Is there anything better than soup? I could live on it. Soup is a sustaining staple in every culture, versatile, economical, nourishing and - when done well - very delicious. Here are some of my favourites.
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to mean burnt toast in bed and bad soap from school stalls. If you are a mum, you can steer the family towards these menu suggestions, and if you have a mum, please enjoy these suggestions for Mum-friendly dishes and tasty gifts that keep on giving.
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Master butcher Gary McBean helps us get a fork around pork in this informative 'meat chat'. Learn what to do which which part of the pig and how to get the best crackling
My reflections on Christmas 2020. I didn't grow up with hard-and-fast Christmas traditions - my family has built them as we went along. But this Christmas was perhaps the sweetest ever.
Homemade gifts are the best! As well as the deliciousness, the recipients can taste the love that you put into them. My 10 gift ideas include versatile condiments, chocolatey treats and an emergency dinner pack for the time-poor. These really are gifts that keep on giving!
Everyone is doing it tough in hospo but temporary visa holders have a particularly hard road because they have no access to JobKeeper or JobSeeker, and many of them are restricted in the kind of work they can do. Basically, it sucks. However, some of them (like Nicole from Mangan Yuk) have started micro-businesses to get them through to COVID-normal. If you can, support them!
Let's make winter sweet! I've gathered together some of my favourite puddings, pies, desserts and cakes for you here. Make them for a special occasion, because you DEFINITELY deserve a treat or as a fun cooking project.
Have you got an hour? Ask a Middle Eastern person about their favourite hummus and be ready to listen long and hard! Hummus is an everyday traditional food all the way from Yemen to Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey but there are as many variations as there are eaters! At its simplest, hummus combines chickpeas and tahini, then there's the potential addition of salt, pepper, spices, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and water. Plus, there's the question of texture. Should it be smooth or sturdy? We dig in...