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Traditional English Lamb and Mint Pasties

Traditional English Lamb and Mint Pasties

Despite having grown up in many different places I still consider the town where my parents live home. The small town of Ellesmere is nestled between seven lakes and is well known locally for its beautiful country walks along the meres and its incredible delicatessen […]

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 […]

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 […]

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

Most famous for its connection to a certain Edna Everage, the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds is not the first place you might think of going for traditional Greek food. There is, however, a rare find on Mount Alexander Road worth making the trip for. A rustic […]

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

Eaten throughout the Middle East and into Asia, pilaf is a dish of rice and either meat, fish or vegetables, cooked together in stock or water. It’s exact origins are unclear with variations of the word existing in Turkish (pilav), Hindi (pulao), and Greek (pilafi) […]

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

I’ve said it before, but one of the easiest way to use up leftovers while keeping the week interesting is to think about how different cuisines use the ingredients you’ve got in the fridge. lamb wraps After having a Greek-style roast lamb for our main […]

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

This chargrilled lamb recipe is straight forward Greek cooking – simple ingredients cooked well. Charred crispy lamb over a spit, salads, citrus, olive oil and herbs are integral to the Greek cookbook. It is all about getting the best out of your ingredients and putting […]

Middle Eastern Lamb Merguez Sausage

Middle Eastern Lamb Merguez Sausage

I must confess that sausages are generally not my thing. Perhaps it is that pop you get from biting into the casing, or the often greasy meatiness you get from the traditional fatty pork sausage. These merguez sausages, however, are quite different – more a […]

SPICY CURRY RECIPE: Lamb Madras

SPICY CURRY RECIPE: Lamb Madras

Coming from England, where we have a choice of some of the best curries outside India, I really miss a delicate fragrant Ruby Murray. I don’t know why I have struggled to find good curry in Melbourne – I am more than likely looking in […]