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Kids’ Halloween high tea

Said to be their spookiest Halloween themed high tea yet, First Edition Bar is celebrating its 8th kids’ Halloween high tea on Monday 29 October. Kids can come dressed as their favourite Halloween character and take part in interactive activities such as face painting, mask decorating and creating music and dance. Parents get to put their feet up and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and some delicious Halloween-inspired high tea treats.

Find First Edition Canberra at Level 1, 65 Northbourne Avenue.

For the love of food

From the pasta temples of Rome to the multicultural markets of Sicily to the family-run, fish-driven trattorias of Lake Como, Pasta, Pane, Vino is the latest offering from the genre-bending, award-winning magazine, Roads & Kingdoms. It’s not a cookbook, but something more; a travelogue, a patient investigation of Italy’s cuisine, and a loving profile of the everyday heroes who bring Italy to the table. Written by Matt Goulding with the same evocative voice as the magazine, this fascinating and intimate portrait of Italy and its food culture will both educate and inspire.

Pasta, Pane, Vino RRP $40 published by Hardie Grant Books; available in stores nationally.

Subway fighting hunger

Subway restaurants around Australia are coming together to fight food insecurity in celebration of World Sandwich Day with Subway Live Feed – an initiative to help fight world hunger and feed Aussies in need. In partnership with leading food relief organisation, Foodbank, every guest who visits a participating Canberra Subway restaurant on Friday 2 November and purchases a sub, salad or wrap will get one free, and Subway will donate the cost of a meal through Foodbank to those seeking hunger relief.

Participating Subway locations can be found at Barton, Chisholm, Conder, Fyshwick, Greenway, Queanbeyan, Phillip, Tuggeranong and Wanniassa.

New baby food range

Woolworths has launched its Smiling Tums baby food range, developed with nutritionists and costing just $1 each. Suitable for little ones from six months old, the range includes a range of nine fruit and vegetables, meals and custards with no added sugar, salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Woolworths senior nutritionist Natalie Chong said Woolies is committed to making its food range healthier for customers “and to do this, our team, together with nutritionists, have worked hard to remove added sugar from our full range of baby food without compromising on taste”.

The Smiling Tums range is available at Woolworths.

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