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The Kipper Smokehouse at Stone Farmer’s Market

And now a trip down memory lane*. Not only does Stone have a Food & Drink Festival, there’s also the Farmer’s Market. We didn’t see the best of the weather when we were visiting the markets, with the wind whistling down the pedestrian shopping precinct rivalling an Ekka wind down George St. Surprisingly, there wasn’t… >> Read more

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The Powerhouse Farmers Markets – Brisbane

It’s been a fair while since I’ve visited Jan Power’s Farmers Market at The Powerhouse. Mainly because there have been so many more markets that have popped up over the years but also because it’s impossible to get a parking spot in that tiny corner of New Farm. The first market of 2015 saw us… >> Read more

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Norf’k Island Life – Farmer’s Market

As the months fly by, I continue to tidy posts on my new website when I can. Mainly re-sizing photos and the occasional typo, it’s a wonderful trip down memory lane, particularly of holidays I’ve shared with Anthony. Whilst wandering down that laneway, I noticed that quite a few of the side paths led to… >> Read more

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In November I visited Perth, capital of Western Australia, to attend a food blogging conference, ‘Eat. Drink. Blog.’ The conference was held at Perth City Farm, on the edge of the CBD in East Perth. City Farm was once a scrap metal and battery recycling plant and there’s still an edgy industrial feel suggested by… >> Read more

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Westralia – Perth Twilight Hawkers Market

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 the south-west of WA. As we had arrived in Perth on a Friday afternoon, we were able to visit the Twilight Hawkers Market. If there’s one thing I enjoy more… >> Read more

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Mindil Beach Sunset Markets – Taste of the Top End

It’s all about the seasons in Darwin. There’s the wet season and the dry season. The wet season is very, very wet, humid and hot. The dry is just hot and that’s when the locals cram as many social activities in as possible. I visited a fantastic produce market at Rapid Creek and could have… >> Read more

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Taste of the Top End – Rapid Creek Markets

Most people know of the Mindil Beach Markets in Darwin.  On Thursday and Sunday nights, they’re a bit on an institution.  But have you heard of the Rapid Creek Markets?  Located in small non descript suburban ‘business village’ painted a suitably tropical aqua, it is Darwin’s oldest market, specialising in Asian fruit and vegetables, fresh… >> Read more

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Readers are perhaps a little weary of my endless praise of the Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley. Just to show you that it’s not all flashy lunches and endless drinking (though that does make up a considerable part of my itinerary), today I’m going to tell you about two very different markets in the… >> Read more

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You Say Tomatillo

Foodie, Social Networker and Super Tweeter Mel Kettle tweeted last Saturday that she had spied some Tomatillos at the Kelvin Grove markets.  She observed that they are hard to come by in Australia and in fact, she had never even seen them for sale in this country.  She is right – they are a rare… >> Read more

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Yes Sir, We Have No Bananas

I’m not a fan of bananas, which is a pity as they are the perfect ‘take anywhere, anytime’ snack.  They also grow by the bucket load in Queensland so they are handy and cheap.  Except when there has been a devastating weather pattern bringing floods and cyclones to the State. For me, no great loss.  For… >> Read more

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Mercat Boqueria – Barcelona

  Access to the internet has been a little problematic and unfortunately, TIFFIN has had to take a back seat. A week or so ago I made a pilgrimage to one of the best Markets in Spain, the Mercat Boqueria on La Rambla in Barcelona. No doubt many of you have visited before and I’m… >> Read more

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The 4pm Fish Market in Peniscola, Spain

Yesterday, I was wandering the small town of Peniscola, enjoying the Castillo and the old town within it’s walls. Nothing much was open as it was siesta but as I was leaving the walls on the town and walking down towards the docks, I saw an Abuela (Grandmother) with a small bucket walking at a… >> Read more

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The Greedy South West

The produce market is alive and thriving in regional France. Towns in the various regions or departments have a market, each on a different day of the week, allowing producers and stall holders to visit and sell at each town. Recently, I visited a market in the town Issigeac in the Dordogne in South West France… >> Read more

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Paris Marche’ – 15e

Everywhere I turn in Paris, there is food. In the short stretch of a few hundred metres between my apartment and the Metro, I pass 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 wine cave, a Russian deli, a Middle Eastern deli, 2 boulangeries (bakeries) and a patisserie (a good old fashioned ‘cake shop’). The variety and quality… >> Read more

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Brisbane City Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays

For a while now, I have been trying to visit the Farmer’s Market that has sprung up in the CBD, but it seems there has always been something to thwart me. Often, I am not in Brisbane on a Wednesday and then there was the time it rained a month’s worth in one day. A… >> Read more

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