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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chatting Thermomix with Jesse Gerner & Pete Dillon on 94.9 Joy FM

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix, Thermomix news | No Comments
Chatting Thermomix with Jesse Gerner & Pete Dillon on 94.9 Joy FM

Jesse (centre) brought along some of the vermouth he imports and it may possibly have made us all a little blurry! I had a blast chatting all things Thermomix with ace chef Jesse Gerner of Bomba, Green Park and Añada fame along with host Pete Dillon (at left) on 949 Joy FM‘s ‘Cravings’ radio show. Listen in here! Jesse Gerner […]

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 […]