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 […]
Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
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 […]
Sawak Cafe: Good, Authentic Malaysian Food
Background to our Malaysia experience Most of our experiences in Malaysia have been en route to somewhere else. But on one occasion we were lucky to be chosen to participate in an IT project in Kuala Lumpur for over a month. During that time we diligently ate in local restaurants […]
Fork it Farm: Great Pork Products
Pork from Fork it Farm Daniel and Kim Croker have established the 25 hectare Fork it Farm near Lebrina in the state’s north. Here they raise pigs ethically and create very tasty pork products. They have relocated from Brisbane where Daniel worked as a scientist at Queensland University (he has […]
The Truffle Cookbook by Rodney Dunn
Tasmanians have been very fortunate that Rodney (the author of The Truffle Cookbook) and Séverine Dunn decided to move to Tasmania and set up their now famous cooking school and subsequently their restaurant which has become a must-visit venue for locals and tourists. At about the same time, Luke Burgess, […]
Felds Farm: Great Vegetables
Lauren and Michael Layfield run Felds Farm near Lillydale in Tasmania’s north where they produce organic vegetables of exceptional quality.
Fresh Tasmanian Truffles
Introduction to Tasmanian Truffles In our restaurant guide A Food Lovers Guide to Tasmania, the 1998 edition did not have a single mention of truffles because none had been harvested in the state at that time. However our 2000 edition did report on the success that the Terry family was […]
Radish and turnip top soup
Radish and turnip top soup is a simple recipe that brings together many fresh organic products from some of our favourite Tasmanian producers.
Blackman Bay Oysters – Perfect Bivalves
Blackman Bay Oysters are among our favourite oysters in Tasmania and possibly Australia. They are carefully, and scientifically raised and the results are delicious!
Bayside Meats: Helpful butcher
Bayside Meats is a female owned specialist retailer in Lower Sandy Bay that always has something of interest in the enticing display fridges. You may also see them referred to as Meat Mistress which is the moniker of one of the owners, so you might find meat mistress@bayside meats referred […]