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Off the Eaten Track

Anyone unlucky enough to be at home last Saturday night would have caught a number of Far North Queensland producers showcased on the new Channel 7 series, Off the Eaten Track. Off the Eaten Track – a collaboration between the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and Tourism Queensland, to air on Channel 7 in the lead up to Christmas. The series promotes Queensland’s finest regional produce, boutique wine and passionate primary producers. Hosted by Alastair McLeod of Ready, Steady, Cook fame, and executive chef at Bretts Wharf restaurant, Hamilton and Tank restaurant in central Brisbane, the series explores the diversity and abundance of Queensland produce.

Episode 1 - Tropical North Queensland

In this episode, Alastair takes in the sights at the Tastes of Burdekin Festival, enjoys sumptuous tropical seafood, savours the coffee and dairy products of the Atherton Tablelands, and finally explores the fruits of the tropics (including the achacha, an exciting new imported fruit). A couple of our much-beloved local producers are also featured on the 1st episode too, including: The four part series Off the Eaten Track can be viewed on Channel 7 on Saturdays, at 7pm – check out for more information.

Suzanne Quintner Wows Club Relish

This week The Edge Cafe hosted its monthly Club Relish night where they introduce food producers who feature in their gourmet store. Suzanne Quintner and Missy Moo Sweets proved too interesting, and August's Club Relish was held over 2 (big) nights. 60 foodies were treated to an array of dishes using both of the featured producers.

Suzanne Quintner

Suzanne's foods bring the famous flavours of Morocco and Northern Africa to the Australian table by using local produce to create harissa, preserved lemons, and a range of chutneys, dips, sauces and condiments. She is especially esteemed to be supplying Gordon Ramsay's new Melbourne restaurant Maze with Harissa. It is is featured featured on Maze's menu as an accompaniment to Soft Shell Crab.
Harissa Spiced Whiting

Harissa Spiced Whiting

Missy Moo Sweets

Kristie Horn of Missy Moo Sweets is a bit of a market junkie, and is commonly seen at Rusty's Market, Port Douglas Market, or at Farmgate. She is famous for being our only local cupcake-focussed business, a trend that is blossoming around the world. She also supplies a number of cafes with her sweet treats, most notably The Edge Cafe.


Join Club Relish

Membership to Club Relish is free, just drop into The Edge Cafe and ask to join. They even treat you to a free cup of coffee upon joining! Club Relish is also very hip in having their own Facebook page. Have you attended a Club Relish event? What did you think of it?