Mel Symons

Date: 10th September

Episode: 33

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From pecan tree to plate. We’re in Lismore and Mel’s off to harvest organic pecans at the Eltham Valley Pantry, surrounded by 300 pecan trees. She’s going to learn how to make a pecan pie and then is off into Lismore to Flock Espresso & Eats to see how it tastes on the plate! While in town, Mel checks out a bit of street art at The Back Alley Gallery.

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Flock Espresso & Eats

51/49 Woodlark Street Lismore NSW 2480

Ph: 6622 7584

The Back Alley Gallery

Eggins Lane, Lismore NSW 2480

Eltham Valley Pantry

712 Boathbour Road Eltham NSW 2480

Open Wed-Fri 10-3, Sat & Sun 9-4pm

Ph: 6629 1418

Prices correct as at 10/09/17



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Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

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