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Cookbook Review – Stéphane Reynaud’s “Pies and Tarts”

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The late Carl Sagan,  renowned American astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist once said that “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Well that’s a little too fundamental for a lazy cook like me, but with Stéphane Reynaud’s new book, “Pies and Tarts” (Murdoch Books), I have at [...]

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In My Kitchen November 2013

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Again with the kitchen posts? Who’d have thought it? I’m going to try for the trifecta this year – but don’t hold your breath! But seriously, for a wonderful peek in kitchens all over Australia head over to Celia’s place at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial where much more reliable bloggers than yours truly manage [...]

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Cookbook Review – Serge Dansereau’s “Seasonal Kitchen”

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I’ve been a fan of Serge Dansereau’s ever since I ate at his iconic Sydney restaurant, The Bather’s Pavillion, about ten years ago and was struck by the freshness and vibrancy of his food. A Canadian by birth and now an Australian citizen who has been a leader on our culinary scene for over 30 [...]

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An Interview With a Legend – Moroccan Food Maven Paula Wolfert – and win a copy of The Food of Morocco

March 28, 2013

Moroccan food is widely considered to be one of the world’s finest cuisines.  It’s combination of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and African ingredients and spices blend in dishes handed down from wealthy royal kitchens and humble Berber homes resulting in a culinary tradition which is extraordinarily sophisticated and refined.   This rich food heritage has been brought [...]

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Cookbook review – Divine Vegan Desserts

March 19, 2013

Wickedly indulgent, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, decadent – these are not words that I usually associate with vegan food.  The words wholesome, nutritious and healthy are more likely to spring to my mind in association with this particular dietary regime – and don’t the latter descriptors actually preclude the former?  Read on, dear friend, because I might [...]

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The Australian Women Writers Challenge

February 5, 2013

Today I’m going to do something I have rarely (if ever) done before – this post has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with food, although would surely qualify as brain-food, instead I’m going to take the opportunity to let you know about a great initiative that has been designed solely to promote the work of [...]

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