Citrus fruits
5th July 2022 | Alison Turner

In season: Australian citrus

Mother Nature is quite the obliging dame. Just as cold and flu season hits, she brings us an abundance of naturally rich vitamin C sources. That’s right, citrus fruits are now in... Read more

Top food stories
30th June 2022 | EATIVITY Editors

Local Aussie food news: June highlights

This month in local Aussie food news, truffle season gets unearthed, consumer food prices continue to rise and restaurants keep surging forward post lockdown.... Read more

Middle of Nowhere Creations
25th June 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Middle of Nowhere Creations

On a cattle station 250km northwest of Hughenden in North Queensland, you’ll find Middle of Nowhere Creations, which makes gourmet preserves from fresh homegrown produce.... Read more

Winter recipes
20th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Plant-based recipes for a lighter winter

It’s set to be a cold, wet winter. And when it’s cold, we usually want to eat more. Enjoy the comfort foods you crave without the side order of guilt with these healthy winter... Read more

Australia's best pies
15th June 2022 | Alison Turner

Tasty pies to warm your bones

We take a look at some of the best and most popular savoury pies in Australia and share a tasty recipe for a pie that contains the ultimate savoury combo: chicken and mushroom.... Read more

extra virgin olive oil
10th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Extra virgin olive oil: 2022 first harvest

The Australian olive harvest is now underway. We take a slurp from a few of 2022’s first harvest releases, and bust some myths about extra virgin olive oil, cooking and health.... Read more

Vegan seafood
8th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Vegan seafood for World Oceans Day

It's World Oceans Day. You can help protect our oceans’ resources by choosing to swap out some of the seafood you currently eat for vegan seafood. Here’s PETA's catch of the da... Read more

Bad habits linger post lockdown
5th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Pandemic bad habits still linger

Lockdowns might be a distant memory for most, but it appears that some of the bad habits that Australians developed while stuck in their homes are proving pretty tough to shake.... Read more

Australian food news
29th May 2022 | Eativity editors

Australian food news: May highlights

Making Australian food news this May, leading Aussie dairy and seafood producers win big at national and state awards and the very best of Western Australia heads to Singapore.... Read more

National Burger Day
24th May 2022 | Eativity editors

National Burger Day: buns away!

It’s one of the simplest yet most satisfying meals on the planet. And May 28 was the burger’s special time to shine. So forget Macca’s and try one of these beauties instead.... Read more

World Bee Day 2022
17th May 2022 | Eativity editors

World Bee Day 2022: bringing the buzz

May 20 is World Bee Day. We take a look at why the world needs bees, share the latest bee-related news and highlight special World Bee Day events around Australia.... Read more

2022 delicious produce awards
13th May 2022 | Eativity editors

2022 delicious. Produce Awards finalists

delicious. has revealed the 2022 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards National Finalists, with 24 producers shortlisted across categories of Dairy, Earth, Paddock and Sea.... Read more

Lamb Bacon
13th May 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Lamb Bacon: all taste, no waste

There’s bacon... and then there’s Lamb Bacon. Victorian sheep farmer Toni Barton has hit upon a deliciously different idea that’s found favour with consumers around the world... Read more

Healthy comfort food
12th May 2022 | Eativity editors

Comfort food for chilly nights

Taking part in No Meat May? Not everyone wants to go 100% plant-based. If this is you, we’ve got the perfect comfort food recipes to warm your soul on these wintry evenings.... Read more

Margaret restaurant
11th May 2022 | Alison Turner

In her name: latest restaurant trend

Some restaurants choose puns, some are named after the chef who's at the helm. But in recent years, there's been a new trend emerging: naming your restaurant after a woman.... Read more

How food choices can help the planet
10th May 2022 | Eativity editors

How food choices can help the planet

A new book explores how global food production and consumption are impacting the environment and adding to emissions. It also offers a positive, sustainable way forward.... Read more

How healthy is plant-based meat?
9th May 2022 | Alison Turner

How healthy is plant-based meat?

Processed meat alternatives like plant-based burgers, mince sausages and nuggets are marketed as a more sustainable, healthy alternative to meat. But are they good for you?... Read more

7th May 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news: all the latest

In food news this week, Aussie researchers make a scary discovery in the supermarket meat aisle and the humble ham sandwich finds itself in the middle of a fierce debate.... Read more

Willunga Farmers' Market
6th May 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Local hero: Willunga Farmers’ Market

Willunga Farmers’ Market was the first farmers’ market to be established in SA, back in 2002. Twenty years on, the market is now also seen as one of Australia’s best.... Read more

No Meat May
5th May 2022 | Eativity editors

No Meat May: easy meat-free meals

No Meat May has kicked off, with more than 110,000 people across the globe expected to take part. To inspire you in the kitchen, we share these easy, tasty meat-free recipes.... Read more

Eat For You
4th May 2022 | Alison Turner

Eat For You: good food for everybody

Eativity meets reproductive physiologist Dr Hayley Dickinson, who has created Eat For You – a small Australian health food company that’s putting its morals where its mouth is.... Read more

roe
3rd May 2022 | Alison Turner

Jewels of the sea: all about roe

From a very brief history of caviar to the best quality roe that you can find in Australia and how to dish it up, we bring out the blinis and dip into the tasty world of fish eggs.... Read more

eating rhythms and mental health
2nd May 2022 | Elena Koning & Elisa Brietzke

Eating rhythms and mental health

When you eat matters for your body, but it also matters for your mind. Two experts in neuroscience and psychiatry share how your eating rhythms impact your mental health.... Read more

Australian food news
30th April 2022 | Eativity editors

This week in local food news

Making Australian food news this week, food prices continue to rise, Australian-grown avocados are now easier to spot and struggling banana growers face yet another problem.... Read more

No Nasties Project
29th April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

The No Nasties Project takes aim at sugar

The No Nasties Project is an Australian brand that’s on a mission to create a healthier nation, providing “better-for-you” low-sugar food and snacks at an affordable price.... Read more

Julia Busuttil Nishimura on cooking with kids
28th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Making memories: cooking with kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to make special memories. Food writer Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares her top tips for cooking with kids, plus two easy, kid-friendly recipes.... Read more

Stop Food Waste Day
27th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Food waste: be part of the solution

Today is Stop Food Waste Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to get educated about the food waste problem in Australia and learn practical ways to reduce your own waste at home.... Read more

Pretty Produce edible flowers
26th April 2022 | Alison Turner

Edible flowers bloom in the Scenic Rim

In recent years, thanks to Instagram, edible flowers have hit the mainstream. But these beautiful blooms can be more than just unique ornaments that happen to be safe to eat.... Read more

Anazc biscuits
25th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Anzac biscuits, baked to perfection

This Anzac Day, why not bake up a batch of our national biscuit? Hayden Quinn shares his tips on how to create the perfect Anzac biscuits, whether you like them crunchy or chewy.... Read more

Australian food news
23rd April 2022 | Eativity editors

Food news to sink your teeth into

This week in food news, the banana gets its own Spotify playlist, seven Aussie restaurants win worldwide acclaim and a super-sweet variety of a popular fruit hits our supermarkets.... Read more

Gippsland Jersey
22nd April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Gippsland Jersey: a better way for dairy

Gippsland Jersey does dairy differently, sourcing milk from smaller local family dairy farms and paying farmers a fair price. It’s milk that’s good and fair for everybody.... Read more

Surf and turf burrito
21st April 2022 | Eativity editors

An Aussie take on the burrito

For those who’d love to eat burritos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, celebrity chef Justine Schofield has created a range of easy, tasty burrito recipes with an Aussie twist.... Read more

Food prices on the rise
20th April 2022 | Alison Turner

Cost crunch: food prices soar

A perfect storm of problems has seen an increase in the cost of everything from fresh food to your daily latte. Here’s what’s causing the price rises, and how to shop smarter.... Read more

support banana growers
19th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Nana4AFarmer: support banana growers

Calling all banana lovers! Right now, our banana growers need your support more than ever. So, join the #nana4afarmer movement and buy a few extra bananas in your weekly shop.... Read more

Chocolate and cheese
18th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Chocolate and cheese? Yes, please

Still got some Easter chocolate left over? Why not try something a little more adventurous than just pairing chocolate with more chocolate. What about pairing chocolate and cheese?... Read more

Easter recipes
16th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Easter recipes that everybunny will love

Looking for something a little different to whip up this Easter? We’ve got two recipes to really ramp up your Easter A-game, including a hot cross bun ice cream sandwich.... Read more

Charlie's Fine Food Co
15th April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Charlie’s Fine Food Co: riding the wave

It’s amazing what hard work and a little luck can achieve. Melbourne biscuit producer Charlie’s Fine Food Co has taken a rocky ride on fortune’s wheel… and came out on top.... Read more

Australian barramundi
14th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Good Friday fish: Aussie Barramundi

We’ve all felt the impacts of COVID. But it’s been extra rough for the seafood industry, including our barramundi farmers. Show your support and dish up one of these tomorrow.... Read more

Plant-based Easter
13th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Dairy-free treats for a plant-based Easter

Easter is almost here, which means four days off to chomp chocolate. But what if you’re dodging dairy? Our mates at PETA have you covered with their plant-based Easter picks.... Read more

Upcycling food
12th April 2022 | Alison Turner

Upcycling: less waste, more food

Around the world, more than one billion tonnes of food goes to waste each year. But there is a solution that's fast gaining ground: upcycling surplus food into high-value products.... Read more

11th April 2022 | Kim Anastasiou, Mark Lawrence, Michalis Hadjikakou & Phillip Baker

Ultra-processed foods: your time is up

Deakin University experts explore how ultra-processed foods are trashing our health... and the planet. Here's how to spot them, and why Australia’s diet is in need of a tune-up.... Read more

Australian food news
9th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Latest news in Australian food

Making food news this week, a South Australian dairy brand creates milk that helps fight climate change and some Victorian queen bees take the world’s most expensive taxi ride.... Read more

Sourdough Crumpet Co
8th April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Sourdough Crumpet Co: made with love

It began as a hobby. Now it’s a successful business with a cult following. Sourdough Crumpet Co makes 100% sourdough crumpets by hand, and they’re out of this world.... Read more

Nuts for Life
7th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Nuts for chocolate? You’ll love these

Are you eating your daily handful of nuts? As the Easter Bunny will soon be hopping his way towards us, we’ve paired nutritious nuts with the ultimate Easter treat: chocolate.... Read more

6th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Food festivals back on the menu

After two years of cancellations and postponements, food festivals are once again able to bring the very best of Aussie produce to eager foodies. Here’s a taste of what’s on.... Read more

Nuts
5th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Australian nuts: growing for success

2022 has already given the Aussie nut industry more than its fair share of trouble. But it’s not all doom and gloom. So grab a handful of nuts and check out our industry round-up... Read more

vitamin D foods
4th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Vitamin D: are you getting enough?

A new Curtin University study has found that 95 percent of Australians have critically low vitamin D intakes. Here’s what you need to know, and how to boost your daily dose of D.... Read more

Australian food news
2nd April 2022 | Eativity editors

All the latest food news from this week

The government makes progress on its long-awaited agriculture visa, Dietitians Australia issues a grim warning, and we reveal some of the oddest health trends on social media.... Read more

1st April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Provenir: ethical meat at its best

An online butcher with a big difference, Provenir is Australia’s only mobile on-farm meat processor, delivering the highest welfare meat direct from farm to consumer.... Read more

Taste Tibet
31st March 2022 | Eativity editors

Taste Tibet: recipes from the Himalayas

Are you looking for nourishing, simple, seasonal food that heals as well as fuels? A new cookbook has been released that will introduce you to the delights of Tibetan cuisine.... Read more

30th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Soup with soul: rushing for ramen

A decade ago, 2-minute noodles were about as close as Aussies could get to real ramen. Now, ramen eateries are popping up all over the place, and we can’t just get enough of it.... Read more

potato varieties
29th March 2022 | Alison Turner

Hot potatoes: singing the spud’s praises

Few of us would put much thought into potatoes. But a small number of potato pioneers are quietly working behind the scenes to shine a spotlight on this root veg’s potential.... Read more

Cooking for better mental health
28th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Cooking up better mental health

Research from Edith Cowan University has found that being confident in the kitchen is not only good for you and your family’s taste buds; it’s also good for your mental health.... Read more

26th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Top food news headlines this week

This week, there’s been plenty of good news for Aussie seafood, a fresh Tasmanian food festival is on the cards and a Western Australian dairy brand achieves an Australian first.... Read more

Towri Cheep Cheeses
25th March 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Towri Sheep Cheeses: ewe’ll love it

Queensland’s Scenic Rim is home to some of Australia’s most outstanding food producers. In Allenview, you’ll find one of the region's gems: Towri Sheep Cheeses.... Read more

Cleaver's Organic
24th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Tim Bone’s organic meaty meals

More Australians are making the switch to organic. To inspire you in the kitchen, former MasterChef contestant Tim Bone shares these hearty meals using Cleaver’s Organic meat.... Read more

Hot cross buns
23rd March 2022 | Alison Turner

Sugar and spice: hot cross buns

We take a look at the story behind hot cross buns, as well as the best-rated buns that you can find in major retailers and the ultimate artisan butters that can make your buns sing... Read more

Shepard avocados in season
22nd March 2022 | Alison Turner

In season: Shepard avocados return

Shepard avocados are truly “green and gold”; they’re grown only in Queensland. But every Shepard season, this beautiful, buttery bright green fruit stirs up controversy.... Read more

Eat the rainbow
21st March 2022 | Alison Turner

Living colour: eat the rainbow

The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the healthier you’ll be. But that’s not all. The wider the variety of fruit and vegies you eat, the greater the health benefits you get.... Read more

Australian food news
19th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news from across Australia

Making news this week, hospos raise funds for victims of floods and war, a Melbourne food incubator launches, and Western Australian farmers’ markets witness the power of local.... Read more

18th March 2022 | Alison Turner

Angelo’s Daughter: for the love of food

A passion for authentic Italian food and a desire to honour her father’s heritage has inspired Brisbane-based psychologist MariaRosa Mallardo to create Angelo’s Daughter.... Read more

PomPom Paddock Crispy Coatings
17th March 2022 | Eativity editors

PomPom Paddock crispy coating treats

If you want to increase your veg intake but aren’t the biggest fan of vegies, the best way to get more goodness into your diet is to sneak it in. Try these recipes for starters.... Read more

Tasting Australia 2022
16th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Savour the flavours of Tasting Australia

A tantalising array of curious and unique events will be on offer when Tasting Australia returns this April. We take a look at some of the program highlights on this year’s menu.... Read more

Figs in season
15th March 2022 | Alison Turner

In-season figs ripe for the picking

In ancient times, figs were a symbol of prosperity, love and abundance. These days, they serve a more simple purpose: to delight the taste buds. And they’re in season right now.... Read more

The real cost of weight loss
14th March 2022 | Eativity editors

The real cost of weight loss revealed

Many of us have dabbled in the latest diets. But new research from the University of South Australia shows that some popular diet trends can cost you more than just your waistline.... Read more

Australian food news
12th March 2022 | Eativity editors

News bites: floods, farmers & furphys

Hospitality heroes step up to support those affected by floods, a study confutes the claim that we’re confused by plant-based meats, and an Aussie icon gets an Easter makeover.... Read more

Byron Bay Chilli Co
11th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Byron Bay Chilli Co celebrates 30 years

Starting as a small chilli patch on a hill, Byron Bay Chilli Co has grown to become a world-famous food empire. In 2022, the business is celebrating 30 years of bringing the heat.... Read more

Ham and vegetable slice
10th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Give your immunity a boost with eggs

Over the cooler months, more Aussies will become deficient in vitamin D, which plays a key role in regulating the immune system. Keep your own D levels up with these tasty recipes.... Read more

Edible insects
9th March 2022 | Jessica Danaher & Lisa Newman

Insects: why we’re not eating them

Two lecturers in nutrition asked hundreds of Australians whether they would eat insects, and most of them said yes. So, if we’re not squeamish, what’s holding people back?... Read more

vegetables
8th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Autumn: in-season fruit and vegies

As summer draws to a close and autumn draws in, food-loving Australians can look forward to a whole range of delicious, nutritious produce coming into season. Here's a taste.... Read more

Vegetable consumption in the spotight
7th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Vegetable consumption in the spotlight

Increasing our national vegetable consumption should be a priority for our COVID recovery, say nutrition and agriculture sectors. They’ve joined forces to make it happen.... Read more

Australian food news
5th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Making Aussie food news this week

Damaging rain and floods ravage the east coast of Australia, egg shortages hit WA, an Aussie franchise wins global acclaim and one of our major supermarkets trials drone delivery.... Read more

The Comfort Bake
3rd March 2022 | Eativity editors

The Comfort Bake: warm your heart

Life can be stressful. The antidote? Baking. Try this foolproof recipe from icon of good old-fashioned country cooking Sally Wise’s new cookbook and feel your worries melt away.... Read more

2nd March 2022 | Riley Wilson

Your Food Collective: eat well, do good

Your Food Collective connects regenerative growers with future-focused NSW consumers, helping them to make better food choices and reduce food waste along the supply chain.... Read more

Coastal greens
1st March 2022 | Alison Turner

Coastal greens offer oceans of benefits

Our coastal and marine ecologies are brimming with an abundance of unique edible plants. But these tasty delights can offer us so much more than just a surprising burst of flavour.... Read more

Australian food news
26th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news from across Australia

In local food news this week, the Australian spice and stone fruit industries both score a win, and a new product may offer the ultimate solution to the dreaded Twisties breath.... Read more

Frida's Field
25th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Frida’s Field: from farm to table

Frida’s Field is a paddock-to-plate restaurant set on a 120-acre farm that truly represents sustainability and environmental stewardship. We find out how this has been achieved.... Read more

Mushroom grazing board
24th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Mega mushroom grazing board

Anyone can bung some cheese on a platter and lay it out for guests to nibble on. If you want to serve up something a little more original, try this ultimate mushroom grazing board.... Read more

Feed Our Medics
23rd February 2022 | Alison Turner

Feed Our Medics: helping the helpers

Feed Our Medics has been providing healthy, COVID-safe meals and a welcome morale boost to exhausted frontline healthcare workers in NSW hospitals for the past two years.... Read more

offal
22nd February 2022 | Alison Turner

Offal: ultimate nose-to-tail eating

Once seen as a cheap, nourishing way to feed a family, offal has now fallen out of favour in Australia. But as people endeavour to eat more sustainably, is it time to bring it back... Read more

Best herbs and spices for health
22nd February 2022 | Eativity editors

The best herbs and spices for health

We catch up with Alene Sullivan of Wholesome Market to discuss the best herbs and spices for health. We also share some tips on how to incorporate them into your daily routine.... Read more

Healthy eating
21st February 2022 | Eativity editors

Healthy eating: easier than you think

Many of us started off 2022 with plans for a healthy new year. But if you’ve already busted those new year's resolutions to eat better or lose weight, it’s not too late to try... Read more

Australian food news
19th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest in local Aussie food news

Making food news this week, oyster farmers team up with the cops, the Aussie spud gets its moment in the spotlight, and how you can win a grand, just by eating chocolate pudding.... Read more

Willunga Farmers' Market
18th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Farmers’ markets endure and prosper

Once viewed as just a fad, farmers’ markets are now seen as a vital and reliable link in our food supply chain. And this month, several markets are celebrating big birthdays.... Read more

perfect steak
17th February 2022 | Eativity editors

How to grill the perfect steak

Summertime, and the grillin’ is easy. BBQ expert and Traeger Grills brand ambassador Josh “Traeger” Dixon shares his advice on how to choose, prep and cook the perfect steak.... Read more

Wholesome Market
16th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Wholesome Market: good health for all

This innovative, purpose-driven start-up has flipped the traditional retail model for healthy groceries on its head, making better-for-you brands more affordable and accessible.... Read more

urban agriculture
15th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Urban agriculture under the spotlight

A new report has examined the viability of commercial urban agriculture in Australia. Could it help to strengthen our food supply chains and feed our growing population?... Read more

Foods to get you in the mood for love
14th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Foods to get you in the mood for love

Whether you're keen to impress a date or want to rekindle the passion in your relationship, food can be a surprisingly powerful way to ramp up the romance this Valentine’s Day.... Read more

Australian food news
12th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

Our oyster industry gets a boost, Goulburn Valley growers call for consumer support and a NSW charity is giving you the chance to say "thanks" to our frontline healthcare workers.... Read more

11th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Farm It Forward: the power of local

A social enterprise in NSW’s Blue Mountains is turning unused backyards into productive market gardens. But the benefits this offers extend far beyond simple food production.... Read more

Buddha's Delight
10th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Buddha’s Delight to bring you good luck

The Lunar New Year festival is in full swing. To help you usher in some good fortune in this Year of the Tiger, Spice Temple chef Josh Kerr shares his recipe for Buddha’s Delight... Read more

Valentine's Day edible bouquet
9th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Valentine’s Day gifts that keep on giving

Not roses again? This Valentine’s Day, choose a gift that shows your love for both your Valentine and the planet. We’ve got some charming ideas to inspire your inner Cupid.... Read more

Food relief Australia
8th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Food relief faces fresh challenges

Food relief organisations continue to face unprecedented demand. With food shortages and a natural disaster thrown into the mix, our charities are truly in the eye of the storm.... Read more

Healthy lunchbox tips and swaps
7th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Healthy lunchbox tips and swaps

As parents return to the daily task of school lunchbox packing, Nutrition Australia offers advice to help Aussie families create school lunches that are both healthy and enjoyable.... Read more

Aussie food news
5th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest Aussie food news to peruse

A Sydney charity restaurant gets a rude shock, Josh and Julie Niland expand their fish-forward empire and a bread baking challenge is issued to raise funds for a special cause.... Read more

No Nasties Project
4th February 2022 | Alison Turner

No Nasties Project says “no” to palm oil

The No Nasties Project is on a mission to drastically reduce our national sugar intake. And now it’s launched a palm oil-free spread. We met the company founder to find out more.... Read more

Indonesian gado-gado salad
3rd February 2022 | Eativity editors

Modern Indonesian by Natasya Soetantyo

Executive Chef and General Manager of Salt & Palm Natasya Soetantyo shares two of her special recipes, a rich, fresh gado-gado salad and a traditional spicy sambal dabu dabu.... Read more

Consumer trends 2022
2nd February 2022 | Alison Turner

Consumer trends drive positive change

The world has changed irrevocably in the past two years, and so have we. The latest market research reveals the issues and trends that will influence consumer food choices in 2022.... Read more

Australian-grown spices
1st February 2022 | Alison Turner

Homegrown spice packing a punch

The rise in home cooking has seen demand for spices soar. But when it comes to locally grown produce, Australian offerings are just a sprinkle in the pot. That’s set to change.... Read more

Why you keep eating when you’re full
31st January 2022 | Amanda Salis

Why you keep eating when you’re full

Ever eaten that last slice of pizza or polished off the kids’ dinner, even though you’d had enough? This should help you to understand what’s happening, and how to fix it.... Read more

Australian food news
29th January 2022 | Eativity editors

This week in Australian food news

Citrus growers are hit with severe storms, the Shepard avocado returns, Smith’s releases a rather noisy new range of snacks and Aussie lamb invites world leaders over for a barbi... Read more

Our Cow
28th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Our Cow: from the farmer to your door

Eativity meets Bianca Tarrant of Our Cow, a paddock-to-plate service that’s changing the way people buy meat by building a stronger connection between farmer and consumer.... Read more

Epic sandwiches
27th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Epic sandwiches to spice up your week

Heading back into the monotony of the regular working week after a summer break can be a bit of a downer. See if these epic sambos make your workday seem a little less boring.... Read more

Australia Day
26th January 2022 | Eativity editors

What’s on the menu this Australia Day?

Whether you’re planning a family meal or a true-blue barbie, we share some inspiration from top Australian chefs, along with expert barbecue tips to help you grill like a pro.... Read more

Iconic Aussie foods
25th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Iconic Aussie foods: a brief history

From Vegemite and Chiko Rolls to Tim Tams and Anzac biscuits, ahead of Australia Day, we take a look at some of the most iconic Australian foods and the stories behind them.... Read more

Eating for energy
24th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Eating for energy: 4 questions answered

Eating for energy sounds simple enough: eat food, get energy. But some foods offer more sustainable sources of energy than others. Here’s how to get more pep in your step.... Read more

Australian food news
22nd January 2022 | Eativity editors

All the latest food news from this week

This week in food, why giant capsicums are cropping up in the fresh food section, some good news for lobster fishers and we bid a sad farewell to a pioneering cheesemaker.... Read more

Elato ice cream
21st January 2022 | Alison Turner

Elato: a delicious force for good

Imagine an ice cream that tastes amazing, is better for you and does good by giving back. Elato is Australia’s first social enterprise ice cream, launching nationally last year.... Read more

Plant-based summer recipes
20th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Plant-based treats for a sweet summer

COVID and the climate crisis making you feel anxious? If you want to bolster your own health and that of the planet, just eat more plant-based foods. Try these sweet and easy treat... Read more

Veganuary
19th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Veganuary hits two million sign-ups

From a laptop in a Yorkshire kitchen to a movement that’s been embraced by people around the world, Veganuary’s success shows the plant-based revolution is unstoppable.... Read more

Supermarket shortages
18th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Food shortages: what’s really going on?

Empty supermarket shelves, product limits, missing items in online grocery orders and – gasp! – no KFC. Is Australia running out of food? Here’s why you don’t need to panic... Read more

17th January 2022 | Clare Collins

4 plant-based foods to eat every week

A nutrition expert reveals the four plant-based foods she includes on her shopping list every week, along with the reasons why scientific research suggests they’re good for you.... Read more

15th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Making news in food this week

Tasmanian cherries eye Taiwanese market, strawberry pickers win big bucks, Australian Lamb launches summer lamb campaign and our top recipe searches on Google for 2021.... Read more

Kellie Potts of Potts of Berries
14th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Potts of Berries: true blue tenacity

Eativity meets Kellie Potts of Potts of Berries, a NSW blueberry grower who, like so many others in her region, has faced more than her fair share of troubles over the past year.... Read more

13th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Grilled avocado for a green & gold barbie

This barbecue season, forget your regular meaty fare. Instead of opting for the traditional snags and steaks, try your hand at barbecuing the colours of Australia: green and gold.... Read more

Sydney rock oysters
10th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: Sydney rock oysters

When it comes to seafood indulgences, Sydney rock oysters are right up there. We share some tasty facts on Australian oysters, plus five fast and delectable classic oyster recipes.... Read more

Australian prawns
7th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: Australian prawns

Prawns are synonymous with an Australian summer. But are the prawns you buy sustainable? We share what you need to know, plus a tasty recipe from celebrity chef Scott Gooding.... Read more

Summer fruit: Aussie melons
6th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie melons

There’s little that’s more refreshing than a chilled slice of melon on a hot day. Melons are available year-round, but their supply peaks in summer. So now’s the perfect time... Read more

Australian lamb
5th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer meats: Australian lamb

Lamb is a great choice for barbecues and fresh summer dishes. We share six expert tips on buying Aussie lamb, plus a fresh recipe for miso lamb cutlets with rocket and pear salad.... Read more

Summer fruit: peaches and nectarines
4th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: peaches and nectarines

Peaches and nectarines aren’t just a delicious treat served up by a kindly Mother Nature. They’re also incredibly good for you, especially when they’re in season. Which is ri... Read more

Aussie avocados
3rd January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie avocados

This year’s avocado crop has been an absolute whopper. But it’s still been a tough time for our growers. We give you the rundown on why you should always ask for Australian avo... Read more

Summer berries
31st December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: beautiful berries

Berries are like nature’s lollies – tiny sweet treats that are so good to eat, especially when they’re freshly picked. We share some fresh facts on three Aussie-grown berry v... Read more

Australian beef
30th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer meats: Australian beef

It’s barbecue season, which means lots of steaks. Aussie beef isn’t just delicious; it’s also nutritious. Here’s why you should include red meat at your barbie this summer.... Read more

Australian cherries
29th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Australian cherries

It’s peak cherry season, people! It’s true that cherry prices might be a little higher this year, but you should still make the most of this tiny festive stone fruit while you... Read more

Australian rock lobster
28th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: rock lobster

Our rock lobster fishers have had a tough time of it of late. But while COVID and an ongoing trade war with China have been bad news for fishers, it’s good news for Aussie consum... Read more

Aussie mangoes
27th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie mangoes

It’s the taste and aroma of summer. Aussie mangoes are now in peak season, and they’re just bursting to share their sweet and juicy goodness with fruit-loving Australians.... Read more

24th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Eativity celebrates summer produce

Here in Australia, we’re blessed with so much top-quality produce. We think that’s worth celebrating. So, over the holidays, we’ll be sharing our favourite fresh food facts.... Read more

Meringue-amisu
23rd December 2021 | Eativity editors

Meringue-amisu & eggnog ice cream

Pavlova is an Aussie Christmas classic, and a delectable way to enjoy fresh Australian eggs and in-season fruit. But this year, we’re thinking of egg desserts with a difference.... Read more

22nd December 2021 | Carissa Klein

5 tips for a sustainable seafood feast

Summer in Australia is synonymous with seafood, from fish and chips at the beach to prawns on the barbie. But how do you know if the seafood you’re buying is sustainable?... Read more

21st December 2021 | Eativity editors

There is a story behind every meal

A fifth-generation Australian farming family has released a special recipe book that shares their story of heartbreak and resilience, while also celebrating their passion for real... Read more

Food and health trends of 2022
20th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Food and health trends we’ll see in 2022

After two years of COVID craziness, maintaining good health has never been more front of mind. Experts from Endeavour College share the next big food and health trends of 2022.... Read more

Christmas news bites
18th December 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: Christmas goodies & more

Producers urge Aussies to choose local this Christmas, Australian manuka honey has a win in its trademark stoush with NZ and the country’s best fish & chips shops are crowned.... Read more

17th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Young Farmers Connect: growing as one

Many first-generation farmers face challenges that can become overwhelming. Now, a national organisation has been formed to help our next generation of farmers succeed.... Read more

Plant-based Christmas sweets
16th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Plant-based Christmas sweets yule love

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the good stuff. This festive season, try these delicious plant-based goodies from The Nourished Chef.... Read more

Time-saving kitchen hacks
15th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Top time-saving kitchen hacks

At this time of year, we all want to spend more time with friends and family and less time on chores. So check out these time-saving kitchen hacks from top Aussie influencers.... Read more

3D printed food
14th December 2021 | Eativity editors

3D printed food: better health, less waste

Researchers from Edith Cowan University are using innovative food technology to create 3D printed food that can boost Australians' fruit and veg intake while reducing food waste.... Read more

health and nutrition news
13th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Need to know health and nutrition news

The latest health and nutrition news reveals how yoghurt could be the answer for a problem that plagues millions, and how rotten fruit could help to detect cancer.... Read more

Food news
11th December 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in food news this week

This week, Australia’s favourite festive foods are revealed, a next-level Tim Tam range launches and a nationwide search begins for the country’s best fruit mince pie.... Read more

10th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Scrubby Hill Farm: local food in action

In the small town of Geeveston, in the south of Tassie on the Huon River, Scrubby Hill Farm Market Garden is growing both food and community through social enterprise.... Read more

Glazed Christmas ham
9th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Otway Pork glazed Christmas ham

Nothing says Christmas quite like a glazed ham. Otway Pork and Justine Schofield have teamed up to show you how to prep, score, glaze and cook the perfect Christmas ham.... Read more

8th December 2021 | Heaven Leigh

How to minimise waste at Christmas

Looking to do more to reduce your impact on the environment over the festive season? Try these tips to help you minimise waste and have a more conscious Christmas this year.... Read more

Christmas food
7th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Christmas food: shortages & price hikes

Supply chain issues, workforce shortages and record heavy rainfall are all having an impact on our food supply. So what does this mean for your Christmas food shopping this year?... Read more

Food addiction
6th December 2021 | Tracy Burrows & Megan Whatnall

Food addiction: breaking the habit

Concerned about overeating? Here’s everything you need to know about food addiction, including how you can tell if you have a problem, and how you can get help to treat it.... Read more

Top food stories
4th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Top food stories from this week

Cheap milk gets a price bump, Australia’s best meat pies are crowned, parents name and shame dodgy advertisers and we reveal how you can win a summer’s supply of mangoes.... Read more

3rd December 2021 | Alison Turner

Bearded Bakers bring street food to life

The Bearded Bakers’ hugely popular travelling pop-up Knafeh Bakery has transformed the Sydney and Melbourne street food scene into a non-stop, energy-fuelled, baking party.... Read more

2nd December 2021 | Eativity editors

Healthy sweets to sate those cravings

Dessert for breakfast? Why not? But since we’ve still got a few weeks until the pants-stretching festive season begins, try these treats that are also a little bit good for you.... Read more

1st December 2021 | Eativity editors

Christmas gifts for the foodie in your life

To help you show the love for foodie family and friends this year, we’ve pulled together a selection of top quality Australian Christmas gift ideas for food-lovers of all types.... Read more

30th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Vanishing act: rare breeds at risk

Intensive farming systems are leading to a lack of genetic diversity in our food supply. Old heritage breeds of livestock are dying out, posing a threat to our future food security... Read more

29th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Nutrition news: the latest research

Can nutritious food work as well as medicine for treating Australia’s leading health problems? What can you eat to beat Alzheimer’s? And does the gut really cause autism?... Read more

Australian food news
27th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Making headlines: the latest food news

Our horticulture industry gets a boost, new data reveals where Aussies are spending their money, and NSW farmers call for natural disaster declarations as rains pound the state.... Read more

The Plant Runner
26th November 2021 | Eativity editors

The Plant Runner: putting waste to work

Melbourne-based The Plant Runner wants to make it easier for people to keep their plants alive and thriving. And they’ve found a simple yet incredibly sustainable way to do this.... Read more

25th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Eat like royalty with King salmon

Who wouldn’t want to dine like a monarch? Well, now you can. While we can’t supply the silverware or the butlers, we can offer these King salmon meals fit for a king or queen.... Read more

Recycling right
24th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Recycling right: let’s bin the confusion

Do you know what goes in the recycling bin? Some research shows we’re getting savvier about recycling, but other studies suggest we’re making more mistakes than we realise.... Read more

Victorian Cherry Trail
23rd November 2021 | Eativity editors

Victorian Cherry Trail now open

The Victorian cherry season is here. The orchards on the Victorian Cherry Trail are also now open, so why not enjoy some farm-fresh cherries and support our growers this summer?... Read more

22nd November 2021 | Eativity editors

The best foods for a productivity boost

Struggling to stay motivated at work? Adopting these simple nutrition habits can raise those productivity levels and give you all the energy you need to make it through the workday... Read more

Australian food news
20th November 2021 | Eativity editors

All the latest in Australian food news

This week in food news, Sydney and Melbourne spring back to life, top Australian organic food producers are recognised and festive fruit prices are set to soar this Christmas.... Read more

National Agriculture Day 2021
19th November 2021 | Eativity editors

National Agriculture Day 2021

This National Agriculture Day, it’s not just a time to celebrate our farmers. It’s also an opportunity to explore the diverse range of career opportunities in agriculture.... Read more

Whole grains
18th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Whole grains: get more into your day

The majority of Australians aren’t eating enough whole grains. Does your daily intake need a boost? Try these appetising ways to get more wholesome whole grains into your day.... Read more

17th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Food Safety Week: be prepared

This Food Safety Week, the Australian Food Safety Information Council is urging consumers to make like a boy scout and be prepared. Plus, is it safe to refreeze defrosted chicken?... Read more

Buffalo: the next big thing in meat and milk
16th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Buffalo: next big thing in meat & dairy?

Australia is home to hundreds of thousands of buffalo. Once viewed as little more than a pest, a growing number of Australian farmers are now seeing the buffalo in a new light.... Read more

15th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Save the planet (and your health)

Need another reason to cut back on junk food? A new study has found that reducing our intake of processed foods is not just better for our health. It’s also better for the planet... Read more

Australian food news
13th November 2021 | Eativity editors

This week in Aussie food news

Avocado growers continue to feel the pinch of glut, legends of Aussie food are named, a new destination market opens in WA and a plant protein research facility launches in SA.... Read more

12th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Coco & Lucas: making change happen

From butcher’s daughter to plant-based pioneer, Diem Fuggersberger is on a mission to bring better tasting, more affordable plant-based meat products to Australia’s plates.... Read more

11th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Vegan Vegemite brownies: seriously

Here’s a treat with a difference. This World Vegan Month, sports nutrition brand Myprotein has created the ultimate vegan brownie, using the iconic Aussie ingredient, Vegemite.... Read more

10th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Locako: beauty from the inside out

Want to get your glow on? Australian keto collagen company Locako has collaborated with Indigenous model Samantha Harris on a beauty range that features native ingredients.... Read more

9th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Alternative flours for baking power

Alternative flours aren’t just for the gluten intolerant. They’re also rich in nutrients and can provide unique flavours and textures that take home baking to the next level.... Read more

8th November 2021 | Susie Burrell

Brain-boosting foods for exam time

An essential part of exam prep and performance involves keeping those young minds fuelled with energy. So fire up that grey matter with this advice from top dietitian Susie Burrell... Read more

Australian food news
6th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian food news: all the latest

Making Australian food news this week: flat stone fruit is coming, the best and worst products of 2021 are revealed and a Holstein cow called Holly helps our dairy farmers.... Read more

5th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Bodalla Dairy: a NSW success story

A swift pivot saw Bodalla Dairy ice cream not only survive but thrive during the recent lockdown, as the family-run business brought the best of NSW’s South Coast to Sydney.... Read more

4th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking with cheese: a chef’s top tips

Karl Thomas, Head Chef at Portside restaurant at the Sydney Opera House, shares his top tips for cooking with cheese and the recipe for a delightful brie and red onion jam tart.... Read more

3rd November 2021 | Eativity editors

Best vegan products to try in 2021

As veganism goes mainstream, more brands are innovating with new vegan offerings. This World Vegan Month, we take a look at some of the best vegan products on offer in 2021.... Read more

Traceability
2nd November 2021 | Eativity editors

Traceability: from paddock to plate

Consumers want to know where their food comes from, and how it was produced. How do we get this information? Through traceability systems. We profile some of Australia’s best.... Read more

1st November 2021 | Nicole Dynan

Kickstart your summer health goals

Summer is coming! For many of us, months of lockdown have thrown healthy eating plans into disarray. To get your diet back on track, try these tips from dietitian Nicole Dynan.... Read more

30th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Making news in Aussie food this week

Making news this week: Foodbank releases its 2021 Hunger Report, Gourmet Traveller names its restaurant of the year and a new meal kit delivery service launches. For dogs.... Read more

29th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Gary’s Meats: carving out a new chapter

Fourth generation butcher Gary McBean has built a reputation as one of the nation’s best. He now plans to take his business to the next level, with the help of his daughter Ashle... Read more

28th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Halloween treats that say “boo” to sugar

It can be tricky to stop kids from reaching for treats at this time of year. Try these suitably spooky sweet ways to satisfy little monsters while keeping the sugar ghouls at bay.... Read more

27th October 2021 | Alexandra Crosby & Ilaria Vanni

Urban foraging: a hyperlocal harvest

Rosemary in roundabouts, mulberries at the park, lemons over the fence… Wild, edible plants thrive in cities. Here’s how to go urban foraging safely, respectfully and legally.... Read more

Rubia Gallega
26th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Rubia Gallega: Blackmore’s new breed

David Blackmore is embarking on a whole new enterprise with an entirely new breed, bringing the rare Spanish heritage breed Rubia Gallega to some of our finest restaurants.... Read more

25th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Nutrition research says eat fats & carbs

More studies have found convincing evidence that consuming foods like nuts, dairy, olive oil and carbs can help to prevent some of the most common lifestyle diseases in Australia.... Read more

23rd October 2021 | Eativity editors

Latest updates in Australian food

This week, peanut farmers release a power ballad, the 2020 National Rural Women’s Award is finally announced, and major developments are afoot in the fight against food waste.... Read more

22nd October 2021 | Alison Turner

Pecora Dairy & Prom Country: raw magic

Only two Aussie cheesemakers are currently permitted to make uncooked curd raw milk cheese. It’s a labour of love, but if you taste their cheese, you’ll realise why they do it.... Read more

21st October 2021 | Eativity editors

Jackfruit meets The Spice Tailor

If you’re looking for a natural meat substitute, why not try jackfruit? When cooked, it’s almost like pulled chicken or pork. Dig into these tasty recipes from The Spice Tailor... Read more

20th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Vertical gardening: the only way is up

Not got a lot of space? You can still grow your own food using a vertical gardening system. We share some of the best systems on the market, and offer tips to help get you started.... Read more

19th October 2021 | Marian Cunningham

Food allergies: 5 myths explained

Many people misdiagnose themselves or their kids with a food intolerance or allergy. It’s time to set the record straight on five of the most common food allergy misconceptions.... Read more

18th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Raw milk cheese: a taste of place

While risk-averse food safety regulators and industrial food manufacturers work to undermine the production of raw milk cheese, Aussie cheesemakers are fighting back.... Read more

16th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie food news: all the latest updates

This week, public servants are taking leave to help farmers, 20 lucky Melburnians have the chance to become official bacon testers, and Sydney gets its first dedicated caviar store... Read more

15th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Unearthed Co Mushrooms

Unearthed Co Mushrooms is on a mission to introduce Australian foodies to a whole new world of mushrooms, including the incredibly delicious native varieties that grow here.... Read more

14th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Mushroom recipes to make your day

Tomorrow is National Mushroom Day, a day to shine the spotlight on the mighty mushroom. Try one of these tasty and nutritious recipes for dinner tomorrow night.... Read more

13th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Backyard beekeeping: how to get started

Thinking about installing a hive? Beekeeping expert Doug Purdie’s book Backyard Bees has all the info you'll need. We feature an extract from the book to help you get started.... Read more

12th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Avocado glut hurting growers

Lockdowns, labour shortages, plummeting retail prices, increased plantings and a whopper harvest have all led to a perfect storm of problems for our avocado growers.... Read more

11th October 2021 | Alison Turner

10 native foods you should be eating

Australian native foods not only offer uniquely delicious flavours, textures and aromas; many are also nutritional powerhouses that put our more common “superfoods” to shame.... Read more

9th October 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week we bring you new mango varieties, the ultimate cheese-lover’s experience, internationally inspired ice creams and the perfect idea for dinner this Saturday night.... Read more

8th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs

This World Egg Day, Eativity speaks with Thomas Fryar of Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs about “true” free-range eggs and why you should take a closer look at your egg carton.... Read more

Sweet and easy blueberry recipes
7th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet and easy blueberry recipes

We’re smack-bang in the middle of peak blueberry season. To make the most of in-season bloobs while they’re in their prime, try these recipes from food blogger Leah Itsines.... Read more

6th October 2021 | Jane Adams

Farmers’ markets bring silver linings

Farmers’ markets have proved remarkably resilient during our disrupted lockdown lives, showing that open-air shopping for fresh, local produce can make for a healthy recipe.... Read more

5th October 2021 | Eativity editors

25 years of RSPCA Approved Farming

The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme is celebrating 25 years of higher welfare farming, with more than 3 billion farm animals benefitting from the scheme’s stringent standards.... Read more

2nd October 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week in Aussie food, the ag visa is now one step closer, an avocado glut is smashing growers, a clever new initiative takes aim at food waste and a giant cookie invades Earth.... Read more

1st October 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian coffee that does good

This International Coffee Day, think about where your coffee comes from. We bring you some of the top Aussie coffee brands that offer the best in ethical and sustainable blends.... Read more

30th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Make the most of your leftovers

A kitchen bin “deep dive” has found household food waste is worse than we thought. It’s time to stop tossing uneaten food. Try these tips to make the most of your leftovers.... Read more

29th September 2021 | Alison Turner

More trouble ahead for restaurants

The end of lockdown is in sight for NSW and Victoria. While this is welcome news for our beleaguered restaurants, vaccination issues have led to a whole new wave of problems.... Read more

28th September 2021 | Alison Turner

New advances in beekeeping

The world is witnessing an alarming decline in bee populations. But new developments in beekeeping are offering fresh hope for Aussie bees, beekeepers and honey producers.... Read more

27th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in food and nutrition research

Aussie research has found heartening news for dairy lovers, helpful advice on picky eaters and a new method that could have you treating health problems from your own backyard.... Read more

25th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week, Australian restaurants win global acclaim, COVID could be the grinch that steals the Christmas ham and our biggest olive oil producer aims for a very tasty world record.... Read more

23rd September 2021 | Eativity editors

The world’s healthiest chocolate cake

When you’re sticking to a healthy diet, chocolate cake is usually off the menu. Until now. Luke Hines has created a chocolate cake that tastes as good as it is good for you.... Read more

22nd September 2021 | Eativity editors

Sustainable uses for coffee grounds

We’re becoming more responsible about how we drink our coffee, but what about all those leftover grounds? Try these clever ways you can get creative with used coffee grounds.... Read more

21st September 2021 | Alison Turner

Mulberries: the forgotten fruit

Mulberries hold such fond nostalgia for so many, but you’re unlikely to find them for sale anywhere. Now a handful of Australian growers are bringing back this forgotten fruit.... Read more

20th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Can you eat to beat type 2 diabetes?

Dr Michael Mosley puts his body on the line in a revealing new television special that examines the effects of Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease – type 2 diabetes.... Read more

18th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

Agriculture has had a cracker of a year, the mango season kicks off and Josh Niland opens his much-anticipated charcoal fish shop. And the good food news doesn’t stop there.... Read more

17th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Bickleigh Vale Farm: the joy of organic

This Organic Awareness Month, Eativity had the pleasure of speaking with organic market gardener Diana Bickford about the rewards that come from growing your own food.... Read more

16th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Spring picnic ideas for a day on the green

Spring is the perfect season for a picnic. To help you fill up a crowd-pleasing picnic basket, we’ve gathered some super simple but decidedly delicious spring picnic recipe ideas... Read more

Sprout Producer Program
15th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Sprout Producer Program: growing good

Have you ever dreamed of running away to Tasmania and starting your own sustainable farm? For some, this dream has become a reality thanks to the Sprout Producer Program.... Read more

Tasmanian Scallop Fishery reopens
14th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Tasmanian Scallop Fishery reopens

The Tasmanian Scallop Fishery has opened for the first time in six years, after low scallop stock numbers led to its closure in 2015. Is overfishing to blame? Eativity investigates... Read more

13th September 2021 | James Halim

5 good reasons to eat more plant foods

Most of us could do with more plants in our diet. If you’re needing a nudge to make a change, dietitian James Halim has 5 very good reasons to get more plants on your plate.... Read more

11th September 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in Aussie food

It’s been an inspiring week in Australian food. We bring you good eggs, spooky pines, insect energy bars, foodie roadshows, delicious double acts, bangin’ burgers and more.... Read more

10th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Charlie’s Fine Food Co: saving the day

Jacky Magid managed to turn a bankrupt wholesale biscuit bakery into a $10 million business. When COVID hit, she had to find a way to save her company from going under.... Read more

9th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Oats both ways: sweet & savoury brekkies

Do you go sweet or savoury at breakfast? Either way, you need to include a good serve of complex carbs. Try these deliciously different oat recipes from celeb chef Hayden Quinn.... Read more

8th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Growing your own fresh food safely

While it’s great to grow your own food, you still need to ensure your homegrown produce doesn’t make you sick. Follow these 7 simple tips to keep you and your family healthy.... Read more

6th September 2021 | Tara Kaff

What to eat for a good night’s sleep

Forever chasing those 8 hours of solid shut-eye? We hear from X50 health expert and dietitian Tara Kaff about what you can do to get a better night’s kip.... Read more

4th September 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: spoons, soldiers and an SOS

Queensland strawberry growers’ situation worsens, Australia Post steps up to the freight and a NSW farmer pays it forward with a sign of solidarity for city folk doing it tough.... Read more

3rd September 2021 | Eativity editors

How plant-based milk is produced

Ever wondered how plant-based milks are made? There's a lot that goes into it, but the process can be a sustainable one. Eativity speaks with Mt. Elephant to find out more.... Read more

1st September 2021 | Eativity editors

Get creative with in-season strawberries

It’s strawberry season, and with many restaurants and bakeries closed, there’s an abundance of discounted strawbs hitting retail. Here’s how to make the most of them.... Read more

31st August 2021 | Alison Turner

A brand new future for dairy farmers

Deregulation, dollar milk and profit-hungry processors have led to the closure of many small, family-run dairy farms. But some producers are finding a way to take back control.... Read more

30th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Nucane: fighting sugar with sugar

An Australian company has devised new tech that could be a global game changer for the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic, turning the sugar problem into the sugar solution.... Read more

28th August 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in Aussie food

In this week’s news round-up, we bring you everything from bargain basement fruit, vegan cookie dough and birthday lollies to Father’s Day gift ideas for the discerning foodie... Read more

27th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Cheese Therapy launches Artisans Bend

Eighteen months after coming to the rescue of Aussie cheesemakers, Cheese Therapy is expanding to launch an online marketplace for our small food producers and farmers.... Read more

26th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Extra virgin olive oil ice cream to die for

Ice cream and olive oil – are we nuts? It’s quite possible, but not when it comes to this “life-changing” combo. Try it for yourself and see if you’re not bowled over.... Read more

25th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Agriculture visa brings relief for farmers

The federal government has finally delivered on the long called-for agriculture visa, which will be operational by the end of September, with workers on-farm by Christmas.... Read more

25th August 2021 | Alison Turner

COVID consumers: 2021 habits & trends

Many of us are once again living the lockdown life. Eativity takes a squiz at what’s going on in Aussie shopping baskets, markets and kitchens during this latest COVID crisis.... Read more

24th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Low emission steak: a world first

Australian innovator FutureFeed has delivered a world’s first, dishing up sustainable seaweed-fed steak with the help of acclaimed chef, restaurateur and farmer Matt Moran.... Read more

23rd August 2021 | Alison Turner

Metabolism-boosting foods: fact or fib?

Can certain foods and drinks really “speed up” your metabolism? And can this help you to control your weight? Eativity gets an expert’s take on these burning questions.... Read more

21st August 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: the good, the bad & the bacon

From crazy delicious rashers and transformative truffles to award-winning avocados and birthday mandarins, we bring you all the latest in Australian food news.... Read more

20th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Put a jab on the menu: chefs call to arms

The hospitality industry has united to launch a national campaign that implores people to do the only thing that will save their industry – get vaccinated as soon as possible.... Read more

20th August 2021 | Eativity editors

delicious. produce awards 2021 winners

The ultimate winners of the 2021 delicious. Produce Awards have been announced, recognising the best Australian produce from across the nation and the people behind it.... Read more

19th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Plant-based versions of your favourites

If you’d like to try eating a more plant-based diet but don’t want to forgo your favourite dishes, try these classic family recipes, which substitute the meat with v2food.... Read more

18th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Soil: why you should care about its fate

Soil might be a bit boring to look at, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a whole new world of wonder. Eativity talks to Matthew Evans about his ode to earth: Soil.... Read more

17th August 2021 | Alison Turner

NSW oysters: enduring in adversity

NSW oyster farmers have been put through the wringer, with fire, flood and COVID dealing blow after blow. But just like the oysters they grow, these guys are as hardy as they come.... Read more

16th August 2021 | Giaan Rooney

Eat your way to a healthy microbiome

COVID has taught us that some microbes can be very dangerous. But most are our friends, not our foes. Here’s how you can keep your own unique microbial community healthy.... Read more

14th August 2021 | Eativity editors

This week in Aussie food: news bites

Had enough of news about COVID? We hear you. So here’s a brief rundown of what’s been happening in Australian food – the good, the bad and the utterly delicious.... Read more

13th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Dairy alternative: milk without the moo

A new “animal-free” milk will soon hit our shelves, offering another option for consumers seeking alternatives to animal-based milk products. But not everyone is happy about it... Read more

12th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Matcha-maker: healthy green tea treats

We all deserve a treat, especially right now. But most sweets are high in refined sugar and unhealthy fats. Not these baked beauties, which feature matcha as a star ingredient.... Read more

11th August 2021 | Alison Turner

COVID got you down? Get back to nature

COVID might have ruined just about anything else, but it doesn’t faze Mother Nature. To reap some of the benefits she offers, try out these ideas to inspire your inner naturalist... Read more

10th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Plant-based protein: are we being duped?

Australia’s meat industries say we’re being tricked by plant-based protein packaging. Alternative protein producers disagree. Here’s the latest in this fierce debate.... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

How to snack like an Olympic athlete

While the Olympics might be over, many of us still have a marathon ahead as we wait for lockdown to end. To keep your health in check, try these athlete-approved snack ideas.... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Choose your own AgVenture, Australia

Ahead of this year's National Agriculture Day, the National Farmers’ Federation is challenging Australians to consider a career in agriculture and embark on an “AgVenture”.... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 National Landcare Award winners

The National Landcare Awards were presented at an online ceremony that celebrated 75 nominees for their outstanding contributions to preserving the Australian landscape.... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne Food & Wine Winter on hold

After a week that saw several major food and agricultural events called off due to COVID, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced it’s postponing its Winter Edition.... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Supermarket staff abused by customers

Sydney supermarkets must now use staff to urge customer compliance with COVID safety measures. Workers fear this will only further exacerbate an already volatile situation.... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: making headlines this week

Two bread brands are making the average loaf more sustainable, a Victorian bakery is giving away tens of thousands of treats, and the Oscars of Australian food and wine returns.... Read more

5th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Meal kits to celebrate coffee regions

Lavazza and MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo have launched Nature’s Course, a limited-edition at-home meal kit that highlights the importance of sustainable agriculture.... Read more

5th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Mystery profits for fresh fruit & vegies

Australian shoppers may have noticed a steep price hike on fresh fruit and vegetables over recent months, but profits from higher retail prices are not reaching farmers.... Read more

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Double blow for Queensland producers

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has called on Queenslanders to rally behind the state’s producers and shop locally after two major events were called off due to COVID.... Read more

How our charities feed the homeless
7th August 2021 | Moira Geddes

How our charities feed the homeless

This Homelessness Week, Eativity spoke with staff and volunteers from frontline charities to shine a light on the important work they do every day to help feed Australia's homeless... Read more

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Grill’d and Heston Blumenthal team up

Heston Blumenthal has created a plant-based burger exclusively for Grill’d to mark a partnership between Grill’d and Fable that brings 4 new plant-based burgers to the menu.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice reveals the best vintage cheddar

Good cheese is awesome, but which brands are really grate? Consumer watchdog Choice has revealed which vintage cheddar cheeses are worth paying a premium for.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 Royal Queensland Show cancelled

Following the announcement that the Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show has also been called off just days before it was due to begin.... Read more

5th August 2021 | Eativity editors

A taste of Japan with an Aussie spin

These tempting tasties give a nod to both the Olympic host nation and our own Olympic legends by using Australian beef and adding the delicious flavours of Japan.... Read more

2nd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Miami Bakehouse: big win at food awards

Always pushing the boundaries when it comes to creating innovative recipes, Miami Bakehouse has been rewarded for its efforts at the 2021 Perth Royal Food Awards.... Read more

2nd August 2021 | Eativity editors

“Eat now pay later” app a world first

A restaurant app that lets you dine now and pay later is providing a welcome boost to hospitality venues. After launching in Brisbane, it’s now come to Melbourne and Sydney.... Read more

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie Artisan Week: show your support

After a successful launch in 2020, Aussie Artisan Week has returned in 2021 to encourage Australians to buy locally made goods and celebrate our hard-working artisan producers.... Read more

30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: pies, pods and pollutants

A zero-waste market returns to Melbourne, residents on NSW’s North Coast can help save lives by eating pies and FSANZ has revealed the level of chemicals in our food supply.... Read more

win a year’s supply of avocados
30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Want to win a year’s supply of avocados?

Avo go, Australia. To celebrate National Avocado Day this Saturday, Australian Avocados is offering avo-loving Aussies the chance to win a whole year’s supply of avocados.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Alison Turner

Grassland Poultry: a breed apart

The vast majority of meat chickens that you’ll find in Australia today come from just two breeds. Eativity meets the NSW producer that’s bringing some diversity back to the tab... Read more

No jab, no service
30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

No jab, no service: restaurant safety fears

While lockdowns and staff shortages continue to bite, a new report has found that a quarter of restaurants would like the option to refuse service to unvaccinated customers.... Read more

Royal Melbourne Show
29th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Royal Melbourne Show gets the axe again

The Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to COVID. This is only the fourth time in the show’s 173-year history that it’s been called off.... Read more

2nd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Latest research: need-to-know findings

Fewer Aussies are aware of the health risks of being overweight, two studies reveal scary stuff about energy drinks, and new research offers a sweet way to keep your mind sharp.... Read more

29th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Ryegrass warning for gluten-free crops

Proteins in a common weed could wreak havoc for Australian farmers growing gluten-free crops and people suffering from gluten intolerance who eat foods made from these crops.... Read more

28th July 2021 | Eativity editors

600,000 meals for Australians in need

Mars Food Australia and Foodbank have launched a new partnership that will help to provide a reliable supply of more than 600,000 meals to Australians in need this year.... Read more

31st July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Wakame salt snacks to cheer about

Eativity reveals the range of flavoured salts available from Australia’s best gourmet salt producers, and shares how you can sprinkle a taste of Japan onto your Olympic snacks.... Read more

28th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Teens bombarded with junk food ads

For every hour that a teen spends on social media, they view more than 17 food and drink promotions, a figure almost nine times higher than their exposure to marketing via TV.... Read more

27th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Sustainability framework for growers

Limiting food waste and boosting energy efficiency are just some of the priorities outlined in a new sustainability framework developed by Hort Innovation with input from industry.... Read more

27th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Seafood industry to scale up exports

Seafood Industry Australia has received more funding support from the federal government, this time to develop and expand markets for Australian seafood exports.... Read more

Mushroom and chive gyoza
29th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Go for gold: mushroom and chive gyoza

Glued to the Olympics? Watching other people play sport can sure work up an appetite, so we’ve got the perfect Japanese snack to keep you going. Give these gyoza a red-hot go.... Read more

26th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Coffee: exactly how much is too much?

While a cup of coffee can put some pep in your step on a dreary Monday morning, new research has found a link between too much caffeine and some serious health conditions.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: snacks, sweets & swears

A Sydney baker finds a delicious way to express our COVID frustration, a classic Aussie snack makes its long-awaited return, and a Brisbane hotel takes guests to chocolate heaven.... Read more

Shokupan
28th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Why we’ve got a soft spot for shokupan

Sourdough is still all the rage, but there’s another bread that’s been winning hearts in Australia – shokupan. Here’s what you need to know about this Japanese delight.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Providoor expands offering to NSW

Premium meal delivery service Providoor is expanding to NSW, and will be delivering dishes from Sydney’s best restaurants to your door from this weekend onwards.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Alison Turner

Daniele Barresi: making fruit magic

Daniele Barresi’s intricately exquisite fruit and veg sculptures have seen the former pastry chef gain international fame, and it’s all thanks to a pumpkin, an apple and an avo... Read more

27th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Mad about yuzu: the fruit that’s trending

Meet yuzu: the lemony, rather bumpy-looking citrus fruit that’s been a star of Japanese cuisine for centuries. Now it’s having its moment in the Australian culinary spotlight.... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie truffles: farm to door in 48 hours

Life is short. Eat truffles. Lockdown or no lockdown, Western Australian black truffles are currently available online for delivery within 48 hours from Australian Truffle Traders.... Read more

Eat like the Japanese and live forever
26th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Eat like the Japanese and live forever

Japan has the world's highest life expectancy, and a key reason for this is their diet. As the Tokyo Olympics hits its stride, we share how you can follow their nutritional lead.... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

MasterChef star’s cult pastry hits Sydney

Hot on the heels of his top seven finish in MasterChef 2021, aspiring chef Tommy Pham has collaborated with The Bread & Butter Project to launch an exclusive bánh mì danish.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

SA food awards receive record entries

Participation in the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards has surged to a new high in 2021, with a 50% increase in the number of entries received.... Read more

Local food movement
24th July 2021 | Moira Geddes

What is the local food movement?

The local food movement is hardly a new concept, but since COVID hit, it’s seen a major resurgence. In this week’s video, Eativity explores the benefits of eating local.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

Bulk-cooking and storing hot food safely

Millions of bored Aussies in lockdown will be cooking up huge batches of food for something to do. But unless you want to make everyone sick, you need to do it safely.... Read more

20th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie farmers up for Landcare gong

A Moree landholder and a Longreach cattle producer are among the nominees for the 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, which recognises an individual who champions Landcare.... Read more

20th July 2021 | Eativity editors

R&CA paves a new PaTH for hospitality

The Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia has received funding to deliver a youth employment program tailored to help the hospitality sector attract workers.... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Winter beef recipes fit for an Olympian

With the Olympics about to kick off, Australian Beef brings you protein-packed meals that are athlete-approved but also easy enough for armchair amateurs to enjoy.... Read more

fall armyworm
19th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Fall armyworm devouring our crops

The nation’s top scientists and biosecurity experts have joined forces with growers around the country to fight one of the nation’s newest and most prolific pests.... Read more

19th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Crystalbrook puts waste to work

Crystalbrook Kingsley, Newcastle's first five-star hotel, has partnered with the University of Newcastle to reduce waste and develop solutions for the wider hospitality industry.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

A sustainable alternative to animal fats

A team of Canberra scientists has developed a new way to create fats without using animals or plants that could revolutionise the plant-based alternative protein market.... Read more

16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Needles in strawberries charges dropped

The Queensland strawberry industry is disappointed by the announcement that the case against a farm worker accused of placing needles in strawberries has been dropped.... Read more

SA Ag Town of the Year
16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Search is on for SA Ag Town of the Year

Nominations are now open for the next SA Ag Town of the Year, an award that recognises South Australian towns that are excelling in agriculture and benefiting their communities.... Read more

20th July 2021 | Alison Turner

The other red meat: Australia gets its goat

We’re a nation of beef and lamb eaters, but now there’s a new red meat kid on the block. Eativity meets The Gourmet Goat Lady, award-winning producer of quality goat meat.... Read more

16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in food and drinks

In this week’s round-up of food news to peruse, Keep Cup finds its match, kombucha meets its matcha and ALDI opens a new store and then asks people not to come.... Read more

15th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie poultry farmers eye US reform

Australian farmers are urging the Australian government to take note after US President Joe Biden issued orders to protect US chicken growers from powerful poultry processors.... Read more

19th July 2021 | Clare Collins, Lee Ashton & Rebecca Williams

Truth behind trending diets exposed

Diets claiming you’ll lose zillions of kilos in next to no time pop up on social media relentlessly. Three experts examine the science (or lack thereof) behind 4 trending diets.... Read more

Australian mango crop 2020
15th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian mango crop down in 2020

After three consecutive high-yielding years, the 2020 Australian mango crop produced the lowest recorded volume in seven years, with growers facing a perfect storm of problems.... Read more

14th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Trending tweets push dodgy fad diets

New research presented at the 2021 Dietitians Australia National Conference has uncovered how retweeting is the greatest amplifier of misleading fad diet posts on Twitter.... Read more

Jasper + Myrtle
17th July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Jasper + Myrtle: a dream becomes reality

Ever dreamed of creating your own food business? Eativity meets a Canberra-based couple who has successfully turned that dream into an award-winning product.... Read more

food sustainability index
14th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Global report: food sustainability index

The world's largest economies were rated on food waste, sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges in the latest Food Sustainability Index. How did Australia stack up?... Read more

13th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne Food & Wine Winter Edition

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced its 2021 Winter Edition program, with 150 events to be held over 10 days in August, and a brand-new festival home.... Read more

13th July 2021 | Eativity editors

SecondBite: helping Aussies in need

New research shows demand for food relief continues to increase as volunteers decline. Now there’s an easy way for supermarket shoppers to support food charities this winter.... Read more

15th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Spark some joy with chocolate cake

Winter got you feeling blue? Lockdown got you feeling bluer? Get some happy into your day with this cake. It’s guaranteed to make even Gladys Berejiklian smile… possibly.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian oats: not just for breakfast

Australian oat noodles and oat “rice” could be set to become the latest pantry staples thanks to new manufacturing processes that offer benefits to both consumers and growers.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Eativity editors

What will we be eating in 2050?

With our population estimated to hit almost 10 billion in 30 years, we need to start changing the way we produce, consume and think about our food. But how can this be achieved?... Read more

McVeggie burger
9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Macca’s dumps McVeggie burger

While plant-based burgers have exploded in popularity across the globe, it seems not everyone is getting it right – not even the biggest of the big guns in the burger industry.... Read more

14th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Start-up KROF carves into MasterChef

More often than not, the focus of our attention on MasterChef Australia is the delicious, sometimes daring plates of food. But now there’s a new star making a cameo appearance.... Read more

9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Hearth & home: celebrating local flavours

A new seasonal menu showcasing produce from celebrated suppliers across Western Australia is taking centre stage at fire-driven restaurant Hearth at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth.... Read more

13th July 2021 | Alison Turner

A shared vision for a fairer food system

The desire for connection between farmer and eater has led to the growing success of locally focused food enterprises that operate for the benefit of the many over the few.... Read more

9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: coffee, tea & ugly jumpers

An iconic Australian food brand has knitted up something truly hideous, consumers have voted on the best coffees and a fancy Melbourne hotel launches a sweet new initiative.... Read more

8th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Funding for bushfire-affected beekeepers

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council has welcomed a federal government grant to help the honey bee and pollination sector recover from the bushfires of 2019/2020.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Foods for body and mind: new research

We share some of the latest nutritional advice well worth heeding, along with one rather dubious claim that – while very tempting to believe – is clearly too good to be true.... Read more

8th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Ricó: the pear with personality

Have you met Ricó yet? From July 9, this blushing newcomer will be hitting the fresh produce section of major retailers throughout Victoria and NSW, but only for a limited time.... Read more

7th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Plan to phase out cage eggs … in 15 years

An independent panel’s draft recommendations to phase out battery cages might be a good first step, but animal welfare groups say that the planned timeframe is too long.... Read more

Hemp Foods Australia
10th July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Hemp Foods Australia: on a natural high

Eativity meets Hemp Foods Australia’s Product Development Manager Prana Arnold to learn about the nutritional benefits of hemp and best ways to consume this genuinely super food.... Read more

Unwrap a fairer future for cocoa farmers
7th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Unwrap a fairer future for cocoa farmers

Fairtrade has unveiled a new global campaign which literally unwraps the bitter truth behind the unethical cocoa sourcing practices used by some major chocolate manufacturers.... Read more

6th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s most wasted foods revealed

New research from the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre has uncovered the most wasted foods in Australian households and why and how we’re wasting them.... Read more

6th July 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW genetically modified crop ban lifted

July 1 marked the expiry of New South Wales’ 18-year ban on genetically modified crops, with the biotech industry calling the move a great leap forward for Australian farming.... Read more

8th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Native ingredients: dessert showstopper

Want to introduce Australian bush foods into your everyday cooking? Le Corden Bleu’s Tom Milligan has provided a list of pantry staples, along with a mind-blowing recipe.... Read more

5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

41% of Australians never tip waitstaff

Almost half the population doesn’t tip a waiter or waitress when eating at a restaurant, according to new research by Finder. So how do we stack up to other countries?... Read more

Are organic foods really pesticide free?
5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Are organic foods really pesticide free?

As consumers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that organic foods are free from hormones and pesticides. But what does buying organic produce really mean?... Read more

NICI graduates with Neil Perry
7th July 2021 | Alison Turner

NICI: shaping the future of fine dining

An industry-initiated Indigenous culinary institute is unearthing a new generation of talented young chefs who are making a name for themselves in Australia and overseas.... Read more

2nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 delicious. awards gold medallists

From face-meltingly good rock oysters to life-changing cheese, Australia’s top producers have been awarded gold medals in the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards.... Read more

Your chance to ask a farmer anything
2nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Your chance to ask a farmer anything

A campaign that aims to build a stronger connection between country and city is giving consumers the chance to ask a farmer anything they want to know about farm practices.... Read more

Native bush foods: who really profits?
6th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Native bush foods: who really profits?

Food-lovers can show support for Indigenous Australians by ensuring they only buy native foods and products from Indigenous-owned enterprises. Think that’s easy? Think again.... Read more

plastic pollution
1st July 2021 | Alison Turner

No time to waste on plastic pollution

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s also the first day of Plastic Free July. Why not make today the day you said “no” to needless plastic waste for good.... Read more

1st July 2021 | Eativity editors

Farmers’ woes worsen with new visa rules

A new change to Working Holiday Maker visa conditions has farmers seething, as it will likely only further reduce the workforce available to those who are already struggling.... Read more

5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey: from pantry staple to health food

Honey has been used as medicine for centuries, but why? New Australian research is discovering just how beneficial this sweet and sticky toast-topper can be for our health.... Read more

30th June 2021 | Eativity editors

UK FTA: what it means for Aussie apples

The new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK provides a great opportunity for our growers. We share some fast facts on Aussie apples and the UK market.... Read more

30th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Celeb chef supports STEPS to success

Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod has thrown his support behind STEPS Pathways College, which teaches independent-living skills to young adults with disabilities and autism.... Read more

29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Sydney lockdown takeaway and delivery

Hungry? We’ve shared a list of just some of the many Sydney venues that are offering takeaway during this latest lockdown. Why not show your support and place an order?... Read more

Stix Marrickville
3rd July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Stix: quality hyperlocal food to your door

Eativity meets organic farmer and Stix Chef Director David Allison to hear his story, explore the mindset behind the local food movement and discuss how we're connecting with food.... Read more

29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s barbie: Aussie beef Olympic fever

Meat & Livestock Australia has launched its major Japanese consumer campaign “Let’s Barbie”, which will have nationwide coverage throughout the Tokyo Olympics.... Read more

1st July 2021 | Eativity editors

Boredom-busters for school holidays

School holidays in COVID times aren’t much fun for anyone. Luckily, we’ve found an activity to keep the kids amused for at least five minutes: cooking up a kid-friendly feast!... Read more

K-pop fans of BTS
29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

K-pop army raises funds for OzHarvest

Last month, OzHarvest was surprised to see a flow of donations come in from a whole new audience – K-pop fans. Specifically, fans of the South Korean boy band BTS.... Read more

28th June 2021 | Eativity editors

The good seed for a plant-based diet

While Australians are ditching meat to prioritise health, many say they struggle to find plant-based products high enough in protein and other nutrients. But there is a solution.... Read more

30th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Solid foundation: Aussie-made baby food

Grab the wipes: a wholesome new Australian baby food for messy tots has been launched, and it’s designed to help make busy parents’ lives just that little bit easier.... Read more

28th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Junk food brings pandemic stress relief

Have you been the victim of more snack attacks lately? A new study has found that junk foods have helped to lift our spirits – and calorie intake – during COVID-19 lockdowns.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: food events coming soon

With many Aussies unable to leave their state, appetites are ripe for hyperlocal food experiences. We’ve provided a tasting plate of just some of the deliciousness on offer.... Read more

29th June 2021 | Alison Turner

Challenges ahead for Aussie peanuts

The peanut capital of Australia is literally running out of nuts, with annual yields dropping dramatically. What does this mean for the future of the Australian peanut industry?... Read more

Tasmanian cherries
25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Tasmanian cherries ripe for export

Federal government programs to support Australian exporters negotiating the impacts of COVID-19 have helped to lift Tasmanian cherry exports to record figures in 2020-21.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

The top-selling fruit and vegies of 2021

Produce Plus and NielsenIQ have released their Top 20 for 2021, which rates Australia’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable products. Did your favourite fresh food make the cut?... Read more

24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Visa changes to address chef shortage

Chefs will now be listed on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List – a move that will aid the recovery of hospitality businesses suffering from a crippling skills crisis.... Read more

28th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Take a trip to the Gut Bacteria Reef

A new report has revealed the surprising similarities between the ecosystems of the human gut and the Great Barrier Reef. Now you can take a deep dive to see for yourself.... Read more

Aussie veg intake
24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie veg intake: “We need to act now”

A new report has highlighted a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to invest in a happier, healthier and wealthier Australia – and it’s as simple as eating more vegetables.... Read more

23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

TGIF vouchers to revive Sydney CBD

The NSW government has announced a $50 million stimulus package that aims to lure people back to a virtually deserted Sydney CBD, and they’ve got Friday on their mind.... Read more

GF Oats Australia
26th June 2021 | Moira Geddes

GF Oats Australia: oats everyone can eat

If you talk to anyone who has coeliac disease, they’ll likely tell you it’s impossible to find gluten-free oats in Australia. But they’d be wrong – and we discovered why.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Abhati Tarkunde

Taoca: an authentic taste of Brazil

It may be hard to believe that a vegan can come from Brazil, land of delicious grilled meats. But food entrepreneur Renata Santoniero has artfully flipped this stereotype on its he... Read more

23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

atiyah: zero-carbon kitchen hits big goal

Melbourne’s food community has saved more than 10,000kg in carbon emissions by eating authentic Lebanese cuisine at Australia’s first zero-carbon street food kitchen, atiyah.... Read more

Researchers smash avocado bottleneck
22nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Researchers smash avocado bottleneck

Australian avocado fans may soon be thanking Uni of Queensland researchers for keeping up supply of their favourite fruit, as scientists revolutionise the way avocados are grown.... Read more

22nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Vegan meat labelling under scrutiny

Queensland senator Susan McDonald has launched a senate inquiry into food labelling laws that will investigate if terms like “meat-free mince” and “vegan bacon” pass muster... Read more

24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Papaya recipes for health & happiness

Boost your mood and keep your immune system in flu-fighting form this winter by adding some Aussie papaya to your meals and snacks. Try these ideas from dietitian Caitlin Reid.... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Organic food consumption surges

Millions of consumers have turned to organic food during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the lack of a mandatory national organic standard is undermining shopper confidence.... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets get thumbs down on health

Australian supermarkets have been “red-flagged” for unhealthy food promotion in a new national food dashboard designed to track key drivers of obesity rates in Australia.... Read more

Refugee Week 2021: the Bread & Butter Project
23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Refugee Week 2021: a focus on unity

This Refugee Week, The Bread & Butter Project is shining a light on the refugee journey, sharing the stories of trainees whose lives have been changed by the program.... Read more

Food news
18th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news headlines this week

A whole new kind of meat alternative is bridging the gap between meat and plants, Sydney bakeries are sweetening up winter, and the beach comes indoors in Melbourne.... Read more

22nd June 2021 | Alison Turner

Record year for Australian olive oil

The Australian olive industry has bounced back after a low production year in 2020, with growers reporting record harvests as olive-growing areas emerge from drought.... Read more

18th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Pet-friendly venues go to the dogs

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. We love our furry friends so much, we don’t even want to leave them behind when we go out for a meal.... Read more

18th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia-UK FTA a boost to farmers

Australian farmers have welcomed the new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK, which will provide our food producers with greater access to the UK market.... Read more

18th June 2021 | Fiona McKay

Food relief needs long-term solutions

Victoria’s latest lockdown reminds us how many rely on food charity. Fiona McKay, a senior lecturer in public health, shares how we should plan for the next inevitable crisis.... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

How whole grains could us save billions

Australia could make healthcare savings of more than $1.4 billion every year if everyone simply swapped just three serves a day of refined grain foods to wholegrain ones.... Read more

17th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Take a fish masterclass with Josh Niland

Globally-acclaimed chef and author Josh Niland will be offering a deep dive into his scale-to-tail approach to ethical eating at a special Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass event.... Read more

17th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Ag visa brings cautious optimism

Yesterday’s announcement of a new agriculture worker visa has come as a relief to growers. But industry bodies remain cautious, saying they’ve heard such promises before.... Read more

Tea Tonic
19th June 2021 | Moira Geddes

Tea Tonic: tea with a twist of wellness

Tea Tonic founder Lisa Hilbert introduces us to her range of unprocessed organic teas, which come with a uniquely colourful and health-focused twist of difference.... Read more

16th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Use-by dates: is it safe enough to eat?

Use-by or best-before? Food labelling can be confusing, and some foods last longer than you may think. A food technologist dishes up the answers in the food labelling debate.... Read more

16th June 2021 | Eativity editors

A refreshing new take on sweet potato

The humble sweet potato found itself in the midst of fierce debate last week, when ice cream featuring the root veg was served up at the 2021 Hort Connections event.... Read more

Super crops and less waste
15th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie research: super crops & less waste

Western Australian scientists are sowing the seeds on the world’s agricultural future, creating super foods that are stronger, healthier and more productive, with less waste.... Read more

11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Innovation stations: 2021 Agrifood Award

Tastier plant-based meat alternatives and drought-resistant crops were the winners at this year’s prestigious national awards for agricultural research and development.... Read more

Spicy stir-fry recipe
17th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Bring the heat with a spicy stir-fry

Feeling the cold? Luckily, there’s a very easy way to warm up your winter evenings – just add chilli. Try this recipe for a spicy sesame soba noodle stir-fry and you’ll soon... Read more

11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Serving up the best in NSW club dining

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on with the launch of Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards serving up the best in club dining – and it’s up to you to pick a winner.... Read more

Food news
11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: stretchy pants & fancy plants

Food-loving Sydneysiders are in for a treat, a study learns what’s really going on inside the minds of people who throw away food, and a new guilt-free pudding range launches.... Read more

16th June 2021 | Alison Turner

FoodLab: a new vision for Sydney food

Food business incubator FoodLab Sydney is aiming to do much more than just pump out more business owners – it’s gunning to radically transform Sydney’s entire food system.... Read more

10th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne’s most truffled cheese toastie

Urgent PSA for all Melbourne truffle lovers: Ripe Cheese is set to launch the most delectable, oh-so-funky truffled cheese toastie as part of the annual QVM Truffle Festival.... Read more

10th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Awards for excellence in horticulture

Australia’s leading horticulture growers and industry members were recognised at a special Hort Connections 2021 National Awards for Excellence ceremony last night.... Read more

9th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Localisation: the way forward for food

Localising our economies – and our food systems in particular – is one of the most important things we can do for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people and the planet.... Read more

9th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Addison Road opens zero-waste kitchen

The Addison Road Community Centre in Sydney’s inner west will be one of the first charities in Australia to establish a “zero waste, zero emissions” kitchen for rescued food.... Read more

ONYA Thanks! gives out free pastries to cure lockdown blues
8th June 2021 | Eativity editors

ONYA Thanks! to cure lockdown blues

Melbourne start-up ONYA Thanks! is spreading some sweet social goodwill with random acts of kindness to help Melbourne residents struggling with the latest lockdown.... Read more

The secret to keeping food fresh, naturally
8th June 2021 | Eativity editors

The secret to keeping food fresh, naturally

A traditional Vietnamese meat snack could hold the key to developing a safe, natural food preservative, addressing the twin global problems of food waste and food-borne illness.... Read more

10th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Grower-approved persimmon recipes

Have you tried a persimmon yet? If not, you’d better get your skates on – the 2021 persimmon season is almost over, and it’s been a humdinger of a year for this divine fruit.... Read more

7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting quality WA food on the menu

The Western Australian government has released a new online food guide for the Great Southern region, and the Plating Up WA campaign returns to urge locals to support local.... Read more

7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s latest food safety report card

The Food Safety Information Council has released a progress report on Australia’s food safety record. While we’re doing well in some areas, there’s also room for improvement.... Read more

Melbourne lockdowns impact on hospitality
9th June 2021 | Alison Turner

Melbourne lockdowns: venues battle on

The long-term impact of lockdown on Melbourne’s restaurants will be far more profound than dollars and cents. Eativity speaks with four venue owners about their experience.... Read more

Food news
4th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Making good food news this week

On the menu this week: free doughnuts for Melbourne, Bondi cafe owners turn the tables on throwaway coffee cups and new research finds a protein source equivalent to milk.... Read more

4th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice slams Breville FoodCycler

Not worth the investment: Choice kitchen experts have put Breville’s FoodCycler to the test, and declare it to be one of the most illogical appliances they’ve ever seen.... Read more

8th June 2021 | Alison Turner

On the hunt with Ganymede Truffles

For fungi-loving foodies, winter’s arrival means one very important thing: truffles. Eativity catches up with Ganymede Truffles ahead of what’s looking to be a very fruitful se... Read more

Labour woes threaten melon industry
3rd June 2021 | Alison Turner

Labour woes threaten melon industry

Australian melon growers are facing another year with a reduced labour supply, and some are fearful that the worker numbers simply won’t be there come next harvest.... Read more

3rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking for India: world’s longest demo

Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are set to reunite for the first time in 18 months in a marathon cooking special to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in Indi... Read more

How to get off the weight gain train
7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

How to get off the weight gain train

Have you worked hard to lose weight, just to find it all sneaking its way back on again? New Australian research might have found the culprit behind your “weight gain creep”.... Read more

2nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Vic lockdown hurting regional areas

Continued state-wide lockdown of COVID-free areas in Victoria will hurt regional communities, with the vegetable industry urging the government to ease restrictions.... Read more

2nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Tasting Australia Winter Series launched

Following the success of SA food festival Tasting Australia last month, the event has launched the inaugural Tasting Australia Winter Series, to be held throughout July.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Al fresco dining opens across Sydney

Sydney's inner-city restaurants, bars and cafes are backing fast-tracked al fresco dining options, as locals show they’re happy to pull up a seat in the new-look street eateries.... Read more

4th June 2021 | Alison Turner

Feels on wheels: Ellie and Sam Studd

To mark this most splendid of days – National Cheese Day – we chat with Ellie and Sam Studd, progeny of Aussie cheese guru Will Studd, about all things creamy and dreamy.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s rural women leading the way

The winner of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced in October at an event that celebrates the vital leadership of rural women, now and into the future.... Read more

3rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Tasty Australian beef winter warmers

Brrrr… it’s cold outside. To top up your tank as we head into winter, try these recipes from Australian Beef, and find out why red meat is so good for health and immunity.... Read more

Aussie start-up to make cell-based lamb
31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie start-up to make cell-based lamb

There’s a new meat business in town, and it’s slaughter-free. Australian start-up Magic Valley has launched the world’s very first cultured lamb company in Melbourne.... Read more

31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Eastcoast Beverages hosts day on farm

NSW Central Coast juice manufacturer Eastcoast Beverages will be opening its farm gates to the public this June, with a special harvest festival to showcase local produce.... Read more

2nd June 2021 | Alison Turner

The greatest butcher, the greatest beef

The Greatest Butcher campaign returns, with Jessica Rowe, dietitian Veronique Droulez and butcher Trevor Hill sharing top ideas on how to make the most of Australian beef.... Read more

Our Bali Your Bali cookbook
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Bali needs our help: cookbook for a cause

With millions of Aussies having to stay at home, this has left the Island of the Gods in dire straits. Now an Australian chef has created a book to raise funds for Bali charities.... Read more

28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New code to shield kids from junk food

The Australian Association of National Advertisers has announced a new food code that will further reduce the chance of kids seeing ads promoting junk food and drinks.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

In season: perfect Aussie persimmons

It’s been a cracker of a season for Australian persimmons, with truckloads of great quality fruit on offer. So, if you’ve never tasted a persimmon before, now is an excellent t... Read more

Joost Bakker
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Joost Bakker headlines Destination Food

Sustainable restaurateur, botanical artist and designer Joost Bakker will be the big-name drawcard at this year’s Destination Food culinary tourism conference in Bundaberg.... Read more

Building trust in "brand Australia"
27th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Building trust in “brand Australia”

Seafood Industry Australia has been awarded a $267,000 Australian government grant to boost consumer confidence in Aussie seafood through a seafood traceability initiative.... Read more

31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Fuel your immunity ahead of flu season

Aussies have been warned to expect a surge in colds and flu this winter, after a record low flu year in 2020. Here’s how to give your immune system an edge on the dreaded lurgy.... Read more

Hass avocados return in record numbers
27th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hass avocados return in record numbers

Following last year’s limited Australian-grown supply, and a few months of the oft-scorned Shepard, Hass-lovers are set for a bumper season of “green gold” produce.... Read more

Helping PNG crack galip nut industry
26th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Helping PNG crack galip nut industry

Griffith University researchers are helping Papua New Guinea’s emerging galip nut industry to give marginalised women an income and encourage the planting of trees.... Read more

Food news
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News headlines: robot farmers descend

A “hands-free” farm is being built in NSW to demonstrate next-gen ag-tech, small business is the unexpected winner of COVID and a new product has been created for food relief.... Read more

26th May 2021 | Eativity editors

The Good Food Guide returns in 2021

After COVID kyboshed last year’s edition, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s esteemed Good Food Guide will be returning later this year to celebrate Australian dining.... Read more

25th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian Organic Schools Program

A program to help teachers educate students about the journey of organic food from farm to plate and the value of sustainable food production is now available to Aussie schools.... Read more

Feed your curiosity at Quincy Melbourne
25th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Feed your curiosity at Quincy Melbourne

Throwing open its doors on Melbourne’s famous Flinders Lane, Australia's first taste of the quirky-cool Quincy Hotel brand out of Singapore is serving up sensory experiences.... Read more

Healthy comfort food
27th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Healthy comfort food for chilly days

Colder weather got you craving comfort food? Try these tasty macadamia recipes and you’ll get that feeling of contentment and nail your healthy eating goals at the same time.... Read more

New program to promote NSW seafood
24th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New program to promote NSW seafood

A grassroots-driven campaign to put NSW's world-class seafood on more plates in more restaurants and at more events has been unveiled by the state government and industry.... Read more

24th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Are grapes the latest victim in trade war?

It’s been a year since China first slapped huge tariffs on Australian barley. Since then, trade sanctions have hit multiple industries, and table grapes may be the next target.... Read more

26th May 2021 | Eativity editors

How Food is Made: the bare facts

Author Ayla Marika has demystified how common processed foods are manufactured in her new book, How Food is Made. Check out this extract... and never eat another gummy bear again.... Read more

International Tea Day
21st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Put the kettle on: International Tea Day

Today is International Tea Day, so we’re infusing your brain with some interesting facts about this ubiquitous drink, including expert tips on how to brew the perfect cuppa.... Read more

21st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Fruit news: imports, exports & e-tongues

Fresh from the field: from blueberry tasting and banana leaders to citrus concerns and cherry cheer, here’s some of the latest news from the Australian fruit industry.... Read more

Farmers taking action on emissions
25th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Farmers taking action on emissions

While politicians prevaricate as the temperature slowly rises, Aussie farmers are quietly going about the business of working towards a more sustainable future for agriculture.... Read more

Cooking with fire
20th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking with fire: don’t get burned

In last week’s MasterChef immunity challenge, contestants were given the ultimate challenge of cooking with fire. As Pete’s burnt hazelnuts can attest, this isn’t always easy... Read more

Packaged fruit – will the trend continue?
20th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Packaged fruit – will the trend continue?

Has COVID-19 changed consumer attitudes to packaged fresh fruit? According to new data, we’re buying more pre-packaged fruit – but at what cost to ourselves and the planet?... Read more

Benefits of a healthy diet: new research
24th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Benefits of a healthy diet: new research

Could prescriptions for fruit and vegies instead of pills help to prevent disease? New Aussie research provides greater insight into the many (many) benefits of a healthy diet.... Read more

Sydney’s newest dining, arts and lifestyle destination, South Eveleigh
19th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Share the longest night at South Eveleigh

Sydney’s newest dining, arts and lifestyle destination, South Eveleigh, will celebrate the longest night of the year with a two-day event on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19... Read more

Australian Pork urges Aussies to buy local
19th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian Pork urges Aussies: buy local

Did you know that most ham and bacon products sold here in Australia are made from imported pork? Here’s how you can ensure you’re buying local and supporting our farmers.... Read more

Doughnuts
21st May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: dancing llamas & doughnuts

TikTok has announced its first virtual food festival, Melbourne gets all doughy, supermarkets step up to help charity, and which cook-at-home meal kit is Australia’s best?... Read more

18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Shining on Queensland horticulture

Growcom has announced the finalists for the upcoming Queensland Horticulture Export Awards, providing an opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest in the field.... Read more

18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Meals on Wheels thanks volunteers

This National Volunteer Week, Meals on Wheels recognises the dedication of its volunteer workforce, who bring nourishment, independence and connection to vulnerable Aussies.... Read more

20th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Making magic with mighty mushrooms

Whether you’re vegetarian, flexitarian or a dedicated omnivore, the rich umami flavour of mushrooms will take any meal from mundane to magical. Try your hand at this tasty tart.... Read more

17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Surge of support for Australian-made

New research shows the preference for locally-produced goods continues to increase, with 93% of Aussies now saying that they’re more likely to buy Australian-made.... Read more

17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Help shape the future of the egg industry

Australians are being invited to take part in a national survey to explore community attitudes towards the egg industry across a range of topics, from hen welfare to food safety.... Read more

19th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Food for Health: you are what you eat

For most of us, taking the leap of faith to quit your day job and start your own business would be more than enough for one lifetime. For Narelle Plapp, it was just the beginning.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: just right from start to finish

From the perfect plant-based milk for your morning coffee to bases and sauces that make dinner easier, tastier and fancier, here are some of the latest products to hit our shelves.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking up curry for the people of Nepal

Love curry? Whether you’re mad for madras, venerate a vindaloo or would rather a rogan josh, indulge your passion this May and raise funds to help take the heat off the Himalaya.... Read more

Support bees
18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australians swarming to support bees

Our precious pollinators need help. In the lead-up to World Bee Day on May 20, farmers, gardeners and farmers’ markets across the country are stepping up to back the bees.... Read more

13th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Sell-out success: foodies flock to festivals

After a quiet 2020, the country’s favourite culinary events have come back stronger than ever as eager foodies scramble to get a taste of Australia’s most outstanding produce... Read more

13th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Is it organic? Time for a national standard

One of the nation’s largest organic distributors warns that a national standard for the organic sector is crucial if the industry is to maintain integrity and consumer trust.... Read more

Australian pears
17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Good things come in Australian pears

While 2020 might have been all about takeaway and trackie daks, in 2021 Australians are focused on health and wellbeing. The freshest, easiest way to boost both is simple: pears.... Read more

Budget serves up boost for hospitality
12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Budget serves up boost for hospitality

Restaurant & Catering Australia has hailed the federal government’s 2021-22 budget as one that puts restaurants, cafes and caterers at the head of the recovery table.... Read more

12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Farmers welcome budget support

There are always winners and losers in every budget, and this year agriculture has emerged as clear winner, with investments in infrastructure, trade and climate change.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: cake, Drakes and steaks

Did somebody say cake? A Sydney bakery drops new delights, research reveals something rather startling about meat-eaters, and we find out who wins in the supermarket wars.... Read more

Josh & Julie Niland to open Charcoal Fish
12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Josh & Julie Niland to open Charcoal Fish

The innovative and enterprising couple behind Sydney’s Fish Butchery and Saint Peter have announced they will be opening a new business in Rose Bay called Charcoal Fish.... Read more

microplastics in instant rice
10th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Instant rice packs a plastic punch

Yikes! A new study has found that people are consuming 3 to 4mg of plastic for every 100g of rice they eat, with this number increasing to a scary 13mg per serve for instant rice.... Read more

13th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Surprising ways to use sweet potato

Eating on the bright side with sweet potatoes can be a lot more adventurous than soup, fries or mash. These two recipes prove just how adaptable this versatile vegie can be.... Read more

Big yields for Aussie nut growers
10th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Big yields for Aussie nut growers

Fresh Australian walnuts and almonds are on their way to market, with this year’s harvest now reaching completion. And reports suggest that growers are seeing record outputs.... Read more

7th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New solutions for harvest shortages

Tongan workers have been given the green light to fly into Western Australia, while the federal government announces more appealing incentives to get Aussies into farm work.... Read more

7th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: breakfast champions

New research reveals how breakfast cereals score in the nutrition stakes, and two Aussie start-ups are shaking up the brekkie aisle by taking on the worst cereal offenders.... Read more

Eat on the bright side with sweet potatoes
12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet potatoes: eat on the bright side

They’re the busy person's MVP: from fighting fatigue to boosting your mood, there are plenty of good reasons to get more Australian sweet potatoes on your plate.... Read more

Top diet myths to know on #NoDietDay
6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Top diet myths to know on #NoDietDay

To mark International No Diet Day – a day to love and appreciate the awesome body you have – food and nutrition scientist Dr Emma Beckett has broken down the top 5 diet myths.... Read more

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?
10th May 2021 | Joanne Ma

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?

Since COVID hit, demand for innovative products in the natural health space has never been stronger. And one enterprising Aussie couple may have hit upon the next big thing.... Read more

Hunger report: 155 million at crisis level
6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hunger report: 155 million at crisis level

The world is witnessing a horrifying hunger crisis not seen in recent memory, with a new report warning that tens of thousands of people could die without urgent action.... Read more

6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Red meat industry: know your facts

A new “fast facts” pocket guide and online resource to promote the red meat industry’s credentials has been launched at Beef Australia 2021 by Meat & Livestock Australia.... Read more

5th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Shellfish bid to help NSW oyster farmers

Sydney Fish Market is hosting a fundraiser and auction to help NSW oyster farmers who’ve been devastated by the recent floods. Here’s how you can get in on the action.... Read more

7th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: schisms, sambos & rising stars

Things are really cookin’ in hospitality. Up-and-comers are showing off their shawarma skills, a Viking teams up with the Pope and celeb chefs take to the stage to share pro tips... Read more

4th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hidden dangers lurking in your kitchen

Consumer group Choice is encouraging Australians to check their kitchens for recalled appliances, warning of potential burns, lacerations and even – yikes – risk of explosion.... Read more

4th May 2021 | Eativity editors

City of Sydney food scraps trial extended

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in its food scraps recycling trial to help divert waste from landfill and reduce emissions.... Read more

Mother’s Day recipes
6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Mother’s Day recipes for kids (& dads)

The mums of Australia deserve something a bit more inspiring than burnt toast for breakfast this Sunday. So we’ve dished up these quick and easy child-friendly recipe ideas.... Read more

5th May 2021 | Eativity editors

International sausage, anyone?

Do your wurst: the University of Adelaide is on a mission to prove that the quintessentially Aussie sausage sandwich can be so much more than just a humble snag on white.... Read more

3rd May 2021 | Eativity editors

Health status dictates desire for coffee

Whether you’re the double espresso type or prefer a weak and milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your health than you realise.... Read more

Think pink this May: buy a Fun Bun
3rd May 2021 | Eativity editors

Think pink this May: buy a Fun Bun

It’s the little things that can make a big difference to those going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Here are a few sweet ways you can show your support this May.... Read more

5th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Nexba: a 10-year overnight success story

Nexba is now a major disruptor in the healthy drinks space. But while the brand’s success might seem sudden, it has taken a huge amount of time, effort, trial and error.... Read more

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise
30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise

A new website has been launched to showcase the attributes of grain-fed beef production in Australia and allow consumers to better connect with where their food comes from.... Read more

Edible insects: an industry with legs
29th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Edible insects: an industry with legs

Australia can become a player in the billion-dollar edible insect industry, producing nutritious, sustainable products to support global food security, according to the CSIRO.... Read more

30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Say don’t slay: hospitality calls out trolls

On May 15, hospitality businesses across Australia will restrict public comment on their social media channels to protest thoughtless reviews and promote genuine conversation.... Read more

4th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Argyle Saffron: seeing red in Orange

With only a few years of farming under their belts, the husband and wife behind Argyle Australian Saffron are already causing quite a stir, garnering interest from chefs and scorin... Read more

Bread waste in Australia
29th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Bread waste: it’s no loafing matter

Bread is one of the most wasted foods, taking up a big slice of the 7 million tonnes of food Aussies waste each year. Now a new campaign aims to help cut down on wasted loaves.... Read more

Dietary mistakes you could be making
3rd May 2021 | Gabrielle Newman

Dietary mistakes you could be making

Clinical nutritionist Gabrielle Newman shares some of the more common dietary mistakes that people make – often without even realising that they’re doing anything wrong.... Read more

30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: everyone’s a winner, baby

The world’s largest food sport event is heading Down Under, MasterChef travels to the NT, and an Aussie couple has created a compostable cling wrap made from food waste.... Read more

Apple news Australia
28th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Apple updates: robots and purple rain

A fruit-picking robot could offer a solution to the current farm labour shortage crisis, while one million kilos of richly-coloured Bravo apples are set to be produced this year.... Read more

27th April 2021 | Eativity editors

delicious. state winners announced

delicious. has revealed the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards state winners, with 127 producers receiving awards across Dairy, Earth, Paddock and Sea categories.... Read more

Open Road: a new delivery model
27th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Open Road: a new delivery model

In the wake of Australia Post’s recent perishable food ban, a potential alternative has been offered to the many small producers who depend upon delivery services for survival.... Read more

26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Top chefs team up with local producers

Cooking demos at this year’s Narooma Oyster Festival will see hatted chefs take to the stage with local seafood producers for a program that celebrates provenance.... Read more

banana recipes
29th April 2021 | Eativity editors

The time is ripe: banana sweet treats

Every day is a good day for a banana, but this Saturday is a red-letter day for our fave yellow fruit: it’s National Banana Day. Make the most of it with these a-peeling recipes.... Read more

26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey bee may pose threat to native bees

A study has found the introduced European honey bee could lead to native bee population decline or extinction when colonies compete for the same nectar and pollen sources.... Read more

Multinational spice and seasoning company McCormick has unveiled its 21st Flavour Forecast
28th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Flavour forecast on global taste trends

Spice and seasoning company McCormick has unveiled its 21st Flavour Forecast, revealing the latest global trends in flavours and ingredients in food products over the past year.... Read more

What can go in your compost bin?
28th April 2021 | Cheryl Desha, Kimberley Reis & Savindi Caldera

What can go in your compost bin?

Composting is great for making good use of food scraps, but knowing what you can put in your compost bin can be confusing. This expert “dos and don’ts” guide should help.... Read more

PiOiK
23rd April 2021 | Alison Turner

PiOiK: baking waves all over Sydney

Eativity meets Shady Wasef, head baker at Sydney’s PiOiK – a family-run bakery producing breads and pastries that have become firm favourites with locals and top chefs alike.... Read more

Norco milk the cream of the crop - again
23rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Norco milk the cream of the crop – again

Legen-dairy! Norco, Australia’s only 100 percent farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has been awarded top honours in Canstar Blue’s most satisfied customer awards for 2021.... Read more

Australian macadamias
27th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Aussie macadamias, from seed to snack

It’s our own native nut, originating on the east coast over 60 million years ago. We follow the journey of a macadamia nut from farm to hero ingredient in a range of products.... Read more

22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia Post backtracks on food ban

Australia Post has reversed its decision to stop delivering perishable goods, announcing that it will partner with the Small Business Ombudsman to develop delivery solutions.... Read more

Earth Day: action for the planet
22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Earth Day updates: action for the planet

While we wait for governments to take action, experts persist in their calls for climate solutions, and big business steps up. We look at what’s been going on in recent weeks.... Read more

What's your breakfast personality?
26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

What’s your breakfast personality?

Research from Deakin University has identified five breakfast personalities among the national population, in findings that could promote healthier choices in the Aussie diet.... Read more

22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Plant-based swaps that deserve the hype

As concern about climate change increases, so too does our consumption of plant-based products. But do they live up to the real deal? We’ve found you some real winners.... Read more

High prices no fix in wake of drought
21st April 2021 | Eativity editors

High prices no fix in wake of drought

Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, the industry says that producers across Australia still have a long way to go before they recover after up to nine years of drought.... Read more

23rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: smashing tips for choc lovers

Have you ever dreamt of a block of chocolate so big, you need a hammer and chisel to crack into it? Yup, us too. Now Sydneysiders have a chance to make that dream come true.... Read more

21st April 2021 | Eativity editors

50 Next: shaping the future of food

The inaugural 50 Next list has identified the next generation of leaders in food, and it’s not at all surprising to find some young Australian food pioneers in the class of 2021.... Read more

The 2021 Royal Easter Show in numbers
20th April 2021 | Eativity editors

The 2021 Royal Easter Show in numbers

The Sydney Royal Easter Show was a massive success, with zero cases of COVID reported. But some figures were much, much bigger. Here’s a quick rundown on the numbers.... Read more

Australia Post delivers nasty blow
20th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Australia Post delivers nasty blow

Australia Post has announced that it will stop delivering perishable goods from June 30 this year, dealing a devastating blow to small food businesses in regional and rural areas.... Read more

22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Earth Day eats for vegos & omnivores

To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve shared two recipes – one for those who’ve chosen to stop eating meat, and one for those who still like to eat meat but want to do it responsibly... Read more

Weber Grill Academy debuts in Adelaide
19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Weber Grill Academy debuts in Adelaide

Time to fire up your grill skills? Weber Australia has announced the Australian debut of the Weber Grill Academy, with the opening of its first Australian venue in Adelaide.... Read more

Sydney show big success for Aussie meat
19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Sydney Show a success for Aussie meat

Red meat producers were front and centre at one of 2021’s largest ticketed events, with 800,000 people experiencing the best of regional Australia at the Royal Easter Show.... Read more

21st April 2021 | Eativity editors

Plugging ugly is key to sales success

Got a soft spot for funny-looking fruit & vegies? Now science understands why, with research showing that calling food “ugly” actually makes people more likely to buy it.... Read more

much ado about avocados
16th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: much ado about avocados

A special festival has been launched to celebrate the return of the Hass avocado, Tim Tam gets all democratic on us and a classic childhood sweet treat gets an eco-makeover.... Read more

Good Food & Wine Show returns in 2021
16th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Good Food & Wine Show returns in 2021

The Good Food & Wine Show is back, with a line-up featuring more than 220 of the latest and greatest Aussie producers, celeb chefs, cooking demos and lots of cheese... Read more

20th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Restore our Earth: it’s in your hands

Ahead of Earth Day, we hero the food producers who are reducing their own global footprint so that, by buying their products, you can also step more kindly on the Earth.... Read more

Meal & snack ideas for hungry teenagers
16th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Meal & snack ideas for hungry teenagers

Finding the right foods to keep teenagers happy can be tough. Take inspiration from the Lunchbox Dad, who knows a thing or two about keeping kids' hunger at bay.... Read more

19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Crunch time on bad snacking habits

The Australian Apples 2021 Snack Report has revealed that the majority of Australians are keen to break away from the bad snacking habits they picked up during 2020 lockdowns.... Read more

15th April 2021 | Eativity editors

No more seasonal workers for WA

In a massive blow for WA horticulture, the state government has advised there is no longer the capacity to accommodate seasonal workers in its hotel quarantine system.... Read more

Time running out for Australian manuka
15th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Time running out for Australian manuka

The Australian manuka honey industry is in a “David vs. Goliath” battle for survival as the industry calls on government to intervene in a long-running trademark stoush with NZ... Read more

Chicken meat: plucking fact from fiction
14th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Chicken meat: plucking fact from fiction

The data is in, and chicken consumption is on the rise again. Recently updated statistics have revealed that chicken meat has improved its position as our favourite meat.... Read more

14th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Half price NSW quarantine a good start

Industry has welcomed the news that the NSW government will subsidise half the quarantine costs for overseas agricultural workers, as labour shortages remain at critical levels.... Read more

13th April 2021 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 and fresh produce insights

A study into consumer behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role of Australian horticulture in helping people find health and wellbeing.... Read more

13th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Lucky escape reveals biosecurity flaws

Traces of foot and mouth disease and African swine fever found in intercepted parcels of illegally-imported pork have exposed just how easily a disease could enter Australia.... Read more

Olivebox
15th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Olivebox EVOO dishes with a difference

Alex Prichard, Head Chef at Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, has created two recipes for Olivebox – Australia’s first sustainable olive oil that comes, yep, in a box.... Read more

12th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New app helps you buy Australian made

A new app to help shoppers easily identify Australian-made goods has been released, providing a score of “Australian-ness” for almost a quarter of a million everyday products.... Read more

12th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Super-sized blueberries on their way

T&G Global is set to take a big bite out of the Aussie berry market with its first commercial crop of new super-sized, high-yielding blueberries to be launched in stores late 2021.... Read more

14th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Culinary fusion: NZ and Australia unite

Kiwi/Aussie chef duo Analiese Gregory and Clayton Wells have released Taste Buds, a trans-Tasman cookbook that unifies the unique flavours from each side of the ditch.... Read more

9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: berries, blues & biscuits

This week, pineapple on pizza gets a new spin, growers lure workers with cash prizes, scientists head into the blue and AFL fans get a saucy new way to support their team.... Read more

Taste Bundaberg Festival
9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Taste Bundaberg Festival now on sale

Bundaberg is preparing for the return of Taste Bundaberg Festival, the annual celebration of all things food and drink in the home of some of Australia’s biggest culinary brands.... Read more

The Pinnaroo Farmer
13th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Lentil as anything: The Pinnaroo Farmer

Steep export tariffs and frost damage left these Pinnaroo lentil farmers looking for new markets. They soon found that when life gives you lemons, you should make lentil flour.... Read more

9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Territory melons ripe for the picking

The Territory Labor Government has launched a $745,000 campaign to support the Territory’s $70 million melon industry and ensure farmers have the workforce they need.... Read more

Seaspiracy
9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Seaspiracy: your questions answered

The Netflix documentary detailing the global impact of commercial fishing has raised many concerns. We find out what you can do to help protect our oceans and marine life.... Read more

Growing pains: feeding hungry teens
12th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Growing pains: feeding hungry teens

The teen years are a critical period of development, requiring increased nutrients. We consult an expert to find out more about your teenager’s nutritional needs.... Read more

8th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New tool to combat our #1 diet issue

Low nutrient, high-calorie junk food continues to be the top choice for Australians, with research from the CSIRO showing that nearly 4 out of 5 of us are overindulging every day.... Read more

8th April 2021 | Moira Geddes

In-house dining for hungry culture seekers and their kids

Eativity editor Moira Geddes takes her kids to sample the garden-to-plate creations on offer at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre's onsite restaurant Bellbird Dining + Bar.... Read more

School-leavers: take a gap year at home
8th April 2021 | Eativity editors

School-leavers: take a gap year at home

As COVID-19 continues to cause huge disruption to labour supply, a campaign has been launched to encourage young Aussies to consider horticultural work as a gap year option.... Read more

How to clip your chickens’ wings
7th April 2021 | Moira Geddes

How to clip your chickens’ wings

Eativity editor Moira Geddes explains why the time has come to clip her backyard chickens' wings and demonstrates how easy it is to do it yourself.... Read more

Super-easy chunky Easter cookies
5th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Super-easy chunky Easter cookies

If you have family coming over for Easter, why not whip up a batch of Easter cookies? This recipe even comes with a no-added sugar option, to cut down on Easter sugar overloads.... Read more

4th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Easter Bunny balls & expert tips on sugar

Easter doesn’t need to be a “blow-out” day or leave you with a headache – not if you plan your Easter feasting right or opt for healthier alternatives. Like these cuties!... Read more

Vegan, gluten-free rustic hot cross buns
3rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Vegan, gluten-free rustic hot cross buns

Hot cross bun season is officially upon us! While there are plenty of buns available to buy, some of us like to make our own. If that's you, why not try your hand at this recipe?... Read more

1st April 2021 | Eativity editors

Easter feast: lamb, date & apricot tagine

Meat & Livestock Australia has launched its autumn lamb campaign, showcasing the ease and versatility of cooking with Aussie lamb. Try this tasty recipe over the Easter break.... Read more

The Chopsicle: a meaty treat on a stick
1st April 2021 | Eativity editors

The Chopsicle: a meaty treat on a stick

Ever looked at a popsicle and wished it came in a savoury, meat-inspired flavour? Hey, who hasn’t? Now your wish has come true, thanks to meat pioneers Cleaver’s Organic.... Read more

Lab-cultured meat a coming reality
31st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Lab-cultured meat a coming reality

The idea of being able to order slaughter-free, authentic meat at a restaurant will be a reality in the years to come, according to a University of NSW food and health expert.... Read more

Going nutty for “ancient” almond milk
31st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Going nutty for “ancient” almond milk

Picture a dark time, long before coffee… A new campaign urging Aussies to support local producers reveals that almond milk is not just a fad – it’s been around for 900 years.... Read more

30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Bee prepared: smart hives & super honey

A project to protect our honey bees from the destructive Varroa mite has been deployed, while a Queensland company has produced Australia’s highest-grade Manuka honey.... Read more

30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie exports: obstacles & opportunities

Australian exporters are facing challenges coming from multiple fronts, with experts saying global supply chain conditions will remain difficult in the immediate term.... Read more

Australia’s hottest BBQ sauce
29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s hottest BBQ sauce

Australian chilli sauce specialist The Chilli Factory has developed the nation’s hottest ever barbecue sauce, which clocks in at an eye-watering 2.25 million Scoville Heat Units.... Read more

29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Women in meat: opportunity awaits

Australian Pork has committed to combat inequality in the pork industry, while a global program has been launched to help improve career opportunities for women in meat.... Read more

31st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Roasters make a rumble in Aussie coffee

Well-known for responsibly-sourced, knockout blends and world-class single origins, Rumble Coffee Roasters has now opened a new espresso bar on its roastery premises.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Now that’s a hot cross bun and a half

IGA has teamed up with a baking star to create a hot cross bun to blow your mind. And a lucky few in Sydney will get to try it. But don't fret! We've also got the recipe.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Cadbury now 100% sustainably sourced

Just in time for Easter, Cadbury Australia has announced that the entire cocoa volume sourced for its Australian-made products comes from 100% sustainably sourced cocoa.... Read more

Love at first blush: new season Ricó pears
30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Love at first blush: new season Ricó pears

New blush pear Ricó will be in top shape to show off its colour and quality when it hits stores later this year, with industry hoping it can help to reinvigorate the pear category... Read more

25th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie ingenuity turns waste into worth

Monash Uni students win a global award for sustainable packaging made from peanut shells, while a major coffee brand launches a new drink made with coffee husks.... Read more

SA commercial seaweed lease granted
25th March 2021 | Eativity editors

SA commercial seaweed leases granted

A commercial seaweed farm off the Yorke Peninsula is one step closer, with the South Australian government granting two production leases and licences in the region.... Read more

29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Go green & eat early: the latest research

Popeye was right: leafy greens really do boost muscle strength. In other new findings, why stubborn belly fat can be so hard to shift, and yet another good reason to eat breakfast.... Read more

24th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Pantry Blitz: supporting WA biosecurity

The WA government is calling on citizen scientists to register for the 2021 Pantry Blitz campaign to help protect the state’s agriculture industry from exotic pests and diseases.... Read more

24th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Support pours in for flood victims

Charities and food relief organisations have stepped up their efforts to help NSW flood victims who’ve been forced to evacuate. Here’s how you can do your bit to support them.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: what’s happening in hospitality

From vegan treats, grilled meats and bargain eats to a swanky brunch that comes with a side-serving of fine art, there’s lots to feel positive about on the foodie scene right now... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

ACCC gives Fair Go Dairy a fair go in Qld

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has authorised a licensing scheme that will allow dairy processors to use a “Fair Go Dairy” logo on qualifying dairy products... Read more

22nd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Darwin ginger trial shows promise

Harnessing the Northern Territory’s humidity and wet weather, an emerging greenhouse ginger trial at a commercial nursery in Darwin is delivering some promising results.... Read more

25th March 2021 | Eativity editors

No added sugar carrot cupcakes

This Easter, your kids might want to leave out carrots for the Easter Bunny. While you’re stocking up on rabbit snacks, grab some extras so you can whip up a batch of these.... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia: the next culinary capital?

A food museum could put Australia firmly on the global food tourist map, but defining our national food culture could be a challenge, according to an Australian tourism expert.... Read more

22nd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Queensland melons back on NZ menus

Sweet as, bro: New Zealanders can once again enjoy fresh, juicy Queensland melons under new trade conditions agreed to by the Australian government and industry.... Read more

24th March 2021 | Alison Turner

How to build a bee-friendly garden

Our food supply relies on bees, but bee populations are declining. We get an expert’s advice on what you can do to support our littlest livestock in your own backyard.... Read more

20th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Shrimply the best: National Prawn Day

Today is Australia’s first National Prawn Day, the start of peak prawn season and a chance for Aussies to show off their prawn-peeling skills in an attempt to break a world recor... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Alison Turner

Four Daughters: Aussie beef with a story

After a chance meeting with a Chinese meat importer, beef producers Dan and Karen Penfold thought they’d found the ideal way to expand the family business. Then COVID hit.... Read more

19th March 2021 | Eativity editors

New fruit fly outbreak in South Australia

Residents in the Riverland region are again being asked to check their home-grown fruit and keep backyard fruit trees tidy as two new fruit fly outbreaks are declared in the area.... Read more

19th March 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: monotremely good stuff

This week we’ve found a 100% Aussie replacement for the Easter Bunny, some tasty spread and snack stories and a home-grown tea that’s grabbing the world’s attention.... Read more

18th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting South Coast oysters on the map

The Narooma Oyster Festival is back with a top line-up of chefs, oyster farmers and producers that will establish the NSW town of Narooma as a serious foodie destination.... Read more

The link between diet and depression
22nd March 2021 | Sarah Maguire

The link between diet and depression

Evidence is building that fruit and vegies play a vital role in maintaining good mental health, especially among young people, according to a study by Australian researchers.... Read more

18th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Taiwan to push pineapples into Australia

The industry body representing the Australian pineapple industry has voiced concerns about reports that 6 tonnes of pineapple are to be imported here from Taiwan in May.... Read more

17th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Organic farmers call for regulation

Victoria’s largest organic producer, Wattle Organic Farms, is echoing the industry’s cry for the federal government to create a domestic regulation for the organic sector.... Read more

17th March 2021 | Eativity editors

WTO asked to settle China barley dispute

The Australian Government will ask the World Trade Organisation to establish a dispute-settlement panel to resolve the issue of tariffs imposed on Australian barley by China.... Read more

seitan
19th March 2021 | Dr Kerith Duncanson

Knead to know basis: what is seitan?

It’s the vegan protein alternative that’s trending online. A leading research dietitian shares the upsides and downsides, and explains how easy it is to make your own at home.... Read more

16th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Salad gold: Aussie kids can be vegie kids

Strong development depends on healthy eating, but children are still refusing to eat enough vegetables. Now nutrition and dietetics researchers have found some solutions.... Read more

16th March 2021 | Eativity editors

No kidding: giving goat meat a chance

Eaten Australian goat recently? Probably not – 90% of our goat meat is exported. But one meat scientist would like to change that, with plans to get more goat on Aussie plates.... Read more

Gluten-free beer and beef brisket pie
18th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Gluten-free beer and beef brisket pie

Did you know that 80% of people with coeliac disease are undiagnosed? We give you the lowdown, and share a tasty recipe from gluten-free chef and author Helen Tzouganatos.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Cover crops: game-changer for growers

Using cover crops can improve soil health and farm productivity, while also replacing the need for fertilisers and herbicides, leading to healthier, more sustainable vegetables.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Honouring our fish & marine champions

Australia’s most sustainable seafood has been revealed at the 2021 Sustainable Seafood Awards, which recognise the people and businesses who ensure we’ll have fish forever.... Read more

Alex Prichard: making produce the star
17th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Alex Prichard: making produce the star

Chef Alex Prichard is here to hero local food, and tells Eativity that you don’t need to be a hatted chef to create incredible food at home – you just need a farmers’ market... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Desert wagyu: high value Pilbara beef

World-class beef may not be the first thing you’d link to the vast, dry Pilbara, but the first generation of wagyu bred in the Aussie desert has reached tables around the world.... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: ducks, coffee & community

This week we bring you a quacking good food show, a coffee that does more good than just perk you up in the morning and a meal delivery service that’s really delivered.... Read more

16th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Able Foods: a disability-led brand

For people with a disability, accessing tasty, nutritious food is not always easy. Now a new service has been launched that’s added more accessibility to the ready-made meal spac... Read more

11th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Plant “clock” a key to growing more food

A new Australian study has made an important discovery that could help to boost the global fresh food supply by leveraging the growing of crops in different environments.... Read more

Choice reveals best hot cross buns of 2021
11th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice reveals best hot cross buns of 2021

Coles has topped the list in an expert taste test of 21 different hot cross buns available this Easter, covering traditional, chocolate, apple & cinnamon and gluten-free varieties.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Kathleen Alleaume

5 nutritionist-approved breakfast ideas

Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume shares her quick, healthy and convenient breakfast ideas that will help you to start your day off right, even if you’ve slept through the alarm.... Read more

10th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Death cap warning this foraging season

This mushroom foraging season, the Food Safety Information Council warns people to take extreme care around wild mushies due to the risk of death cap mushroom poisoning.... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: restaurants from WA to Tassie

We love to sing the praises of quality local food, and so do these great restaurants, which are taking the best produce in their region and using it to create culinary magic.... Read more

10th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie mangoes: summer’s final drop

Looking for one last taste of summer before the autumn chill sets in? You’re in luck: 100,000 trays of late season mangoes are dropping at fruit and veg retailers nationwide.... Read more

9th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Sustainable seafood: if it’s Aussie, it’s good

Do you want sustainable seafood? Simply ask for Australian seafood. This is the message from the seafood industry during Australian Sustainable Seafood Week, March 8 to 14.... Read more

NSW lifts 18-year ban on GM crops
9th March 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW lifts 18-year ban on GM crops

The NSW government is lifting its ban on the use of genetically modified crops, allowing an 18-year moratorium to lapse, potentially leading to increased agricultural productivity.... Read more

11th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s go bananas to help our growers

Many Qld banana growers were devastated after cyclonic winds hit last week. To help support their recovery, eat more Aussie bananas – on their own or in recipes like these.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Eativity editors

2 in 5 Aussies think salt is heart-healthy

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians to shake off the salt in our diet, as new research reveals that too many of us still believe it can be part of heart-healthy eating.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Workforce plan: time is ripe for action

Industry groups have welcomed the newly released National Agricultural Workforce Strategy report. However, while it provides food for thought, it’s no silver bullet.... Read more

preserving the Italian way
10th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Living legacy: preserving the Italian way

In what began as a small personal project, an Italian Australian GP has created a book that celebrates the Italian art of preserving food, and also preserves Italian food culture.... Read more

5th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Bee warned: shelves stripped bare

Fruit, vegetables, honey and other pantry staples have disappeared from shelves at a Woolworths store to show Aussie consumers what a future without bees would look like.... Read more

5th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Banana growers call for urgent help

Australian banana growers who have lost up to 100 percent of their crop to cyclonic winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Niran are calling for urgent assistance from government.... Read more

9th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Grampians Olive Co: from tree to bottle

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and for this Victorian farming family, traditional methods have led to some of Australia’s best certified organic extra virgin olive oil... Read more

4th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie seafood: COVID lessons learned

A recent report has analysed how COVID-19 affected the seafood industry in Australia, with the aim of using this knowledge to prepare the sector for any future shocks.... Read more

4th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Best year yet: $100 billion goal in view

While challenges remain, a farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 remains in Australian farmers’ sights, with the latest forecast for this year set to be the best on record.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Dr Beth Steels

Microbiome magic: food and immunity

Biochemical nutritionist Dr Beth Steels shares her expertise on the gut-immune axis, the microbiome and how beneficial bacteria can help support your immune system naturally.... Read more

3rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Pinnaroo: 2020 SA Ag Town of the Year

Mallee farming town Pinnaroo has been named 2020 South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year at the Regional Showcase Awards, which had been postponed due to COVID.... Read more

3rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

RSPCA Approved chicken now at Macca’s

The RSPCA has welcomed the news that as of February this year, all chicken used by McDonald’s Australia will now be sourced from higher welfare RSPCA Approved farms.... Read more

5th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Mise En Place Bonne Femme

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Eativity meets the chef and cafe owner who has worked to create a more inclusive hospitality industry for the women of Brisbane.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Shepard avocados back in season

Despite ongoing labour shortages, the Shepard avocado harvest is in full swing, with more than 70 million quality avocados expected to hit shelves for a limited time only.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Lost crop register reaches $50 million

The shortage of seasonal harvest labour in Australia continues to choke productivity of the horticulture industry, with the National Lost Crop Register now topping $50 million.... Read more

4th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Jerk chicken with salsa and callaloo

Transport yourself to a Caribbean island with this spicy meal from famous foodie and former MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn, using Lilydale Free Range chicken.... Read more

26th February 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: flowers, sweets & space food

This week: Queensland farmers make some sunny lemonade out of what’s been one lemon of a drought, loads of sweet treats and some food news that’s truly out there.... Read more

26th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia! What’s on your fork?

A new campaign celebrating the diversity of Aussie cuisine is encouraging all Australians to tell their own unique family food story by sharing a dish that’s important to them.... Read more

3rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Top foodie experiences in Central NSW

Rediscover natural foods, forage in the forest for mushrooms, meet producers and taste bush tucker in Central NSW with new food trails, festivals and farm tours in 2021.... Read more

25th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Support for rural & regional communities

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has entered a new partnership with Kellogg Australia to help tackle food insecurity in rural and regional Australian communities.... Read more

25th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Shining a light on Korean-Aussie cuisine

The team behind Sydney's Korean restaurant SOUL Dining has opened the city’s first Korean cafe and deli with the aim to turn the spotlight on Korean-Australian food and products.... Read more

2nd March 2021 | Morag Kobez

A brie(f) history of cheese in Australia

The history of cheese in Australia has, until recently, been a rather tasteless affair. But in the past decade, our taste for quality, artisanal cheese has matured in a big whey.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Eggs: the ultimate nutrition all-rounder

When it comes to eating eggs, you shouldn’t be chicken. Not only are they a tasty addition to any meal, eggs also contain an impressive shell-ection of vitamins and nutrients.... Read more

24th February 2021 | Eativity editors

An Indigenous-led bushfood industry

A new collaboration between Indigenous Traditional Owners and Custodians and the University of Queensland will help to boost the burgeoning Aussie bushfood industry.... Read more

24th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Traceable Aussie rockmelons on a roll

A pilot program has successfully exported end-to-end traceable whole rockmelons from the Sunraysia region to the UK and Canada, opening up new export opportunities for growers.... Read more

26th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Fight food waste with “fugly” food

Did you know that 25% of Aussie crops never leave the farm because they’re a bit odd-looking? Rather than letting perfectly good food go to waste, let’s choose to eat fugly.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

SunRice expects largest crop since 2018

After fears that Australia would run out of rice before Christmas last year, the 2021 Riverina rice crop looks to be a bumper one, with only a short gap in supply expected.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Stone fruit recall: fruit fly found in SA

Stone fruit has been pulled from major supermarket shelves after the discovery of Queensland fruit fly larvae in an interstate consignment of commercial fruit.... Read more

25th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Tofu & mushroom massaman curry

Tofu and mushrooms are on the way up. Usually left to play a supporting role to other ingredients, the tasty two are now getting cast in the lead in dishes just like this one.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Restaurant takeover to support farmers

Foodies on the Gold Coast can indulge their taste buds with a true paddock-to-plate experience in a new food and wine event that’s been created to support local farmers.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Mega agribusiness eyes Aussie meat

One of the world’s biggest producers and exporters of beef has signed an agreement with a Saudi investment company to expand their animal protein operations in Australia.... Read more

24th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Is it time to give non-stick pans the slip?

Non-stick cookware has some serious sticking power – the chemicals commonly used in non-stick pans can have long-lasting effects. But there is a safer, more sustainable option.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

The Big Peanut to be built in regional Qld

“The Big Peanut” will be built at Kingaroy in regional Queensland to celebrate the peanut cropping history of the area and provide Queensland with another “big” attraction.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Scientists unlock potential “diet” fruit

An Australian professor of plant biology has demystified sugar distribution in plants, potentially paving the way to create even healthier low-sugar or “diet” fruits.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Alison Turner

There are plenty more fish in the sea

Our oceans are overflowing with thousands of seafood species. So why are we only eating a handful? We find out why you should be angling for more seafood diversity in your diet.... Read more

Bonus payments offered for farm work
19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Bonus payments offered for farm work

The Victorian government has announced more funding to help boost the state’s horticultural industry workforce, but for some growers, the news has come too late.... Read more

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Tomato Festival Sydney goes virtual

Now in its eighth year running, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s award-winning Tomato Festival Sydney will be virtual for the first time ever on February 20 and 21.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Alison Turner

Healthier chocolate now a sweet reality

Food scientists from the University of Southern Queensland have teamed up with local chocolate-makers to invent a choc-ternative that might actually be good for you.... Read more

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

OJ decision has “failed” Aussie growers

Despite the best efforts of industry, the Forum on Food Regulation has approved controversial changes to Health Star Ratings, which will see fresh OJ get as few as 2 stars.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Free coffee brews kindness & connection

With research showing Aussies believe kindness is key to reconnecting post-COVID, this Random Acts of Kindness Day, Campos is randomly giving away 70,000 free coffees.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Australian Farmers

5 things to know about Aussie farmers

You know farmers grow food, but have you ever wondered how much food they produce, how much water they use or how they manage emissions? These 5 facts might surprise you.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Doomsday vault opens for 2021 deposits

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds the world’s largest collection of crop diversity and is humanity’s ultimate food security back-up. This week it opens for a new deposit.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

A Tim Tam lover’s dreams come true

It’s the suite life! To celebrate National Tim Tam Day, Arnott’s is making Tim Tam lovers’ dreams come true with a hotel stay and a (nearly) never-ending supply of Tim Tams.... Read more

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Fable XO noodles and choucroute

Fable’s plant-based beef is as tasty as the real thing, but healthier and more sustainable. Try these Fable recipes, including one from the legendary Heston Blumenthal himself.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s flip out: today is Pancake Day!

To help you get your Fat Tuesday on, we’ve shared some pancake recipes that are both delicious and a little less sinful, so you’ll have less to atone for come Lent tomorrow.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

An apple a day to keep dementia at bay?

Natural compounds found in apples and other fruits may help stimulate the production of new brain cells, according to a new study from Australian and German researchers.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Blue Mountains: open for business

The latest “Open for Business” video illustrating the recovery of communities impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires has been released, this week showcasing NSW’s Blue Mountains.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Living the tasty life on FoodSt

Have you ever caught a tantalising whiff of a neighbour’s delicious cooking and thought, “I wish they’d make some for me”? One Sydney couple has made that wish a reality.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Victoria calls for a Valentine’s do-over

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 28 to provide a much-needed boost for hospitality venues.... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: food, love and a little music

This week, Aussie tennis stars rally to raise funds for food relief, Italian masters create a foolproof method for al dente pasta and we find Australia’s most expensive dessert.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

It’s in the soil: securing our food future

Harris Farm Markets has created a new initiative to educate Australians on the growing need for regenerative farming practices and the impact of soil degradation on climate change.... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

For all you can eat and dim sum

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox, and Australians are set to take a bao to Chinese New Year, with 10 million dumplings expected to be eaten in the next two weeks.... Read more

11th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Eggs & cholesterol: debate continues

In response to a new study on egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality, Australian Eggs is urging caution in how the study findings should be interpreted by consumers.... Read more

11th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Looking for answers in Adelaide bins

The things you do in the name of research. Scientists will be diving deep into household bins in the Adelaide City of Burnside in an attempt to understand food waste behaviour.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Spice, old flies and a double espresso

Did spice-heavy cuisines evolve as a way to beat food poisoning? And do we really need to restrict our food intake to live longer? We digest some of the latest nutrition research.... Read more

10th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Sauce and sizzle at Prahran Market

Prahran Market is Australia's longest-running food market, and is also a popular venue for foodie events all descriptions. Here’s a taste of what to expect in the coming weeks.... Read more

10th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Food hampers for international students

The NSW Government has teamed up with Foodbank to distribute emergency food hampers to international students struggling to access supplies in the wake of COVID-19.... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne: here’s 5 days of takeaway

Fed-up with lockdowns? We hear you. But you can be fed-up and still well-fed, and have your hospos’ backs while you’re at it. Here’s a choice menu of ideas to get you through... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne dining bounces back in 2021

Old friends reimagined, second chances and fresh faces are all signs that Melbourne’s food scene has bounced back after a hard year, and it’s as diverse and creative as ever.... Read more

9th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Bellissimo! Did somebody say free pizza?

It’s World Pizza Day! We take a quick deep (dish) dive into some fun facts about this supreme meal, plus we’ve found a way you can get your hands on a free slice of the action.... Read more

9th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne food festival expands in 2021

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced its 2021 calendar, with a new, expanded festival seeing the city and regions celebrate Victorian food and drink as never before.... Read more

11th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Low-sugar sweets for your sweet

This Valentine’s Day, treat your one and only to something extra special. Not only are these Valentine sweets delightful to the eye and the taste buds, they’re also low sugar.... Read more

8th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Raise a Vegemite toast to Ash Barty

Vegemite has today announced its continued sponsorship of Australian tennis champ and women's world number one, Ash Barty. And you could win a chance to meet her.... Read more

8th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Eclair renaissance to electrify cake lovers

Sydney’s Banksia Bakehouse has unveiled its newest creation – the Biscoff Eclair. True to the origins of the pastry’s name, this eclair will no doubt be eaten in a flash.... Read more

10th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Ring in Year of the Ox with a lucky feast

Chinese New Year begins on February 12, so Eativity caught up with Spice Temple’s Andy Evans to get an insight into the symbolism of some traditional Chinese New Year foods.... Read more

5th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Sharing food, love and understanding

After escaping persecution in his home country of Iran, Arad Niksefat has built a new life in Australia celebrating the very things that bring all of us together: food and love.... Read more

5th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Lost crops costing farmers’ mental health

Reported crop losses continue to climb, as a concerning number of growers also report a decline in mental health and doubt surrounding their future participation in the industry.... Read more

9th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Txuleta 1882: new life for old stock

Think the best beef comes from young cows? A Victorian couple is set to change that perception, bringing the Spanish tradition of eating older cattle to Aussie consumers.... Read more

4th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Foodbank sees record food relief in 2020

Thanks for your support: Foodbank has revealed that it sourced a record amount of food and groceries in 2020 to meet the higher demand for food relief due to COVID-19.... Read more

4th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Bouncing back from the Black Summer

A video series has been launched to showcase the recovery of communities impacted by the 2019/20 summer bushfires and encourage Aussies to come, stay, eat, drink and shop.... Read more

8th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Plum’s the word: all hail the Queen

The Queen Garnet plum has been dubbed the “queen of antioxidants”, and her royal highness is in season right now. But there are ways to enjoy her benefits all year long.... Read more

3rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Are school-made lunches better for kids?

Packing a healthy lunch for your kids every day is just one of the many tasks that busy parents have to perform. But what if there was another, lunchbox stress-free option?... Read more

3rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Subpod: a simpler way to compost

No bad smells, no pests and no complicated set-up. This clever Aussie invention has taken the stress out of composting to help more people reduce waste and improve soil health.... Read more

5th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Valentine’s dining: where to woo in 2021

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to head out for a romantic meal with your partner. But where to go? For Sydney and Melbourne lovers, we’ve compiled a list of choice venues.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Say formaggio: for the love of ricotta

Cheese-lovers of Melbourne, it’s time to go all the whey: Thomastown’s award-winning cheesemaker That’s Amore Cheese has announced Australia’s first ever ricotta festival.... Read more

1st February 2021 | Eativity editors

Umami magic: finding the perfect pair

You already know that oysters are always better with champagne, but now science has uncovered the reason why they make the ideal match. And it’s all about umami, baby.... Read more

Meatball subs
4th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Meatball subs & Philly cheesesteak

Veganuary has passed, and it’s time for a little good old-fashioned comfort food. Like these easy, cheesy lovelies, made with certified organic beef from Cleaver’s Organic.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Many toddler foods found to be “junk”

Manufacturers of toddler foods are potentially misleading Aussie parents by marketing their products as “healthy” as a new study finds many are ultra-processed junk foods.... Read more

29th January 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: big food, big wins & big deals

This week we find out how Aussies really feel about futuristic food, hear great news for a Vic vineyard and discover a burger so huge, you’ll need several stomachs to digest it.... Read more

3rd February 2021 | Alison Turner

The Eativity oracle: food trends for 2021

While 2021 hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype just yet, food lovers still have a lot to look forward to. We gaze into the crystal ball to find out what the coming year will hold... Read more

1st February 2021 | Eativity editors

Food Truck Stop returns to Melbourne

Satisfy foodie cravings and make the most of the last of summer by cuisine-hopping 10 of Melbourne’s best food trucks at Queen Vic Market every Wednesday night in February.... Read more

29th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Learn. Eat. Drink. Watch. Make.

Adelaide’s favourite food and drink mecca Town Square is back for the 2021 Tasting Australia festival, with loads of new events, experiences and masterclasses now on sale.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Alison Turner

Haelen: a new dairy breakthrough

An Australian company has developed world-first tech which keeps milk fresh for 60 days – possibly the biggest breakthrough in the milk industry since pasteurisation in 1864.... Read more

28th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Tickling kids’ tastebuds for learning

To help Australian kids explore food and its relationship to a good mood and positive mindset, Hort Innovation has launched a free, interactive toolkit for schools and families.... Read more

28th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting bugs on the menu, safely

The thought of eating insects might be metaphorically stomach-turning for many, but new Australian-led research has found it could potentially make some people genuinely sick.... Read more

Diet and teeth: myths, facts and stats
1st February 2021 | Donika Kraeva

Diet and teeth: myths, facts and stats

Is veganism bad for your teeth? Does sugar-free mean cavity-free? And what the hell is keto breath? We take a bite out of some of the most common dental myths and facts.... Read more

CherryHill: a brand worth protecting
27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

CherryHill: a brand worth protecting

To ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, Victorian cherry producer CherryHill Orchards has applied smart fingerprint technology that protects against counterfeiting.... Read more

27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW blueberries are seeing green

Australian berry distributor Driscoll’s is making the move towards organic farming, with its first grower now offering organic in-conversion blueberries through to mid-February.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Go on, lamb it up this Australia Day

If you’ve got the day off work today, you might be planning an Australia Day barbie with family or friends. And what could be more fair dinkum than some delicious Aussie lamb?... Read more

29th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Back to school: lunchbox hacks & snacks

To keep your kids happy, healthy and well-fed at school and when they get home, check out this tried-and-tested advice from two experts who know their way around a lunchbox.... Read more

29th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Simple school lunches and snacks

For easy-as school lunches that’ll save you time, reduce waste and guarantee an empty lunchbox when the kids get home, try these quick and healthy recipe ideas from Barker’s.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Native flavours get a sweet show

You might thing of croissants as being French, but one Sydney bakery has created a new, uniquely Aussie croissant that heroes some of our most popular native ingredients.... Read more

28th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Sprout ratatouille & PB banana choc tops

There are only a few days left of Veganuary. For those who’ve stuck it out, well done. Since it’s our last vegan recipe for the month, we’re bringing you dinner and dessert.... Read more

best vegan pies
26th January 2021 | Eativity editors

The best vegan pies for Australia Day

The iconic Aussie meat pie has undergone an ethical makeover recently, re-emerging in a greener, healthier, kinder form. We’ve found you the top vegan pie picks for Oz Day.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Hort innovators crack a tough nut

Researchers have found a way to breed macadamias with thinner shells, bigger kernels and tougher husks to resist pests, in a move that could lead to a major boost for the industry.... Read more

27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

I didn’t know you could barbecue that

Barbecued cheesecake, anyone? Pit master Adam Roberts shares the surprising foods you can cook on a BBQ, his tips for sprucing up your skills and the secret to the perfect steak.... Read more

22nd January 2021 | Eativity editors

Dog-friendly dining for road-trippers

Hitting the road this weekend? You don’t need to leave the dog behind. Check out this list of pet-friendly cafes and restaurants around Australia that welcome four-legged friends... Read more

21st January 2021 | Eativity editors

Consumers urged: #GiveFlakeABreak

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is encouraging Aussies to #GiveFlakeABreak. But the seafood industry says that the campaign is a “misdirected and confused attack”.... Read more

21st January 2021 | Eativity editors

Survey reveals damage done in lockdown

A new survey has found that Victorians boozed and ate their way through the pandemic, with half gaining weight and more than one in three drinking alcohol more often.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Dr Min Yeo

Managing menopause: a dietary approach

Making the transition into menopause can be a difficult time for many women. But there are natural approaches that can help to reduce symptoms and improve overall health.... Read more

22nd January 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: time to spread some joy

This week, we spooned up some delicious new nut butters, dug into a few healthy breakfast options, and tried to look excited about yet another plant-based meat alternative.... Read more

20th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Restaurant owners optimistic about 2021

Restaurant sector confidence has grown going into the new year, according to a new Deliveroo report, but many still have concerns about their future business prospects.... Read more

20th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey wine a hit in the Hunter Valley

While most might think of mead as something you can only find in episodes of Game of Thrones, the ancient fermented honey drink is making a comeback at home and abroad.... Read more

19th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Strawberries & cream: sweet new variety

A senior plant breeder from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has been working on a brand new type of strawberry. And it’s quite the sweet surprise.... Read more

22nd January 2021 | Robert Crawford

Climate cost of home delivered food

Aussies have embraced online food delivery services in a big way. But home-delivered food comes with a cost to the planet. So which cuisine is the worst climate culprit?... Read more

19th January 2021 | Eativity editors

It’s time to bring back the sandwich

Maximise your kids’ nutrition and keep lunchbox stress to a minimum by creating simple sandwiches with just a few ingredients. Here’s a few easy ideas to get you started.... Read more

21st January 2021 | Eativity editors

A rockin’ good roast pumpkin salad

Who said vegetables had to be boring? Whether you’re doing Veganuary or not, you need to try this roasted pumpkin salad from the legends at Bondi’s Rocker restaurant and bar.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: the latest in hospitality news

What’s new? A Melbourne cafe that specialises in cheese toasties, a plant-based menu that showcases local NSW produce and a dining collaboration with a modern Indian twist.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Grubs up: mealworms get the nod

The European Food Safety Authority has deemed yellow mealworms safe for human consumption, potentially paving the way for future approvals around the world.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Qukes to partner with Football Australia

Qukes Baby Cucumbers has become the newest partner of the Football Australia MiniRoos program and an official supplier of the Socceroos and Westfield Matildas.... Read more

20th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Foodie adventures in Queensland

We check out two of the Sunshine State’s best food-producing regions, along with some tempting food events and experiences that will have you packing your bags, pronto.... Read more

19th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Native grains bring future potential

Commercialising Australian native foods could potentially offer huge environmental, economic and cultural windfalls. But it’s essential that the right people benefit from it.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

This diet could reverse type 2 diabetes

Australian scientists have contributed to an international study that has discovered one particular dietary approach could potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission.... Read more

14th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Why the rain makes you crave junk food

Ever found yourself craving sweet or salty food when it’s grey and rainy outside? A new study has found there really is a link, and the effect is stronger in women than in men.... Read more

13th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Say cheese: Coon changes name at last

Saputo Dairy Australia has finally bowed to mounting public pressure, today announcing the new name for its Coon Cheese products. Of course, not everyone is happy about it.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Colour me healthy: next level fruit & veg

A team of Queensland researchers is developing ways to boost the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables, giving health-conscious consumers even more bang for their buck.... Read more

13th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer lamb: unity never tasted so good

Make lamb, not walls! 2021’s summer lamb campaign aims to unite the country over some delicious Australian lamb – and a few laughs – after what has been a divided 2020.... Read more

12th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Cheese & ice cream: a perfect match?

A limited edition cheese-inspired gelati range by two South Australian food icons is pushing creative boundaries to deliver new and entirely unexpected taste experiences.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Fruit and veg losses top $38 million

Crop losses across the country caused by ongoing agricultural labour shortages have continued to mount over the holiday season, and industry says this will likely only increase.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Junk food linked to teen sleep problems

Fast food and soft drinks have been linked with poor sleep quality in teenagers, potentially impacting their wellbeing and cognitive development, says a new Australian study.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: pups, pumpkins & bacon milk

Aussies love big things, and we’ve found you a whopper. In other news, a chance for you to get your face on a milk carton, and a new ice cream treat that’s really gone to the d... Read more

vegan French toast
14th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s do brunch: vegan French toast

You’re two weeks into Veganuary and you’re killing it. Reward your healthy eating efforts this weekend with a treat to satisfy cravings without blowing any plant-based plans.... Read more

8th January 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: berries, bites and biscuits

For those on a 2021 healthy eating kick, look away now – otherwise you may be tempted by these new treats that are being released by some of Australia’s most popular brands.... Read more

13th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Swim star Giaan Rooney: day on a plate

What does a gold-medal winning athlete eat? Former Olympic swimmer now busy mother of two Giaan Rooney takes us through an average day’s diet. And yes, there’s chocolate.... Read more

8th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Polluter pays: meat & dairy prices too low

The environmental damage arising from food production is not reflected in their prices, says a new study. If it was, animal products would need to become far more expensive.... Read more

7th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet alliance a boost for Aussie berries

South East Queensland frozen berry producer My Berries has once again teamed up with Arnott’s to produce a new flavour in the soon-to-be-released Tim Tam Crafted Collection.... Read more

12th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Provenir: a better way for beef

A less stressed animal produces better-tasting meat. A new Australian company has tapped into this, developing a system that allows for the processing of livestock on-farm, where t... Read more

7th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Seafood nets bumper Christmas sales

The seafood industry has applauded Australian consumers for supporting their local seafood producers over the festive season, driving a 30 percent growth in December seafood sales.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Lose weight the right way in 2021

Gained a few COVID kilos last year? If so, you’re far from alone, so don’t beat yourself up. Instead, follow this expert advice to help get your diet back on the healthy track.... Read more

6th January 2021 | Eativity editors

A scoop of summer, with sprinkles on top

The Gold Coast is preparing for a sweet weekend of ice cream and live entertainment at the inaugural SCOOP! Festival, to be held over the weekend of January 15-17.... Read more

6th January 2021 | Eativity editors

More workers to support Aussie farmers

The Federal Government is providing more flexibility to encourage temporary visa holders to support Australian farmers struggling to find workers during COVID-19.... Read more

Australian food news
8th January 2021 | Alison Turner

News bites: tastiest morsels of the week

This week we discover that our wine and cheese habit might not be quite so bad for us after all, while science explains why you can never find a teaspoon in the office kitchen.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Experts warn of ultra-processed food risk

An Australian study suggests that many Australians are unwittingly eating their way to chronic ill health by choosing ultra-processed foods that are wrongly marketed as healthy.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Too soon? Hot cross buns already back

Post-Christmas shoppers might be excused for feeling a little confused in the hazy days after December 25, with both Coles and Woolworths already selling hot cross buns.... Read more

7th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Buns away: gluten-free falafel burger

We meet the founder of one of Australia’s most innovative bread brands, and share a special Veganuary recipe using gluten-free buns and fresh plant-based ingredients.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

New research exposes food safety risks

Aussie research has highlighted potential health risks posed by incorrectly labelled imported foods, including pre-packaged products from China and sneaky fish substitution.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

A melon’s journey from farm to fingertips

NSW melon lovers will be able to track the entire paddock-to-plate journey of their sweet summer produce, with the launch of a new pilot program by the NSW Government.... Read more

Veganuary
6th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Veganuary: a global plant-based pledge

Could you go vegan for a whole month? A plant-based diet doesn’t just protect animals and the planet, it can also save you time and money. Here’s what you need to know.... Read more

3rd January 2021 | Eativity editors

Easy four-ingredient banana treats

There are plenty of ways to cook with bananas that don’t involve banana bread. Like these super easy recipes, which only require a handful of ingredients and minimum prep.... Read more

2nd January 2021 | Eativity editors

Hit the squids: it’s barbecue season

Barbecues can do much more than cook snags. We’ve got some expert advice to help you get the most out of your backyard barbie this summer, plus a squid-tastic recipe.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Aw, shucks: welcome to oyster country

The NSW South Coast is making a name for itself as prime rock oyster country with the launch of a new tourism brand that plans to showcase the best produce of the region.... Read more

31st December 2020 | Eativity editors

How to make 2021 your year of health

Want to eat better in the new year? Try these simple tips from an expert. And to kick off your year of healthy eating, we also share a recipe for an uber-nutritious Buddha bowl.... Read more

30th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Bean, cheese and smoked chilli pupusas

What’s a pupusa? It’s the national dish of El Salvador and it’s absolutely delicious. Try this tasty recipe from former Gourmet Traveller food editor Jerrie-Joy Redman-Lloyd.... Read more

29th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Hummus hacks for summer entertaining

Got guests coming over? Don’t just use that hummus for dip. Three food bloggers reveal some much more inventive ways to incorporate hummus into your summer dishes.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet treats & superfoods for a well being

Dietitian Tara Kaff shares her top five superfoods to help you stay healthy and happy in 2021, along with two sweet treats that taste as good as they are good for you.... Read more

28th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Moreton Bay bug tacos & steak fajitas

¿Dónde es la fiesta? The party will be at yours this summer, when you dish up these Mexican-inspired recipes by Everyday Gourmet’s Justine Schofield and La Banderita.... Read more

27th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Raise your humble barbie to greatness

Want the kind of grill skills that can elevate your next backyard barbecue into something extra special? Try these sizzling BBQ recipes, courtesy of some truly smokin’ experts.... Read more

26th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Boxing Day fish with almonds

After all that Christmas feasting, you’re probably in the mood for something a little lighter today. Which is why we’ve brought you this fresh, healthy, simple fish dinner.... Read more

24th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Grinch-free Christmas gingerbread

Christmas is all about indulgence, which can be fun at the time, but can also lead to a sugar crash that puts a big dampener on that festive spirit. Try these treats instead.... Read more

23rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

Festive vegan Christmas dishes

If you’re one of the growing number of Aussies who are trying to cut back on meat and poultry, there are still loads of Christmas dishes you can enjoy. Like these, for starters.... Read more

22nd December 2020 | Eativity editors

Plant-based Christmas treats for Santa

Did you know Santa’s gone vegan? Yep, true story. But this doesn’t mean he should miss out on a snack come Christmas Eve. Tempt him with these naughty but nice recipe ideas.... Read more

21st December 2020 | Eativity editors

The best way to ham it up this Christmas

Borrowdale produces Australia’s only carbon neutral, free-range hams. To ensure your ham is cooked to perfection, they’ve shared some expert advice and the ultimate glaze.... Read more

20th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Expert advice: how to ace Christmas Day

CHOICE's home economist and kitchen test coordinator Fiona Mair offers up expert tips on how to plan, prep and execute a festive feast this year, along with a sweet recipe idea.... Read more

19th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Choosing sustainably sourced prawns

If you’re buying prawns this Christmas, make sure they’re sustainable. Here’s everything you need to know, along with a recipe for wild prawn salad from chef Scott Gooding.... Read more

19th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Your Eativity guide to the taste of summer

After a long, hard year, now is the time to kick back and indulge in the fresh flavours of an Aussie summer. So we’re bringing you a special recipe series to help you do just tha... Read more

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie horticulture to get high-tech boost

A new study is exploring the use of high-tech horticulture in urban areas of Australia, as experts look to find ways to grow more from less, augmenting current food supply chains.... Read more

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: glad tidings we bring

A sweet gift idea for the foodie in your life, a genius ingredient that'll add some “oomph” to your summer cooking and awesome news for chocolate biscuit lovers everywhere.... Read more

16th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Million-dollar prize for Aussie innovation

An Australian livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in cattle has been awarded the world’s largest monetary reward in the global food arena.... Read more

15th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Mission Australia brings cheer this year

For 45 years, Mission Australia has helped to bring a little Christmas cheer to those experiencing disadvantage in the Perth community, and despite COVID, 2020 will be no different... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Crop losses putting food supply at risk

Aussie-grown, affordable, fresh produce on our supermarket shelves is something we all take for granted. But continued farm labour shortages are putting this in jeopardy.... Read more

18th December 2020 | Alison Turner

A look back at the year that was

While this year was one that most might prefer to forget, there was still plenty of good food news to go around. We take a look back at 2020 as we ask plaintively: is it over yet?... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Snap up half-price lobsters this Christmas

With China blocking imports, an abundant supply of Aussie lobster is now flooding our market. Here’s how you can get yours for a bargain price, just in time for Christmas.... Read more

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

‘Tis the season to celebrate with lamb

Elena Duggan and Mitch Orr say thanks to some legendary Aussies this holiday season with celebratory lamb dishes that you can make yourself, ’cause we’ve got the recipes.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Eativity editors

CHOICE taste test: top mince pies in 2020

It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Consumer watchdog CHOICE has blind taste-tested 26 fruit mince pies and tarts to find out which ones you should buy this year.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Eativity editors

NSW & ACT hospitality stars awarded

Restaurant & Catering Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence, recognising hospitality operators across a broad range of categories.... Read more

16th December 2020 | Eativity editors

PETA’s vegan Christmas food guide

With more Aussies embracing plant-based living, many families will be serving up vegan meals this Christmas. Want to give it a go? Here’s the ultimate festive vegan food guide.... Read more

10th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Agriculture poised for growth in 2021

Drought-breaking rains have almost single-handedly held the value of farm output firm, according to the National Farmers’ Federation 2020 Report Card, released yesterday.... Read more

15th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The future’s bright for Australian coffee

Australian coffee pioneer Rebecca Zentveld knows that truly fine coffee doesn’t need to come from Africa or South America – it can be grown and roasted right here at home.... Read more

10th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Talking turkey: buy a better bird this year

This Christmas, it will be easier than ever to choose a turkey farmed to higher welfare standards. For the first time, RSPCA Approved turkey will be on sale in Coles and Woolies.... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Wrinkly peas: the newest superfood?

It might not be as Insta-worthy as an acai bowl, but the latest vegie to earn the title of “superfood” could do something much more vital than jazzing up your social media feed... Read more

9th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Seafood industry asks Aussies for help

“We need your support”: the Australian seafood industry has called for consumers to switch one meal a week for Aussie seafood, to help fishers bounce back from a trying year.... Read more

9th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Tasting Australia is officially back in 2021

A Mexican fiesta, a McLaren Vale fire feast and Tasting Australia Airlines are all on the menu when Tasting Australia returns to Adelaide and regional South Australia next year.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Alison Turner

Helping Foodbank help Aussies in need

Christmas can be pretty stressful. But the pressure of having to deal with annoying relatives is nothing compared to the angst of not having enough money to feed your family.... Read more

8th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: this week’s hospitality news

On the menu this week, we feature some truly tempting new restaurant ventures, a super fancy Christmas meal kit from acclaimed chefs, and one hell of a New Year’s Eve shindig.... Read more

8th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Unhealthy food marketing called out

Winners in the 16th annual Parent’s Voice Fame & Shame Awards have been announced, with this year’s event showing that a pandemic is no barrier to unhealthy food marketing.... Read more

Show-stopping watermelon cake
10th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Show-stopping watermelon cake

As Harris Farms Markets prepares to open its new Brisbane store, the team shares a how-to guide for creating a spectacular watermelon cake, with a fruity spritz on the side.... Read more

Mango growers get fancy for charity
7th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Mango growers get fancy for charity

It’s Aussie mango growers as you’ve never seen them before. They’ve traded in the flanno for high fashion to raise funds for Foodbank Australia’s Christmas relief appeal.... Read more

9th December 2020 | Siobhan Boyle

The benefits of cooking with your kids

Sure, they might make a mess, but getting kids involved in food prep can help them build healthy food habits for life. Here’s an expert’s take on how to inspire your own little... Read more

7th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Vic producers launch festive “ham-pers”

Two regional producers have teamed up to help Victorians create a fuss-free and crowd-pleasing Christmas Day menu, or select the perfect gift for food-loving friends and family.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Christmas comes early for ag shows

Agricultural shows that were cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to ensure they can bounce back in 2021.... Read more

3rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

A step forward in sustainable TVP

The food tech industry is on the cusp of some major changes with the launch of sustainable textured vegetable protein and a range of compostable packaging products.... Read more

Lobster wars: what’s going on with China?
8th December 2020 | Alison Turner

Lobster wars: what’s going on with China?

Trade tensions between Australia and China continue to simmer, with blocked imports and whopper tariffs leaving many exporters with no choice but to explore new markets.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Breville launches the FoodCycler

This new doodad claims it can reduce household food waste by 80 percent, eliminating 100 percent of greenhouse gas emissions generated by food sent to landfill.... Read more

3rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

The new kid in Melbourne’s Chinatown

Set high in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, Niübi is a modern, inviting space offering a refreshing reincarnation of Asian dining that gives the word “fusion” new meaning.... Read more

Which plant-based milk is best for health?
7th December 2020 | Leah Dowling

Plant-based milk vs. dairy for health

Plant-based milks are going gangbusters – they now account for around 7% of all milk drunk in Australia. But when it comes to nutrition, how do they compare to moo juice?... Read more

2nd December 2020 | Eativity editors

The key motivator to reduce food waste

A study has found that the number-one motivator for reducing food waste is saving money. Leveraging this finding could help food waste campaigns to change consumer behaviour.... Read more

High steaks: best supermarket meat
2nd December 2020 | Eativity editors

High steaks: best supermarket meat

The big supermarket chains compete fiercely with each other in an attempt to offer the most competitive meat prices, but which one offers the best value for money?... Read more

Garden city: the age of urban farming
5th December 2020 | Alison Turner

Garden city: the age of urban farming

While our city populations are growing, our regional areas are shrinking. So where is all the extra food we need going to come from? One answer lies in our cities themselves.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: the freshest foodie finds

What’s new? A lid-free food storage solution, a crumby way to zhuzh up weekday meals, some sweet morning munchies, a brand new plant-based milk and a rather festive coffee.... Read more

1st December 2020 | Melanie Norris, Nielsen Associate Director

Life beyond COVID: fresh produce boost

COVID has changed the way we’re buying fresh food. Right now, fresh produce is uniquely placed, resonating with shoppers prioritising both health and economy.... Read more

Tassie chardonnay scores top honour
1st December 2020 | Eativity editors

Tassie chardonnay scores top honour

At a time when Australian winemakers are reeling from the impact of China’s extraordinary new wine tariffs, the industry certainly needed a bit of good news.... Read more

3rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

Summer fresh: easy barramundi tacos

It’s been a rough year for our seafood industry. You can do your bit to help our fishers bounce back by cooking more Aussie seafood at home - like this fresh and easy recipe.... Read more

NT laksa festival crowns top dishes
30th November 2020 | Eativity editors

NT laksa festival crowns top dishes

Yesterday, the Darwin CBD came alive with all things laksa for the finale of the second Darwin International Laksa Festival, crowning the winner of the 2020 Golden Bowl.... Read more

30th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Fruit juice decision “against all logic”

The Australian citrus industry is “shocked and disappointed” with the decision to endorse a Health Star Rating system that gives diet cola a higher rating than fresh juice.... Read more

Knives out: a better slice of the action
2nd December 2020 | Alison Turner

Knives out: a better slice of the action

We meet two Australian knifemakers who give us the edge on knife care, craftsmanship and the truth about that giant block of choppers you picked up for a steal at Woolies.... Read more

26th November 2020 | Eativity editors

A tip top change to pesky bread tags

New advancements in waste diversion are bringing plenty of good news to our planet, and this latest welcome development deals with a small but still significant problem.... Read more

25th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Dine & Discover to get NSW out and about

Eligible NSW residents will be receiving $100 worth of vouchers to use for dining and entertainment to help support local businesses. Here’s how you can score yours.... Read more

1st December 2020 | Alison Turner

Kelp me if you can: is algae the answer?

Our population is growing, and traditional food production systems are already overstretched. A solution is needed, and the answer could come in an unexpected form.... Read more

25th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The coffee cup that keeps on giving

Forget your Keep Cup? Don’t stress. Jasper Coffee has launched Australia's first 100 percent plastic-free disposable coffee cup that decomposes in just 105 days.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Experts say it’s time to rethink pink salt

Do you think pink salt is better for you? Independent Aussie research has analysed salt samples to establish whether the pretty salt actually offers any nutritional benefit.... Read more

Phones down! How to eat mindfully
30th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Phones down! How to eat mindfully

We’re so bombarded with external stimuli, we’re often too distracted to focus our attention on any one task, including lunch. Here’s how to add mindfulness to your meals.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Does the Health Star Rating work?

Researchers have analysed product nutrition labels in supermarkets to see if the Health Star Rating system has made a difference to how the food industry formulates its food.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Trucking great news for Melbourne

Wednesday nights in Melbourne will come to life again, with Queen Victoria Market opening the Festive Food Truck Stop – its first outdoor night-time activation since March.... Read more

26th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Host & post a roast for kids with cancer

Everyone loves a roast, right? The Kids With Cancer Foundation is asking Aussies to host a roast dinner to help raise some much-needed funds. And we’ve got the perfect recipe.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Did someone just say “free fudge”?

Animal rights group PETA has collaborated with The Cheesecake Shop in a sweet celebration to mark World Vegan Month. Here’s how you can score a slice of the action.... Read more

25th November 2020 | Eativity editors

French cheese: j’adore le fromage

To mark the first ever online Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheese, we chat to one of France’s best cheesemongers, who share his tips for serving, matching and storing cheese.... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet success in fight against food waste

As summer heats up, Aussie fruit growers are bracing for one of their busiest and most wasteful seasons yet. But one project is helping to stop good fruit from going in the bin.... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

We care more about food since COVID

Almost one quarter of Aussies say COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from, according to research released today, on National Agriculture Day.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Camel’s milk: an untapped resource

Camel milk: it’s a highly nutritious food that could become Australia’s next big export industry. But what does camel milk taste like? And how do you even milk a camel, anyway?... Read more

19th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Turning rubbish into resources

Coles and waste and recycling services company Cleanaway have launched cutting-edge organics recovery technology that converts food waste into nutrient-rich compost.... Read more

19th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Food security in remote communities

All Australians deserve access to nutritious food. But many people living in remote Indigenous communities struggle to access foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Alison Turner

There’s something about dairy…

When we think about the health benefits of foods, it’s usually based around individual nutrients. But new research is suggesting that we should be thinking more big picture.... Read more

18th November 2020 | Eativity editors

National Agriculture Day: get inspired

In the lead up to National Agriculture Day on Friday, the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation invited some of its researchers to share why primary industries inspire them.... Read more

18th November 2020 | Eativity editors

National food supply may predict lifespan

A new global study from the University of Sydney has looked at how macronutrient supplies in different countries are associated with the risk of death at different ages.... Read more

21st November 2020 | Moira Geddes

Caring for your backyard chickens

Eativity editor Moira Geddes talks to chicken breeder John Huntington about the egg-laying habits of different chooks, as well as their daily care routine.... Read more

17th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The science of the perfect steak

Professor David Pethick from Murdoch University has spent decades researching red meat. So, he’s an obvious candidate to ask: what makes the perfect steak?... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

What’s new in Aussie food this week?

Melbourne eateries welcome back diners, a MasterChef favourite takes us on a foodie road trip and a classic Aussie treat sends a taste of home to Aussies stuck abroad.... Read more

17th November 2020 | Eativity editors

New research says go (over) easy on eggs

Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food. But you might not want to eat them every day: research has linked eating too many eggs to a chronic disease.... Read more

19th November 2020 | Eativity editors

We all scream for nice cream

Treat yourself this summer. Instead of reaching for store-bought ice creams that are high in sugar, try these sweet, cool, raw iced treats made with healthy whole food ingredients.... Read more

16th November 2020 | Eativity editors

A national plan to tackle plastic waste

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers are stepping up with national plan to tackle plastic, developing Australia’s largest industry-led plastic recycling scheme.... Read more

16th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Food poisoning – it’s in your hands

As part of Australian Food Safety Week, the Food Safety Information Council is urging Aussies to take food poisoning seriously. Here are some easy tips to keep you safe.... Read more

18th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Trouble brewing: the problem with pods

An increasing number of Australian households and offices are turning to coffee capsules for their daily brew. But what happens to all of those millions of used pods?... Read more

14th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Stories of success: best of SA food & drink

South Australia is well-known for producing some of our country’s most outstanding food and drink. Last night, the very best of the best in SA in 2020 were named and acclaimed.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Alison Turner

World’s smallest tomato makes big debut

It’s smaller than a blueberry with a moreish flavour and a tantalising bite. Meet the adorable Tomberry – the teeniest tomato that’s set to make giant waves in Australia.... Read more

Upple: it’s the apple you can drink
17th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Upple: it’s the apple you can drink

Faced with decreasing farmgate prices and increasingly stringent retail specifications, this Queensland apple-growing family has embraced innovation, creating a world-first drink.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Rice has many dads but only two mums

And you thought your family was weird. Researchers investigating the heritage of thousands of rice varieties have found out some interesting things about the rice family tree.... Read more

12th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Roadmap for carbon-neutral Aussie meat

The Australian red meat industry’s plan for carbon-neutral beef and lamb has set a clear, achievable path for making Aussie meat the most sustainable in the world.... Read more

16th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Peachy keen: it’s stone fruit season!

A chief joy of summer is the abundance of stone fruit. But mangoes, cherries, nectarines, apricots, plums and peaches are not just a treat, they’re also stone-cold good for you.... Read more

12th November 2020 | Alison Turner

The time is ripe for Australian cheese

If you’re looking for a French brie, you won’t find it at Melbourne’s Ripe Cheese. The cheese shop is the only one in Australia committed to selling exclusively Aussie cheese... Read more

11th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Wear your heart on your shirt this AgDay

Due to popular demand, Australians can now show their support for farmers by owning their very own limited release “I Love Farmers” T-shirt, just in time for AgDay 2020.... Read more

Getting set up for backyard chickens
14th November 2020 | Moira Geddes

Getting set up for backyard chickens

Eativity editor Moira Geddes gets some expert advice on how to set up your chicken coop from City Chicks breeder John Huntington.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: new products to bowl you over

From balls, berries and burgers to a traditional Asian-style breakfast, this week we’ve brought you some enticing new products that will help you feel both happy and healthy.... Read more

It's the end of an era: Sizzler fizzles out
11th November 2020 | Eativity editors

It’s the end of an era: Sizzler fizzles out

Another COVID-19 casualty, or a sign of our changing appetites? Sizzler will be closing its nine remaining Australian restaurants. But the chain has left us a pretty epic parting g... Read more

10th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Local markets bring community together

A sense of community connection and a desire to support local producers is leading to more shoppers ditching the supermarket in favour of the farmers’ market... Read more

10th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Great Australian seafood – it’s easy as

The Australian seafood industry has launched their first whole-of-industry marketing campaign to promote Aussie seafood, unveiling the brand Great Australian Seafood.... Read more

12th November 2020 | Eativity editors

You can be a mighty mushroom master

Some of Australia’s top chefs are celebrating the magic of mushrooms this November, devising a series of bold mushroom-based recipes that you can recreate at home.... Read more

Diabetes: are we eating ourselves blind?
9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Diabetes: are we eating ourselves blind?

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and 2020’s Australian of the Year are urging people to drastically reduce their sugar intake in order to avoid potential blindness.... Read more

9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Breeding the foods of the future

New technology to selectively alter genetic characteristics in plants may lead to crops that benefit more than just our health – they can also help farmers and the environment.... Read more

11th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Aussie entrepreneurs hit food pay dirt

Australia is not just a land of plenty, it’s a land of great ideas. We take a look at three Australian food businesses that have gone from grassroots to national success stories.... Read more

6th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Cherry on top: sweet way to thank a hero

For the first time in four decades, Sydney Markets has had to postpone its annual Cherry Auction. Instead, they want you to nominate a hero who deserves a fruity reward.... Read more

6th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Powder play to up Aussie veg intake

A spoonful of powder helps the vegetables go down: a new Australian company is developing nutritious products from vegies that might otherwise be thrown out.... Read more

10th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Nurturing the land & the next generation

The best farmers always have an eye on the future. Eativity meets Natalie Sommerville, who is sharing her passion for agriculture to inspire tomorrow’s food producers.... Read more

6th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Tune in, munch out: new foodie shows

If you love to cook, it’s highly likely you love to watch other people cooking, too. We check out some of the freshest food-related programs coming to our screens.... Read more

5th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The catalyst to fuel a circular economy

Recycling dirty old cooking oil just got way easier, thanks to some clever clogs from RMIT University, who’ve also found a way to turn food scraps into high-value products.... Read more

Toddler milk: is it really necessary?
9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Toddler milk: is it really necessary?

Formula companies and Insta-mums might say it’s the healthy choice, but do toddlers really need a special milk formula? Health and parenting experts have weighed in.... Read more

5th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Bread & Butter Project bakes new ground

Following a retail partnership with Woolworths Metro in April, social enterprise bakery The Bread & Butter Project has opened a concession store under the Woolies Metro banner.... Read more

4th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Kitchen Garden Program set to grow

Great news for high-school students: Stephanie Alexander’s ground-breaking Kitchen Garden food education program is now available for secondary schools around Australia.... Read more

4th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Experts call for ban on hidden nasty

Removing this one ingredient from Australian packaged and processed foods could save tens of thousands of lives and many millions of dollars. Here’s what you need to know.... Read more

3rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Christmas sorted: festive fare delivered

To help make your Christmas catering a little easier this year, Marley Spoon has released a new Festive Fare range, teaming up with one of Australia’s most beloved food icons.... Read more

3rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

New protein flies in the face of convention

Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup… It may seem a little hard to swallow but the larvae of a certain waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans.... Read more

5th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Ask a butcher: fresh take on Aussie beef

We meet Bonnie Ewan, one of a growing number of female butchers bringing a woman’s touch to the meat business, who shares her tasty recipe for beef rissoles.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Foodbank braces for increase in hunger

Food relief organisation Foodbank has reported that while demand for food relief is up, it’s believed the charity has not yet seen “peak hunger” in the COVID-19 crisis.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Cash carrot to lure farm workers

New government incentives that kicked in yesterday will offer Aussies up to $6000 if they take up farm work. It’s hoped the scheme will help fill agriculture’s worker shortages... Read more

Get to know your butcher this November
4th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Get to know your butcher this November

There are plenty of benefits to buying meat from a local butcher rather than a supermarket. Use these pro tips to grill, sear and slice your way to meat perfection.... Read more

31st October 2020 | Eativity editors

Take the bite out of fright night

The trick is in the treat, say the nation’s dentists. Here are 6 ways to ensure your kids’ teeth survive Halloween, courtesy of the experts at the Australian Dental Association... Read more

30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: top of the morning to you

Are you a cereal person, or are pancakes more your bag? Perhaps you like something saltier? Whatever your preference, these products will help you meet the morrow with a smile.... Read more

3rd November 2020 | Alison Turner

Sea urchins: “ocean’s butter” on the rise

Sea urchins were once considered a pest, but now they’re found on the menus of top Aussie restaurants. We find out why everyone’s searchin’ for urchin.... Read more

30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: latest hospitality news

What’s on the menu? Post-COVID restaurant reopenings, gastro pub launches and some truly inspired vegetarian cuisine from the country’s top chefs. We dish on all the details.... Read more

Spooky snacks for little monsters
30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Spooky snacks for little monsters

Boo! Check out these Halloween treats that won’t break the sugar bank but will give your little witches and warlocks a chance to magic up some creepy critters in the kitchen.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

The meal deal: weight loss at the ready

Thinking about trying a meal delivery service to help with weight-loss? While taste and price are important, choosing one backed by science will boost your chances of success.... Read more

31st October 2020 | Jane Adams

Australia’s fava bean-led food future

Eativity guest writer Jane Adams brings us the rundown from this year’s Global Food Forum, where food industry experts examined the sector’s headwinds and future hopes.... Read more

29th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Tracing tech puts squeeze on IP theft

A trial of traceability technology for citrus exports has seen tonnes of premium citrus fruit traced and verified from Mildura orchards through to international retail markets.... Read more

29th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia’s best olive oils make a splash

You’d be hard pressed to beat them. Southern Australian olive and olive oil producers have been named Best in Show at the 2020 Australian International Olive Awards.... Read more

28th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Sustainable eating costs less, not more

Researchers have debunked the myth that healthy eating is costly, finding an average family can save $1800 a year by making more sustainable choices at the supermarket.... Read more

28th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Celebrate our farmers this AgDay

While every day is a good day to give thanks to our farmers, it’s fair to say that this year more than most, Aussie farmers deserve recognition for the hard work they’ve put in... Read more

27th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Fable introduces plant-based ready meals

Fable Food Co has launched plant-based slow-braised meat ready meals into Woolworths stores across Australia as consumer demand for plant-based food surges.... Read more

Loaded jackfruit fries & smoky enchiladas
29th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Loaded jackfruit fries & smoky enchiladas

Delicious, saucy falling-apart-goodness… versatile jackfruit is the hottest “superfood” meat alternative. If you haven’t tried it yet, give one of these tasty recipes a go.... Read more

27th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Lockdown habits to kick and keep

As Melbourne finally emerges from lockdown, experts say now is a good time to address any bad habits that might have developed over long months of being stuck at home.... Read more

26th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Explore a virtual explosion of flavour

Been feeling a tad bored with too many nights spent at home in front of the TV? We’ve got the perfect interactive event that’s sure to add some real oomph to your evening.... Read more

26th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Plan to blacklist restaurant no-shows

A hospitality industry veteran has come up with a controversial system to help tackle a trend that’s plaguing restaurant owners – people who make bookings and don’t show up.... Read more

28th October 2020 | Eativity editors

How to get your sprout to love sprouts

Halloween is coming, which for kids means one thing: lollies. But what about their daily veg? We’ve found some great resources to help parents and carers boost kids’ veg intake... Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day: baking a difference
22nd October 2020 | Eativity editors

RSPCA Cupcake Day: baking a difference

Been honing those iso-baking skills in the kitchen? Now you can use that cake-tastic prowess to help raise money for an important cause – helping animals in need.... Read more

19th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Some Aussies still struggle in the kitchen

A national survey has revealed that many Australian families still need a hand in the kitchen, despite the fact many of us have been cooking more while stuck in lockdown.... Read more

How to eat your way to a healthy heart
26th October 2020 | Eativity editors

How to eat your way to a healthy heart

If you want a healthy heart, you need to do more than just exercise – you also need to eat the right foods. We share an expert’s advice on how you can take care of your ticker.... Read more

27th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Sweet progress in Australian fruit

New innovations in agriculture are promising to make Australian fruit even more delicious, opening up new opportunities for our growers, both at home and abroad.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Seasonal workers left stranded by COVID

"Fair food" is not just about ensuring that our farmers get paid a decent price for the food they grow. It’s also about looking after those who work hard to help harvest it.... Read more

21st October 2020 | Alison Turner

A shared table: Refugee Week 2020

A plan to explore the favourite recipes of Australia’s refugees and asylum seekers has led to the creation of a cookbook that shares the beautiful stories behind each dish.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Scenic Rim wins Resilient Australia Award

An initiative to connect consumers with Scenic Rim produce after the cancellation of Eat Local Week has earned the Scenic Rim council a win in the Resilient Australia Awards.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Shaping the future of Aussie agriculture

Today is the United Nations International Day of Rural Women, a day for us to celebrate the inspiring women shaping the future of our rural, regional and remote communities.... Read more

23rd October 2020 | Dora Marinova and Diana Bogueva

Which “milk” is best for the planet?

Making eco-conscious milk choices can be tricky when you’re presented with so many options. We compare dairy, nut, soy, hemp and grain milks to help you decide.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

2020 delicious. Produce Awards winners

The winners of the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards have been revealed, celebrating new, innovative, native and consistently outstanding Australian ingredients.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Impact of lockdown on Aussie appetites

COVID-19 has messed with a lot more than just our social lives. A study has found more than half of us experienced overeating or poor appetite during the first lockdown.... Read more

20th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Outback Lamb: on a roll in a new direction

Fifth-generation farmer Fiona Aveyard believes the survival of Australia’s agricultural communities lies in diversification. And she’s found a delicious way to prove it.... Read more

Cram with healthy foods for exams
19th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Cram with healthy foods for exams

With final exams for Year 12 students coming up, now is a good time to think about the connection between healthy food and mental wellbeing, particularly for young people.... Read more

Happy Dessert Day
14th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Living the sweet life: happy Dessert Day!

Dessert: it’s everyone’s favourite course. Eativity chats with an award-winning pastry chef to find out how he’s keeping things sweet while stuck in lockdown in Melbourne.... Read more

Eativity's traditional bolognese sauce
17th October 2020 | Moira Geddes

Eativity’s traditional bolognese sauce

Eativity editor Moira Geddes shares her version of a traditional Italian meat sauce that is guaranteed to keep the kids happy and full of vegies.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Alison Turner

World Food Day: grow, nourish, sustain

As the global COVID-19 crisis continues, today is a chance to appreciate that most basic of human needs, which some of us take for granted while others go without: food.... Read more

14th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Finalists announced for SA food awards

There are plenty of stories to tell about 2020, and some of the most inspiring have come from the finalists in this year’s SA Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards.... Read more

13th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie seafood gets 7th sustainability tick

A big pat on the back for our seafood industry: for the seventh consecutive year, none of Australia’s Commonwealth-managed fisheries have been subject to overfishing.... Read more

Fish tacos with fresh mango salsa
15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet or savoury, you gotta go mango

It’s mango season! While nothing can surpass the simple pleasure of eating a fresh mango on its own, these zesty recipes will certainly add some mango-tango to your day.... Read more

12th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Try for 5 this National Nutrition Week

This time of year, when delicious spring and summer fruits are in abundance, it’s easy to eat the recommended two serves of fruit a day. But what about your daily vegies?... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: add a little flavour and flair

A touch of spice is always nice. Which is why you’ll want to try this tasty, all-natural way to spruce up your vegies, before you bring the heat with a new chocolatey treat.... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The need to nourish our elderly

In Australia, up to 70 percent of elderly people living in aged care facilities are suffering from malnutrition. But malnutrition in older Australians often begins in the home.... Read more

14th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Prep ahead for a better work/life balance

We’re all busy, and time can get away from us, leaving us starving at meal times and eager for a quick fix. But with a little prep, you’ll always have a healthy choice to hand.... Read more

8th October 2020 | Eativity editors

A new champion for Queensland produce

What began as a way to shift some surplus limes has become a Queensland success story. Now, food delivery service Tablelands to Tabletop has been named an #eatqld champion.... Read more

8th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Use your melon: be biosecurity aware

The Australian melon industry is urging holidaymakers to be aware of the spread of disease in the horticultural sector, as more Aussies take to exploring their own local areas.... Read more

13th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Putting the humanity back into coffee

Over the past 30 years, Australian Fairtrade coffee roaster Jasper Coffee has been working to rehumanise the coffee supply chain by giving back to the communities they work with.... Read more

12th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Season’s eatings: time to taste the fruit

Eating with the seasons is the best way to get the most nutrients out of your fresh fruit. We’ve picked four nutritional superstars that you should sink your teeth into.... Read more

7th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Budget backs farmers and the bush

Industry groups have welcomed yesterday’s federal budget, saying that it recognises the fundamental role agriculture is poised to play in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.... Read more

7th October 2020 | Eativity editors

OZBlu breaks blueberry world record

How big can a blueberry be? OZblu blueberries has broken its own Guinness World Record with the world’s heaviest blueberry, which it first set in 2018. And it’s a whopper.... Read more

10th October 2020 | Moira Geddes

Sprout Stack: the only way to grow is up

Eativity Editor Moira Geddes visits Australia's only commercial-scale vertical farm to see what the future of urban farming looks like.... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

So, what’s cropped up this week?

Happy Friday! We’ve brought you a wrap-up of some of the latest developments in Aussie agricultural science, along with a new product offering that’ll have you all abuzz.... Read more

Buy a pink bun and show your support
6th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Buy a pink bun and show your support

The bun is back for 2020: head to your local Bakers Delight this October and buy a pink bun to help raise funds to ensure no one impacted by breast cancer goes through it alone.... Read more

6th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Ratings proposed for fresh fruit & veg

Do we really need a rating to tell us fruit and vegies are healthy? The government thinks so, proposing a “calculator” to determine the nutritional value of fresh food.... Read more

8th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Shanks very much: be a lamb legend

Top chefs Hayden Quinn, Dan Hong and Darren Robertson say “thank you” to some truly legendary Australians with some truly legendary lamb dishes that you can make at home.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Preserving Indigenous food culture

An Indigenous food database has been created that assembles knowledge of Australian plants that have been used for food by a range of Indigenous Australian communities.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Noise can put you off your food

Sorry, can you say that again? Noise levels in a restaurant can make or break a dining experience, and it turns out that some of us are more sensitive to it than others.... Read more

7th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Flavours of Australia on The Ghan

Taste Australia while you travel across it: The Ghan is back on the rails after a brief hiatus, and there’s never been a better time to get on board the ultimate train trip.... Read more

2nd October 2020 | Eativity editors

Time to switch things up? Try salmon

Tassal joins forces with Sam Wood to encourage the nation to “Switch it for Salmon” as a report reveals the majority of Australians are suffering from meal-time fatigue.... Read more

2nd October 2020 | Eativity editors

In season: plump and juicy mangoes

Ah, the unmistakable scent of Australian summer – that sweet, tropical fragrance of mangoes. And in great news for mango lovers everywhere, it’s set to be an exceptional season... Read more

6th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Celebrate Granny Smith this October

This year, Sydney’s Granny Smith Festival will be open to everyone as the event makes the switch to a virtual celebration of the classic apple that remains an Aussie favourite.... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

Ovolo Hotels launches “Year of the Veg”

Ovolo Hotels has announced that from today, all Ovolo restaurants and bars across both Australia and Hong Kong will be going 100 percent vegetarian for 365 days.... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

All hands: incentives to boost workforce

Looking for love? Why not try fruit picking? The Federal Government intends to introduce new incentives to lure young people into farm work – some more unusual than others.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Professor Clare Collins

Compound interest: phytonutrients

Phytonutrients can boost your health and help to reduce your risk of chronic disease. Here are four and where you can find them (including in your next cup of coffee).... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

Full of beans: coffee’s new generation

International Coffee Day 2020 is a time to recognise the many coffee farmers whose livelihoods are at risk, and to look to the next generation for sustainable coffee solutions.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Artists inspire Archibald Dining menu

Sydney’s Chiswick at the Gallery has reopened its doors, collaborating with three Archibald finalists to create dishes inspired by their unique experiences during lockdown.... Read more

3rd October 2020 | Moira Geddes

Beekeeping tips from an apiarist

Backyard beekeeping is abuzz with popularity right now, but there are several things you need to consider and commit to before deciding to start producing your own honey.... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

Brewing up a storm: cold brew & tiramisu

Cold brew coffee is fast gaining popularity among coffee drinkers. We take a look at this new beverage trend, and share a sweet dessert that’s ideal for International Coffee Day.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Harvest horror: 26,000 people short

The Australian fruit and vegetable industry is facing a huge workforce shortage for the peak summer season, which will lead to price increases and food shortages for consumers.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

On the seafood trails in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council has launched a new interactive app to encourage consumers and holidaymakers to engage with the Tasmanian seafood industry.... Read more

29th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Incentives needed to beat food waste

On the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, experts are calling on tax incentives to encourage businesses to donate surplus food to charity.... Read more

29th September 2020 | Eativity editors

New health hub to boost Aussie wellbeing

Eighty nine percent of Australians want a healthier diet and one-quarter never or rarely exercise. Now a new resource has been launched to help change that.... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Foodbank teams up with Aussie Pork

Amid the disruptions caused by COVID-19, Australia’s pork industry has been working with Foodbank Australia to support Aussies struggling to put food on the table.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Cook your chook like a MasterChef

Some of Australia’s favourite MasterChef stars have launched a series of virtual masterclasses with Lilydale Free Range Chicken, plus Poh Ling Yeow shares her top chicken cooking... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Top End Laksa Festival returns in 2020

After a successful inaugural festival in 2019, the 2020 Darwin Laksa Festival will return on October 26, celebrating one of the Top End’s favourite pastimes – eating laksa.... Read more

25th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers behind our bush-led recovery

Six farmers are the faces of a new initiative by the National Farmers’ Federation to highlight the important role of agriculture and the bush in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.... Read more

25th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Bakers Delight celebrates 40 years

September 29 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bakers Delight. To honour the milestone, the business will be shouting Aussies 40,000 of the bakery’s signature Cheesymite Scrolls.... Read more

29th September 2020 | Eativity editors

The case for urban agriculture

With so many of us now living in cities, far removed from where our food is produced, the time is ripe for bringing food systems back into urban life via the use of public space.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Go foraging for native flavours in Bondi

North Bondi Fish is celebrating Aussie native botanicals, offering a chance for guests to learn about the taste and history of these ingredients, as well as how to find them.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Endangered fish still being dished up

Marine conservationists have found that threatened and endangered fish species are ending up on our dinner plates in Australia, despite being threatened with extinction.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Breeding the world’s best apple varieties

New research from Edith Cowan University has identified which WA-grown apples are the best for our health, paving the way to develop Western Australia’s next super apple.... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Get more out of your fruit and vegies

Pre-cut, packaged fruits and vegies might be convenient, but they’re also lower in nutritional value. Here’s the expert take on how to get the most out of your fresh produce.... Read more

23rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Take your tea time to the next level

You match your food and wine, but what about food and tea? T2’s tea sommelier shares some intriguing tea and food pairings, along with tips on how to make the perfect cuppa.... Read more

23rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Post-pandemic vision for a 24-hour city

The City of Sydney is working with the NSW Government on a vision to create a 24-hour alfresco city to support Sydney’s recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19.... Read more

26th September 2020 | John Harvey and Alison Turner

Aussie honey bee industries under threat

From fire, flood and COVID-19 to an almighty court battle with the Kiwis: the Australian honey industry is facing a number of challenges that threaten its survival.... Read more

Spice Temple's waste-busting fried rice
25th September 2020 | Moira Geddes

Spice Temple’s waste-busting fried rice

Using up leftovers is a great way to reduce waste. But what to do with them? We asked top chef Andy Evans to work his magic on the leftover bits and bobs in the Eativity fridge.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

National menu needed for childcare

Experts have called for national consistency in food provision at Australian childcare centres amid concerns many kids may not be getting the right balance of healthy food.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Calls for new vote on juice health rating

Industry groups say the recent Health Star Rating change on fresh Australian juice makes a mockery of government advice on health, and are now calling for a new vote.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Isn’t it time you ate more AUSVEG?

Our farmers have worked tirelessly through winter to bring you a spring bounty of fresh, nutritious vegies. Here’s some inspiration on how you can make the most of them.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers make their case to the ACCC

The National Farmers’ Federation has provided its submission to the ACCC Agricultural Goods Inquiry, revealing “egregious” commercial behaviours farmers are confronted with.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Harris Farm expands to Queensland

In great news for local produce fans, family-owned Harris Farm Markets will open two new stores in Brisbane, which will showcase the very best the region has to offer.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Nespresso: every cup carbon neutral

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017 and has now made the commitment that every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022.... Read more

23rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Green living: easy at-home eco hacks

With so much more time being spent at home, many of us are becoming more aware of our habits as consumers. Here are some easy eco-friendly ways to up your green game.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: dip into these primo picks

This week’s top picks all cater to the Aussie consumer's growing appetite for healthier options. Well, almost all. We had to include one treat. And trust us, it’s a doozy.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Iso-chef star on fresh Aussie food crusade

Growcom has announced a collaboration with internet cooking sensation Nat’s What I Reckon as a part of a national campaign to urge people to eat more fresh Aussie produce.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Shop local: National Family Business Day

Family businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. Show them some love this National Family Business Day – shop local, shop small and help your community thrive.... Read more

17th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Energy drinks: what’s really in that can?

Yikes! Alarming findings from a Monash-led study of food chemistry have shown that people may be exposed to harmful levels of chemicals from some energy drinks.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Meat Free Week: eat well to be well

It’s Meat Free Week – an opportunity to go meat-free for seven days and start thinking about how much meat you eat, as well as the impact eating too much meat can have.... Read more

16th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Paddington Markets ready for spring

Fresh food, produce and all things bazaar: Sydney’s Paddington Markets is ready for its grand re-opening just in time for spring as it revisits its history with a new mural.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Eativity editors

NOMAD is home for good this October

Sydney’s much-loved restaurant and cellar door NOMAD will reopen in its original Foster Street home on October 20, just over a year after a fire severely damaged the venue.... Read more

19th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Be a good egg: how to choose wisely

Most eggs you’ll find in supermarkets now are not caged eggs. But what about the eggs you order at brunch? Here’s how you can make better choices for a kinder world.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Moira Geddes

6 things to know before getting chickens

Keeping chickens is becoming increasingly popular, but before making the commitment, it's essential to do your research so you know what to expect.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Paddle Pop releases a koala-ty ice cream

Paddle Pop has launched a special koala-shaped choc caramel ice cream in partnership with wildlife rescue organisation WIRES, to help support our iconic Aussie koala.... Read more

17th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Egg industry continues to build trust

Even in the midst of a pandemic and growing public concerns surrounding food security and safety, Australians’ trust in the egg industry continues to increase year on year.... Read more

14th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Gen Z not ready to eat cultured meat

They might care about the planet and animal welfare, but new research by the University of Sydney and Curtin University has found that Gen Z is not ready to eat lab-grown meat.... Read more

14th September 2020 | Fleur Michell

Khorasan: the hottest thing in baking

Ancient grains like freekeh and bulgur have enjoyed popularity recently due to their unique flavours. But there’s one grain that’s been hard to find in Australia... until now.... Read more

17th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Into the blue: sweet blueberry treats

Australian blueberries are in peak season, so now is the ideal time to put some baby blues into your shopping basket. Eat them on their own, or try this sweet treat.... Read more

16th September 2020 | Mitchell P. Jones

Second skin: leather made from mushies

Fungi Fendi, anyone? Vegan leather made from mushrooms could mould the future of sustainable fashion, and may eventually replace animal leather in many products.... Read more

11th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Chicken parmigiana: what’s in a name?

Chicken parmigiana is quintessential pub grub, but what do you call it? Australians love to shorten the names of things, but when it comes to this dish, it seems we can't agree.... Read more

11th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Three Blue Ducks celebrates 10 years

This September marks the 10-year anniversary for Three Blue Ducks, a group of six mates who share a love of food and surf. To celebrate, the Ducks are holding a special dinner.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Our Mates Farm: living the dream

Recalcitrant ducks, wandering rams and pigs that dig monster holes. For this couple, starting their own farm has led to some rather surprising challenges – and many rewards.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

New vegan meat product for foodservice

Aussie-owned Well and Good has announced the launch of a new plant-based meat mix, providing a vegan-friendly meat alternative for Australian foodservice operators.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Get more out of your salad dressing

Salad dressings can do so much more than just spruce up your leafy greens. Try these chef-inspired ideas that provide some tasty alternative uses for your favourite dressing.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

One Table Farm video a hit on YouTube

A short film about One Table Farm, a “climate change aware” farm-based cooking school in the Margaret River region of WA, has amassed over 2.8 million views on YouTube.... Read more

14th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Does your diet need a spring clean?

We’ve all been hibernating a bit more than usual this past winter. So if your diet needs a spring spruce-up, we’ve got some expert advice to help clear out the cobwebs.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers implore all states to support code

Five states and territories have agreed to support an agriculture workers code, but three states refuse to join the party as the farm sector prepares for its busiest time of year.... Read more

12th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Giving back: Australia’s sharing economy

Australians have always been a generous lot. But lately, acts of giving and sharing have been on the rise, benefiting both individuals in need and communities as a whole.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

The Ethical Omnivore: food for thought

The team behind Feather and Bone has released The Ethical Omnivore – a practical guide to sustainable meat eating. We discover the inspiration behind the book, and share a tasty... Read more

9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Shop small to support our local legends

Small businesses need our help more than ever. The Shop Small campaign celebrates the valuable contributions small business make and encourages shoppers to support them.... Read more

9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Celebrating the tastes of Tasmania

Crowne Plaza Hobart has welcomed the arrival of core restaurant and bar and THE DECK, two sustainably designed dining concepts that celebrate the very best of Tasmanian produce.... Read more

Quinoa: from boutique to broadacre
9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Quinoa: from boutique to broadacre

A new quinoa variety developed here in Australia is set to boost opportunities for farmers, with major production potential for both local and international markets.... Read more

8th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Fancy flowers and flavours in Toowoomba

It’s all about flowers and flavour at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which will feature floral-inspired dishes from cafes and restaurants across the region.... Read more

8th September 2020 | Eativity editors

IGA partners with Vinnies in pilot scheme

IGA is sponsoring a St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s soup van service to help answer the increasing food poverty that many Victorians in inner-city Melbourne are facing.... Read more

9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Take the challenge to end water waste

The average Aussie uses 340 litres of water a day. Many people in rural areas have to live with less than 50. Here’s how to cut your usage, and get more water where it’s needed... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie seaweed: a $1.5 billion opportunity

The Australian seaweed industry is making waves, providing opportunities to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, improve ocean health and create jobs in regional areas.... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 and swine fever “practice runs”

New Zealand futurist Melissa Clark-Reynolds claims that COVID-19 and African swine fever are “practice runs” for more significant global threats we may face in the future.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Byron at Byron unveils new restaurant

Byron at Byron has appointed chef Etienne Karner to unveil a new restaurant that brings sustainable, approachable dining to life with a new menu that heroes local produce.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

How to reduce your risk of stroke

This National Stroke Week, Nutrition Australia wants to raise awareness of how a healthy diet can reduce the risk of stroke by supporting a healthy heart, brain and body.... Read more

8th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Feather and Bone: a better way for meat

Where does your steak come from? Sydney’s ethical butchery Feather and Bone wants to open up consumers’ eyes to the importance of knowing the provenance of our food.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers issue mayday call to leaders

Farmers are despairing at an apparent breakdown in negotiations between states, territories and the Federal Government over the promised Agriculture Workers Movement Code.... Read more

3rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Neil Perry serves up cell-based meat

Redefining meat: top Australian chef Neil Perry has served up kangaroo dumplings, alpaca tarama and five other dishes made with meat grown from cells in a world-first culinary demo... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Steak, sprouts & snacks: latest research

Whatever dietary lifestyle you choose, there are always going to be good and bad elements at play. Here are some of the latest research findings in the world of nutrition.... Read more

3rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Darrell Lea is now 100% palm oil-free

Darrell Lea has announced that it’s now 100% palm oil-free across its entire range – the first Australian major supermarket brand to achieve this significant milestone.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Study finds benefits to beef-lentil blend

Not everyone can make the switch to a plant-based diet overnight. But there are ways to eat more sustainably and healthily without completely forgoing the foods that you love.... Read more

5th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Certified organic: getting back to nature

If a product says it’s organic on the label, can you trust it? Not always. Here’s how to tell if a product is legit, or just using the word “organic” as a marketing ploy.... Read more

Mouat's Farm remains true to customers
4th September 2020 | Moira Geddes

Mouat’s Farm remains true to customers

Apple grower Greg Mouat introduces us to his Batlow orchard and explains why having a road-side stall is so important despite being a large commercial producer.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Packaged foods: more needs to be done

The George Institute for Global Health’s annual snapshot of the nation’s packaged food supply shows there’s a lot more work to be done to reduce diet-related disease.... Read more

Josh Niland
2nd September 2020 | Alison Turner

Restaurant pioneers: fine food, no waste

Fish eye chips and bread made from potato peelings are just some of the many exciting ways that our chefs are embracing a no-waste policy that heroes local ingredients.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Alison Turner

Vegepod: making gardening easy

Not everyone has a huge backyard to dig around in. Enter Vegepod: a self-watering, portable raised wicking garden bed that’ll awaken even the most reluctant green thumbs.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Attica to throw “A Party for Melbourne”

Ben Shewry from Melbourne restaurant Attica and Melbourne electronic music group The Avalanches are throwing a free virtual house party on Saturday, September 12.... Read more

Pimp your oats: oat banana bread
3rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Pimp your oats: oat banana bread

Eating oats for breakfast does your body a world of good. Got some porridge leftover? Don’t toss it – use it in this banana bread recipe from MasterChef’s Hayden Quinn.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Can you teach kids to stop hating vegies?

Only six percent of primary school kids eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Now a new program from the CSIRO is using science to encourage kids to eat more vegies.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Spring: make the most of the season

Spring is all about enjoying the abundance of fresh, nutritious produce that’s available at this time of year. To inspire your springtime dining, here’s what’s in season.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Eativity editors

Record year for Australian table grapes

What pandemic? The Aussie table grape industry has achieved its highest ever export volume in the 2020 financial year, thanks to high quality fruit and a little bit of luck.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Eativity editors

Study finds pesticides can affect seafood

Researchers from Southern Cross University have found that an agricultural insecticide used in Australia can negatively impact the health of prawns, shrimp and oysters... Read more

Spring planting guide
1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Fire up those green thumbs: it’s spring!

Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, now is a great time for edible gardening. Here’s our guide on how to get your garden ready, and what to plant right now.... Read more

30th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Canberra in spring: an ode to renewal

Canberra welcomes visitors to explore a city blooming with events and experiences designed to invigorate mind and body. Here’s a few tasters to help you start planning.... Read more

29th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet gesture to honour a sweet history

In a nod to the suburb famed for its confectionary, the City of Sydney is proposing to name two areas in Rosebery after of some of Australia’s most-loved lollies.... Read more

29th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussies embracing food magazines

Australians are continuing to turn the digital and print pages of food mags. And with more of us hitting the kitchen now, research has found we’re opting for healthy choices.... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: sweet treats & happy bellies

It’s Friday, which is sweet. Coincidentally, so are all these products. We’ve catered to all sweet-lovers, from low-sugar and vegan fans to those who love a more decadent treat... Read more

31st August 2020 | Alison Turner

Dress for success: the best oils for health

Cooking oils are a key part of any good meal – oil can enhance the flavour and mouthfeel of foods of all kinds. But which oil should you use, and should you be using it at all?... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

A degustation with a difference

Take your taste buds on a journey from the Southern Highlands through the Shoalhaven to Sydney’s South Coast on the Highland Valley Forage – the ultimate foodie’s day out.... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Seasonal workers: issues state by state

Although the Prime Minister has announced a restart of the Seasonal Workers Programme, farmers remain anxious about labour shortages affecting upcoming harvests.... Read more

Croplands: our global share is shrinking
29th August 2020 | Dr Brad Ridoutt

Croplands: our global share is shrinking

We each get seven square metres of cropland per day. Too much beer, chips and pizza is making us exceed it. Here’s how you can lower your own cropland footprint.... Read more

a healthier milk chocolate
27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Go nuts: a healthier milk chocolate

Milk chocolate is awesome, but it isn’t exactly a health food. Now researchers may have found a way to boost milk choc’s antioxidant properties – by using waste peanut skins.... Read more

27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets under review by ACCC

The government has ordered an ACCC inquiry into the fresh food and dairy supply chain, from the farmgate through to the retailer, including examining the treatment of farmers.... Read more

27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Restaurants finding new ways to thrive

Restaurants uncertain about the future are seeking new ways to prosper, with the majority of restaurant owners who stayed open during lockdown adopting new ways of working.... Read more

my little urban patch: week 8
28th August 2020 | Moira Geddes

My little urban patch: week 8

Eativity Editor Moira Geddes adds spring vegetables to the backyard vegie patch ahead of the busiest time of year in the garden, as the winter crop gets closer to harvest.... Read more

FutureFeed: game-changer for the planet
26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

FutureFeed: game-changer for the planet

The CSIRO has announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market which will cut megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.... Read more

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Food safety alert: roll-up risk for raw fish

What’s in your sushi, sashimi and ceviche? The Food Safety Information Council wants to alert consumers about food safety risks in preparing your own raw fish dishes.... Read more

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Bears and beards and coffee? Oh my!

Cure the morning grizzlies with a splash of goodwill: Australian coffee roasters Seven Miles has launched a new range proudly supporting children’s hospice Bear Cottage.... Read more

27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

In the red: blood orange peri-peri chicken

Blood oranges are the show-stoppers of citrus fruit, with a taste and nutritional profile that’s hard to beat. Here’s a tasty way to get more "vitamin red” into your day... Read more

25th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Vegemite on lookout for jingle singers

Love it or loathe it, Vegemite is about as Australian as you can get. And now Vegemite is calling on Aussies young and old to cover its iconic “Happy Little Vegemites” jingle.... Read more

25th August 2020 | Eativity editors

delicious. gold medallists announced

delicious. has revealed the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards Gold Medallists, with 67 producers receiving medals across Dairy, Paddock, Sea and Earth categories.... Read more

24th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Sydney’s Chiswick “in bloom” for spring

Chiswick is “In Bloom” for spring, launching new menus and a series of masterclasses that will see the restaurant and garden come to life to celebrate the new season.... Read more

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Father’s Day gift ideas for the foodie dad

This Father’s Day, forget the tired old novelty tie and socks, and up your gifting game by giving Dad something delicious to show him just how much he means to you.... Read more

21st August 2020 | Eativity editors

8 vegan eateries to hit up in lockdown

Stuck in Melbourne with the lockdown blues? PETA shares the best takeaway and delivery joints that’ll help you indulge in kind, socially responsible and delicious lockdown food.... Read more

20th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The home kitchen makes a comeback

Honey, I shrunk the kitchen: in-home kitchens were on the chopping block for a while, but since lockdowns have kicked in (and dragged on), it seems they’re back on the menu.... Read more

20th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Hospitality gift cards launch nationwide

A gift that gives twice: gift cards that can be redeemed at 20,000 restaurants pubs and bars across Australia has been launched, helping the industry get back on its feet.... Read more

25th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Blood oranges: get your “vitamin red”

When it comes to citrus, most of us think of oranges or lemons. But there’s another citrus that’s in peak season right now – it’s just as sweet, and it’s even better for... Read more

19th August 2020 | Eativity edit