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Nick’s Picks

Hi Wine Lover!  At the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show, we have almost 100 wine exhibitors and over 600 different wines available for tasting! This can sometimes be a bit overwhelming so I’ve put together a few of my favourite picks from the show that I think you shouldn’t miss. I’ll be hosting various free-to-attend […]

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Miguel Maestre – Spanish Chef Extraordinaire

We caught up with talented Spaniard Miguel Maestre and found out a bit about how his journey in cooking began.   How did you get into cooking? I grew up in Murcia, in Spain and left Spain at the age of 18 and went to the UK.  I was very independent and went to work […]

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5 mins with Karen Paynter from Woombye Cheese

We caught up with Woombye Cheese Company joint owner Karen Paynter to learn about all things cheesy. Owners of Woombye Cheese – Karen Paynter and sister Sandra Cadby Where does your passion for cheese stem from? Karen – I have always since I was a teenager loved shopping for and eating cheese, both white mould […]

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Maggie Beer’s Blood Orange, Seville Marmalade and Almond Cake

Don’t forget you can see Maggie live on stage in Brisbane 26 – 28 October. Ingredients 1 blood orange use navel or seville oranges if blood oranges are out of season 225g caster sugar 300g unsalted butter softened 6 free range eggs 1/3 cup Seville Marmalade 300g almond meal 150g polenta 1 tspn baking powder 1/4 cup almond flakes roasted for dusting icing sugar 400g mascarpone to serve Syrup 200ml blood […]

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The Making of the Good Food & Wine Show

It takes blood, sweat and tears to put together the Good Food & Wine Show and we love it! How many varietals of wine do you think are tasted per event?  Or how many glasses are washed per show and how many meals are served? We caught up with some of our team members and found […]

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Whether you’re enjoying afternoon nibbles, or topping off the perfect dinner party, the right cheese and wine match is a simply sublime indulgence. Learn out how to create delectable combinations with the Wine Selectors Tasting Panel’s recommendations for pairing wine with cheddar, washed rind, blue and soft cheeses. CHEDDAR For most of us, our introduction […]

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5 Minutes with Valerie Henbest

Not exactly the cheesemaker but cheese expert, Valerie Henbest is the founder of the Smelly Cheese Shop. Born in France, Valerie migrated to Australia in the early 1990’s. She has always been interested in cheese, having grown up in Normandie – the home of Camembert. Valerie’s knowledge, appreciation and enormous passion for cheese has taken […]

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Maggie Beer’s Pavlova with Dried Apricots in Verjuice Syrup

Serves 10-12 INGREDIENTS 8 free range egg whites (from 59g eggs) Pinch of salt 2 cups caster sugar 2 Tbspn cornflour 2 Tbspns Verjuice 1 cup (100g) flaked almonds 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream 2 cups (500ml crème fraiche   Apricot filling 500g dried apricots 1 cup (250ml) Verjuice 1 cup (250ml) water 2 Tbspn […]

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