Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed soup, a very important topic as winter starts to grip. As part of my diligent research I even got a terrible cold just to check if soup really does cure winter’s ills. And guess […]

Chatting grains on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting grains on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This time it was especially fun because she told me about her millet porridge. Goodness me, I have never milleted in the morning, but now I shall! Listen in as we discuss all things grain, and I learn the difference between grains […]

Chatting gimmicky food on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting gimmicky food on ABC News Breakfast

Chatting gimmicky food on ABC News Breakfast, October 10th, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about why hipster food has gone viral — and when it will end. We picked up the same topic in this article about freakshakes, ethereal […]

Toast on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Toast on ABC Afternoons

Every few weeks I visit the lovely Clare Bowditch at 774 ABC Melbourne to talk food. This week we discussed the controversial and emotionally charged topic of toast. Are you a butter or no-butter person? Salted or unsalted? Mid-tan or light golden? Day-old bread or fresh bread? Should a cafe add butter or let you do it yourself? These were the […]

Chestnuts on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 5, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chestnuts on ABC Afternoons

Chestnuts. Are you an X or a _ person when it comes to scoring and roasting? I discussed this and all things chestnuts on ABC Afternoons with Clare Bowditch. Try my Simple Roast Chestnuts recipe or Philippa Sibley’s delicious Marron, Chestnut and Pine Mushroom Risotto.  

Chatting Japanese cuisine on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on May 5, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog | No Comments
Chatting Japanese cuisine on ABC News Breakfast

Chatting Japanese cuisine on ABC News Breakfast on May 3, 2016. 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?

Quinces on ABC Afternoons + Pot-roasted Spiced Quinces recipe

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes, Thermomix | One Comment
Quinces on ABC Afternoons + Pot-roasted Spiced Quinces recipe

Quinces are just coming into season now: they are strange, hard, knobbly, furry fruits and rather unappealing at first glance. They do have a beautiful perfume though – and they’re cheap, around $3 a kilo. To me, they smell pink, which might sound strange, but makes more sense when they are cooked, because they turn […]

Chatting Native Food

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog | No Comments
Chatting Native Food

Chatting Native Food on ABC News Breakfast on March 22, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about indigenous Australian ingredients. It grows here, we live here, isn’t it obvious that we should eat local foods? What are your thoughts?

Chatting Chinese New Year

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog | No Comments
Chatting Chinese New Year

Chatting Chinese New Year on ABC News Breakfast on February 2, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. Do you know which foods you should be eating to bring good luck […]

Chatting 2016 Food Trends

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog | No Comments
Chatting 2016 Food Trends

Chatting 2016 food trends on ABC News Breakfast on January 5, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. Early January is a natural time to talk about what might be coming up for the new year, but I’d also like to see it as a […]