There have been many changes at the Byron Arts & Industry Estate recently. It’s a thriving place. There are new buildings sprouting up, new businesses in old buildings, and the streets are so busy that there are cars everywhere, which... Read More →
By Simon Haslam There might be those around the area who remember the site of Harvest in Newrybar as a post office, a general store or a residence – over 100 years a site has the chance to develop a... Read More →
There’s something quite special for wine lovers, and food lovers, at Fins next week. Spain’s most revered and dynamic winemaker Telmo Rodriguez is coming to Fins. This will be the only dinner event in Australia for Telmo on his international... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson A few months ago we discussed just a couple of spots on the Lismore food scene (Mecca and Goanna) and found out that our readers wanted to know more about what was available outside the bubble enclosing... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Many Byron Shire food businesses are getting their hands dirty to reduce their impact on the environment. Waste. Rubbish. Refuse. Litter. Maybe not the ideal topic to read about over lunch, but an important one. At home... Read More →
When Byron’s Stone & Wood crew heard that residents from Uniting Caroona, an aged-care home in Yamba, had started their very own home-brew club, they jumped at the opportunity to invite a few of those passionate souls to visit their... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson Ocean Shores butcher Garry Leeson has taken out third place in the poultry section of the National Sausage King competition held recently in Hobart. This means he holds a trifecta of awards, previously having... Read More →
By Simon Haslam A lot of alcohol marketing is about the branding, and the ‘story’ behind the drink, as much as the taste. For example, the new northern rivers gin, Brookies Gin, has a marketing story that’s all about the... Read More →
By Victoria Cosford For a food that’s nearly all water, it’s surprising how much flavour there is in a mushroom. Buttons, fields, browns, exotics – each variety has its distinctive nature, its own special texture and taste. The flavour ascribed... Read More →
Byron Bay Boutique Picnics has recently re-launched, after a hiatus of a year. Suffolk Park local Nicole Greenwood is not only an excellent cook and owns a superb range of picnic accessories; she is a lover of picnics.
Government subsidies, exploitive labour practices, and costs to land are the reason conventional food is too cheap, and organic food relatively expensive, according to the US Cornucopia Institute, a tax-exempt public-interest group.
Yes! The one time you might be able to make your children eat broccoli for breakfast is this Sunday, because ‘breakfast dessert’ (my children tell me that all the other kids at school get this) can be an ice-cream feast that helps homeless people.
Local Labor MP Justine Elliot said the electorate of Richmond will be hard hit by the Fair Work Commission’s cut to penalty rates. ‘More than 13,000 people, or one in five workers, in Richmond work in the retail, food and... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson ‘We want the whole world to run on renewable energy,’ says Ben Adams. ‘The top-down approach doesn’t seem to work so we’re bringing it back to the consumer.’ Food businesses, in particular, running on renewable energy make... Read More →
By Mary Jones In the local Nàmá language, Namib means ‘an area where there is nothing’, a vast sandy expanse where the wild horses of the Namib roam free. Riding across the desert plains on horseback is something that stayed with me... Read More →
Stockpot Kitchen based at the Bangalow Bowling Club.
My wife and I visited the Byron Artisan Markets in Railway Park last Saturday night after dinner.
The next Blake’s Table will feature local seafood legend Rob Moir of Northern Rivers Seafood.
Would you like to eat, in the one night, the food of some of the best chefs of the extended ‘region’?
By Vivienne Pearson How would you like to go to a dinner party with thirty of your best friends? It doesn’t matter that you haven’t met any of these friends before; that’s all part of the fun. The bonus is... Read More →
When you live in the area, and get to eat out a fair bit in Byron, you can get a bit fussy. So it’s really exciting to experience the upbeat vibe at St Elmo two Saturday nights, six weeks apart,... Read More →
It seems like there are more visitors coming to our region every year, and ‘Eat out, dine at a restaurant or café’ (65.9%) is the most popular activity undertaken by visitors to the broad North Coast region, followed by ‘go... Read More →
Goodness knows how they came up with the name, but 8ight, a new food bar, has recently opened at 8/8 Fletcher St Byron Bay in the new building just along from the new Egyptian Safya Café. Open from 11am till... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson It’s chilli harvest season! Here are other ways to get into the flavour of these brightly coloured packages of heat. Byron Bay Chilli Co Initially growing chillis in the Byron region 25 years ago, Byron Bay Chilli... Read More →
Have you heard of the Carolina Reaper? It is not related to the Grim Reaper, though if you don’t have much tolerance for chili, you might disagree.