18 November 2022

Five minutes with Jade Jordan, White Rose Cafe

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Jade Jordan

Jade Jordan, owner and manager of Temora’s White Rose Cafe. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Who is Jade Jordan? I’m the owner and manager of White Rose Cafe in Temora. I moved to Temora when I was about two, and I did all my schooling here.

Favourite cuisine: I like all food.

Best recent dining experience: Das Melzer here in Temora. They do amazing food.

Most embarrassing pantry item: My pantry is pretty standard. There is nothing strange in there.

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What ingredient can I not live without? Probably salt.

Best coffee spot in Temora: Definitely the White Rose.

What’s your coffee blend? Dimattina from Melbourne.

Next big thing in the Temora food scene: We have so many coffee bars and eateries in town … probably a drive-through coffee other than McDonald’s. I think that would probably be the next biggest thing.

White Rose Cafe does $10 specials every week, which are all homemade. Photo: Supplied.

A must-try on our menu: Our hamburgers.

My biggest culinary influence: My grandma.

Favourite cookbook: I don’t have one, but I like the Woman’s Day old-school ones.

Who do I admire in the Temora food and wine scene? Josh from Das Melzer. He’s one of our local chefs, and he’s amazing.

White Rose Cafe

White Rose Cafe. Photo: Supplied.

What are this week’s specials at White Rose Cafe? We do a $10 special, and they’re all homemade. It ranges from rissole with mash and veg, lasagne, salad, and quiche, and we also do chicken schnitzel with chips and gravy.

Death row meal: Probably roast lamb.

My least favourite food: Anything too spicy.

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My COVID-19 response: It was pretty crazy. We were lucky to be here. We didn’t have to fully close and went to takeaway only for a little while. We survived and made it stronger.

My top three cooking tips: Make it tasty. Love what you do. Lots of seasoning.

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