May 30, 2014

Ash E Reshteh (Persian Noodle Soup)

Winter is the season for noodle soups, and I don't discriminate! From chicken noodle soups, to one-pot man soups, and everything in-between, noodle soups are the perfect all-in-one dish to soothe a cold and rejuvenate a tired body.

So why not expand your noodle soup horizons with this version of a Persian classic?

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May 28, 2014

6 Ways to Get More Burger in Your Life


Ahh the (not so) humble burger. Ranging from the gourmet to the downright coronary-inducing, the traditional beef burger and all it's variations have become the comfort food of many, and is a symbol of Western culture.

To celebrate National Burger DayChur Burger is giving away 800 burgers today, starting at 11am.

And for those of us who can't make it, here are 6 ways to get more burger in your life.

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May 26, 2014

Beak and Sons Butcher Style Sausages


Sausages have been underestimated, I think. Relegated to Sunday sausage sizzles, and often served up smothered with ketchup, the humble sausage is often associated with "kid food" and "mystery meat".

But really, not all sausages are created equal.

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May 23, 2014

Panino Con Polpette (Meatball Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo)


A basic red sauce is so versatile. Just tweaking aromatics and spices can turn it into a sauce from almost any culture. And it's not only a culinary chameleon, it's also freezer friendly!

So when I had a tub of red sauce defrosting in my fridge, I just knew that I had to do something different with it - I had already made lasagne and spaghetti bolognese, so what about meatballs?

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May 21, 2014

Win a $50 voucher to dine at Chi and Co!!!

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But before that, the food.

I first visited Chi and Co as part of a Canley Height Food Crawl organised by Thang from Noodlies and the Fairfield City Council. We tried their signature tapas dishes - from pulled beef sliders to spanner crab on betel leaf - and were plied with expertly mixed cocktails.

So when they offered another chance to dine with them, I said

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May 19, 2014

5 Food Mashups That Have Made the World a Better Place

The Cheesiest
Source: Daremoshiranai

Nothing in this world is original anymore, so they say. Well, who needs originality when you can just combine things that already exist! It's called building on previous knowledge right? So here are 5 delicious food love-childs that have made the world a better place.

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May 16, 2014

Kari Makanan Laut (Seafood Curry)


In the words of Game of Thrones, winter is comingggggg.

And with the cold weather, comes the perfect occasion for stews and curries. And that, my friends, speaks to my comfort-carb-lovin'-self. So what better way to kick off the cold weather than to make a seafood curry?
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May 14, 2014

Google City Experts: Victor Churchill, Woollahra

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Clockwise from top left: Google flag, Michael carving up a whole lamb, meat dry ageing in the himalayan salt room, a whole lamb, celebrity chalk scribblings on the shop walls

Victor Churchill, to me, is an absolute wonderland of charcuterie and meats. I've previously written about my work experience there - culminating in meeting Anthony Bourdain! - and how much in awe I am of head chef Romeo Baudouin's food philosophy. He taught me that within running a business - that is, keeping an eye on being profitable - there is space for good food and good practices. There is so much that goes into every product that he puts up into those glass cabinets, I still don't know where he gets all the inspiration.

So when Google City Experts invited me to canapés and drinks at Victor Churchill, I absolutely could not say no!

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May 12, 2014

Would you buy excess food from restaurants?

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Source: JBloom

There's a new app in town: Pareup's plan is to reduce food waste by creating a "mobile marketplace for excess food". The idea behind it is that food retailers often throw food away at the end of each day, sometimes because of safety standards, but sometimes because they need to preserve their brand: some prepped food aren't nearly as good the next day, and quality can diminish super quickly when food is stored overnight. But what if they could make a profit from the excess food?

Would you buy it?

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May 09, 2014

6 Things to Avoid When Planning Breakfast in Bed

Good breakfast..
Photo from Dorli Photography
With Mothers' Day just around the corner, breakfasts in bed are the meal du jour! But hot food on an unstable surface? Excited kids jumping on the bed? Breakfast in bed can be a disaster waiting to happen. Here are 6 things to avoid when planning that perfect breakfast in bed!

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May 07, 2014

Mothers' Day (Foodie) Gift Roundup

My Mama and me! 

Mothers do so much for us: lovingly and selflessly, and most of the time, thanklessly. And while we all know that Mum shouldn't just be celebrated on one day of the year, we don't always appreciate Mum as much as she deserves it. So if you're wondering what to give the woman who has given you life and an appreciation of good food (and she already has too many mugs), here are some gift ideas that any foodie mum will appreciate.

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May 05, 2014

Huevos Rancheros


Only one more week to go to Mothers' Day!!!! Any celebration for women seem to involve breakfasts in bed - I know my dad and I have tried on and off over the years - and I was inspired by Cinco De Mayo (which is today! Happy Cinco de Mayo guys!) to share this mexican breakfast - Huevos Rancheros.

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May 02, 2014

Moo Palo on Rice Noodles (Thai Pork and Mushroom Stew)


Winter weather puts me in the mood for noodles. There's just something insanely comforting about soft silky noodles steeped in soup or a stew, soaking up all that beautiful flavour.

I absolutely fell in love with Tanoonmai's Bangkok Steamed Noodles when I went the other day, but unfortunately, Chatswood isn't right next door to me, and sometimes you gotta listen when that craving strikes!

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