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Ben Cameron holds up a big metal pot with a layer of brownish sand at the bottom. We peer at it curiously.

“That’s about 250,000 baby oysters”, he says.

The group is momentarily speechless. It’s understandably a mouthful – or more – to take in.

This is how baby oysters start off in the world. And at least half of all oysters produced in Australia come from Cameron’s Oysters, one of only two commercial hatcheries in Australia.

calamari, pickled fennel, bouillabaisse sauce and macadamia

George Tomlin, a young chef from Melbourne’s The Town Mouse and the Electrolux Australian Young Chef 2014, shares with us one of the recipes he created. calamari, pickled fennel, bouillabaisse sauce and macadamia entree Preparation time: 45 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Skills needed: Average skills with a knife, basic skills with an oven/stove Serves: […]

Happy as pigs in mud. A story of rare breed pigs at Mount Gnomon, Tasmania

Written by Lilani Goonesena. The little piglet squeaked and squirmed before eventually falling asleep in our arms, wrapped in her knitted blanket. Lily is the poster pig for Mt Gnomon Farm, a runt of the litter rescued by owners Guy and Eliza. She now sleeps in their bed and demands food at 2am. And she […]

What’s New at the Market

Murdoch Market Update PRICE ALERT – Tomatoes are very expensive Parsnips are very scarce & expensive Radicchio white has finished Murdoch Produce has created a full Market Update for a great insight to what’s in this week Spotlight….Beetroot Healthy Fact Dubbed as a “superfood” by many health experts, beetroots are bursting with important vitamins and […]

George Tomlin – Insider Knowledge

See other INSIDER KNOWLEDGE posts: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Here at appetite for excellence we’re often asked by both foodies, and the culinary industry, for recommendations on where to get the best meals, drinks and produce. So who better to provide the inside scoop than our very own past and present […]

What’s New at The Market

Murdoch Market Update Oranges & juicing fruits are excellent at the moment Cucumbers; Lebanese and telegraph are both high in price Cumquats have popped up Murdoch Produce has created a full Market Update for a great insight to what’s in this week Spotlight….Avocado Fact Currently Avocado orchards are found in Queensland, New South Wales, South […]

It’s a Sheep’s Life… at Cloudy Bay Lamb Tasmania

Written by Lilani Goonesena. We peered over the fence and 50 pairs of eyes peered unblinkingly back at us. Long white noses and alert ears protruded from fat, fluffy, well-rounded bodies. Baaa. It was a herd of extremely photogenic Coopworth sheep (see below) at Cloudy Bay Homestead. These sheep were nicely rounded not because they […]