Celebrating Truffles

By Claire Todd. Black truffles are odd, exotic fungi that thrive in the consistent temperatures of Tasmania. Tracked down by well-trained pooches and tendered to by professionals, these “diamonds of the kitchen” are used in all sorts of dishes for an unforgettable epicurean experience. Each year we celebrate the season of the truffle – a short window in winter – …

Berries….

What could be more Tasmanian than summer berries… the first raspberries arriving in late spring, heralding the warmer weather. Then come the highly anticipated deep burgundy coloured cherries following hot on their heels at Christmas. A trip to the beach just wouldn’t be the same without a big bag of cherries purchased on the way from the orchard to share …

Zucchini…

By mid summer zucchini almost becomes a forbidden word with people locking their car doors so ‘friends’ don’t leave them a large green zeppelin that got away from them in the veggie patch. Then we go into overdrive making ratatouille, zucchini fritters, zucchini loaf and once the aubergine are ripe a yummy caponata to go with some grilled chops. But …