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'.
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.
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.
Every fortnight I head into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat food. Usually it’s with Clare Bowditch but today it was Susan Carland filling in. We chatted about being ...
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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.
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