Month: January 2017

Braised Leeks with a Soft Boiled Egg

Braised Leeks with a Soft Boiled Egg

I love the simplicity of this dish – that with only a few choice ingredients can something so scrumptious come from so meager beginnings. The humble egg, for some magical reason has transformative powers, like when they are fried and buttery atop mere slices of […]

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe

It was unseasonally cold the day I cooked this beef brisket recipe. We had good friends over for dinner and so made our way, early Saturday morning, down to the Vic. market – braving the throngs of camera happy tourists and sanctimonious activewearers bouncing between […]

Spiced Chickpea Kale Salad w/ Crispy Flatbread

Spiced Chickpea Kale Salad w/ Crispy Flatbread

I’ve said it before, but you don’t need to be a health ninja to enjoy kale. For so many, this humble green cabbage has been reduced to a ‘nutrient’- a leaf from which the elixir of that god-awful appropriation of ‘wellness’ seems to effervesce when […]

Skinless Pork Sausage Recipe

Skinless Pork Sausage Recipe

Pork sausage and sauerkraut is the sort of meal you’d expect to be served in a German Biergarten alongside a glass of Altbier and pommes frites. Perhaps more varied than you might think (there is much good to be said about the Turkish and Japanese influences […]

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

I love those few weeks of the year when Spring bursts onto the scene. Suddenly there are warmer days when the sun beams over tiny budding plants, daffodils line the verges with their frilly yellow faces, and heavy Winter coats seem to silently work their […]

EASY RECIPE: Pulled Pork Quesadillas

EASY RECIPE: Pulled Pork Quesadillas

One of the easiest ways to keep leftover meals interesting is to change up the cuisine. By adding herbs and spices to a meal it is easy to have dinner in Italy on Monday and in Mexico on Wednesday. This quesadilla (literally translated, means ‘cheesy […]

Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

I love homemade minestrone soup, but with so many different pre-made options around I feel homemade soup is quickly becoming a lost art. People often tell me that they don’t have time to cook, or don’t like the time it takes to prepare food so […]

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

Cooking this recipe in my humble little Coburg kitchen I could easily have been in the Appenine foothills in central Italy, with the warm Italian sun cascading through a rickety wooden door onto a flour-dusted flagstone floor. Chickens clucking in the courtyard, bottles of passata […]

THE CONVERSATION: How do food manufacturers pick those dates on their product packaging…

BY: Londa Nwadike, Kansas State University No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion […]