A School Putting Gastronomy Front and Centre
As you walk through the doors of Kaliana, you are met with a quiet hive of activity. In particular, the canteen staff are hard at work in readiness for lunch service. The difference in this canteen is that it’s not volunteer parents preparing the food, instead, it’s the kids doing all the work. As is […]
How do we Eat Djaara Country Healthy?
Authors: Will Tait and Jodi Newcombe So here we are, bringing this five-part blog series to a close. In our opening blog we described how our collective – the Carbon Arts team in collaboration with Dja Dja Wurrung woman Bec Phillips – is motivated by the question: “How do we eat Djaara Country healthy?” We […]
Land of Milk and Honey
Authors: Will Tait and Jodi Newcombe We are gathered at Bar Midland in Castlemaine with a collection of primary producers to discuss the concept of ‘Eating Djaara Country Healthy’, while proprietor and project collaborator Alex Perry delights us with appropriately-themed delicacies. After the first round of introductions Richard Collins explains the troubling times he’s been […]
Planting Seeds for New Beginnings
It’s 9.00am, I walk through the doors and am welcomed by a security guard. This is the first time I have started my workday with a full body Xray, a duress alarm on my belt and a meander around a series of kitchen gardens with a slight feeling of apprehension. On this day however, the […]
Foraging for Fresh in Strathfieldsaye
I sat down with Tim and Naomi, the owners of Forage, and immediately their passion for taking home grown food, from the paddock to the consumers plate shines through. I asked them why the name Forage? It turns out that the decision of how to name the business was a simple one. After both coming […]
Where creativity and gastronomy meet: good plates for a great cause
If you’ve dined out in the last few years, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten off a plate from the iconic Bendigo Pottery. As Australia’s oldest working pottery, it has been turning out ceramics since 1858, and although perhaps best known for its brown jugs and pots, there is a whole lot more to the […]
Bendigo wins ‘delicious’ produce awards 2020 Outstanding Region title
The Bendigo region has won its first-ever Australian food industry award, taking out the Outstanding Region category in delicious. magazine’s Harvey Norman Produce Awards 2020. The award recognises an Australian region or place that has successfully established itself as an outstanding culinary destination. Judges for the national award include renowned chefs Maggie Beer, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Shannon Bennett, […]
Five farmers’ markets you don’t want to miss in the Bendigo region
From fresh micro-dairy milk and vegan donuts to fresh seasonal fruit, the farmers’ markets in the Bendigo region are outstanding.
How crowdfunding during the pandemic led to Cafes for COVID
Has any good news come out of the pandemic? We speak to Bendigo Foodshare’s Bridget Bentley to find out.
Engineering hospitality: new Bendigo restaurant’s focus on sharing and collaboration
Bendigo’s new restaurant Alium Dining is championing local produce and a fresh approach to hospitality