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If It’s Good Enough For Julia… Papaya King, NYC

New York City is famous for many things. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State & Chrysler Buildings, yellow taxi cabs, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course, hot dogs.  Until quite recently you could get a red-hot wiener on most street corners for a dollar. They were slim in size with minimal toppings but for a buck, one could… Read more

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In The Tiffin Box II – Reader’s Survey

With a conference to help organise (Eat. Drink. Blog. 2014) and an impending overseas holiday, there’s always lots to do and many lists to make and tick off. Here’s a quick look inside the Tiffin Box to catch up with what’s been happening and an opportunity for you to let me know what you think… Read more

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Norf’k Island Life – Roadside Stalls

For a relatively small geographic area, Norfolk Island is criss crossed with quite an extensive road network.  They’re not particularly well maintained but are certainly well travelled and provide a mutual opportunity for locals and tourists alike in the form of road side produce stalls. NI is blessed with volcanic soil, a mild climate, sufficient… Read more

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Harvest at QAGOMA

Last week a new exhibition started at the Qld Gallery of Modern Art. ‘Harvest’. A celebration of food, it’s less an exhibition and more a festival, encompassing traditional and modern artworks and installations, talks, themed dinners and a film series. Best of all, apart from the dinners, it’s all free. Brisbane’s a great place to… Read more

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Norf’k Island Life – Flavours of Norfolk

The predominant language on Norfolk Island is English however many people also use the local language, ‘Norfo’k Laengwij’, which is a mixture of English and Tahitian. Originally spoken by the Pitcairners, they brought their Pitkern language with them when they moved to NI in 1856. The language continued to evolve and Norfo’k was recognised as… Read more

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Westralia – Kakulas Sister

In November I visited Perth, capital of Western Australia, to attend a food blogging conference, ‘Eat. Drink. Blog.’  After the conference, we toured for a week, visiting some of south-west of WA.  As part of the #tiffingoeswest extravaganza, I spent A Day in Fremantle, a seaside city that’s a 20 minute train ride from Perth… Read more

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You know how it is. You spend the morning rubbing shoulders with ten famous chefs and then in the afternoon you are forced to get up close and personal with another five talented and generous chefs. How does a blogger cope? Such was the delicious dilemma for TIFFIN when I was invited to the ‘Plate… Read more

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Norf’k Island Life – Foraging

Norfolk Island is neat as a pin. Wandering cattle keep much of the grass in check as do the local community who seem to be constantly weeding, trimming and manicuring their island paradise. Try as they might though, the locals just can’t tame everything. With balmy temperatures and help from the parrots and roaming wild… Read more

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Westralia – Cape to Cape

In November I visited Perth, capital of Western Australia, to attend a food blogging conference, ‘Eat. Drink. Blog.’ After the conference, we toured for a week, visiting some of south-west of WA.  As part of the #tiffingoeswest extravaganza, we spent a couple of days in the Margaret River, famous for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnays. Regular readers will… Read more

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Australian Small Winemaker’s Show 2013 – Stanthorpe

A short while ago I went to the Australian Small Winemaker’s Show in Stanthorpe, Queensland. I am now sufficiently recovered to let you know what an amazing event this is. Amazing because it showcases over 1400 wines from small winemakers all over Australia and New Zealand. Amazing because it’s run by volunteers from the industry… Read more

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Well today’s the day. The Good Burghers of Griffith* are out and about looking for the Good Burgers of Griffith. It’s election day in Griffith and on the way out of the polling booth, there’s an opportunity for local schools and community groups to add an unexpected by-election windfall to their coffers in the form… Read more

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Rani’s Cuisine Spices it Up

In the busy world of social media, do you sometimes forget how you connect with people? Is it a suggested follow? Someone who engages with you? A witty or interesting share or retweet from one of the your other friends? I can’t remember when or through who I met Ranee but somewhere along the way… Read more

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Eat. Drink. Blog. Conference 2013 – Perth

Welcome to my 300th post. I think it’s fitting that it happens to be about blogging. A few weeks after I attended the Eat. Drink. Blog. Conference in Perth, I’ve been writing furiously. Not about the conference but about all the other things I did during my week in Western Australia. I needed time to… Read more

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Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

A few weeks ago we dropped in to Scrumptious Reads on James St on our way home from the movies. I had read in their newsletter that they had some urban bee rooftop honey on taste and whilst honey’s not top of my list, it is certainly on the top of Anthony’s. We popped in to… Read more

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A Great Cure All

‘Setting his coarse feeding and slovenly habits out of the question, there is no domestic animal so profitable or so useful to man as the much maligned pig, or any that yields him a more varied or more luxurious repast’ Isabella Beeton, Book of Household Management 1861 I had seen a mysterious ad in Map… Read more

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Gin & The Jazz Age

Everyone’s Gatsby mad at the moment. You can buy flapper headbands in Sportsgirl, visit Harvey Nichols for a Roaring 20’s themed afternoon tea, learn from Woman’s Day how to get Daisy’s look and, Tiffany in Sydney has a whole tribute to Jazz Age Glamour, just in case you’re looking to update your diamond collection. It’s all… Read more

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You’re hardly starved for choice in the Barossa Valley.  Local providores, markets, cafe and restaurants abound.  Throw in the huge array of cellar doors in close proximity and it would take you months, if not years to eat your way through it all.  So, as you can imagine, planning a visit to the biennial Barossa… Read more

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Bound for South Australia – Fork on the Road

Food Trucks.  They’re like, you know, so March 2012.  In Sep 2012, Time Out declared the movement had seemed to ‘stop in it’s tracks’ and yet….  Fast forward to April 2013 and the inaugural Adelaide Food & Wine Festival had partnered up with Adelaide food collective Fork on the Road.  Fork on the Road brings together… Read more

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It’s been a big few weeks, what with the Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley followed hot on its heels by the inaugural Adelaide Food and Wine Festival.  Over the coming weeks, I’ll be catching you up on my (hardly) bite sized adventures and it seems appropriate that I start with my last adventure, first…… Read more

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Havanna Good Time

Alfajores – ‘two round sweet biscuits joined together with mousse, Dulce de leche or jam, coated in black or white chocolate or simply covered with powdered sugar.’  Al-fa-horrr-ays. Heard of them? Nah, neither had I.  I like to think that I’m well travelled and across a wide variety of exotic and traditional foodstuffs but somehow… Read more

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