Extremely dark and incredibly addictive

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Okay I’m not going to blow smoke about chocolate being the food of Mayan gods, full of serotonin raising/blood pressure lowering substances mimicking the sensations of love (well I kind of have). What I really want to do is admit something and move on. So here goes….My name is Chris and I am have a […]

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Something for nothing and your lemons for free

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 12:43 pm

This morning I was out walking when I came across a man wiping down the large green box that controls the traffic lights at our local school crossing.  I asked him what he was doing and he said he was cleaning off the graffiti and that he does it quite regularly. The selflessness of it got me thinking […]

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The long road home and the lentil who knew how to wait.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

So after naming 2015 International Year of Soils the FAO has gone all out and named 2016 International Year of the Pulses (or IYP for short). We thought we’d get a head start wording people up so they’re well prepared for a very big year celebrating dried edible legumes in all their myriad forms. And […]

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Soil – it’s quite important. Crowdsaucing/sourcing. Em’s pop-up produce.

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

So unlike World International Soup Week which we launched last month, the 2015 International Year of Soils is an actual officially UN sanctioned thing run by the FAO. As far as farmable soils go there’s not actually that much land on our planet we can use for farming and when you think we’ve already turned about a third of that […]

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Quinoa it’s not your fault, okay.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Grains have underpinned everything we’ve done as agricultural humans for the past 10,000 years – think art, engineering, medicine, philosophy, fitbit watches and on-demand television series. Cultivating and storing seeds has set us free to pursue lives far removed from the task of providing our own sustenance. But like most things in this world it […]

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An emerging passata groundswell. Khoo calls in for Coburg country cook-up.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

So last week out of the Fair Food Zeitgeist the idea of a crowdsaucing day emerged. In the days following 146 of you emailed to say something along the lines of, I’ve been thinking the same thing and I’m in.  Now ours is not to question why we are suddenly and inexplicably drawn to sauce […]

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Shop News – Hot and sour, salty and sweet

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

CERES has been buying carbon offsets for our delivery vehicles from the New Lao Cook Stove Project for the past three years. Over 2 million of these fuel efficient cookstoves have been produced and distributed throughout Cambodia by locally owned social enterprises, many run by women. Using the stoves means families need to spend less […]

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Could you be a Crowdsaucer? Richmond Food Host are you out there?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:58 pm

We have tomato growers in Victoria, we have food processors in Melbourne.  Why can’t we just put them together to can or bottle organic tomatoes here in Australian instead of importing them from Italy?  I mean how hard can it be? This is a conversation we’ve been having at Fair Food for a long time now.  We decided we’d […]

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Shop News. Sweet Companions.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Apple and Vanilla Yoghurt Cake – A great recipe for transforming some bottom-of-the-fruit-bowl apples and the end of a pot plain yoghurt into something you can’t take your eyes off of. Read more… 

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Food waste: A not-quite-right world of possibility

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 5:59 pm

So you want a hip job in the local food system? Well you’d do worse than throwing yourself into food waste (well not actually throwing yourself in).  Anyway, since the 2013 Foodwise food waste report identified that we throw about $8 billion worth of perfectly good food into Australian landfills each year, solving the food waste issue has become a […]

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