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 romantic meals on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting romantic meals on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about romantic food. Listen in below as we ponder heart-shaped steak and other Valentine’s delights. Valentine’s Day comes but once a year but there’s no wrong time to have a romantic meal. Here are some tips and guidelines, plus an insight into the Romantic menu […]

Chatting easy meals on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting easy meals on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This time I sat on her lap while we talked easy meals. No, I didn’t really sit on her lap the whole time! Even though it’s the ABC, there are enough chairs for everyone. Listen in below… As it was back-to-school time, I shared […]

Chatting summer party bring-a-plate on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting summer party bring-a-plate on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into 774 ABC Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This week we talked summer party bring-a-plate. Luckily, no-one mentioned the delights of gelatine-moulded crafty Kraft cookery as in this pic. But, as always, listeners rang and texted in with delightful suggestions: I’m intrigued by the combination of zucchini and oyster sauce, I’m […]

Talking making & growing food from scratch on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Talking making & growing food from scratch on ABC Afternoons

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 […]

Pet Food on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Pet Food on ABC Afternoons

Every few weeks I chat food with Clare Bowditch on 774 ABC Melbourne. We’ve talked ribs, tea, toast and more but I suddenly wondered why I was leaving out our considerable animal audience. So, this week we talked pet food. Not just because it’s a $2 billion industry in Australia, but because pets are eating […]

Tea on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Tea on ABC Afternoons

Matcha Smoothie Bowl using Japanese green tea powder from Dani Valent Cooking. Every few weeks I visit the lovely Clare Bowditch at 774 ABC Melbourne to talk food. This week we discussed the gentle art of tea. Are you a tea-bag or loose-leaf tea drinker? Mug or teacup person? Do you suffer from Tea Desperation? These were the big questions we discussed on […]

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 […]

Ribs on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes | No Comments
Ribs on ABC Afternoons

Every month or so I visit the lovely Clare Bowditch at 774 ABC Melbourne to talk food. This week being the first week of winter, I decided we should chat about ribs, marvellous ribs, because they are such good, hearty comfort food. We also chatted about Neil Perry closing Rockpool in Sydney, other favourite winter dishes […]

Lamb Kustilji – slow cooked ribs recipe

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Recipes | No Comments
Lamb Kustilji – slow cooked ribs recipe

Part of putting on my winter coat is eating slow-cooked meat dishes that, to my mind, stop the draughts getting into my body. Top of the list… ribs! Chef Shane Delia from Maha Restaurant in Melbourne has been kind enough to let me share his lamb ribs recipe – he does a cheffy version with sous vide cooking. I’ve […]