The potential rivalry of their youth now has a chance to come to the fore at the ‘Battle of the Chefs’ dinner this coming Monday night. Diners will be the judges – each tasting and scoring eight dishes (each chef prepares four half-portion serves) to determine a winner.
Where does a butcher take his annual holiday? At the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National competition, of course.
Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson It is hard to imagine this Kombi van neglected by the side of a road, not working. ‘It was pretty much dead,’ says Olivia Ellice-Flint, owner of a new Kombi busines, The Grassy Bowl.... Read More →
Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson How many chefs can you fit in a tent? It’s a question that may well be answered by Byron Farmers Market’s new initiative – The Chef’s Tent. Though I’d love to get all the... Read More →
Two more Melbourne Cup lunch options can be added to those mentioned in last week’s Echo. Upstairs at Ballina RSL executive chef Blake Seymour has prepared a menu starting with sumac lavosh crisps, then Ballina prawns with chipotle aioli, avocado... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson It’s the stuff of fantasy – having a chef in your home kitchen, preparing and serving a delicious meal. It is a fantasy that can come true, thanks to chefs who provide in-house catering. Two such chefs... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson The filming was surprisingly low-key for a TV show. Just two hand-held cameras, a couple of radio-microphones, and a host cooking up a storm. The host was Andy Allen, 28, winner of MasterChef 2012, and now co-owner/chef... Read More →
‘I like Kombis and I like beer, so this seemed like a perfect combo’. So says Jason Dwyer, owner of an actual Kombi van as well as a new business – Kombi Keg Byron Bay.
Last Thursday saw a heap of the Stone & Wood team planting trees as part of the 18th Annual Rainforest Day. Working with Big Scrub Landcare, the effort contributed to rainforest regeneration.
Byron Shire’s next door neighbour is having a party … and you’re invited! The party is called Tweed Fusion and it runs from this Saturday until 30 October.
The old Byron Backpackers building on the corner of Fletcher St and Lawson St is due for completion in November this year.
Executive chef Blake Seymour has invited four local producers to join him to present the evening dinner on Friday 28 October from 6.30pm in Spinnakers Restaurant Ballina. The dinner event includes several grazing courses, a drink on arrival and the chance... Read More →
Story and photo by: Vivienne Pearson It was a fecund cumquat tree that started Steve’s jam-making journey. ‘Marmalade is the only thing you can make with cumquats,’ says Steve. So he did, cooking up a batch over an open fire.... Read More →
Story and photos by: Vivienne Pearson It’s a new market but it is not a new market. Let me explain. The Byron Artisan Market is a seasonal creature, existing only at twilight during the months of daylight saving. It therefore... Read More →
Wednesday 19 October is an opportunity for wine and food lovers to contribute directly to this region’s cultural diversity, with all funds raised from a top-quality dinner at Harvest going to support Boomerang Indigenous arts and culture festival. Regular readers... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson There are still a few days left of school holidays. Depending on your family’s combination of kids, work and other commitments, you’re likely feeling either rested or restless. In either case, if you feel... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson The newly reopened Byron Bay Brewery has got a bit of well-deserved press for its beer, but what about the food? The menu is worth checking out, regardless of how much you like beer.... Read More →
In August we reported spring sightings of rainbow bee-eaters flying the short distance from Byron at Byron’s rainforest to the dining verandahs, but on two subsequent visits we have craned our necks in vain for a sight of the beautiful... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson What does it mean to win a Golden Fork award at Bangalow’s Sample food festival?‘It is recognition, it shows that I am on the right track,’ says Zohar Flantz of Luscious Foods. ‘I know... Read More →
They’re an any-time-of-the-day food, just as appealing for breakfast, lunch or snacking as they are for dinner or dessert. For French-born Cecile Charrue, crepes are a family tradition, forever linked with her childhood and fond memories of watching her mother... Read More →