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Where can I buy a Turducken?

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Have my heart set on having a turducken for Christmas lunch.   But have drawn a blank on finding where I can buy one. Am hoping your collective knowledge will be able to point me in the right direction, preferably in the Belconnen area.

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated.
Based on most popular I found myself out at the Spence Friendly Grocer. I didn’t even know that it existed, let alone has a café inside. I was told [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Best of Canberra – Meat Pie

By 16 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Did you know that on average, each Australian consumes 12 meat pies a year?
That means we’ve got to know a thing or two about our meat pies right?!
Whenever I eat a meat pie, I always wonder if I’m doing it right. Like is there a correct way of eating a pie! I turned to my [...]

Where to buy seafood for Christmas?

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters.
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
Thanks.

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Donuts

By 15 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week I went in search of the best donut Canberra has to offer. It was a little trickier than I thought it would be. A lot of readers reminisced about donuts that were available back in the day, which made me realise that donuts (fresh donuts in particular) may be an old favourite, but [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot spot: Autolyse, Braddon

By 13 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Everyone always talks about Autolyse in Braddon, and I don’t know why, but I just never went … I can’t believe I waited this long to check it out.
I walked in and was immediately in love with the décor. It is exactly how I imagine a bakery to look, bright and white, with an exposed [...]

BrodDogs now open in Braddon

By 12 December 2014
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One of Canberra’s most loved food vans, BrodDogs, has found a new home on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street.
The bright-red gourmet hotdog van (a renovated version of the old Brodburger caravan), officially opened for business at urban village The Hamlet this week.
Owner Joelle Bou-Jaoude says she’s excited that BrodDogs has joined Braddon’s rapidly growing food van community, [...]

Best of Canberra – Donuts

By 9 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free!
Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat!
There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Family Friendly Restaurant/Cafe

By 8 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week when I asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants and cafes, I honestly expected to be inundated however, it seems that Canberra has a serious lack of family friendly eating establishments.
Places like Jamie’s Italian, and a few of the football clubs were recommended, along with Ricardo’s in Jamison and Tommy & Me in [...]

Our first look at the new eatery Akiba

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The words “eclectic electric” are printed on the back of the chopsticks at Canberra’s latest culinary sensation, Akiba, and it’s an apt description for the restaurant itself.
Owned by Peter and Michael Harrington and partner Dino Jugovac, this is a quirky and innovative restaurant that pulls out all the stops.
Situated at the former Dieci e Mezzo [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Cupping Room

By 6 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This weekend I decided to try out The Cupping Room for breakfast; a project by Ona coffee. So off I went to Civic. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table (apparently it happens), but honestly, it’s worth the wait.
I’ve previously raved about their amazing salted caramel popcorn milkshakes, but as I discovered, The [...]

Mike Jeffreys and the Merrymaker Sisters discuss eating to feel great… (Podcast)

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters.
The name sounds like something from a previous era – Dickensian maybe?
But these young ladies are just as modern as tomorrow. Their thing is food that makes you feel good.
The Paleo approach. Well, pretty much… They include quinoa in some [...]

Think before you drink at the office Christmas party

By 4 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Welcome to the silly season. And they don’t call it silly for nothing. It’s that time of year where all of our emotions seem to overflow and we dangle dance between the line of aggression and elation at the thought of the end of the year finally approaching and heading off on summer holidays.
But before [...]

Cherry season!

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Now that cherry season is here can anyone let me know if there are people selling them on the roadside?

Shop local this Christmas

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Do you want to help a local Canberran this Christmas? You have the power to support Canberran designers, craftsmen and producers by buying from small local business this festive season. If you don’t quite know how you might do that, here are three examples of places you can do some great gift shopping.

The Capital Region [...]

Best of Canberra – Family Friendly Restaurant/Cafe

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A friend of mine was complaining about the lack of family friendly restaurants and cafes in Canberra. I was really interested because not having kids myself, it has not been something that I’ve had to think about when eating out.
So this week I’m asking for nominations on Canberra’s best family friendly restaurant/café. Feel free to [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Pancakes

By 1 December 2014
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Last week I was lucky enough to indulge in two great big stacks of fluffy pancakes. I wasn’t able to find that salted caramel, banana and walnut stack that I was drooling over when I called for nominations last Monday, but I did find something close.
My first stop was Pancake Parlour at 7am on a [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Me & Mrs Jones

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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‘Me & Mrs Jones we got a thing going on…’
One thing that is essential for me in any venue is a vibe. I can walk into a place that is aesthetically on the money, but if it lacks a vibe, I’m out. Me & Mrs Jones seems to have found that sweet spot where raw [...]

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashings of icing.
A&E Cupcake, founded by business partners Elaine C and Cecilia P in October, is the latest home-based Canberra cakery whose range of delicious cupcakes, [...]

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club.
The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November.
The [...]

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana.
Normally when I east breakfast, I am a bacon and egg kind of gal … savory over sweets. But this week I want to indulge. I’m going to treat myself [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa.
Meatways Butchery at Kambah Village received many votes for their sausages and customer service. Having previously lived in the Weston Creek area I was [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty tables and I couldn’t have moved faster to take a seat!
While outside is a beautiful area [...]

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra.
The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

Michael Chatto announced as Executive Chef of Chifley’s Bar & Grill, Canberra

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Chifley’s Bar & Grill, a new steakhouse and bar within the historic Hotel Kurrajong Canberra located in Barton, ACT, will open its doors on Tuesday 16 December 2014, with Michael Chatto leading the kitchen.
Chifley’s is named after the sixteenth Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley. According to the hotel’s historical records, Mr Chifley made Hotel [...]

Local Leaders – Frank van de Loo (Mount Majura Vineyard)

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s wine industry has come a long way in the last decade, according to Mount Majura Vineyard winemaker Frank van de Loo. He remembers the days when including the words “Canberra District” on a wine label was considered a risky move.
“Ten years ago there wasn’t much awareness of the Canberra wine region, and it certainly wasn’t as [...]

Best of Canberra – Butcher

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The great Aussie barbie is a Summer weekend favourite. Australian’s look forward to barbecues with their friends; the boys bond over taking charge of cooking the meat and the girls gossip over champagne whilst making salad. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’m hosting a BBQ for my friends this weekend. Even though it’s [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Take Away (suburban)

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was hard to choose which two take away options to try last week, with Canberrans nominating many fast food joints such as, Fisher take away and G Spot Gunghallin, to name a few of the favourites. I decided to review Watson take away and The Mandalay Bus in Braddon.
Being hungover on Friday from one [...]

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.

To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]

The arrival of Market’s festive foods welcomes the Christmas season

By 15 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s biggest and best farmers market, the Capital Region Farmers Market, has started welcoming in the first of the season’s festive foods.
“We’re still the best place to tick off the Christmas food list. The silly season is definitely upon us, and all of our Market stallholders are rolling out the best and freshest seasonal produce [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mood Food, Braddon

By 15 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mood Food is one of the lesser known cafes on Lonsdale St. While it sits in a prime location it seems to always be overlooked for the latest cafe or food van.
I’ve had lunch there a few times and always been pleased with the speediness of the service and quality of the food. Naturally I [...]

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