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Tasmania feels like the place for artists. Artists are embraced. They find inspiration locally and internationally and it all collides to this happy place. A place I wish I could be a part of, but I can’t. Fortunately for us it seems the people of Tasmania want us to know what’s happening around there. They provide a ton of resources. Here are a few examples:

Handmark Gallery

They bring Tasmanian artists to other parts of the world. Their talent works in areas such as paintings, ceramics, glass, and so much more. Here’s are two great samples: (Click on the individual images to go right to the artists specific page at the Handmark Gallery.)

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Design Centre > Tasmania

The beauty of the Design Centre Tasmania is described within it’s own mission:

The Design Centre strives to:

  • Sustain the wood design industry in Tasmania
  • Inspire Tasmania and the world with an understanding of the potency of design
  • Create an identity for Tasmania as a place of excellence in the world.

Don’t you wish you lived there? I do. Here is an example of one of their artists. Peter Costello born, raised and educated in Tasmania.

(Click on the image to go right to the page)

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I know I’m inspired, how about you?

{All Images are credited to their respective shop}
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Tasmania via YouTube

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Cook up some meat pies, make a trip to the library or surf on over to netflix and borrow/rent a book or movie set in Tasmania. You are now ready to have a Tasmanian experience, of sorts.

There aren’t a lot of modern movies set in Tasmania, but you may find a few. Here’s my suggestions

Tale of Ruby Rose

Dying Breed a scary film, with the trailer below and an article about the film here

If you aren’t in the mood to watch movies, here are some books to read:

The Rainbow and The Rose
Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger

Do you have any more suggestions?

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twomeatpies

From what I read, Meat Pies in Australia are like Hot Dogs in the U.S. You can get them everywhere, they aren’t pretentious, and should be eaten without a fork. Just use your good old hands.

Sounds like my kind of food.

I had a little extra time and decided to try making two variations of meat pie. I made one with a loose-beef type texture (precook the beef, then put it in the pie shell), I’m calling that Version 1.

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I also made a meatloaf type pie. I mixed all the beef ingredients together and put it in the pie shell. So it was like a meatloaf in a pie. I called that Version 2.

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So… which was my favorite?

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VERSION 1. The second version was delicious, but watery. It would’ve been impossible for me to eat without a fork. Version two was definitely easier to prepare, but it’s really the taste and texture that I care about and Version 1 had both.

Here’s some recipes to consider when you make your own meat pie.

Version 1 was loosely based on this.

Version 2 was loosely based on this.

Next week I we’ll look at food in Singapore. If you are interested in playing along, send me an email and I’ll send you information about the recipe choice for Singapore. Hope to see you!

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introToday is Australia Day and also happens to be the kickoff to our next destination, Tasmania. Where exactly is Tasmania, you ask? Well, it’s a little island south of Australia.

map{Photo Credit CIA World Factbook}

So, now that we’re set on where Tasmania is, let’s take a moment to wish our favorite Australian’s a Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day, Hugh Jackman!

We’ll be back throughout the week with more information on TASMANIA!

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