Chatting British vs Aussie food on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting British vs Aussie food on ABC Afternoons

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. It was a perfect English strawberry that got me musing… It was so sweet, so plump, so red, so strawberryish. In Australia, we often think of food from […]

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 […]

Revamp those Christmas left-overs

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Revamp those Christmas left-overs

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Age 2017 Good Food Guide Awards

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 in Blog, News, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments
The Age 2017 Good Food Guide Awards

Me! Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen 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 […]

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 […]