Category Archives: Good Taste

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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Organic ginger at the Gray’s

Those habitués of our local farmers markets would be familiar with the sight of Bob Gray. Perhaps in defiance of his surname, his vibrantly coloured shirts shine out as brightly as his smile as you approach the organic ginger stall … Continue reading

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Mezze to Milk Tart – Cecile Yazbek

It must have been more than eight years ago when I first met Cecile. She had been cooking her own particular style of exotic vegetarian food at Baraka, the wonderful little Middle Eastern emporium in Jonson Street where Red Ginger … Continue reading

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Forbidden rice

The focus of the piece was on wine – specifically a Northern Rhone Viognier – but what drew me in, perhaps naturally, was the dish suggested to accompany it. Butter- poached lobster with black forbidden rice, papaya and madras curry … Continue reading

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Destination dining

I am sitting on the outside deck at Liliana’s with a beautifully made coffee before me. Serious money has been poured into renovating the 101-year-old O’Possum Creek public school, set on a rise at the junction of Friday Hut and … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Thai

With a squint you could be at a street stall in Bangkok and not a Mullumbimby laneway. Especially on a mild late-week evening dipping a fork into a little dish of steamed silken tofu salad, or perhaps caramelised sticky pork, … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Thai

With a squint you could be at a street stall in Bangkok and not a Mullumbimby laneway. Especially on a mild late-week evening dipping a fork into a little dish of steamed silken tofu salad, or perhaps caramelised sticky pork, … Continue reading

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Bananas and passionfruit

Two roadside stalls close to each other but with gulfs of difference. As if one were the basic, the other deluxe. The basic was where we stopped first, climbing sandy-limbed out of the car onto Clothiers Creek Road up the old … Continue reading

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Bananas and passionfruit

Two roadside stalls close to each other but with gulfs of difference. As if one were the basic, the other deluxe. The basic was where we stopped first, climbing sandy-limbed out of the car onto Clothiers Creek Road up the old … Continue reading

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