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Nanna's berries sent to US and Italy for hepatitis A tests

The recalled frozen berries.

Commercial food production laboratories are not equipped to test for hepatitis A in Australia so Nanna's frozen berries have instead been sent to the United States and Italy to see if raspberries may...

Food News | Deborah Gough | Tue Feb 17 13:47:32 EST 2015

Francisco's in Manuka is closing, for now


Francisco's Mexican Cantina in Manuka has announced that it will close at the end of this week – but long time fans shouldn't worry, it will return.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Feb 17 13:32:50 EST 2015

Just Open: Gelaperia, Healesville

Bacio sorbet at Gelaperia, Healesville.

Gelaperia brings a taste of la dolce vita to Healesville.

Food News | Just Open | Tue Feb 17 12:45:48 EST 2015

Constellation-inspired canapes at Sydney Observatory

Drag and astrophysics are unlikely couples but the two are coming together for one night at the Observatory as part of Sydney Mardi Gras, complete with galaxy-inspired game terrine.

Food News | Callan Boys | Tue Feb 17 10:35:10 EST 2015

New awards let chefs choose Australia's Top 100 Restaurants

Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack with a group of top chefs from around Australia.

Who better to judge where to eat than the people putting the food on the plate?

Food News | Lucille Keen | Tue Feb 17 10:24:52 EST 2015

1kg packs of Nanna's frozen raspberries added to hepatitis A recall

Raspberry punnets.

The Nanna's frozen berry recall has extended to packs of raspberries as the maker revealed it dumped a supplier potentially linked to a hepatitis A outbreak, late last year.

Food News | Deborah Gough | Tue Feb 17 08:52:53 EST 2015

Noma Tokyo pop-up restaurant sells tableware and furnishings online

One of the bowls available from Noma Tokyo's online fire-sale (food not included!).

If you're unlikely to visit Danish restaurant Noma, here's your chance to dine Noma-style at home.

Food News | Jane Holroyd | Tue Feb 17 07:02:26 EST 2015

Indian restaurant Subcontinental arrives in Surry Hills

Hooray for Bollywood. Sydney's latest obsession with food from the Indian subcontinent shifts up another rickshaw gear later this week with the opening of Subcontinental.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: DiWine, Darlinghurst

Shutting up shop: Jazz City Milkbar.

An old-school Italian fills the hole left by classic Americana.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Fink group recruits general manager to steer Quay, Otto

Spaghetti arragosta from Otto.

The Fink family-owned restaurant group has recruited an outsider as general manager to steer its heavyweight restaurant assets, which include Quay, Otto Ristorante and two new restaurants opening...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

New Orleans Mardi Gras: Fat Tuesday events in Melbourne

Girl with the Gris Gris at Ding Dong Lounge is hosting a New Orleans-inspired buffet.

Grab a costume and your appetite. Melbourne is getting into the New Orleans spirit this Mardi Gras.

Food News | Veda Gilbert | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chatswood's Khao Pla to open spin-off Chum Tang

Khao Pla

The cheap and cheerful suburban star will open next month above the railway station in Chatswood.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

'Seed democracy' activist Vandana Shiva to give talk in Sydney

Visiting: Philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva.

The "Gandhi of Grain" will give a talk at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre on Friday.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Barrio Chino spins off to former Spice Cellar site

Branching out: Barrio Chino in Bayswater Road.

If you think it's time to say adios to the city's Mexican infatuation, think again.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Hepatitis A infections continue to rise as three cases confirmed in Queensland


Health experts expect the number of Australians to contract Hepatitis A from frozen berries to increase after three new infections emerged in Queensland.

Food News | | Mon Feb 16 21:42:03 EST 2015

Frozen berries evidence crucial for hepatitis A compensation claims

Nanna's berries.

Consumers should ignore instructions to throw out packets of frozen berries that have been linked to a hepatitis A outbreak if they ever want to seek compensation, lawyers say.

Food News | Marissa Calligeros | Mon Feb 16 18:58:42 EST 2015

Applications open for Josephine Pignolet Award

Previous winners: Dan Puskas and James Parry.

Nominations are now open for the Josephine Pignolet Awards for the city's top chefs under 30.  

Food News | Myffy Rigby | Mon Feb 16 16:06:19 EST 2015

Cooks pool resources at Newtown kitchen collective

Sour cherry at cinnamon pie from Miss Lilly's Kitchen.

Cookies + Milk, Miss Lilly's Kitchen, The Jam Bandits, Bluepress Juice and Edible Kids Gardens join forces at the South on King Kitchen Collective.

Food News | Mary Ward | Mon Feb 16 12:33:39 EST 2015

Southbank feast to showcase urban vegie patch produce

A fanatical fruit and vegie grower hopes to showcase some of her harvest at a new ''crowd farming'' event at Southbank in which urban farmers' produce will be cooked up for a feast.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Mon Feb 16 08:28:16 EST 2015

Victorian fish and chip shop owners back origin labelling push for seafood

Kosta Tsapogas (left), Con Patsiotis and his son Theodore (right) show off a platter of premium Australian seafood at the Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery in North Coburg.

Mandatory labelling of seafood cooked in restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways would be good for consumers, Australian fishers and the economy, a Senate committee says.

Food News | Janene Trickey | Mon Feb 16 08:23:01 EST 2015