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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 […]

El Loco Hot Dogs – Pop Up Friday 3

This recipe is the best for feeding numbers quick and easy. The punters will tell you the results. Nobody left unhappy except the two punters who thought the pop up was at one rather than twelve. Ingredients play the biggest role in simple food. The […]

The Food of Vietnam

The Food of Vietnam

Wow! We have had this cookbook for a couple of weeks and it is truly flavour defining with a serious level of authenticity. Those willing to chase down the exact ingredients will be further rewarded. After spending the last twenty years relying on Charmaine Solomone’s […]

Cheats Wonton Noodle Soup – for One

Cheats Wonton Noodle Soup – for One

This style of soups has versions from every culture I can think of, from the Europeans to the Middle East and throughout Asia. Hell even our own Indigenous mob have their very own Kangaroo tail soup (I have not been able to source the origins, […]

Chilli Salt Squid – Luke Nguyen

Chilli Salt Squid – Luke Nguyen

Fresh squid is unbeatable in terms of flavour, texture and price. This dish from prominent and entrepreneurial Luke Nguyen from Sydney’s, Red Lantern fame, reimagines a local vietnamese dish from the Pho Quac province.  This dish is salty, chilli, tangy and lemony. Its a perfect […]

Chilli Mussels – super fast food

Chilli Mussels – super fast food

This dish is a staple in our household. It is delicious, fast and cheap. Sustainability in food is a progressive movement. Although most of my daily practices pertain to be sustainable it does not define it outright. I must say my carbon foot print has […]

Mr Hong’s Cheeseburger – the do it on the BBQ version

Mr Hong’s Cheeseburger – the do it on the BBQ version

This recipe is bloody fantastic! The recipe below is a little simpler than the Mr.Hong cookbook version but if you are feeding 12 people and all you have to do the cooking is a BBQ this will work exceptionally well. The miso paste is the […]

Mr.Hong by Dan Hong

Mr.Hong by Dan Hong

This is probably one of the best new cookbooks on the market, it is a killer. Packed full of flavour, technique and ingredients. If you go to the extent of sourcing all the ingredients you will not be disappointed with the flavours and you will […]

Banh Mi – sort of Mr. Hong

Bahn Mi 6 white crusty rolls 1kg pork belly 2 pickled carrots 1 Daikon (chinese radish) 2 Lebanese cucumbers 10 birds eye chillies 1 bunch coriander 1 Kewpie Mayonnaise 1 pork pate 4 ltr Master Stock 1. To start heat Master stock until boiling. Slide […]