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Tuerong Farm Flours

Tuerong Farm Flours

Like everything in life there are different qualities, from run of the mill to highly valued products with a rare characteristic, design or craft. And so there are flours and flours. Industrial, mass produced, quick rising breads are cited as the reason more and more people are having digestion difficulties with bread but it needn’t…

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Casa Nata – Belem Comes To Thornbury

A highlight when visiting Lisbon is to take a short tram or bus ride to the district of Belem at the mouth of the Targus river and buy the famous Pasteis de Belem, known more widely as Portuguese custard tarts. The centuries old pastry shop at Belem churns these crisp cinnamon flavoured tarts out by…

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Scopri Farm To Your Table

The popular Italian restaurant, Scopri, in Carlton has been devoted to using farm fresh ingredients and creating meals tasting just like great Italian food should. This farm to table claim is not the usual menu marketing ploy but the real deal with produce coming from their own farm in Lancefield. This inner city favorite may…

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Woodfrog Bakery Gets It

Some time ago I wrote about the difficultly of buying good quality fresh bread after business hours. If you are working long hours but want to make your own wholesome sandwiches for lunch the chances of getting fresh bread very early in the morning or on your way home from the CBD are hopeless, that…

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Falco – A Small Batch Of Goodness

New to Smith Street, Collingwood is a wonderful bakery, Falco, that describes itself as a small batch bakery. And a small batch of goodness it certainly is. Let’s face it most mass produced foods lose that je ne sais quoi, that something that makes artisan foods worth the extra dollars or extra distance to obtain….

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