Our new book, Broadsheet Melbourne Food, is out now. To celebrate its release, we’re giving away a prize a day for 12 days. Each prize includes a copy of the book and a selection of goods from one of Melbourne’s best producers or suppliers. Enter now for your chance to win.
Do you like organic food? Actually, the answer doesn’t matter. Anyone who eats will appreciate this diverse selection of teas, oils, sauces and snacks from Terra Madre. That it’s all free from the usual pesticides and chemicals is just the proverbial cherry on the top.
The Westgarth Village store carries the usual selection of certified-organic fruit, veg and bread. But it also runs a wellness clinic upstairs; packages its own pulses, grains, flours and nuts; and sells a huge range of brands devoted to reducing their environmental impact, whether they make lipstick or toilet cleaner. Think of Terra Madre as a normal supermarket, but with much better ethics.
To drink, it’s chosen Ethiopian coffee; chamomile tea; and caffeine-free rooibos chai tea.
Snacks include mixed nuts; an antioxidant berry mix (sour cherries, goji berries, golden Inca berries, cranberries and raspberries); mixed olives from Mount Zero; and vegan chocolate with orange, fig and macadamia.
For your breakfast there’s maple syrup; dry-roasted almond butter; Terra Madre’s own peanut butter; a kilogram of creamy natural yoghurt; and an entire litre of raw spotted-gum honey.
When you’re ready to do some actual cooking, boil up the supplied pack of mixed vegetable durum wheat fusilli pasta, douse it in arrabiatta sauce, then top with Genovese pesto.
Other cooking supplies include a litre of olive oil; a litre of apple-cider vinegar; a litre of extra-virgin coconut oil; 500 millilitres of gluten-free brown-rice vinegar; 500 millilitres of tamari, 500 millilitres of red-wine vinegar; a bottle of Worcestershire sauce; a jar of unhulled tahini and a can of coconut cream.
The prize also includes a copy of Broadsheet Melbourne Food.
The total value is $179.95.