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Cienna Sangria

Aplomb with fruit, spices and a taste of summer, Sangria is the drink of choice for many on a balmy evening or during long lazy lunches. However, while for many Sangria is reminiscent of...

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...

The Best Wurst in Town

Do you ever find yourself biting into a delicious slice of German sausage and wondering, ‘Where did you come from you beautiful stick of meat?’ Don’t worry; you’re not the only one who’s experienced...

Cider Crush

For a long time now, fruit ciders have taken a back seat, letting Champagne reign celebratory moments, giving wines the spotlight at dining tables, leaving beers to dominate the pub or backyard BBQ, and...

International Day of [In]Tolerance + recipe for dairy and gluten free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

We could all benefit from a bit of tolerance in this crazy world, amirite? But what if tolerance wasn't an option... what if you live with intolerance? Today is International Day of Tolerance, and...

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,...

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...
Mug Cake, Cake, Chocolate, Fudge, Smores

Mug Cake Mondays: 5mins Chocolate Fudge S’mores Cake!

Monday AGAIN. That grey day that comes and hits you in the head to tell you that your weekend is over. But you know what isn’t over? Mug Cake Mondays! So without further ado… America: S’Mores Let’s...
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...

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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