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Enjoy the top ranking most clicked posts on Eat, drink + be Kerry in 2017.


  1. Perfect pork crackling in five easy steps

Have a cracking meal with the perfect pork crackling! Roast pork is one of my favourite meals, but add in crunchy crackling, and I’m halfway to heaven.

The perfect pork crackling should sound a little hollow when you tap in on the roast and have a delicious crunch when you bite.

Roast pork with hard, chewy crackle that has more ‘bend’ than ‘crunch’ will leave your guests (and yourself) quite disappointed.

Here’s how to guarantee that your pork crackling will be a cracker!

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2. You’ll be surprised by these new Northside eats

Brisbane’s Northside eating options just got a whole lot more interesting with the opening of a new dining, lifestyle and entertainment precinct at Westfield Chermside.

Walking around the restaurants doesn’t feel like a visit to a shopping centre at all.  It’s more like a wander down a popular food alleyway or settling in at a resort-style restaurant hub.

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3. You’ve got to try the top 5 Instagrammable Night Noodle Market dishes

Are you eating with your eyes at the Night Noodle Markets?  Looking for the most instagrammable dishes on the menu?

Here’s my list of the meals that will make your friends drool on their screens.

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4. Brisbane’s new culinary hot spot

He’s the man who turned custard into an art form with his passion for Australian produce and deep respect for local ingredients, now ready to transform Brisbane into a culinary hot spot.  Josue Lopez’s wattle seed custard, Daintree chocolate and vanilla curd dish gives me a thrill each time I see it.  Every plate is a work of art, a salute to your taste buds.  It is one of GOMA’s signature dishes.

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5. Why you should stay and play in Salamanca

From Tasmania’s earliest days, Salamanca has been a place for food.

Originally the rows of Georgian sandstone buildings which line Salamanca Place were warehouses. Now these buildings and the square itself are home to some of Tasmania’s best restaurants, cafes and the state’s best-known market.

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6. 50 Queensland restaurants that the critics love

Want to sit down to a Queensland restaurant meal that would put a smile on a food critics face?

Here’s 50 that you should try.

The critics have spoken and Queensland’s dining scene has been rated from top to toe. The Good Food Guide, The Australian, Delicious Magazine and Gourmet Traveller all have different opinions, their own rating systems and their favourites.

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7. How to make killer choc caramel brownies

The best brownies ooze chocolate goodness with every bite, but this recipe also gives hints of caramel with delicious crunch.

Be still my beating heart! I’m excited just at the thought of a brownie that has hints of caramel.

The wicked people from Lindt came up with this recipe which draws extra strength from their  Dark Sea Salt Caramel chocolate.  It’s a delicious combination of smooth dark chocolate with a caramel surge and the seductive crunch of sea salt.

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8. It’s rude and wrong but you’ll love the fun art at MONA, Tasmania

I’m looking at a wall filled with a long line of small, white porcelain sculptures which is one of MONA’s, Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art, most loved and most despised artworks.

As I stare at the pieces trying to work out what they are, my companion says, “I wonder which one is my brother’s girlfriend?”

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9. Where to find magic hands at Brisbane’s airport

In the busy world of an airport, it’s amazing to find a quiet corner where the hustle and bustle disappears.  Even better if that comes with a pair of magic hands with probing fingers that take away your stress and strains.

That’s what you’ll find at the Wellness Spa attached to the Plaza Premium lounge on level four of Brisbane’s International Airport, near Gate 81.

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10. Ten top things to do in Noosa Heads

It doesn’t matter how many times I head down the hill on Noosa Drive towards the ocean, I still get a little shiver of excitement every time. This very special part of the world has achieved international recognition for its unique environment and I am privileged to be able to dip my toes into it on a regular basis.

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