13 Jan '12, 4am

Tetsuya Wakuda: “When in Tasmania, forget about your waistline.” #gourmet #culinary #adventure #tasmania

Tetsuya Wakuda: “When in Tasmania, forget about your waistline.” #gourmet #culinary #adventure #tasmania

The acclaimed Tetsuya Wakuda of famed Sydney restaurant Tetsuya’s once said: “When in Tasmania, forget about your waistline.” I had no idea how right he would be when I embarked on a self-drive convoy exploring Tasmania’s natural sights and sounds. The island is well-known as a gorgeous, untouched playground ... but food? Seriously? What does the Tasmanian Devil chow on again? But I had to eat my words during the six days I drove from the south-eastern city of Hobart all the way up to the north-east tip of Tasmania and back again. Revving up an appetite My culinary adventure began right off the bat. I was feeling jet-lagged from a red-eye flight into Hobart when we reached Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. Just five minutes from the airport, the farm sits right on the edge of the pristine waters that give it its name. Operated by the Forrest family since the ’70s, the business has ...

Full article: http://www2.todayonline.com/top-stories/a-taste-of-tasman...

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