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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, Mocha, Coffee

Mug Cake Mondays: 2mins Mocha Cake!

This week's tried and tested 'microwave baking' recipe is an absolute winner wherever you're enjoying this public holiday. Africa: Coffee The legend begins with Kaldi, a goat herder from Kaffa, who was herding his goats through...

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...
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So Much More Than Soju: An intro to Korean alcohol at the Korean Banquet...

When you think of Korean alcohol you probably think of soju. But as Korean Traditional alcohol specialist Julia Mellor would reveal at the 4th Korean Banquet Showcase, aptly titled ‘An Introduction to Korean Alcohol’,...
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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...
Pork Burger Recipe from Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest Cookbook

Since being founded by Ronni Kahn in 2004, OzHarvest has saved 11,972 tonnes of food from being wasted in Australia. Relying on donations for funding, the organisation takes food that would otherwise be thrown out from...
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...

International Talk Like A Pirate Day + Rum Round-Up

Septembarrrrr 19 is International Talk like a Pirate Day, a day to celebrate the colourful language of our romantic swashbuckling heroes of the sea. Out of curiosity and of course to brush up on my...
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...
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French Kiss Creperie, Parramatta

When we think of gathering family and friends over food, in Australia, we immediately think of holding a BBQ in the backyard. The significance of BBQs to Australians is the same as what making...

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