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Tarkine Fresh Oysters
North-West Producers

Tarkine Fresh Oysters

Tarkine Fresh Oysters have their processing factory and small café quite close to the centre of the town of Smithton on Tasmania’s North West Coast. Tarkine Fresh Oysters is the trading name for Bolduans Bay Oysters Pty Ltd which was established in 1979 by Jon Poke and his wife Annette. […]

South Roast Coffee
Southern coffee

South Roast Coffee: High Quality Beans

South Roast Coffee first came to our attention through Cubed Espresso Bar, the idiosyncratic coffee bar-in-a-caravan that is stationed above Eaglehawk Neck in Tasmania’s south. On our last visit there we noticed that the coffee beans were roasted and supplied by South Roast Coffee a roaster that we had never […]

Agent Cooper Glenorchy Coffee
Hobart coffee

Agent Cooper: Excellent coffee

Agent Cooper Background Agent Cooper in Glenorchy, an offshoot of Shake a Leg Jr in Moonah, reflects two converging, yet previously totally separate, groups. The first is the hipsters who are gradually moving further out into the suburbs due to rental pressures in Hobart. The second is the people who […]

Market

Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market

Harvest Launceston Introduction Harvest Launceston is the best produce market in Tasmania due to the quality of the suppliers and the efficient way in which the market is organised. There is even a friendly smile and a greeting from the staff when you arrive. We also like the fact that […]

Southern Region Restaurants

Port Cygnet Cannery

The Port Cygnet Cannery is an important addition to the Tasmanian food scene. It is a very large venue immediately south of Cygnet town with an amazing fit out. As you drive out of Cygnet look for the sign to Port Cygnet and you will find the venue just a […]

Recipes

Asian Masterstock: Essential Basic

Asian masterstock is one of the greatest assets you can have in your kitchen. It is incredibly versatile, imparts lots of flavour and, more importantly, lasts forever. In Asia, masterstocks are handed down from one generation to the next. The reason we call it Asian masterstock rather than Chinese masterstock […]

Cubed Espresso Caravan
Southern coffee

Cubed Espresso Bar

Cubed Espresso Bar is a delightful place to enjoy a very good coffee while taking in the spectacular views over Eaglehawk Neck at the entrance to the Tasman Peninsula. The venue is essentially a lovingly restored and carefully re-designed caravan parked on the side of the road next to the […]

Articles

Food and wine matching

The art and science of food and wine matching is evolving. This is partly due to a new understanding of the interplay between certain wines and certain foods and an explosion in the variety of wines made from grapes never before seen outside the obscure regions. The past few years […]