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CEL­E­BRATE THE WEIRD, WON­DER­FUL AND TRULY DE­LI­CIOUS

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It’s roughly the size of a grape, tastes like a cu­cum­ber and looks ex­actly like a minia­ture water­melon. The “cu­camelon” is noth­ing short of quirky.

The fruit grows in the rich soils of The Falls Farm, a fam­ily-run prop­erty in the Sun­shine Coast hin­ter­land town of Maple­ton.

The farm will take part in The Cu­rated Plate’s Des­ti­na­tion Series.

It is an ex­tended pro­gram fea­tur­ing 35 lo­cal food and des­ti­na­tion-led ex­pe­ri­ences.

It will in­vite food lovers on Au­gust 11 to taste their spe­cial pro­duce such as the cu­camelon, cran­berry hibis­cus leaves and tamar­il­los.

The Sun­shine Coast is home to some

weird, won­der­ful and truly de­li­cious pro­duce that will be show­cased through­out The Cu­rated Plate.

An­other fruit to ri­val the cu­camelon is the fei­joa.

It is a South Amer­i­can fruit with fra­grant smooth skin and a creamy jelly cen­tre which grows in the Sun­shine Coast hin­ter­land.

Hin­ter­land Fei­joas, based in Belli Park, is Aus­tralia’s first or­ganic fei­joa farm.

You can try the fruit your­self at the Fei­joa Fi­esta event on Au­gust 11, where the canapes, grazing ta­ble and dessert will all cel­e­brate the fei­joa.

For some­thing re­ally dif­fer­ent, why not try camel milk at Qcamel farm’s Camels and Canapes event. It will be held in con­junc­tion with Hum Honey on Au­gust 10.

Camel milk has been used for cen­turies and is her­alded for its nu­tri­tious and medic­i­nal prop­er­ties.

At Qcamel, they use it to make mango and honey yo­ghurt smooth­ies and even camel milk choco­late.

What can be bet­ter than a cud­dle with a camel? Camel milk-based canapes, of course.

The Cu­rated Plate will be hap­pen­ing all over the Sun­shine Coast from Au­gust 5-18.

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