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Cook like a QT chef at home, our Chefs are personally delivering you their best kept secrets and recipes every fortnight. Spoil your friends and family, these recipes are sure to get everyone’s mouth watering and will impress!


Wagyu Bresaola

Ingredients: 1 Wagyu Tenderloin (note: choose the best quality that you can afford. The better quality the tenderloin, the better quality bresaola) Red wine (note: you will need enough to be able to submerge the beef – we use approx 7 litres, but again, choose the best that you can afford in a suitable quantity) […]

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By Benjamen Judd 2014 is already looking like a jam-packed year of event goodness and it’s only January 1st! This coming Tuesday, January 7 the excitement of the Jeep Magic Millions racing carnival thunders onto Surfers Paradise Beach with the Jeep Magic Millions Barrier Draw. A silk-lined, on-sand marquee will be erected at the Hanlan […]


Honey-glazed, spit-roasted suckling pig

INGREDIENTS 1 (12- to 18-pound) whole suckling pig 15 quarts water 6 1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup pepper ground pepper corns 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for basting 1 whole pineapple 2 whole oranges 1 lime 1 grapefruit 1 Half Garlic clover Half handful Bay Leaves 1 apple 1tbsp Thyme […]

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Bazaars Tips out for the boys

Well Movember is well under way and although my prepubescent face has yet to get the memo, our team down at Bazaar sure has. Nearly all of the gents, both chefs & floors staff have pulled together in the venue to support men’s health this year with almost $340 already raised in the first week. […]

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Swinging’s in vogue

Firstly, have you been to Swinging Safari on the Gold Coast? If the answer is no, listen up. Put down your phone, get up from your couch / desk and go. An unassuming banquet of hipsters awaits – ok, that just sounds creepy. What we mean to say is, Swing Safari is an icon of […]

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Thanksgiving – GC style!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Here on the beautiful Gold Coast, we much to be thankful for also and since we’ve already adopted Halloween, why not Thanksgiving? For the […]

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Tweed Foodie Fest from 27th November

Tweed Foodie Fest was inspired after the 2011 inaugural “Foodie Friday” dinner party, which surprised organisers and attracted over 800 people.  The festival has since grown to a five day celebration of local food and food culture, with events and activities across the Tweed region. Agriculture and tourism are key building blocks of the Tweed […]

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Kuku Paka

Recipe of the month for October.

KUKU PAKA Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of cooking oil/butter 1 onion, finely sliced 2 Green peppers, chopped 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced Half Teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon curry powder 4 or 5 whole cloves 1 teaspoon of salt 1 whole chicken, cut into quarters or smaller 1 cup water 4 potatoes, cleaned and […]

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On the Gold Coast our weather has taken a huge turn to the scorching and if you’re anything like us, you’re finding yourself getting thirstier and thirstier as the mercury rises. At spaQ we’re always on the look-out for new ways to keep hydrated and our fabulous spaQ Manager Suzanne Dodds spotted this treasure trove […]

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Gold Coast Farmers Market

Situated at Miami, on the Gold Coast, Australia, “ the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market” is the area’s first and only truly Organic Growers Market, selling the best quality, tastiest, most nutritious produce available to you. Every Sunday from 06:00 AM to 11:30 AM, this totally unique Market provides an extensive and complete range of […]

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Gallery 1Thursday, September 26, 2013 Join us AFTER DARK for a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style event – 5 images, 5 minutes. Selected artists exhibiting in The Border Art Prize 2013 exhibition will give short presentations about their practice – no more than five minutes in length, no more than five images. Bring friends and colleagues for a snappy, inspiring evening of […]


Crispy Salmon

How do I cook perfect crispy skinned salmon? says; Step 1: Place the salmon, skin-side up, on a chopping board and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. This helps crisp the skin. Step 2: Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon, skin-side down, for 4-5 minutes depending on thickness. […]

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habanero prawns

QT Recipe

MANGO HABANERO DRUNKEN PRAWNS Prawns: 6 prawns 400 mL tequila Sauce: 2 Mangoes 6 Green Habanero Chillies 10 grams of Coriander 20 mL of Lime juice Pinch of Salt 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar 20 grams of Mint 20 grams of diced Spanish Onion 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder To Serve: Indian Pappadums   Marinate […]

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Raving for Raw

Raving for Raw

Okay, maybe it seems a little crazy, but the raw food movement seems to be gaining steam (not literally, of course). Whether or not you agree or think it’s all a little bit hippy, it’s proponents do have some science on their side. Health afficionados believe it’s better to eat ‘live’ food (vegetables) because heating […]

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