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Mediterranean Long Lunch at Sefa Kitchen, Bondi

I can't believe we're almost at the end of 2016. One of my greatest culinary achievements this year was learning how to pickle. Earlier in the year, I purchased my first daikon --slightly intimidated,...

Naughty Vegetables

Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day. Sure, we could use this occasion to list the many benefits of different vegetables,or explain why we should eat more of them. However that is very, very boring....

Blue Cheese – A Cheesy Love Story

Legend has it that blue cheese was discovered by accident in the pursuit of love. A young man, eating his lunch of bread and cheese in a cave, saw a beautiful girl and abandoned...
Salted caramel

Salted Caramel Recipe + 5 easy uses

I’ve always been more of a chocolate girl than a caramel lover. Milkshakes, ice cream toppings, whatever. I mean, come on, it’s chocolate! What could beat it? I’ve overlooked caramel for too long; it is...

Let’s talk about baijiu and Moutai

说起白酒,所有我能想到就是在餐厅圆桌旁用精致的白酒杯,一杯一杯直到喝醉为止。不管你信不信,白酒这样口味重、度数高(一般在40-60度之间)的烧酒居然是世界上销售量最高的酒。当然,这还是要归功于中国的人口以及中国人对于白酒的偏爱。 Speaking of baijiu (白酒), all I can think about is getting drunk at special occasions or dinners drinking in those teeny-tiny glasses that look like dollhouse goblets. Believe it or not, this smoky strong distilled...
Almond Milk for the Heart and Soul

Almond Milk for the Heart and Soul

Variations of milk are springing left and right, and smack bang in the middle is the rising star: almond milk. Imagine my excitement when I found out you could make it yourself. And it...

The HRB Blended Lunch: A regional discovery of food & wine.

Since 1853, Thomas Hardy and the Hardys brand have been standing out from the Australian wine making crowd by utilising and blending grapes from the best regions on Australia. They celebrated this concept of...

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,...
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...

National Pretzel Day: The Provenance of Pretzels

We’ve been counting down for months but it’s finally here, the most important day of the year. Yes, that’s right, it’s Pretzel Day. This incredibly important national holiday is one which is often overlooked...

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