Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. But Clare was on holidays so this time, I chatted to David Astle about all things apples. David is an amazing wordsmith and crossword creator, among many other talents. When I go camping in summer, my camp buddies and I have fun tackling cryptic crosswords […]

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 […]