ART and food come together in a flourishing creative endeavour at Tallangatta.
What started out as a small coffee cart in March 2016, Teddy's Joint moved into extended premises on Towong Street about a month ago.
Owner/operator Ashlee Laing said Teddy's Joint was about coffee, doughnuts, brunch and art.
With an artistic background, Laing worked in the industry in Melbourne and Albury before opening the Tallangatta business.
“We specialise in doughnuts and flatbread,” he said.
“The kitchen is the studio and the doughnuts and flatbread the medium.”
Laing said they started making cinnamon and jam doughnuts about 12 months ago.
“Then we started concocting things out the back – we started making our own lime curd and then a range of doughnuts, all named after celebrities,” he said.
“We’ve had the Vivien Leigh, Bobby Brown and Vladimir Nabokov.
“We can’t keep up with the doughnuts.”
Raised at Yackandandah, Laing said he helped out in his parents’ bakery when he was growing up.
His 72-year-old father still bakes five days a week in the family business.
“On Saturday mornings one of my jobs was to fry the doughnuts,” he quipped.
Laing said there were some fascinating arts projects on the horizon for Tallangatta.
“We’ve got an art project starting in September: Building/Art on Walls.”
What’s your favourite dish?
What are the staples in your pantry?
Balsamic vinegar, coriander, cumin and shredded coconut
What’s the biggest product discovery you have made in cooking?
Pashmak or Persian fairy floss
What’s your secret vice?
What is your recipe standby?
What is your most unforgettable meal and where?
Roberta’s Cheesus Christ in Brooklyn, New York. It’s the simplicity and the perfect dough.
We model ourselves on them with our flatbread.
What’s your favourite cooking utensil?
What’s in your kitchen toolkit?
Piping bag and a good dough hook
What did you have for dinner last night?
What are you drinking?
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
83 Towong Street,
Phone: (02) 6071 2398