SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THESE TASMANIAN FOOD BLOGS:
Connect locally with other foodies in your area.
IT’S all too easy to get caught in the rut of cooking the same recipes week- in, week- out.
Break out of the flavourless routine by indulging in some culinary inspiration online.
Tasmanian gourmet foodies, passionate cooks, feisty reviewers, professional chefs and assorted geeky gastrophiles are networking online to offer a smorgasbord of delicious ideas at your fingertips. Browse around and you will soon pick up tips on how to use unusual delicacies in everyday cooking; from truffles to stone fruit, quail eggs to sustainable seafood, and how to do a slow- food gourmet spin on what may seem an otherwise simple dish.
From national networks, including Foodbuzz, Chowhound and eGullet, you can also connect locally with other foodies in your area for advice, read reviews, seek recommendations and engage in discussion at EatingTassie.com.
Hobart food for thought
Hobart food blogger Rita is an ex- cafe owner who is candidly passionate about eating and preparing all kinds of food and blogs about restaurants, producers, people and suppliers. pc- rita. blogspot. com
Mount Gnomon Farm
Farmers Guy Robertson and Eliza Wood produce ethically raised meat with minimal impact on the environment at their farm resting against the pristine Dial Range in North- West Tasmania. Their blog is a mix of daily life, foodie business and culinary adventures.mountgnomonfarm.blogspot.com.au
SBS TV’s Matthew Evans left a hectic Sydney city life and made a green- change to Tasmania. He now cultivates a small patch of earth near Cygnet, dubbed the ‘‘ Valley of the Foodies’’ by mainland press. Evans raises pigs and sheep, milks a cow and is waiting for his chickens to start laying as he offers tips, information and insight online.sbs.com. au/ food/ blog/ 111942/ Gourmet- Farmer
The Hut Chronicles
Hazel lives somewhere like heaven ( close to Cygnet, in case you’re wondering), where she documents her daily foodie life in a small ( luxury, modern) hut with a large garden, a couple of friendly dogs and blogging a lot of slow food inspiration that will make you reconsider what you’re planning for dinner. thehutchronicles.blogspot.com
The View from my Porch
Steve Cumper is a chef who likes things a bit rustic and funky. Currently the chef- manager of Cygnet’s celebrated Red Velvet Lounge, he shares an honest insight into his earthy approach to food. the- viewfrom- my- porch. blogspot. com
Hugo and Elsa
Michelle shares ‘‘ tales from our home in the Tasmanian countryside, creating a beautiful world for our family with love, chooks and plenty of cake’’. The blog discusses building outdoor ovens, harvesting vegies, cooking and living the slow life. hugoandelsa.blogspot.com