful eye of kiwi creator and world coffee judge, Hayden Thompson and his mother Leigh Thompson. more

Recipes
Chow down on the Huxtaburger Sondra organic tofu burger
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Chow down on the Huxtaburger Sondra organic tofu burger

Imagine, if you will, cradling a rotund, American-style burger in your hand – feel the squishy bun in your fingers, watch the melted cheese drip and catch the smell of wagyu beef in your nostrils. This is the kind of grub dished up day in, day out at the massively popular Huxtaburger outlets across Melbourne. Co-owner and chef Daniel Wilson is now sharing some of his best-kept burger-mastery secrets in his new cookbook, starting with this standard burger from which all others derive. After the first year selling burgers only made from beef, the Huxtaburger owners decided to add a vegetarian option – the result was this Sondra organic tofu burger. Grab your apron and frying pan, and get flipping this weekend. more

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East meets west at Urbanistar Burleigh
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East meets west at Urbanistar Burleigh

Tucked away down the laneway past Canteen Kitchen, Urbanistar Burleigh is a melting pot of eastern and western flavours that are inspired by owners Ron Babb and Tang Li's favourite tastes. The cafe opened its heavy timber doors last month and has quickly found a following of patrons who appreciate the unexpected union. more


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Celebrate Christmas in July at QT's Bazaar
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Celebrate Christmas in July at QT’s Bazaar

Tucking into a hefty plate of yuletide favourites is undoubtedly one of the silly season’s highlights but as anyone who has sweated their way through a roast dinner on a hot day can attest, sometimes it’s just too hot for a traditional Christmas feast in December. more

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Tuck in to a warming quinoa and chia porridge
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Tuck in to a warming quinoa and chia porridge

Winter days often call for hot, hearty dishes – ones that have done their time in the slow cooker or stovetop, fusing flavours to create the ultimate comfort-food fare. The belly-warming repasts found in Whole Food Slow Cooked, the new cookbook from food writer Olivia Andrews, are exactly the kind of meals we love to indulge in on chilly days, never mind during unwelcome cold snaps. This recipe offers the option of using either slow cooker or stovetop to create a wholesome quinoa and chia porridge, sweetened with Granny Smith apples, dates and dried fruits. more

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Slurp up creamy mushroom and pepperberry soup
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Slurp up creamy mushroom and pepperberry soup

As coughs and sniffles strike all over office spaces, public transport and family homes this winter, we’re hoping to use the power of wholesome, nutrient-dense food to nourish our bodies and ward off any nasties. A cold night at home is the perfect opportunity to brew your own pot of hot soup, full of natural ingredients and clean coconut water. This creamy mushroom and pepperberry soup combines Swiss brown mushrooms with cashews and lemon juice, and is completely vegan, dairy- and gluten free. Created by Botanical Cuisine’s Omid Jaffari, it’s one of more than 150 recipes found between the covers of raw, a new cookbook that lets you in on the secrets to creating gourmet raw cuisine every day. more

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The Grocer: Safflower
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The Grocer: Safflower

Hailed as one of humanity’s oldest crops, Safflower has a history dating centuries. The flower has a bunch of culinary uses and reportedly has a bunch of healthy properties. more