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Cubed Espresso Caravan
Coffee, South

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 […]

Fork-it-Farm-entrance to pork heaven
North, Producers

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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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, […]

Tasmanian Truffles trees
North-West, 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 […]

Willie Smith's Apple Shed
Bars, South

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed: Organic Cider

Apple Shed Introduction The Apple Shed is a bar, a café and a museum dedicated to the history and future of apples in the Huon Valley and also to cider – a particular passion of the owners Andrew Smith and Sam Reid who produce the Willie Smith’s Organic Cider range. […]

Little Red Hen blackboard for vegetables
Producers, South

The Little Red Hen: Great Vegetables

Little Red Hen Introduction 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 […]

Migrant-Resource-Centre-Injera-with-beef
Hobart, Restaurants

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 […]