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September 2011

EASY AS PIE

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Q:  Just how packed does Sydney get in Summer? The weather is warming up, the stone fruits are coming and it’s all hands are on deck for the summer rush. Simon George & Sons is doing our bit to help you come out the other side relatively unscathed, by offering an innovative online ordering service that will save you time,…

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FREE RANGE THINKING

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Q: What does a chef’s hat have to do with cooking an egg? An increased awareness of social and environmental responsibility is influencing consumer choices and nowhere is this more apparent than with the humble egg. Patrons look for organic or free-range eggs on the menu, but with only voluntary standards for eggs production in Australia, how do we really know…

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

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Q: How is it possible to have apples readily available for most of the year? Far from being a ‘forbidden fruit’ there are 2.6 billion apples grown in Australia each year, with the majority being consumed domestically. In recent years the most dominant varieties have been Granny Smith and Pink Lady™, which between them accounted for approximately 55% of total…

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WASABI

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Q: What is the best way to store fresh wasabi? A popular accompaniment to Japanese cuisine, Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) packs a punch similar to a very hot mustard. While hot enough to separate the boys from the men, wasabi doesn’t coat the tongue, so even after a good dose you won’t lose the more subtle flavours of the dish. Notoriously…

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