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November 2011

BUYER’S GUIDE: 29/11/11 – 05/12/11

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As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: BEST BUYS: FRUIT: Cavendish Bananas- large (QLD) Plums (NSW) R2E2 Mangoes (QLD) Rockmelon (QLD) Watermelon (QLD)   VEGETABLES: Chat Potato – small (SA) Cherry truss tomatoes (NSW) Medium tomatoes (QLD) New Season: Portabello Mushroom (NSW) Telegraph Cucumber (QLD)   SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Dragon Fruit (QLD) Lychee (QLD) Mangosteen…

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A FLOWER FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Q: Are there any flowers that are better left off the plate??    The food service industry is just as vulnerable to ‘trending’ as fashion retail or twitter. While we may not update our dining habits as regularly as we tweet, social trends undeniably influence what appears on the menu. Edible flowers are a prime example of how cultural trends…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 22/11/11 – 28/11/11

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As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: BEST BUYS: FRUIT: Red delicious apples – small (NSW) Cavendish Bananas (QLD) Honeydew Melon (QLD) Mango (NT) Nectarine (NSW) VEGETABLES: Green Bean (QLD) New Season: Lebanese Cucumber (NSW) Iceberg Lettuce (NSW) Pontiac Potato (NSW) New Season: Red Cherry Tomatoes (NSW)   SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Assorted Micro-herbs (VIC)…

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THE APPLE OF LOVE

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Q: They’re tasty, but are tomatoes good for you?   A member of the nightshade family, tomatoes, or apples of love as they were once known, were introduced to the world following the Spanish conquest of Central America in the 1500s. While it is now a staple ingredient in cuisines the world over, the last 500 years has seen this lush…

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BUYER’S GUIDE – 15/11/11-21/11/11

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As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: BEST BUYS: FRUIT: Cavendish Bananas (QLD) Cherries (NSW) Mango (NT) Peach (NSW) Blueberries (QLD) VEGETABLES: Broccolini (VIC) Red Capsicum (QLD) Eggplant (QLD) Rhubarb (NSW) Yellow Squash (QLD)   SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Dragon Fruit Green mangoes Habanero Chillies Hawaiian Sweet Potato Micro Herbs Plums Rambutan   SORRY NOT…

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SOME LIKE IT HOT

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Q: Explosive chillies?? How hot are we talking?   South American food has seen a major revival in Sydney over the last few years. The strong South American contingent at this year’s Crave’s World Chef Showcase was a clear indication of the interest in South American flavours among foodies, while a Masterchef appearance by the 2 hatted Porteno team has seen…

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