Archive for the ‘Tasmanian Food’ Category


Food Labelling

Jul 3, 2015

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food

There is a lot of talk about this at the moment and hopefully in the not too distant future we will see our food labelled accurately with origin and percentage of what is Australian. At the moment things are too vague and confusing and with recent problems with illness from Hepatitis …

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Tasmanian Producers – Food, Wine & Farmgate Tours

Aug 9, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

It is fantastic to see local producers being showcased on the Spirit of Tasmania “Flavours of Tassie” campaign that is currently running. The producers themselves are making the journey back and forth across Bass Strait and meeting people directly, whilst telling their story …

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Potatoes – Tasmanian Food

Aug 2, 2014

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The humble spud, or perhaps not. There are many grown around the paddocks in this area and I have never seen such a huge variety. I think Tassie might be as well known for its potato growing as it is for apples. Red Foo, Purple Bliss and Peruvian Gold – what wonderful names. …

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Wattle Hill Olives – North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Jul 26, 2014

tag Tags: North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour, Tasmanian Food

George and Veronica have been growing olives for 13 years now and are the only grower in Tasmania doing table olives as well as EVOO.  They also have a wonderful range of infused dipping oils and make their own dukkah. Just to spread the wonderful flavour around the place, …

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Modo Mio Naked Brownies – Tasmanian Food

Jul 19, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food, North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Susanne Dobrowski has made a huge business success from making brownies. Not just any old brownie either, but wonderful and rich. She has half a dozen regular varieties on offer, has won many awards including gold and champion for her wattle seed and walnut brownie, where she cleaned up at the …

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Ben’s Menu – North West Food, Wine and Farmgate Tours

Jul 12, 2014

tag Tags: North West Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour, Central North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour, Tasmanian Food

Ben Milbourne is starting filming of his new TV series and really pleased to see he is doing a show on the local Cradle Coast Farmers Market here in Ulverstone. He will be doing a cooking demo using product from local producers, some of whom we visit on our food, wine and farmgate tours …

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Truffles – Central North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Jun 14, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food, Central North Tour

It is that time of year again and I am well and truly ready for my annual fix. This is of course a delicacy and fortunately only available for a limited time each winter so at the end of the season you are left satisfied, but knowing that the anticipation of your next meal with truffle …

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Tasmanian Foods with a Difference

Jun 7, 2014

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Wasabi, Saffron, Truffles, Sea Urchins, Black Garlic, Pepper Berry, Edible Weeds, Medicinal Herbs – we have an array of exotic products here. This innovative thinking from a small group of producers has carved out niche markets both locally and overseas. In recent years Tasmanian …

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Avocado – Tasmanian Food

May 24, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

Such a shame that the weather impacted on the Bacon variety Avocado this season. Our local North West Tasmanian grower was of course very disappointed, but there is no control over the big wet we experienced last winter/spring and the fruit was very slow to mature. The cool climate and …

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Cape Gooseberries – Tasmanian Food

May 7, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food

This state is definitely well known for it’s berries and cherries in the summer, but now we have a new super berry growing well in Tasmania – the Cape Gooseberry. The Chinese lantern-like berry is cousins to the tomato, some saying they have a pineapple-like flavour. Their …

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Local Foodies and Masterchef

Nov 7, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

Ben is a local boy – to North-West Tasmania that is. He lives amongst all the wonderful produce that we see on our Food and Wine Tours. Of course since becoming a finalist in the 2012 Masterchef series, his celebrity status has made him an ambassador for this region. Sadly my own …

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King Island

Sep 23, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food

Whilst KI is not on my Tasmanian Food and Wine Tours, I have just spent a weekend over there and had to give it a little plug. Officially it is one of the islands in the State of Tasmania, but it is very individual and the locals refer to themselves as King Islanders, not Tasmanians.…

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Mathom Goat Dairy – North West Tour

Sep 10, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour, Tasmanian Food

Marilyn and Peter have a magnificent property in the valley at Gunns Plains. Their goats milk, cheese, yoghurt and desserts are truly wonderful and I have no doubt they probably know each goat individually and love them all equally – they are not just part of the business, but …

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Shima Wasabi

Sep 2, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food

I was fortunate enough to go out and met Stephen at the new wasabi farm the other week and it was fantastic to learn about this wonderful product that he is growing. It has been a mammoth job moving the premises from Perth to Port Sorrell, but the end is in sight. Pure wasabi powder …

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Produce to the People

Jun 7, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food

Penelope Dodd will be featured on Gardening Australia (ABC television) tomorrow at 6.30pm and again at 1.00pm on Sunday. It is fantastic to see that Produce to the People is getting national attention. Penelope does a fantastic job helping many people here on the North-West Coast. Here's hoping …

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