Month: January 2018

HIS ‘N’ HERS SHEPHERD’S PIE

HIS ‘N’ HERS SHEPHERD’S PIE

Shepherd’s pie is classic English fare. The sort of meal that regularly graces farmhouse tables across the UK, served in deep casseroles and topped with thick slabs of golden mash potato. It’s the sort of food that conjures up images of lumbering farmers lured in […]

Steak Sandwich – Spicy Korean Style

Steak Sandwich – Spicy Korean Style

Every now and then you come across an ingredient that you become obsessed with. For me, it’s gochujang – a fermented red chili paste from Korea. It has a hot, earthy savouriness which is perfect with beef, so what better way to enjoy it than […]

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Korean Beef Short Ribs in Gochu-jang

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Korean Beef Short Ribs in Gochu-jang

One of my first forays into the world of Korean food was at the unassuming CJ Lunchbar on Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street. Always busy, this tiny restaurant has you jostling among local international students for a seat on a wobbly wooden table which you have […]

RECIPE: Lamb Rendang Curry

RECIPE: Lamb Rendang Curry

Rendang is a rich, fragrant coconut curry usually cooked with beef. Often associated with Malaysian cooking, the word ‘rendang’ actually comes from the Indonesian ‘merandang’ meaning to cook coconut milk slowly until it’s dry. In fact it didn’t reach Malaysia until the 16C when the Minangkabau […]

RECIPE: Persian Lamb Stew

RECIPE: Persian Lamb Stew

Inside the Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, narrow alleys lined with windowfuls of saffron bustle with cool young locals sipping tea and reading Hafez, and groups of young women laden with shopping bags. Through the gilded arcade, past nutsellers and fabric merchants the single through-passage opens […]