War on Waste: Croppz surplus food platform launches in Canberra

Croppz

Food wastage. It’s something that needs to be prevented. Did you know that Australia throws away millions of tonnes of food every year? Millions. Of. Tonnes. We often throw away leftovers from the fridge without a second thought, we leave packaged food in the cupboard for too long or we don’t eat all of the food on our plate when we go out for dinner. I say ‘we’ because I’m sure we’re all guilty of one of the three scenarios just mentioned.  Continue reading War on Waste: Croppz surplus food platform launches in Canberra

Half priced dining in Canberra

Want 50% off your next dining experience? Of course you do, and you’ll be able to get it in Canberra from tomorrow! Australasia’s premier restaurant discovery service, First Table, is launching in the nation’s capital on Monday 15th January.  Continue reading Half priced dining in Canberra

Tears, laughter and champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food

Eat Canberra

As the anniversary approaches, fifteen years on, the devastating 18 January 2003 bushfires, which killed four people and destroyed nearly 500 homes across Canberra, are another chapter in the history books.

But the story that hasn’t been told, until now, is how the fire-affected families are faring years down the track.

Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food, by Canberra historian Karen Downing, chronicles both her personal bushfire-survival story and the stories of eight other women – the ‘Singed Sisters’ – who found each other in the aftermath of the Canberra firestorm.

From tea and tears in the months following the fires, to the champagne and laughter as they moved into newly-built homes, and ultimately to their lives today; the book is about friendship and resilience – and the recipes that helped along the way. Continue reading Tears, laughter and champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food

Mango and coconut chia pudding

Mango and coconut chia pudding

I love mangoes! I was recently in Queensland (where I’m from and where my family live) and my dad has about 6 mango trees near his house. They are owned by a local fruit shop owner and they’ve given dad permission to pick them. So we picked them straight from the tree with dad’s handmade mango picker. One person had to catch them while the other hooked the mango and pulled it free from the tree. It was lots of fun and we shared our bags of mangoes with the rest of the family when we saw them over the Christmas break. That was the first time I had picked mangoes! Continue reading Mango and coconut chia pudding

4 new places to try for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Canberra

Highroad

There are new places opening up in Canberra quicker than I can eat my way through my ‘to eat’ list! In the past few months Canberra has welcomed more new eateries to our growing food scene and they’re dishing up some delicious options for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Surprise, surprise, they aren’t all in Braddon! If you’re in Canberra then now might be the perfect time to try some of these new hots spots. Many Canberrans are still out of town so it might be a little quieter. Continue reading 4 new places to try for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Canberra

Ultimate Picnic Feast 

Food Event

You’re invited to the FIRST ever Eat Canberra Food Tribe event! The Ultimate Picnic Feast will help you enjoy the last of the warm weather before winter hits. You will enjoy an afternoon sailing on Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin as you sip on local beverages and enjoy a delicious grazing platter on the lake. You might event get to be the captain! When you return to land you will be given the details of the second secret location where you enjoy a feast of seafood, a selection of other amazing food and local beverages. Continue reading Ultimate Picnic Feast 

Some of our favourite Canberra food, experiences and eateries of 2017

Yat Bun Tong

There are so many good food options available in Canberra but there’s just not enough time to get through it all! Obviously I eat out quite a bit but I never seem to make it through my ‘to eat’ list….. I’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Canberra food, food experiences and eateries in 2017. This list also includes favourites as voted by you on our Facebook page! Continue reading Some of our favourite Canberra food, experiences and eateries of 2017

Summer coconut and mango cake

Eat Canberra

I have a confession to make – I’m not really a big fan of the traditional Christmas fare.

While I absolutely love summer and Christmas, for the most part, I could happily forgo the mince pies, cold ham and roast turkey. My preference, this time of year, is for fresh, light and summery flavours. Continue reading Summer coconut and mango cake