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Easter planning: under the radar options to seek out

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If you’re anything like me, the fun of a holiday is equal parts contemplation and experience. And, if you’re really like me, that contemplation can mean, days, weeks or even months of research. Where are we going to stay? What are we going to eat? What are we go to do? What else…

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Table’s top ten travel essentials

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I was reminded recently that travelling in self-catering mode can be both fun and frustrating! For those of you readying yourself for a trip away over Easter and the school holidays, this is something that might just be on your mind. The experience that jogged my memory was a brief…

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What goes on tour

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What goes on tour, stays on tour… Heck no! I get asked often about what kind of farms we go to on our foodie tours, what type of farmers we introduce you to and critically, what array of food will you get to eat! All logical and fundamental questions! With…

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See food and eat it

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Technically, there are only a few weeks left of the Australian summer. Where has the beginning of 2019 gone? Yes, yes, I know that we’ll still have hot weather for weeks and weeks to come, which is why I feel super-comfortable talking about seafood even if we are half way through…

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Meat Butterball and Cheeses

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No, that’s not a spelling mistake in the title of this post. These two lovely boys will eventually be butchered for meat. That’s a fairly confronting way to start a written piece (a business limiting move perhaps?) but one of the things driving Table Under a Tree is the desire…

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Australia Day Byron-style

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Australia Day is just around the corner and here in the Byron region, there’s plenty of quirky things to do to mark the occasion – that’s if you can pull yourself away from the beach! If you’re keen to join in an event, here’s a few ideas to contemplate. Hotel…

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Tell me what you eat: looking back at 2018

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are Way back before food-writing, let alone blogging, was a thing, the French layer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was jotting down witty gastronomic one-liners with ease. If he’s to believed, it means that in 2018 I was a deep-fried…

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Beyond the festival

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The Byron Bay region is known for its festivals. Right back to the halcyon days of 1973’s Aquarius Festival to the contemporary stalwarts that include BluesFest, Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass, this area just knows how to do them well. So as 2018 draws to a close, and…

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Externalisation of on-grade dining

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I recently saw an article that canvassed, among other things, predicted food trends for 2019. I’m a sucker for reading these things but this one had me a bit perplexed. One of the predictions was the externalisation of on-grade dining. Huh? Or at the risk of showing my age, what…

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Follow your truth

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We had to get some trees trimmed at Table HQ recently* and I struck up a conversation with the father-son arborist team that came to do the work. In talking about Table and my career shift, and about his business and what they do, the lovely Glenn confessed that he…

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