Recipes
Treat your tastebuds to oat biscuits with soft blue cheese and carrot and orange jam
Food & Drink

Treat your tastebuds to oat biscuits with soft blue cheese and carrot and orange jam

We're pretty blessed to have the Scenic Rim right on our doorstep. A veritable smorgasbord of produce, the region is brimming with a bountiful selection of fruit and veggies, cheese, wine, olives and more – basically all of our favourite things. To celebrate the verdant region and its incredible producers, renowned local chef Brenda Fawdon has partnered with Christine Sharp to create Eat Local: Food, Farming and Conversation in the Scenic Rim in conjunction with Scenic Rim Eat Local Week. The book journeys through the region, documenting the authors' conversations with the producers and their families, as well as more than sixty recipes using wholesome ingredients inspired by the farmers, growers and makers of the Scenic Rim. This recipe for oat biscuits with soft blue cheese and carrot and onion jam originally used Towri Sheep Cheeses' Roquefort-style Blue Ewe. more

Restaurants
Get hooked on Brady’s gourmet fish and chips
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Get hooked on Brady’s gourmet fish and chips

Inspired by his uncle’s fish and chip shop in London, renowned chef and restaurateur James Brady has taken things back to basics with his latest venture, Brady's in Surfers Paradise. The new venue specialises in sustainable seafood and sits somewhere between a fancy restaurant and a takeaway fish and chippery. more

Food News
The Chefs Series: the ingredients chefs can't get enough of
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The Chefs Series: the ingredients chefs can’t get enough of

They work with ingredients many of us are blissfully unaware even exist but have you ever wondered what foodstuffs your favourite chefs couldn't live without? Well, wonder no more. We asked the winners and runner ups of the 2016 EAT/drink Awards – sponsored by Aperol Spritz– to give us a sneak peek into the secret lives of their top chefs. For the third instalment of The Chefs Series, we asked five chefs what is their favourite ingredient to work with? more

Recipes
Munch on crunchy filled risotto croquettes
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Munch on crunchy filled risotto croquettes

Risotto croquettes, or arancini, are like the perfect food surprise. With their golden crispy exterior, your mouth begins to water at the thought of the satisfying crunch that awaits. But the true magic comes when you take that first bite – that warm oozing cheesy gift that lies beyond the rice. Hungry yet? Then maybe you should make a batch of your own. Sicily is renowned for its arancini – you'll find a multitude of sizes and fillings almost everywhere you go. In her latest book, Flavours of Sicily, Ursula Ferrigno explores Sicilian cuisine at its finest – from vibrant to light soups and pasta dishes, and of course, arancini. more

Restaurants
Jimmy Wah’s brings Vietnamese to Burleigh Heads
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Jimmy Wah’s brings Vietnamese to Burleigh Heads

Filling the space left by The Funky Olive in Burleigh Heads, Jimmy Wah’s is set to open its doors on Wednesday June 8 and will dish up fresh and fragrant Vietnamese fare. The new venue is the latest venture from Jake Cooley (formerly Social Eating House + Bar) and Shelly Greaves (the former owner of Verve in Broadbeach). more


Bars
The results are in! Announcing the Taste of Queensland Awards winners
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The results are in! Announcing the Taste of Queensland Awards winners

We put the call out in early May for nominations for the Taste of Queensland Awards and are now excited to present to you the winners in each category of breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail. See, The Weekend Edition loves it when a Gold Coast bar or restaurant serves up a culinary creation or cocktail using the best of Queensland produce – so much so that it jumped at the chance to partner with the Queensland Government for Queensland Week from June 4–12. The Taste of Queensland Awards celebrates the use of Queensland produce and recognises the support of local farmers, providores, bakers, brewers and gourmet artisans by the Gold Coast's cafes, restaurants and bars. Congratulations to all of the winners and runners up in the inaugural awards! more

Recipes
Sweeten up your weekend with homemade marshmallow
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Sweeten up your weekend with homemade marshmallow

Marshmallows are the kinds of sweet treats that tend to conjure up childhood memories, perhaps of perfecting the art of the campfire toast (must be crispy but not burnt on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside), or a classic game of chubby bunny. For chef Jane Lawson, these "airy pillows of fanciful delight" reminder her of the milkbar lolly counters of her childhood. In her latest book, Milkbar Memories, Jane presents an ode to her childhood dreams, with a collection of nostalgic recipes that defined growing up in 1970s Australia. From the maltiest of milkshakes to sausage rolls, musk sticks and potato scallops, Milkbar Memories features more than 120 recipes that your mother probably wouldn't have approved of. more

Food News
The round-up: mighty meaty feasts to sink your teeth into
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The round-up: mighty meaty feasts to sink your teeth into

Winter has finally arrived on the Gold Coast, which means mulled wine and belly-warming comfort foods, think slow-cooked lamb shoulder that falls apart with just a nudge, racks of sticky, saucy ribs and hearty stews. With that in mind, we’ve round-up some of the coast’s top carnivorous feasts to sink your teeth into. more

Food News
Sample the Scenic Rim’s finest at Eat Local Book Launch & Lunch
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Sample the Scenic Rim’s finest at Eat Local Book Launch & Lunch

Just outside of the Gold Coast exists a veritable food bowl of amazing, local produce from milk and gourmet cheese to fruit and vegetables and even wine. Eat Local Book Launch & Lunch invites you to sample some of the region's finest with authors and fellow foodies Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp. The special culinary event is on at QT Gold Coast on Friday June 10. more

Recipes
Feed your inner carnivore scotch fillet with eggplant puree and miso butter
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Feed your inner carnivore scotch fillet with eggplant puree and miso butter

It's officially winter, which means it's time to loosen that belt buckle and settle in for some good old-fashioned comfort food. But if you're not willing to sacrifice health for comfort, nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill has your back. In her new book Seasons to Share, Jacqueline presents 130 nourishing recipes, recreating delicious favourites that usually forget health for taste. You'll find warming winter recipes such as slow-cooked beef brisket with smoky homemade barbecue sauce, crispy pork belly with pear chutney, and this mouth-watering recipe for scotch fillet with eggplant puree and miso butter. more

Restaurants
Burgers and booze at The Loose Moose in Broadbeach
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Burgers and booze at The Loose Moose in Broadbeach

With more whisky than a small Scottish town, sticky smoky ribs and a dozen burgers to wrap your mitts around, The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House in Broadbeach could very well be your new favourite watering hole. The new Canadian-inspired venue opened its doors late last week and has already made quite the impression on enthusiastic locals. more