Cockles Cafe – Port Elliot


Port Elliot is such a marvellous place. There is so much to it – way more than it appears to a first glance. Cafes, shops, restaurants, cellar door, pubs…some front and centre, but others also tucked away just waiting to be discovered.

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Recipe – Paella (vegetarian)


Paella is simply a wonderful dish. For something that was somewhat of a peasant’s dish, cooked by men on Sundays (to give women a day off) it has grown from this humble start to become somewhat more ‘fancy’.

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Jetty Food Store


There are few things I love more than good, local produce. Supporting small growers and using only what is fresh and seasonal makes any meal more satisfying, and invariably tastier!

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The Henry Austin – a sneak peek

Things are afoot in Chesser Street. More specifically the old site of Chesser Cellars, that was the home of many a business sit down and long lunch over its impressive tenure from 1964 to 2012, is again showing signs of life.

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Lady Burra Brewhouse – Beef Burger


Lady Burra are the first micro brewery in the CBD of Adelaide. I would like to think that by saying they are ‘the first’ rather than ‘the only’ that someone else will be looking to join them in the not to distant future. I guess time will tell, but this is some positive thinking on my part.

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Line ups out the front of any food place is surely a good sign that they are doing something right. Well, other than somewhere in a food court, naturally. Throw in that this is a Korean restaurant specialising in dumplings, tucked away on Bank Street off Hindley, and then there has to be something special going on.

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5 Spice Indian Cuisine


Indian food is a diverse and rich cuisine that often doesn’t get the full respect it deserves. It is far more than butter chicken, lamb korma, vindaloo and naan bread. There is a vast array of styles and flavours in curries, salads, pilafs, breads and condiments depending on the region of the country you are looking at.

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Osteria Oggi


Osteria Oggi is one of the more recent additions to the burgeoning Pirie Street food scene, opening their doors late in 2015. For no particularly good reason it has taken me until now to get in there, but having done so, I am kicking myself for not wandering in before now.

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Recipe – Stir Fried Potato with Chilli Sauce

It may not be that pretty, but it sure packs a flavour punch!

The next round of the F1 came around and with Chinese being on the menu, it certainly offered up a great many options. Most interesting though was that none of the ideas that we came up with would appear, more or less, on your typical chinese takeaway list. Yep, no honey chicken or sweet and sour <insert protein> being considered ...

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Halloumi and fetta bread rolls

Something that is always a bit of a challenge is coming up with new and interesting things to try. For those that know me, this may sound like a very strange thing to be saying, as there is this misconception that we are always cooking up glorious gourmet feasts and trying new things all the time. This may have once ...

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