What is in your icecream?

THERE is no reason to assume that the ice cream components are not the same here in Australia as in United Kingdom, so when a recent article in the Daily Mail brought to light some interesting points on what is in our ice cream, it is even more important to […]

Bickley Harvest Festival

DISCOVER the hidden Perth Hills, the 15th annual Bickley Carmel Harvest Festival will be held during the weekend of the 5th and 6th May. Situated approximately 35 minutes drive east of Perth in the Darling Ranges the beautiful Bickley and Carmel Valleys are a joy to discover. Visit participating producers […]


CAPERS as we know them are the young flower bud picked before they blossom. The flowers have white petals and light purple stamens and in Sicily where they are famous the flowers have no single flowering season or harvest time and last only for a day in the Mediterranean sun. […]

The perfect grill

VICTOR Arguinzoniz is the said to be the best grill man ever. His restaurant, Etxebarri, is in a Basque farmhouse about 40 minutes from Bilbao in the village of Axpe. The seasonal use of local produce is reflected in the menus which are written daily. David Pynt, Terra Madre delegate […]

Food additives explored

IN her comprehensive article about food additives journalist Joanne Brockfield of “The Age” explores the issues from the historical to the serious health problems surrounding this topic. Read the full article

Rediscovering local foods

RENE Redzepi owner and chef of the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen says that returning to traditional roots, rediscovering products used more than 100 years ago and preparing them in different ways is part of his philosophy at his restaurant in Copenhagen. “Alot of products that we put on the table […]