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Anthony Bourdain – The Requiem

Anthony Bourdain – The Requiem

The death of Anthony Bourdain mirrors that of the death of my other superstars, Jeff Buckley and Gordon Downie, and in a strange kind of way Burt Reynolds. I mean i could spend hours documenting the loss of those that inspired, those that motivated me […]

Lucky Peach

Lucky Peach

The Lucky Peach I am going to give this a go, for now, a weekly post reviewing different articles and recipes in the Lucky Peach. Late last year I set about getting the full collection of this magazine conceived by Peter Meehan and David Chang […]

BBQ Dead Horse Pork Belly with simple slaw

BBQ Dead Horse Pork Belly with simple slaw

BBQ Dead Horse Pork Belly with simple slaw This dish got its name by chance. We were at the Bruny Island Cheese company and there was a locally made tomato sauce called “Dead Horse” it’s the Australian rhyming slang for tomato sauce. The recipe however […]

Christobel’s Camp Salad Special

Christobel’s Camp Salad Special

Christobel’s Camp Salad Special The trick to this delightful salad is the camping ingredients you buy that are robust enough to stay good for a couple of days without worry. We usually always have these ingredients on hand with obvious variation. Bread is a rare […]

Bruny Island oysters with a chilli and ginger dressing

Bruny Island oysters with a chilli and ginger dressing

Bruny Island oysters with a chilli and ginger dressing. First things first. You need to be on Bruny Island. Then there is this awesome little joint halfway to the South Island called “Get Shucked” and even cooler it’s a drive through, so you don’t have […]

Chin Chin – The Book

Chin Chin – The Book

Wow! This is a thriller in terms of cooking genres and cookbooks. The cartoons and the Intro’s really give you a real sense of the place. The team based approach is also something I enjoy about the restaurants ethos and I think it is also […]

Chin Chin at the Bay of Fires – MOO YANG

Chin Chin at the Bay of Fires – MOO YANG

Chin Chin in the Bay of Fires This dish is perfect for camping because its BBQ pork which is a no brained on a camp site. I got the Chin Chin cookbook. For Christmas so this adventure will feature a for bit of recipes to […]

Porterhouse Steak with mushrooms and champagne jus

On the fly, you need to keep it simple. We arrived in Hobart 4ish then scoped a small fresh food joint for some quick ingredients. The simple steak and salad is a 15min no brainer. Add the shitake, oyster and black fungus to the pan […]

Christmas Eve – Smoky American Style Ribs and Christmas Slaw

Christmas Eve – Smoky American Style Ribs and Christmas Slaw

A food blog would be impotent without pushing the boat out over Christmas. Thankfully there are not too many problems for this blogger to dandy a few lines of Christmas cheer on this day. Ironically, I wish I could describe the arguments rather than the […]

Momofuku Cookbook – the first I think?

Momofuku Cookbook – the first I think?

There are not too many cookbooks that get me excited before the christmas break. Its my birthday in mid November and most of my friends and family know about my passion for food. This year in particular one of my close collaborators Dan Giuffre got […]