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Check out what’s In My Kitchen February 2017

03/02/2017 | By

I’ve been on the road again. Of course I went shopping and have some gorgeous North American treats in my kitchen this month!

In My Kitchen February 2017 food magazines

I’ve just arrived home from a couple of weeks in North America (more about those adventures later) and have come home with a few treasures that I’m excited to share with you. 

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Willunga Almonds – Book Review

13/01/2017 | By

The delightful new book from Wakefield Press, Willunga Almonds by Helen Bennetts, is a great look at the history of almonds in South Australia.

Helen Bennetts new book, Willunga Almonds

Readers who follow my Facebook page will recently have seen a very rare photo of me, taken at the launch of a new South Australian food book, Willunga Almonds (Wakefield Press), by Helen Bennetts. 

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The 2016 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

16/12/2016 | By

The Symposium of Australian Gastronomy was first held in Adelaide in 1984. This year I attended as it came of age in Melbourne.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy - madeleines & lamingtons for morning tea

What do Australian food thinkers have for morning tea? Madeleines & lamingtons, of course! (See Proust.)

On the first weekend in December this year I beetled over to Melbourne to attend a feast for both my brain and belly –  the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

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Pistachio Ice Cream

09/12/2016 | By

My pistachio ice cream is the perfect shade of green for the Christmas dessert selection. Use my pistachio paste recipe to whip this up quickly at home.

home made pistachio ice cream

A couple of weeks back I shared my recipe for pistachio paste with you. 

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In My Kitchen – December 2016

02/12/2016 | By

It’s time for the last In My Kitchen roundup of 2016 – and another year bites the dust!

In My Kitchen - Istanbul Cult recipes

So here we are, at the last In My Kitchen roundup for 2016 – and where did that year go? 

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Homemade Pistachio Paste

18/11/2016 | By

Pistachio paste is utterly heavenly – and so are the prices of the commercial stuff. Make it yourself at home with the Magimix Cook Expert! (Traditional cooking method included, too.)

pistachio paste pistachios

Pistachio paste is a deliciously addictive, but pricey, gourmet specialty that I first discovered in Italy.

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