Recipes
Indulge in warm chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits
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Indulge in warm chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits

The simple pleasure of biting into a freshly baked biscuit, still warm from the oven, is one of the many little gifts winter brings. Get those chilly hands working in the kitchen this weekend and whip up a divine batch of chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits from the magical mind of one of the country’s most experienced patissiers, Jean Michel Raynaud. This quick and easy recipe has been taken from Jean’s very first cookbook, The French Baker, which hit stores last month. Please note all ingredients must be at room temperature. more

Food News
Eat ethically at Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford
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Eat ethically at Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford

Have you ever noticed how certain cuts of meat experience a sudden surge in popularity and before long, it’s infiltrated every menu you see (looking at you, pork belly)? Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford is going against the culinary fashion trend to adopt a nose to tail philosophy so the whole animal is used, not just the trendy cuts. more

Recipes
Lunch on an avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta
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Lunch on an avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta

If you’ve ever experienced the leisurely indulgence of brunch in New York City, there’s a good chance you’re acquainted with Prune. The Lower East Side institution was opened by self-taught cook turned James Beard Award-winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton 15 years ago, and now her new cookbook Prune is giving fans an insight into the wonderful woman’s mind. Written in Gabrielle’s distinctive voice, with as much encouragement and scolding as you might experience were you a line cook in her kitchen, the cookbook encompasses 250-plus recipes including Prune favourites. This recipe for avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta is sure to be a winner at your next lunch or picnic. more


The Grocer
Brew your own kombucha with Buchi
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Brew your own kombucha with Buchi

It’s been lauded a miracle elixir that alkalizes, detoxifies, kick starts your metabolism whilst increasing energy and improving digestion among a long list of benefits but before you go thinking it’s a new fad, kombucha has actually been consumed for thousands of years and it’s surprisingly easy to make yourself at home. more

The Grocer
The Grocer: Rosellas
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The Grocer: Rosellas

Is it a bird? Yes. But rosellas – or more specifically, wild rosellas – are also a versatile little plant, best known for being squished into a delightfully fruity jam. more

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Bite into a Peruvian pork sandwich
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Bite into a Peruvian pork sandwich

With a landscape varying from coast to mountains and rainforests, Peru's cultures, cuisines and ingredients differ greatly across the country. Unexpected and diverse, Peruvian food is underpinned by Incan origins, with strong use of corn, chillies and potatoes – 4000 varieties of which are grown in Peru. Over time, immigration to the country has seen traditional dishes enriched and adapted to fuse influences from Spanish, Chinese, African, French, Japanese and Italian cuisines to create modern Peruvian food. The newest addition to Phaidon's national cuisine series, Peru: The Cookbook by Gastón Acurio showcases dishes such as ceviche, stuffed potatoes and this recipe for sánguche de lechón (pork sandwich) to create a definitive guide to Peruvian home cooking. more

Food News
Munch on a burger from Thunderburger1
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Munch on a burger from Thunderburger1

What happens when a triathlon-winning chef with a background in five-star hotels jumps on the food truck bandwagon? Great things, that’s what. Ryan is the coronary-conscious chap behind Thunderburger1, a relatively new addition to the Gold Coast’s gaggle of food trucks. more

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Where to celebrate Queensland Day on the Gold Coast
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Where to celebrate Queensland Day on the Gold Coast

We live in a pretty special part of the world. Not only do we enjoy an average of 261 days of sunshine per year (hence the nickname the Sunshine State) but we have more national parks than any other state and we pay less tax too. In honour of this fine state of ours, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of things to see and do and places to eat to celebrate Queensland Day on June 6. more