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Oxtail, stewed with vegetables, served with dumplings.

Nelson Mandela’s Favourite Oxtail Stew and Dumplings

Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Human Rights Warrior. Peace Icon. Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on this day in 1918. He was given the Christian name Nelson on his first day at school - a...
iftar

Ramadan, Iftar and my Lahm Bi’ajeen

I like food. Like, really like food. So growing up, I never particularly enjoyed fasting. For one whole month, every year, my family and I (and roughly 1.2 billion other poor, hungry souls around...

Curious about Carbs: the Grill’d Low Carb SuperBun

  When I think of the word 'Diet,' I think of that Simpsons episode where Homer runs into a sign that says 'Die' and lets out a bloodcurdling scream. Then the wind blows the bushes...
The Oxford tavern smoked meats plate

Smoked Meats + Black Betty BBQ, The Oxford Tavern (Petersham, Sydney)

Winter is coming. Okay, technically winter has officially arrived but I just needed to throw a Game of Thrones reference in here. I couldn't help myself. With Sydney’s weather the way it has been lately, there’s...
Mug Cake, Cake, Matcha, Mochi, Green Tea

Mug Cake Mondays: 3mins Matcha Mochi Cakes!

Hello Monday! Konnichiwa! Ni hao! Annyeonghaseyo! I must say I’m beginning to enjoy Mondays (just a little) because of our fabulous Mug Cakes! Have a mug? Want some cake? Do it. Asia: Matcha Let’s step back in...

Osaka Soul Food + Osaka Bar, Potts Point, Sydney

The City of Love. The Big Apple. The Eternal City. Fashion Capital of the World. The world’s most iconic cities are identifiable just as much by their nicknames as they are by their landscapes. And...
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ICED TEA 101

If I were to think back to childhood movie sessions, I don't really think of popcorn and soft drink; for me, it was always the satisfying 'plok' of a straw piercing the plastic seal of...

From Polish Pierogi to Chinese Jiaozi and Baozi

What's for breakfast today? For me, a first generation Polish-German woman, comfort food for breakfast is essential. This is because in Germany, breakfast is undoubtedly considered the most important meal of the day. It’s likely...

Luke Nguyen’s France

It's one thing to follow a celebrity chef's gastronomic adventures on TV, but quite something else to sit with them in person and hear their tales first-hand. With the upcoming launch of TV series...
Mug Cake, Cheesecake

Mug Cake Mondays: 3mins Cheese-Mug-Cake!

Ahh Monday…I must say I look forward to it ever so slightly for the Mug Cakes. They have now ubiquitously become one in my mental vocabulary. I can’t think of Monday without thinking Mug...

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