Life goes better with Basque cheesecake, a lockdown #2 love affair. I became obsessed with this cake about five years ago when I ate it in San Sebastian at La Viña pintxos bar. It was perilously wobbly and jiggly, somehow both light and rich, creamy white and custardy within but with a bitter edge from the dark, caramelised perimeter. I mumbled, “It’s a miracle,” and I meant it.
In the wake of International Women's Day on March 8, I wanted to shine a light on some of the amazing women featured on my site. I love them for their warmth, generosity, intelligence, kindness, camaraderie and - of course - their food.
I love Penang! This Malaysian island is such a foodie hotspot with multiple cultures and cuisines and so many great things to eat. Join me as I eat Nonya kueh, Hainan chicken rice, Cantonese yum cha, fresh tofu and soy milk, and even have a turn stir-frying at a hawker stall.
Passover is a Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt; I chatted Passover food traditions on Jewish radio in preparation for cooking matzo balls at a Jewish food festival
I love Farmers' Markets for the beautiful fresh produce and the direct contact with the folks who've grown the stuff. Here I am at St Kilda Farmers' Market geeking out on Jonella Farm's baby corn
Apricot chicken. Vol au vents. Everything tuna. Fondue. Should retro dishes be brought back to centre stage or relegated to the menus of history?
While we had a cake in the oven I grabbed the lovely Sophia from Thermomix Baking Blogger for a chat about sourdough, a topic that's close to both of our hearts, but can seem very spooky and mysterious if you've never encountered it before.
A good salad is superb. A sad salad is soul-destroying. Listen in to hear about the salad good and the salad bad.