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Louise features on Virgin Australia website 11th June, 2014

Look who we found on the Virgin Australia website! From Paddock to Plate’s Louise FitzRoy is talking to Guillaume Brahimi on Smiths Beach during the Margaret River Gourmet Escape last year. And its back this year! Write it in the diary… 21-23 November 2014. “Honestly, I don’t think that there is any other food event on this planet like this!”- Heston Blumenthal, UK Chef

Spice up your life! 19th May, 2014

Never judge a piece of fruit by its skin. You’ve got to admit, prunes aren’t the most attractive-looking fruit — dark brown, dried, shriveled-up little plums. But looks can be deceiving, because their sweet flavour and sticky chewy texture is delicious. As the Australian winter looms nearer, it’s time to heat things up in the kitchen. And there’s no better accompaniment to a winter salad (or pudding for that matter)

Artichokes make you… 22nd April, 2014

There’s something refreshing about getting dirt underneath your fingernails, as you dig in the rich soil of the veggie patch in search of an edible prize that you have been nurturing for months. You suddenly have to brush a piece of hair away from your eyes and end up wiping a streak of mud across your brow. Then an itchy nose causes you to rub more dirt on your face.

Pete Evans’ nutritional daily habits 6th April, 2014

Pete Evans is an award-winning Australian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, TV presenter and health coach. He also volunteers his time as an Australian Organic ambassador promoting organics in schools and the community. You might know him as the co-host of Chanel 7’s My Kitchen Rules. The man who has cooked for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Elton John, Martha Stewart and U2 has just finished filming a

Figs digest wasps… it’s true! 26th March, 2014

Figs have digested wasps in them! This jaw-dropping statement (for some) arose after I was asked what ingredient makes the perfect salad. For me, it’s all about the lusciously sweet fig with its chewy flesh, smooth skin and crunchy seeds. Unlike other fruits, figs are uniquely different in that their flowers blossom inside the actual fruit itself! It is these tiny flowers that produce the crunchy edible seeds that give

Pomegranates on the “foodie trail” 14th March, 2014

The next producer to be added to our “foodie footsteps” mobile app, Paddock2Plate, not only grows pomegranates but produces beef, lamb and eggs as well. We are excited to be adding Cameron Phillips and family of Pomegranate Farm to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far).   Here’s a little bit of info about the business: Pomegranate Farm

5000 Meals Project 11th March, 2014

It’s called the 5000 Meals Project and it brings together teachers, students and chefs to produce healthy and nutritious meals for those in need using surplus and donated fresh produce. The ‘Prepare Produce Provide’ initiative started last year thanks to a group of dedicated Australian teachers who wanted to make a difference. School students learn the skills and knowledge to assist them in pursuing career options within the food industry,

The Healthy Chef 10th March, 2014

The Healthy Chef is making the most of premium organic ingredients in its quest to create unique, delicious, functional and “the first of their kind in Australia” foods for optimum health and wellbeing. “The use of organic and natural whole-foods is at the heart of our philosophy at The Healthy Chef. It’s important to know where you’re food has come from and treat it with the love and respect it

Green Eggs on the “foodie” trail 6th March, 2014

Guess who are the latest producers to join the ‘Paddock2Plate’ mobile app, aka “foodie footsteps”! We are excited to be adding Alan and Shelley Green of Green Eggs to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far). Here’s a little bit of info from the Green Eggs website: Located at Great Western near Ararat on the foothills of

The beauty of organic flowers 24th January, 2014

Janelle Johnston is the only organically certified grower of edible flowers in Australia. About 15 years ago she certified 16 acres of her family’s 120-acre farm on the outskirts of Byron Bay with ACO and has grown organic fruit, vegetables and edible flowers ever since. With a science degree specialising in Botany, Janelle featured nasturtiums and marigolds in her salad mixes, inspiring local chefs to request other organic edible flowers

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