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Category: Food & Wine

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Newy’s iconic Star Hotel has a new custodian

It has its own Cold Chisel song and its history boasts a public riot that hit the news on the opposite side of the planet.  Newcastle’s iconic The Star Hotel now has a...

Diet a key to keeping the winter nasties at bay

As Hunter residents prepare for winter, they have been warned to expect a surge in colds and flus after spending last year mostly indoors. Social distancing measures and increased hygiene practices resulted in...

Mother’s Day recipe: spiced brioche buns

Treat Mum to a Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch – in bed, or not, her choice! – with this delicious recipe for spiced brioche buns. Spiced brioche morning buns Makes 8 3/4 cup (190ml) lukewarm...

Tea-riffic event to raise vital funds for Cancer Council

A simple cup of tea will mean a whole lot more during an event later this month.  Residents across the region are being encouraged to take part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to...

A slice of pie

Who doesn’t love a pie, with its crisp, flaky pastry, and fillings bursting with flavour? This week, we bring you a recipe for the perfect autumnal mini pies with pickles – best...

Time to roll out the Anzac biscuits

It’s that time of year again! Time to whip out the golden syrup and oats and roll yourself some Anzac biscuits. Here, Newstate Media food writer Libby Kimber shares a classic recipe for...

Hunter Valley wine festival to launch with new brew

The Hunter Valley Wine Festival will launch with a new look this year. After almost a decade of showcasing some of the region’s best wines, the annual event has been renamed Hunter Valley...

Cheers to a new Memorandum of Understanding

After suffering through drought, bushfires, smoke, COVID-19, floods and China export tariff rows, Hunter wineries can breathe a sigh of relief this week with the state government offering an olive branch of...

Travellers encouraged to eat fresh and local foods

One positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that Australians have taken to the roads to explore their own backyards a little more.  Some camp, others stay in motels and those...

Life’s what you bake it: Reece Hignell’s recipe for success

The secret to a good cake is its texture and how long you bake it for. That’s according to MasterChef Australia alumni and Cakeboi founder Reece Hignell. The much-loved Novocastrian opened his first cafe...

Urban Hum bring buzz to backyard beekeeping

They are in almost every backyard in Newcastle. In fact in 26 inner city suburbs they live enmasse - up to 80,000 of them are keeping busy sustaining ecosystems. For Urban Hum founders...

New look Maitland Taste set to launch next month

Maitland Taste is being ‘Deconstructed’, creatively pulled apart and served up with an extended footprint throughout Central Maitland from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May. And, for the first time, it will trade...

Gluten- free Banoffee pie

Looking for something to bake this weekend? We’ve got you covered with this banoffee pie recipe, that just so happens to be gluten-free, too. Banoffee pie This is an edited extract from ‘How to Make...

Miso lamb cutlets with rocket and pear salad

Miso lamb cutlets with rocket and pear salad recipe and image courtesy of Australian Lamb; australianlamb.com.au Serves 4 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed, cut into wedges1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil1 1/2 Tbsp miso paste1 1/2...

Saddle-up for lunch on the run

Quality wine, award-winning gin, live music, street art, and a delectable three-course-meal - and all from the saddle of your bike. That’s what Newy Rides founder Ben Ogden has on the itinerary for...

Lunchbox is key to beating childhood obesity

An international study has found a key to reducing childhood obesity can be found within the lunchbox. Led by University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Clare Collins, the study was a world-first review of...

Four fruity cocktail recipes

Take your event to the next level with some fun, fruity and flirty cocktail recipes that are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Bands to bring tunes to The Green

The future for Alder Park Sports Club is an open book.  Despite being hit hard by the pandemic, the New Lambton-based club’s staff and board have made some exciting changes in a bid...

Date night desserts

Treat your favourite person to a delicious date night dessert for Valentine’s Day or any other time!

Five of the best cocktail recipes for summer

Are you in need of some summer thirst-quenching inspo? Here are five cocktail (and mocktail) recipes that have been tried, tested and loved. There’s something for everyone in our round of these recipes...

Quiz the new weight loss tool, say CSIRO

If you want to lose weight in 2021, a quiz is what you need, according to the CSIRO. Releasing its new Start Strong Diet Quiz, the global group touted as Australia's national science...
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