You love cooking. People swoon over your food. Your friends are always asking you for recipes and you’re the phone-a-friend guru when they have a cooking conundrum. You know you have great food ideas to share and holding a cooking class seems like the logical next step. Great! You should do it! But how do you hone your offering and get a crowd to come along?
Malaysian cookbook author Annie Xavier shares tips and insights as she discusses her approach to Chinese-Malaysian cooking
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.
Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is one of the world's great annual celebrations. How big? Well, in China people are expected to take around three billion journeys as they travel to join family for festivities. The shebang begins on Thursday February 15, with the Year of the Dog starting the following day, and celebrations continuing for 23 days. Special 'lucky' foods are eaten during this period, sometimes because of their colour (red is lucky) and often because their name is a homonym for words such as 'luck', 'prosperity', 'wealth'.
At this time of year, a lot of people are shrugging off holiday eating habits and looking for a new year of vim, vigour and recipes full of vitality. If you're feeling like a little too much Basque Cheesecake has passed your lips (me? no! never!), check out these #cleaneating dishes on the site.
There is always so much to learn when it comes to food, so I was grateful for the opportunity to dive into Korean food at a cooking class and lecture in Melbourne last week. The guest of honour was Buddhist monk Seonjae, who is also a chef and the President of the Korean Food Promotion Institute.
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.
The Good Food Guide is out! One of my favourite tasty projects is to give home cooks access to the recipes and kitchen wisdom of great chefs. You can cook some of the Good Food Guide winners right here!