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Bulbs burn brighter

Garlic grower, Patrice Newell.

Australian garlic producers are standing up against inferior imports.

Food News | John Newton | Tue Feb 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

A crush on ice-cream

Snowy Mountain Blueberry Crumble by Pierre Roelofs.

New ice-cream flavours make a visit to the supermarket freezer exciting again.

Food News | Mary-Jane Daffy | Tue Feb 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Chinese restaurants dominate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa at MAD Symposium, Planting Thoughts, Copenhagen 2011.

China scoops S. Pellegrino's 50 Best Restaurants awards.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 26 01:00:00 EST 2013

The Basement jazzes up its menu

Matt Keegan,on stage at The Basement Jazz Club,playing his Saxophone

Dinner and a show has always been part of the package at live-music stalwart The Basement, but expect some serious ramping up of the food under a new owner.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 25 23:59:56 EST 2013

In season

Generic pic of plums.

Plums are ripe and plentiful at the moment. Why not experiment with different types?

Food News | Robin Powell | Mon Feb 25 23:59:11 EST 2013

Lesbian Delight a winner for Xanthi

The Lesbian Delight dessert at Xanthi restaurant at Westfield in Sydney.

It's not the ingredients that have everyone talking about Xanthi's popular new dessert.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 25 23:59:56 EST 2013

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The Lesbian Delight dessert at Xanthi restaurant at Westfield in Sydney.

It's not the ingredients that have everyone talking about Xanthi's popular new dessert.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 25 23:59:56 EST 2013

Concrete Blonde joins list of restaurant casualties

Kings Cross, Sydney. Concrete Blonde, a new restaurant in Bayswater Road Kings Cross.It?s been beautifully designed by Dreamtime Design. Room from bar across to the open, glassed-in kitchen showing the wiz bang rotisserie grills. For One Dish You Must Try is either the, KFQ (fried quail Kentucky style) and the Barossa Farm organic chicken. Photo:Quentin Jones. June 16, 2011.

Despite its $2.5 million interior and high-profile opening, Concrete Blonde in Kings Cross has joined the growing list of restaurant casualties for 2013.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 25 14:36:50 EST 2013

T-totalled: profits plunge as drinkers abstain for charity

tea sommelier Charles Serveau - story is about FebFast affecting alcohol profits across the industry; places like Vue de Monde are thinking creatively about how to still make profit from non-drinkers.  Charles picks herbs from Cafe Vu garden at Heide Museum before brewing it for the restaurant.

Only four days to go. The start of March means the end of febfast, a self-imposed period of alcohol exile for about 12,000 people, and a worryingly dry time for the hospitality industry.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Mon Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Feast your eyes on this

Scott Pickett

Dani Valent offers her top picks for this year's tasty Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Food News | | Sun Feb 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

The bean-all and end-all of coffee

Guatemala Coffee Beans.

Coffee devotee and landscape architect Brenton Beggs' project to create an 'urban coffee farm'.

Food News | Daniella Miletic | Sat Feb 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bernie's Diner is back

Short Black.Moss Vale.February 21st, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SMH Good Living.Owners Ioannis Benardos and Giuliano Colosimo at their soon to be opened Bernie's Diner in Moss Vale.

After Emmanuel Benardos opened Bernie's Diner in Moss Vale in 1925, the Governor-General popped in for a milkshake. He soon became a regular.

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 22 15:46:50 EST 2013

Brisbane gets a second food truck

Elephant food truck.

Brisbane's lone food truck The Bun Mobile will have company out on the streets from tonight.

Food News | Graze | Fri Feb 22 15:11:40 EST 2013

Scorpion with a side of bee larvae: insects go from pests to protein source

Roasted Scorpion and deep fried silken tofu.

Insects are on the menu and here to stay in two Sydney restaurants.

Food News | Inga Ting | Fri Feb 22 12:28:20 EST 2013

Renovation plans for Chat Thai

Khao Soi ($12.00) from Chat Thai, Haymarket. GOOD LIVING photo by Marco Del Grande on February 22, 2012

Haymarket's popular Chat Thai restaurant will close later this year for a renovation.

Food News | Inga Ting | Thu Feb 21 14:17:40 EST 2013

Ex-Sepia chef opens patisserie in Leichhardt

Penny's Lane shone briefly in Kings Cross, Stanmore is home to Sixpenny (one of the star restaurants of 2012), and now Leichhardt is in on the Penny action with the opening of Penny Four's.

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 21 13:17:38 EST 2013

Iori kicks off in Deakin

16 July 2012, Features, Journalist Catriona Jackson, Canberra Times, PHOTO by Jay Cronan. Managing Director of Japanese Restaurant Iori , Mamoru Aizawa.

In very good news for south-side diners, Iori Japanese has opened in the Canberra Deakin Football Club.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Thu Feb 21 11:46:48 EST 2013

Sample society’s fantastic five

25th September 2012, Story by Kirsten Lawson , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Drew McKinnie from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society with some of the exclusive end of whisky wich is only available through the Society. Drew has a sniff of the Glenmorangie

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society holds its first tastings of the year on March 13 and 14, where you get to taste five rare whiskies, which are not only single-malt, but also single-cask whiskies.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Thu Feb 21 11:46:51 EST 2013

Vineyard aids cycle of life

The Four Winds Vineyard in Murrumbateman hosts its annual bicycle short-film night on Saturday, March 2, as part of Donate Life week, a week in aid of organ donation.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Thu Feb 21 11:46:44 EST 2013

Proof is in the eating: all kilojoules not equal


When it comes to weight loss, a calorie is a calorie; a kilojoule is a kilojoule. That is been the mantra of nutritionists, dietitians, and food regulators for more than a century.

Food News | Ann Gibbons | Thu Feb 21 03:00:00 EST 2013