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Truffle hunter

Posted June 24th, 2015

On a cold, wet winter’s morning, Ian Woodhouse was working alongside his wife Merilyn on their dairy farm as they had done every morning and evening for 20 odd years. Suddenly Ian thought, “Why are we doing this?” The time had come to sell the farm in Glenormiston and move… Read more…

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You don’t have to travel far in Bendigo to experience the best of regional produce. Sure, there are plenty of farm gates, wineries, cider makers, breweries and farmers markets all welcoming intrepid visitors on self-drive tours, but sometimes it’s nice to stay put and let a local show you the… Read more…

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Central Victoria on a Plate

Posted June 14th, 2015

It’s nearly 25 years since Annie Smithers moved to Central Victoria, with half of that spent in the Daylesford region and half in Malmsbury/Kyneton. It has given her a remarkable experience of the complex and diverse microclimates that the region offers and makes her the perfect chef to create Central… Read more…

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The Art Gallery of Ballarat has relaunched its café and is now inviting gallery visitors to enjoy a coffee at The Salon. The name has been chosen to reflect the intended purpose of the new coffee lounge – a meeting place for people to chat, play games, or read about art,… Read more…

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A decade of food in Central Victoria

Posted June 11th, 2015

When it comes to food, people have always been influenced by worldwide movements, cultures, phenomenon’s, what they see on screens and read in books, the seasons, the environment, their own communities and the desire to support their own and their families needs. The past 10 years however, has seen great… Read more…

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In the past 10 years, owners of Spa Country, Chris Malden and Wayne Cross have observed many changes to the patch of Central Victoria they call home. It has been a period of immense growth for the pair, who opened Dayget in 1998 and purchased Mineral Springs Hotel in 2000…. Read more…

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There’s stacks to do this weekend

Posted April 29th, 2015

The Central Victorian corridor welcomes May with a raft of events across the region. Here’s just a taste. This year’s Clunes Booktown promises to be as enjoyable as ever, with a plethora of book traders, workshops and events for the kids to choose from. Visit the website for a full list of… Read more…

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Annie Smithers opens her garden

Posted April 21st, 2015

In what is surely every food lovers dream, celebrated chef Annie Smithers is opening her garden to the public as part of the Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Week Festival. We asked Annie about her involvement in the festival and what she loves about the region. What can people expect at your… Read more…

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Chook raffles may be quintessentially Australian, but when the bird on offer is courtesy of Milking Yard Farm and it’s being raffled at RedBeard Bakery, you know it’s something special. It’s all part of the upcoming Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Week Festival, an opportunity to showcase the region’s world class food and… Read more…

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Life is chilled in Maldon

Posted April 7th, 2015

Ironically, Ian French says nothing frozen goes into his ice cream. He’s talking about the raw materials of more than 60 flavours he makes at his Maldon shop, Cherry’s Ice Creamery. All the fruit is freshly purchased, pulped and added to his special Maldon recipes. And where possible, it’s sourced… Read more…

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Junction gathers steam

Posted March 21st, 2015

  Junction opened its doors in December last year, but it’s already appealing to visitors and locals alike. This is a place where everything comes together, both in name and nature. Junction is a place where the industrial meets the gentle, rustic meets modern, relaxation meets sophistication and where heritage… Read more…

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Ballarat on a Plate

Posted March 20th, 2015

For the past 15 years, Peter Ford has embraced Ballarat’s local produce via his eponymous catering company. This, combined with his broader work championing the region’s food bowl make Peter the perfect chef to interpret Ballarat as a dish. “Lately there’s been a gentrification of Ballarat taking place and you… Read more…

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For Franklinford farmer Stewart Laing, successful small scale farming boils down to a handful of key ingredients that when mixed together, produce a tasty end result. Trading under the name, The Farmer’s Larder, Stewart’s sheep and pigs roam the farm, grazing scenic pastures not far from Mount Franklin. The end result? Full flavoured, free… Read more…

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10 Things to do this weekend

Posted February 19th, 2015

This weekend is choc-a-block, with markets, fairs and Chinese New Year celebrations happening all over the region.   Here’s just a taste. 1. There will be more then 120 antique and collectable stalls at the Maldon Antiques and Collectables Fair, 21-22 February at the Maldon Football Ground. 2. While away the… Read more…

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From food stars to film stars

Posted January 13th, 2015

When Bendigo Regional Tourism set out to collate its food and wine heroes for visitors to find, it also had a higher purpose… to collect their stories along with their opening hours. The resulting Bendigo Regional Food and Wine Fossicking app features a suite of videos, filmed during the past… Read more…

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The people behind the stories

Posted December 22nd, 2014

For the past week we’ve shared some of the content from our Summer edition of Secrets Magazine online. Now it’s time you met the talented people who contributed to the issue. Lauren Mitchell has been telling central Victorian stories for over 15 years. She has written for several newspapers and magazines and… Read more…

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