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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

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By: Vivienne Pearson

You say gelati, I say gelato. He says ice-cream, she says sorbet. So many different words, but hey, let’s not call the whole thing off.

On starting this story, I felt embarrassed that I didn’t know the difference between ice-cream and gelati, let alone sorbet. And is it gelati or gelato?

It turns out that I’m not alone. Several conversations and dictionary/website consultations later, I’m clearer but not crystal.

Some say that ‘gelati’ is simply an Italian word for ice-cream. Others say that gelati is made slightly differently and ends up with a lower fat content and less air than ice-cream. I now know that gelati is the plural of gelato but, in Australia, the two words are used seemingly interchangeably.

I was under the misconception that all gelati were dairy free. I got this idea from the classic lemon flavour that was always an option in the gelati vans of my youth. It turns out that I was half right – this product is dairy free, as are most fruit-based gelati. Some places distinguish between fruit-gelato and milk-gelato. An alternative is to call the fruit-based ones sorbet, as sorbets never contain dairy.

But does ice-cream always contain dairy? Traditionally yes, but not Knox & Aya’s selection of vegan ice-cream, based on coconut milk (see story opposite).

I will leave the last word to Lisa Fisher, of Bangalow’s Pantry 29. ‘I roll with whatever people call it,’ she happily declares. I second that… and, in celebration, will add a second scoop to my next iced-confectionary-in-a-cone.


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Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

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Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

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A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

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