How is chocolate made, what distinguishes good chocolate from bad and are white chocolate and raw chocolate really chocolate at all? Yes, we're asking the big questions in today's radio chat
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
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.
I try to appreciate nature's bounty with every mouthful but I am especially in awe of peaches: I find it so amazing that this fuzzy fruit's seed is protected by flesh that's so evocative, sweet and juicy. Practical propagation probably doesn't need to be this delicious but YES. Enjoy my stonefruit primer and recipe suggestions.
A good salad is superb. A sad salad is soul-destroying. Listen in to hear about the salad good and the salad bad.
When people find out I'm a restaurant critic they often ask how it all works. I break it down in this radio chat with Cam Smith for his weekly Eat It show on RRR-FM.
Every two weeks I chat on ABC Melbourne radio about food. This time it was about bananas - and it was a lot of fun. For some reason, bananas provoke a lot of passion, usually positive but sometimes negative. Listen in for lesser-known banana facts and some fabulous banana suggestions from our listeners.