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Spice Tips

Spices originate from plants and are strongly flavoured or aromatic. Used as condiments, they have been highly prized, since ancient times for their medicinal, preservative and cosmetic uses. India produces high-quality spices. At least one...

Back to Basics: Milk

Growing up in communist Poland, I used to spent my summer holidays on my uncle's farm in the countryside. Every morning, while my aunt would milk the cows with bare hands, I would wait...
Win 1 of 3 cask wine prize packs

Happy 50th anniversary Cask Wine: Five things you didn’t know about the Cask +...

Australia has always had a colourful relationship with alcohol. Rum formed the building blocks of the first colonies, used even as currency. Legendary Prime Minister Bob Hawke holds the record for drinking 2.5 pints...

Lessons on Parmigiano Reggiano with Mark Best at Marque Restaurant

Parmesan cheese has long been one of the most popular cheeses to grace Australian households. Childhood memories of the (horrid) green cylindrical packet that we once doused our spaghetti in, has evolved as rapidly...
Clifford's Honey Farm

Q&A with Clifford’s Honey Farm, Kangaroo Island

With Kangaroo Island’s identity as a producer of speciality foods, my first visit to the island last month was highly anticipated. I couldn't wait to bring back a suitcase full of edible souvenirs, direct...

Egyptian Beers at Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen

Ever had an Egyptian beer? No? Neither had I until I discovered that they had been revealed at Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen in Harold Park. In amongst the maze of restaurants at the Tramsheds,...

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...

Beer is the New Wine: 3 Reasons to Stop Fearing Beer

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to something called a “Hop Inspired Degustation Dinner.” My first reading of these words actually conjured a mental image of a group of chefs carefully observing...
Foods to eat in the new year for good fortune

Foods for Good Fortune in the New Year

We eat in order to satiate, to celebrate, to commiserate and to alleviate boredom, so why not try eating to increase our luck? It’s just as good a reason as any, if not better....

What’s a Curry?

The British while in India cultivated a taste for spices. Upon their return home they attempted to create those exotic flavours that they loved in India. The result was ‘curry powder’! The word ‘curry’ is...

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