Chatting food smells & memories on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting food smells & memories on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely audience of talkback callers. This time it was to discuss food smells and memories. Preparing for this topic was fascinating – I learnt so much. For example, food smells are so powerful because of our brain anatomy. Our […]

11 delicious no-cook plates to bring to a party

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
11 delicious no-cook plates to bring to a party

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, […]

Chatting holiday food safety on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting holiday food safety on ABC News Breakfast

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 food safety over summer, or how to stop getting sick when great aunt Zelda keeps double-dipping the hummus. My summer food safety tips It’s all basic stuff but it’s important. […]

Is entertaining the new eating out? Chatting cooking & entertaining at home on 102.7 RRR

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Is entertaining the new eating out? Chatting cooking & entertaining at home on 102.7 RRR

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 noon. I brought with me Stephanie Alexander’s new book, The Cook’s Table, a very lovely book of menus to cook for family and friends. It’s a fabulous book and […]

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 […]

Award-winning Kiwi chef Ben Shewry says he’s just getting started – interview by Dani Valent for the New Zealand Herald

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Award-winning Kiwi chef Ben Shewry says he’s just getting started – interview by Dani Valent for the New Zealand Herald

Shewry in his kitchen garden at Ripponlea Estate. Photo: Nicole Cleary It was the tulips that caused the trouble. Last week they were pert and pretty, nodding in raised garden beds in Attica‘s backyard, waiting for diners to be led on a recalibrating, sense-enlivening pre-dessert stroll into the night. Customers would pluck a petal to […]

Thermomix cooking demo #2 @The Royal Melbourne Show

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 in | No Comments

I’m doing two Thermomix cooking demos at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show alongside great people like Adam D’Sylva and Ian Curley. The Winning Tastes Celebrity Chef Theatre is in the same building that Masterchef is filmed – it’s a really cool spot with lots of food vendors around. Come join me and I’ll sneak you a […]

Thermomix cooking demo #1 @The Royal Melbourne Show

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 in | No Comments

I’m doing two Thermomix cooking demos at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show alongside great people like Adam D’Sylva and Ian Curley. The Winning Tastes Celebrity Chef Theatre is in the same building that Masterchef is filmed – it’s a really cool spot with lots of food vendors around. Come join me and I’ll sneak you a […]

Bread, Wine & Thou magazine

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog, News | 6 Comments
Bread, Wine & Thou magazine

Bread, Wine & Thou ideas in writing, on food and drink culture… 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 […]