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Northern Region Producers

Fork it Farm: Great Pork Products

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 a doctorate in biomedical science) […]

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Books

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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Northern Region Producers

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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Southern Producers

The Little Red Hen: Great Vegetables

Little Red Hen has been a long-time fixture at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market, selling attractive vegetables and even more attractive flowers. This stall is usually our first stop because, depending on the season, they have very desirable offerings that are difficult to locate elsewhere, especially of the same quality. We […]

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Hobart Restaurants

Migrant Resource Centre: Perfect Injera

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 (including our favourite injera) cooked and served by a diverse range of recent migrants, some […]

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Recipes

Satisfying Turmeric and Ginger Tea

We were introduced to the benefits of drinking turmeric tea by our friend Varuni Kulasekera many years ago when she was importing high quality teas from Sri Lanka, India, China and Taiwan. When we ordered a selection of teas she always included a packet of dried turmeric pieces and a […]

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Hobart Shops

Spice World: A local treasure

Spice World is a star on the Hobart food scene. Those in the know come here for the vast range of spices that are now available. If you about to prepare a dish and suddenly find that you are out of ajwan seeds or your asafoetida powder is past its […]