Monthly Archives: May 2012

Food and wine heaven at Noosa

Mark Best under a straw hat is sitting next to Ben Shewry who, in turn, is beside Alvin Leung. There’s Fergus Henderson, all jerky gesticulation, on his other side, then the gloriously erudite David Thompson. And I in the audience am … Continue reading

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The charms of apples are endless

I have just made an apple pie, flooding the kitchen with memories of a cold Canberra childhood rendered warm and fragrant with the cooking of apple pies and apple crumbles, scenting the air with cinnamon- simmered apples and rich, buttery … Continue reading

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Opals to baklava

His secret is to caramelise the syrup before pouring it over the immensely buttery, spicy baklava, then at the very end flavour it with fresh local lemon juice and orange juice. It was the tray-loads of sticky, golden baklava that … Continue reading

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All fired up over pizzas

Every Sunday morning sixty loaves of their bread run out the door of the Crabbes Creek General Store. And to think it all came about because Jon, a builder, was making brick ovens… Anyone who has been to the Mullumbimby … Continue reading

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Show me the way to tamarillos

They are referred to in some parts as tree tomatoes, and New Zealanders have been known to call them vegetables. Egg- shaped and firm-skinned, their bisection reveals a glistening jewel-like centre, dark seeds and flesh that varies in colour. My … Continue reading

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