Tag Archives: Canberra

Not a clandestine get-away to the Poachers Pantry

In this modern immaculate food laboratory, staff are preparing snack packs with olives and smoked turkey for first and business class passengers of Qantas. This is quite an unexpected activity in this peaceful countryside retreat called the Poachers Pantry. Monday … Continue reading

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Some crocodile into Italian salami

Gino d’Ambrosio’s mum is the typical Italian cook. She bakes pizza, prepares pasta, rabbit ragout, salami and tiramisu for dessert for the 27 people of her family at gatherings. This shows what kind of a character she is and the … Continue reading

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Wet harvest in a modest vineyard

2012 has been a hard year for winegrowers: lots of rain, mould attacks on grapes. Consequently, the harvest has not been generous. The crop is way down with 50% less quantity. Still, the hope to get a good year is … Continue reading

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The baker’s happiness is in the meadow

Tom Moore is not only a baker in whose shop, Knead Patisserie, you can get real crunchy butter croissants, but also somebody who wants to change things. This is what he proves when he says: “Enjoying good food is all … Continue reading

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Cherry wood and local pigs make good Australian ham

Leg ham, salami and sausages are the height of butcher’s art. I became aware of that fact one afternoon in a little Venetian shop, being caught in a passionate argument about salami processing. As he interrupted his colourful description of … Continue reading

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