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100 Mile Weekly News

We had one of our busiest weeks ever in the café last week – somewhere between the arctic freeze and the beautiful morning and afternoon sun, regulars and new friends alike dropped by Banksia Drive for Marvell St Coffee, a feel-good turmeric shot from our mates at Earth Man Organics, a bacon and egg butty or new kid on the block – the congee now with crunchy fried spiced pork mince and topped with a soft fried egg.

We made…

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Perigord truffles

I recently wrote a story on truffles and truffle tours for the fabulous Unique Luxury Magazine…take a read…

 “The most learned men have been questioned  as to the nature of this tuber, and after two  thousand years of argument and discussion  their answer is the same as it was on the first  day: we do not know. The truffles themselves  have been interrogated, and have answered  simply: eat us and praise the Lord.” Alexandre…

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mongrel-lunches

The Mongrel lunches

The drive from Byron Bay to Mudgee is long, but there is something wonderful about a road trip on your own when the scenery is new, the roads are clear of traffic and the music selection is all yours! A quick overnight in Armidale to break up the trip, and I managed to stumble across a wonderful little cafe called the Gold Fish Bowl – not only did they poach the perfect egg, but their coffee was excellent and they baked a mean…

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Bali

Eat. Bali.

Just back from an amazing 10 days in Bali. A tidy mix of sand, water and mountains, glorious spa retreats, rambling rice paddies and some seriously good food. It’s not hard to find a decent feed in Bali these days. For my money, a good amount of it is in Ubud – beautiful garden restaurants where you can eat traditional slow cooked duck – bebek betutu or suckling pig – babi guling; tranquil terraces where you can indulge in amazing, energizing raw…

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