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Ginger Nut Biscuits – Who Knew?!

26/05/2017 | By

Shocking, but true – there’s a national schism in Australia when it comes to the simple pleasure of dunking a ginger nut biscuit.

NSW ginger nut biscuits

All images are from Arnott’s website.

I know I’ve been quite slack about posting on my blog for the last few weeks, but I’m under the pump a little with some other (paid) work, so correspondence may continue to be a little sporadic for a while yet. 

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Franck Foods – Adding French Sophistication But Still Keeping it Local

12/05/2017 | By

Meet Franck Foods from South Australia – a delicious way to enjoy some French culinary sophistication while still keeping it local.

South Australia's Franck Foods

I’m always keen to find shortcuts when I’m cooking – especially when it comes to the family meal.

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The Historic Ortigia Market – Food Central in Syracuse

08/05/2017 | By

Just has it has been for millennia, the historic Ortigia market is still the daily shopping centre for the residents of this ancient town.

ortigia market - zucchini flowers

The local fresh food market is a must-see for me whenever we travel and the markets in in Sicily, with it’s rich and colourful food history, were one of the main reasons I wanted to visit the island. 

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Adelaide Eats – Tasting Australia 2017 Is Off and Running

01/05/2017 | By

The first annual instalment of Tasting Australia, the iconic food festival, is officially up and running – and, once again, Adelaide shows how it is done.

Tasting Australia's creative directors

Creative directors Simon Bryant and Jock Zonfrillo.

Okay Adelaide, it’s time to get your stretchy pants on – Tasting Australia 2017 has officially opened with a whole flame-cooked heifer on a giant frame, delicately smoked Coorong Mullet and special guest chef Marco Pierre White.

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Fairmont Empress High Tea

28/04/2017 | By

The Bloke and I share a special afternoon as we partake of a time honoured Victoria tradition – the fabulous Fairmont Empress high tea.

fairmont empress high tea

Those who know me will be aware of my total addiction to tea.

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The Gaza Kitchen – An Intimate View of Dinnertime in Gaza

21/04/2017 | By

The Gaza Kitchen is a cookbook that looks at how thousands of Gazan housewives rise to a challenge that might seem overwhelming to the rest of us.

 

the gaza kitchen

The next time you happily are whipping up a gourmet treat for the family in your modern, well appointed kitchen, or are feeling annoyed because you can’t find a particular ingredient you want in the local store, spare a thought for those trying to put a meal on the table in the Gaza kitchen.

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