Fairfax Good Food Website + Competition

Fairfax Good Food Website + Competition

This is a sponsored post by Nuffnang.

Professionally grown ... Black truffles. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

a Professionally grown … Black truffles. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Have you ever wondered if you can grow truffles in your backyard? I have to say although I am smitten with the fungi, the thought of DYI truffles had never crossed my mind. Now I am not only looking for a site to plant an inoculated oak tree, I have also found the answer to why some wines are so cheap! What is the source of my new found knowledge, I hear you asking?


Wine Reviews

On the cheap: ‘For $10 no one expects single-vineyard, hand-tended fruit aged in French oak.’ Photo: Peter Braig

I have been absorbed in the pages of the Good Food website. The Good Food site was launched in December 2012, and is the culmination of content from all the Fairfax’s food and wine properties. It has everything I used to love about the Sydney Morning Heralds Good Living section when I was a Sydneysider and so much more.

Chocolate Fondant

Riverbar & Kitchen – Brisbane Photo: Harrison Saragossi

The Good Food website is a one-stop destination for food-lovers. I travel frequently between our capital cities and Good Food features restaurant reviews and news on the local dining scene in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. It is such a great dining resource for me. I am rarely in one place long enough to get a feel for local dining trends so help from the Good Food website is exactly what I need, especially because I want every meal to be spectacular.


Ramen Zundo

Ramen Zundo – Sydney Photo: Marco Del Grande

If I am enjoying a lovely meal I will naturally want to compliment the experience with a suitable wine. The Good Food website has wine reviews, and even a section where you can “Ask Cathy Gowdie”, the Wine Agony Aunt, if you are having any “wine dilemmas”. Or perhaps you interested in purchasing some wine online from the Good Food Cellar door!

Good Food Online Cellar

Good Food Online Cellar

Good Food is everything the passionate foodie needs – from what to cook tonight, where to eat, wine suggestions and news on the local and national bar scene.

Soft Omelete Roll

Soft rolls with omelet and prosciutto
Photo: Marina Oliphant

For foodies with particular interests there are also recipe collections dedicated to school lunches, vegetarian diets and those who need to avoid gluten. Most importantly, if you have a sweet tooth, there is a luscious dessert collection which is an absolutely feast for the eyes.

Neil Perry Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

Neil Perry’s Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Photo: WILLIAM MEPPEM

I was very excited to notice the food section features recipes from top chefs such as Neil Perry, Karen Martini, Jill Dupleix and Frank Camorra. I have been looking for a rich homemade baked beans recipe recently, and I stumbled across Frank Camorra’s Baked Beans with Maple Syrup and Balsamic, doesn’t that just make your mouth water. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on the lush glossy image I would have to share the recipe with readers. After all it is the season for warming comfort food.

Maple Syrup Baked Beans

Slow cooked Maple Syrup Baked Beans w Balsamic Photo: Marina Oliphant

Looking through the wine selection on Good Food I noticed that the 2010 Katie Hill Pinot Noir is trending at the moment. I love a nice plumby red in winter and even as I am reading the review I am imagining myself curled up under a blanket in front of the fireplace eating a bowl of Frank Camorras beans and sipping on my glass of Pinot. Naturally I will have my iPad on my knee so I can continue to catch up of the latest good food news.

2010 Kate Hill Pinot Noir

2010 Kate Hill Pinot Noir

I think it is fair to say I have a new “go to” website for celebrity chef recipes, restaurant review, wine talk and general food news. Before you pop over and check it out I have a competition to announce brought to you by Good Food and Nuffnang.

Five lucky readers can choose one of three different guidebooks from The Age & Sydney Morning Herald to win.

Good Food Under $30 (Sydney edition)

Good Food Under $30 (Melbourne edition)

Good Wine Guide 2013.

All you need to do is tell me which recipe interests you the most on Goodfood.com.au. Leave your answer in the comments section below and nominate the guidebook you wish to receive. The competition is open to all Australian residents. The winners will be announced on facebook and Gourmet Getaways on Saturday 6th July 2013.

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All images in this story have been reproduced in consultation with Fairfax Media and Good Food.

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  1. Jackie Cowled :

    I would love to try the Neil Perry Bittersweet Chocolate Tart.
    I have a birthday for a “special someone” coming up and I think this would tick all the

    Good Food Under $30 (Sydney)

  2. Looked at doing the DYI truffles when we first moved in here.. Though decided did not have the room at all. So for now tomatoes it and other veggies it will have to be..

    Though I guess I could use that as another sell point for buying a dog 🙂

    Why a truffle dog and not a pig.. Cause have you ever trying to take food out of a pigs mouth, it often does not end well..

  3. i have decision phobia so its going to be hard to choose! i love the look of the Slow cooked Maple Syrup Baked Beans w Balsamic tho! looks like a perfect winter warmer!

  4. Frank Camorra’s baked beans with maple syrup and balsamic – my tummy is rumbling. Nothing beats a meal that warms us in winter, fills a hungry family and is very affordable. Best part is it’s so healthy. This one will be tomorrow night’s dinner. Thanks Julie.

  5. I read good food all the time my favourite section of the newspaper 😀
    Lovely molten lava pudding!


  6. I would love a truffle tree in my backyard!

  7. Not an entry- but let me know next time you make it down to Canberra and we can catch up, and I can show you the little truffle oak I have growing in my backyard! Yes really! 🙂

  8. My taste buds still remember the happy occasion with special friends around a fire with Garlic Prawns in chilli oil sizzling away in the camp oven..oh my what a sensation….I burnt my fingers several times to get more delicious prawns in my mouth before everyone else…with GG recipes it is definitely a case of get in quick as I guarantee there will be only scraps left for the slow ones..quick link is http://gourmetgetaways.com.au/garlic-prawns-in-chili-oil/

  9. Too bad I’m not in Australia so I don’t qualify.But those not just for grownups cupcakes on GoodFood look very inviting =)

  10. i cooked beans in the slow cooker today, served on some homemade toasted sourdough – beautiful – just needed a glass of wine 😉
    Wow, it is a great website, my first recipe to try will be Neil Perry’s tacos with smoky shredded pork.
    I’d love the Sydney under $30 (though i wish i could afford to spend more! )

  11. Aha, I didn’t know this site had started so thank you for the heads up. I have been browsing around the veggie section and my saliva glands went mad when I read “Haloumi and Zucchini Fritter’ this one: http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/cook/recipe/haloumi-and-zucchini-fritters-20130314-2g2nj.html

    Hold me back!! I’m in Sydney and would love the new Good Food guide.

  12. Good luck to everyone that enters! 🙂

  13. DIY truffles never once entered my mind, but what a great treasure to have if you could do it!
    All of the photos you have up look great. It’s 9:30 in the morning here, far too early to eat a thing, but that doesn’t stop me from anticipating lunch. 😉

  14. Ops forgot to mention the book for the comp..

    would of course have to be the Good Wine Guide 2013.

    Such a sucker for good wine.

    Actually, can anyone advise of good vineyards around Australia, live in Sydney so within a say 300km radius is preferred but not required.. Reds preferred, Merlot then shiraz then everything..

  15. Ps under $30 per bottle if possible.. Though again.. not required just preferred.

  16. Gorgeous photos!

  17. I’m interested in trying the Slow Roasted Beetroot with Feta Yoghurt. A chance to win the Good Wine Guide 2013 would be fantastic!

  18. Love the baked beans with maple syrup and balsamic!!Gorgeous pics of the other dishes too and good luck to everyone that enters 🙂

  19. I would have to go with Neil Perry’s bittersweet chocolate tart. It looks so good. It seems this website has something to offer everyone xx

  20. Oooh now the truffles has got me thinking. Imagine my own little supply of truffles! No one else round these parts like them, so they would be all for me, me, me….actually, I might need a tree first.

  21. Leisa Smith :

    I am now planning my shopping list after checking out all those yummy recipes. Now I just have to choose which one to start with.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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