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I will never forget the first taste of The Grainge raspberry jam in the Carrara Markets butcher shop. The intense burst of fruit was an epiphany of flavour, albeit between wafts of raw meat! “I will never eat another jam again!” I murmured. The jam brought back a rush of childhood memories. I’d spent primary...
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It’s Jamie Oliver’s fault. I lift my nose in the air when it comes to sausages. I don’t do ‘bits’, and unless I know who made those sausages and what’s in them, I just won’t eat them. Enter Grobnik. My sausage heaven! We’ve bought Josip Marsanic’s sausages at the farmers’ markets long before we visited...
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With a style and vibrancy all its own, the Gold Coast is a foodie destination honoured by dining awards and overseas recognition. Whether it be in a fine dining restaurant, café or humble pizzeria, critically acclaimed venues host innovative chefs who use the freshest local produce to create exciting, unique cuisine. Some of our highest...
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Living many years in Cairns brought the joy of eating from Neptune’s bounty – a feast of the freshest seafood straight from the boats (or from your own boat), the nightly haul of mudcrabs sold live and trussed at Rusty’s Market the next morning, a raw slab of tuna, red and glistening, cut straight from...
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Sometimes location isn’t the most important factor in success. It’s the quality of product which draws customers, along with the passion of the producer. Daniel Smith, the co-owner of First Fruits Coffee, became fascinated by coffee while in the army’s infantry. After injuring his back, he moved into the battalion’s café and was fascinated by...
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Nozomi Japanese Restaurant is a bit of a gem in a suburb not renowned for its cuisine.  Just because many students choose to eat and play closer to the coast doesn’t mean that locals should miss out on great affordable dining! Although the restaurant is small, they’ve made the most of the space, closing in...