Experience Launceston's Food Scene Wi...

by on 11/01/2016 - 02:32 am

in Launceston

Tasting some of the best coffee, chocolate and cheese in Tasmania plus strolling the historic streets of Launceston: sounds like the ideal day, right? 
Suse Henshaw has created a delicious, compact food experience bound to impress. Perfect Day Tours has only recently been launched but is already sparking interest near and far.
 

“I want people to walk away and say, wow that was the perfect day in the sense they met some interesting people, made friends and came away with a lot more knowledge,” Suse says.
A Tasmanian native, Suse gained an appetite for good food in her teens, when her grandmother showed her the street markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. 
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Van Dieman Brewing - A Tasmanian Succ...

by on 17/12/2015 - 04:30 am

in Launceston, Beverages, Profiles

At an age when most of us were only just discovering wine comes in glass, not just casks, Will Tatchell had developed an extraordinary palate and thirst for good grog. The 33 year-old says he’d sampled every beer on the Australian market by his late teens and was already dreaming up bigger and better brews. 
As to when Will worked out he wanted to make beer his life, a vague fantasy for the general population, he can’t quite put a finger on it.
“There was no defining moment, it was more of a curiosity,” he says fresh from morning coffee and invoices.  

Will would ask his lecturers at the University of Tasmania to help tailor his Agricultural Science deg ...

Hobart's Farm Gate Market

by on 02/12/2015 - 06:26 am

in Hidden Gems, Hobart, Tasmanian Producers, Markets

Every Sunday morning, a very dedicated group of people brings together some of Tasmania’s best producers, value-adders, baristas and buskers to deliver an event that has become part of the Hobart scene - Farm Gate Market.
Sitting and chatting with Madi Peattie, the market’s creator and driving force behind its success, one can’t help but admire Madi’s humble approach, especially considering the Farm Gate Market won the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Award for ‘Excellence in Food Tourism’.

Having started in October 2009, Farm Gate Market just celebrated six years of operation. As we approach Christmas 2015, Madi has 250 growers and suppliers on her list of rota ...

Wellington Apiary : A sweet, sweet life

by on 12/11/2015 - 04:26 am

in Hobart


He’s a fireman who was a nurse and she’s a former public servant with a cracking sense of humour. They live in Sandy Bay with their two young children and weimaraner. Robin and Antonia O’Brien might not fit the typical apiarist mould, but since beginning Wellington Apiary six years ago, the pair have settled in royally well.
“I didn’t think I’d end up making honey but I’m glad it’s worked out like this!” says Antonia, fresh from fixing hives.   
This sweet business demands hard work, patience and smarts. All of which the young couple who met in a Hobart nightclub, have in spades.  
“We make everything by hand. W ...