Dainty bites, fresh flavours and dishes that don't mind being moved from kitchen to hamper to blanket, or being passed around on a tray at a stand-up gathering...That's what's on my mind with these picnic and party favourites. Rustle up some of these beauties at your Melbourne Cup Day party, spring luncheon or pool-deck gathering.
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.
Every week of the footy finals, Friday Pie Day is bringing Melbourne's best pies to your door to ensure a tasty and enjoyable footy-watching experience. We don't care which team you barrack...because we're all on Team Pie!
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
Australia's Christmas is in summer so stories of Santa's sleigh zooming through snowy forests are a faraway fantasy. Many Australians still pine for a white, wintry Christmas though, so the concept of 'Christmas in July' is quite popular. I've put together a warming and festive menu to suit. Make merry and enjoy!
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.
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!