AGFG Blog

Passionate Providores – A Guide to Australia’s Best Produce

As well as fine food, providores around the country offer catering, hampers, coffee, olive oil and much more. Just step inside and be blown away by the kaleidoscope of wafting aromas, or try handmade soaps and lotions, all individually selected by business owners scouring Australia and beyond for something different.

Ready, Steady, Go! Gourmet Take Home Meals

Most of us are time poor these days and the thought of cooking for the family once inside the door after a hectic day at work, can be a daunting prospect. Enter the pre-prepared meal option, and we’re not talking supermarket freezer packets that lack flavour, goodness and inspiration. Many Aussie providores offer ready-to-go meals that are tasty, nutritious and affordable, available instore or online, as well as catering options.

The Happy Wholesome Kitchen – Raw is Best

Change your health, change your world - that’s the motto of Townsville providore The Happy Wholesome Kitchen. Founded by passionate foodie and trained health coach Kelly Smith, the business aims to maximise people’s health and vitality through incorporating more delicious raw, fermented and wholefood meals into their diet.

Secrets of The Tivoli Road Baker

Anyone who has been to visit the famous Tivoli Road Bakery in South Yarra, Melbourne would agree that its humble exterior does not give off “one of Australia’s most renowned and celebrated bakery” vibes. However, as the alluring aroma of freshly baked sourdough and burnt butter croissants fill the surrounding streets, you are drawn in, to follow the drones of locals and tourists alike indoors, to be a part of the busy workshop where craftsmanship meets passion, creating some of the most extraordinary baking.

Maggie Beer's Best Autumn Relish

Autumn brings an abundance of fresh produce, from avocados and melons to eggplant, capsicums and broccoli. There is nothing better than enjoying a picnic on a blanket under your favourite tree, with a basket overflowing with cheese, wine, crackers and homemade relish on the side. Who better to ask for a favourite relish recipe than Australia’s doyen of cooking - Maggie Beer.

Our Top 5 Autumn Country Escapes

As you pull on your jacket again and swap your sandals for boots, take a seasonal sea change and embrace Autumn with a weekend escape. Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two, an adventure packed boys’ weekend, a girls’ weekend to re-connect, or a trip to enjoy with the family, we have you covered from the Gold Coast’s hinterland to the coastline of Tasmania.