Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

South Roast 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 […]

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 Hobart Malaysian Restaurant

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Migrant Resource Centre: Perfect Injera

Injera – Background The Tasmanian Migrant Resource Centre has a wonderful facility at the Glenorchy football oval, of all places, where they run a kitchen and cafe which is accessible by anyone who wants to enjoy the food cooked and served by a diverse range of recent migrants, some of […]