Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. Finalists in 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to the Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Company for being a finalist in the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the category of Innovative Products or Services for their Mineral Water Eco-Keg:  “An innovative locally manufactured product, reduces the use and disposal of packaging, bringing sustainability to the Melbourne hospitality culture”. View the full list of finalists here.…

delicious. Produce Awards 2015

Article by: taste.com.au Pull out the party hats and light the birthday candles – it’s time to celebrate ten years of the delicious. Produce Awards! It’s been a decade of unearthing some of Australia’s most innovative produce and celebrating the growers, farmers, chefs, farmers’ markets and food stores that all play their part in bringing it…

Chook and cheese as early-birds run with a delicious success

“The awards — the pinnacle event for Australia’s small-scale and artisan food producers — have never had a winner in its first year of business.” – John Lethlean As records go, it’s no biggie. But when management consultants-turned-chook-farmers Bruce and Roz Burton last night claimed a prestigious delicious magazine Produce Award, it was a record-breaking…

Daylesford weekend getaway: where to eat and drink

“But you can eat and drink well in those fertile plains, never more so than now.” – Gemima Cody, Good Food From pub counter food to two-hatted fare, Daylesford adds up to a delicious stay. The Daylesford area has always had great pull power thanks to its burbling, fizzing, healing mineral waters which may be pumped…

delicious. Produce Awards 2015 – Finalists revealed

“While innovation plays an important role in the evolution of our food culture, it’s the high-quality ingredients, ethically and sustainably produced, that lay the foundation, and it’s all of these that we celebrate in the delicious.” Single-origin sourdough, farmed seaweed, Australian quinoa, raw milk cheese… this is not a futuristic food fantasy, this is Australia,…

Is this Australia’s most expensive chicken?

“Bruce Burton, farmer, wants us all to get a little nostalgic. He wants us to recall a time when roast chicken was … special.” – John Lethlean, The Australian BRUCE Burton, farmer, wants us all to get a little nostalgic. He wants us to recall a time when roast chicken was … special. He doesn’t need…

Holy Goat on a path to finding Holy Grail

Holy Goat Cheese is participating in a groundbreaking trial with Australian Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association (ASCA) and Dairy Innovation Australia Limited (DIAL) to harvest the natural microbes from milk used to make artisan cheese. The trial will capture the naturally occurring microbes in the raw milk used by artisan cheesemakers and turn those microbes into a…

Boathouse rises from the ashes

“The building was restored in the early 1990s and has become a Daylesford institution ever since.” – EMMA-JAYNE SCHENK, The Advocate THE restored Lake Daylesford Boathouse Cafe will open its doors in two weeks after it was gutted by fire in 2012. All that remained after the blaze were the stumps in the ground, but after months…

Spare a thought for the workers on Christmas Day

“Never, is this a truer observation than working a Christmas lunch service in a restaurant.” Photo credit: William Meppem Never, is this a truer observation than working a Christmas lunch service in a restaurant. I am lucky enough not to have worked too many Christmas days, through a mixture of both good fortune and choice,…

Annie Smithers’ Christmas Dinner Auction

“The response has been extraordinary” said an emotional Annie today, “I think the momentum will continue to build” Renowned chef, cook, gardener and DMP member, Annie Smithers has auctioned herself of to the highest bidder to raise funds for The Florey Institute to help them continue their research into Parkinsons Disease. Congratulations to Amanda Minns…

2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), is Australia’s premier wine awards event. It celebrates excellence in Australian winemaking, showcasing the industry’s diversity and quality, giving Australian wine producers the opportunity to promote their fine wines to both industry and consumers. The RMWA is an essential benchmarking…

Bread that takes the cake

“If the sine qua non of a food ­destination is quality bread, then Kyneton, a thriving little town in central Victoria, has hit the big time.” FOUR of Australia’s best bakeries – from Bondi to Subiaco. 2. Piper Street Food Co, Kyneton, Victoria. If the sine qua non of a food ­destination is quality bread,…