Inspiration for this salad came from a wee gem of a book which I picked up at a book fair several years ago held in a great old hall attached to the Anglican Church down the road from us. I recall wandering down on a lazy Saturday morning and as I entered into the cavernous [...]
I’m one of those people who can’t sleep in on Christmas day. Compared to the 364 other days of the year when my eyes are intent on staying shut and my snooze button gets pressed half a dozen times, on Christmas day it’s another story. At around 6am my eyelids ping open and without a [...]
This recipe began life as a chicken ball. Bursting with flavour, its outward appearance (pale and insipid) did little to promote its culinary virtues. I saw in it the potential for greater things however and thus set about turning it into a chicken burger. Full of flavour, the patty itself required very little attention, other [...]
There has been the odd day of late when the sun has smiled down on us, encouraging the transition from the couch to deck chair; from the kitchen to the BBQ. We want to live outside, at least whenever nature will allow it!
As I’ve become a “grown-up” I’ve come to the opinion that one does not need to consume large quantities of meat every day and so for weeknight dinners I’ve been preparing a lighter vegetarian meal or one consisting mainly of vegetables with a small amount of lean meat. But as a kid it was a completely different story;
A few years ago I was at the Glebe markets in Sydney and tried for the first time gozleme. To this day that food memory is still vivid. Watching the ladies prepare and fry order after order was mesmerising; they’d clearly been cooking gozleme for a lifetime
Terrine is one of those dishes which must not be thought about too much before consuming. If one was to explain it to an unknowing, unsuspecting diner then I suspect mouths may become instantly clamped. Flaked meat suspended in cold gelatine…..hardly appetising.
We hope to spark food memories in our readers during this month of nostalgia. Boeuf Bourguignon transports me back to my folks’ house; dad’s significantly more impressed with stew for dinner than I am and he finishes his meal by wiping the plate clean with a piece of soft, white bread
I have been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of several dozen tiny wee duck legs and a handful of breasts, kindly shared with me by one of our friendly engineers here at F&P. When this month’s theme was decided upon I thought the duck an apt ingredient with which to create a [...]
My first encounter with these bite-sized pillow-y morsels dates back prior to the turn of this brand new century. To an afternoon in early autumn in a suburb on the outskirts of Paris named Fontenay Sous Bois. It was a Friday or Saturday, the afternoon light long and low
In my last post I talked about my love affair with Jamie O and his fish pie; I thought that for this post I could talk about my love affair with musicals but quickly came to the realisation that this is not a ‘personal hobby blog’ this is a cooking blog. So keeping right on [...]
There is a lot to be said for the old adage “less is more”. It can be applied to many facets of my career as a designer and photographer as well as to a plethora of situations outside of work. This recipe is the perfect example of applying such a mantra to situations of the [...]
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