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A Little Lunch and Fratelli Fresh

2008 August 16

Ah bliss! A whole day, no plans, mostly all to myself…couldn’t ask for anything more….

The day started with a minor disappointment when I headed over to EQ Markets to grab some eggs from Cornucopia and they weren’t there! Bugger! It was a nice ride anyway….So on to Fratelli Fresh in Waterloo.

This is my favourite fruit and veg place. Why? Well, first it’s seasonal. If it’s in season, it’s there, cheap, and fantastic quality. Also, they have a range of very tasty Italian specialty groceries, such as oil, vinegar, pasta etc and awesomely cheap Vittorio coffee. In addition, they stock meats and poultry from AC Butchery, as well as great range of cheeses….

But wait! There’s more! Also in residence is Cafe Sopra upstairs next to the Italian groceries. To top it all off, they also host cooking classes that are free!!!!! Though rather inconveniently at a time when I can’t make it (4-5pm)

So today I grabbed whatever took my fancy, and now I just have to figure out what to do with it!

  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 1 Fennel
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 head Broccoli
  • 1 Leek
  • 1/2 Butternut Pumpkin
  • 3 Spanish onions
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass
  • 1 bunch Coriander
  • 1 Red Capsicum
  • 2 Packham Pears
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 200g Green Beans
  • 1 punnet Cherry Tomatoes

Unfortunately I only managed two photos before I was asked very politely to put the camera away. A shame, as everything looks so good…

I’ve also recently checked out their new place in Potts Point. A very small condensed version of Waterloo, but the cafe was packed, really packed, and all the cool young things had made the brown paper Fratelli bags a fashion statement.

So home with the goodies, and to think about what to make for dinner…..

Fratelli Fresh
7 Danks Street

Lunch – Le Pain Quotidien (Daily Bread)

I’m very lucky that I have Le Pain literally on my doorstep. So once home from Fratelli, and before popping over to Woolies a spot of lunch seemed appropriate:

I love these “Tartines” (literally “slice of bread”), open sandwiches. This one is prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, sun dried tomato, pesto…

I also grabbed a half loaf of wholemeal sourdough…I know you’re not supposed to have them pre-sliced, but I find that it makes it last longer as the slices are much more slim and even than I could manage at home…

Le Pain Quotidien
414 Bourke Street (Entrance on Foveaux)
Surry Hills
02 9360 8460
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