This winters’ (2018) trip has been a fabulous trip for food. Starting with the winter warming curry pies from Grist Bakery at Kyneton only a few hours from home. The cumquats that we added brandy to at Cunnamulla and are now enjoying 4 months later. In Cairns it was fresh prawns, coral trout and Spanish mackerel from several seafood wholesalers. Along with red paw paw, juicy thin skinned mandarines and sweet giant passionfruit from Rusty’s Market. In Ingham it was Italian smallgoods, imported cheeses and an array of olives from Lou’s Food Emporium and bacon chops from the butcher next door that when roasted warmed a cool evening. At the innovative Wild Fresh Prawns in Ingham more sweet juicy fresh prawns, Asian style fish cakes and seafood spring rolls with chunks of crayfish. Heavenly sweet pineapples and sugar bananas from the Rollingstone and Crystal Creek area. More, yes more prawns from the wharf in Bowen to be devoured by the ocean for a tropical birthday celebration. Crimped ‘Cri’ pies at the Criterion Hotel and shiny red and dense capsicums that could be eaten like a fresh apple from Finch Hatton. Rum Liqueurs and the sweetest strawberries ever from Bundaberg. Kingaroy Peanuts in the shell from Childers. Perfect pumpkin from a burgeoning roadside stall at Tiaro and smoked smallgoods from the Kilkivan Butcher. What more could a travelling foodie ask for? Mrs Pidgeon’s pickles and sauces from Flaggy Rock of course!