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?
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.
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 ...
I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food. This time it was to discuss a contentious issue – British versus Australian food – with host David Astle.
christmas leftovers dani valent Christmas cooking quantities are cause of considerable consternation. Before the big day you’re asking, “Is this enough?” as you picture hungry great-aunts and hollow-legged teens looking askance at empty platters. Afterwards, you realise there was way too much food (just like there was last year and the year before that). Now, it’s all about what you do with the leftovers. Here are some ideas.
It’s on. That party, the picnic, that “we have to catch up” get together. Yes, you’re looking forward to it – except for one thing. There’s that scary question you have to ask: “What can I bring?” There’s a danger that they won’t say, “Bring a few beers or some wine.” What if they say, “Oh, just a little plate of something”? You barely have time to get dressed let alone whip up a pavlova. But it doesn’t need to be a major stress. Bring-a-plate success is as easy as smart shopping and these summery no-cook solutions that will ensure you’re invited back.
I dropped into 102.7 RRR Melbourne radio to chat to about cooking and entertaining at home with the delightful Cam Smith, who talks food and drink every Sunday at ...
I love dropping into 774 ABC Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This week we talked growing and making food from scratch. Clare was under the misapprehension that I was going to shower her audience with gardening tips. I had to dispel that rumour pretty fast and come clean about my very, very pale green thumb.
The Age Good Food Guide is Victoria’s top restaurant guide and I’ve been contributing to it for more than 15 years (wow, that’s a lot of meals!). I see writing for the Guide as a privilege and a great responsibility: the book is respected by the hospitality industry and the dining public. A Good Food Guide review can make or break a restaurant.
What kind of brave, crazy food-hound and word-lover would launch a literary food magazine in this short-grab on-screen list-focused age? Yossi Klein has and thank goodness for that. Yossi is a writer, editor and Melbourne hospitality tragic who knows everyone, eats everything and can talk about it till the cows come home. We happened to share a bottle of Barolo last night…
Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time I shared tales from my recent culinary adventures in Japan: 12 days, 50 meals, hard work but someone’s gotta do it, right?