A Food & Travel Blog

On Eating Meat Book Review – and Fire and Flavour from Adelaide’s Chef Nu

19/07/2019 | By

I check out two new books this week – Matthew Evans’ confronting, but inspiring ‘On Eating Meat’, and the heartwarming collection of family-inspired recipes in from chef Nu Suandokmai in ‘Fire and Flavour’.

 On Eating Meat by Matthew Evans

Australian chef, farmer and food critic Matthew Evans, of Fat Pig Farm, has a new book out and it’s going to ruffle some feathers. 

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New Cookbooks from Trusted Sources

18/04/2018 | By

Some great new cookbooks – a  collection recording how we actually ate, reliable recipes from the CWA and a fabulous collection of pared down French dishes.

New cookbooks, Tried, Tested, True

Back in the last century, when I grew up, a constant flow of new cookbooks weren’t quite the thing they are these days, and young women (for it was mostly them to whom the task of feeding the family fell) learned their kitchen skills at the knees of their mothers and grandmothers. 

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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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Cookbook Reviews – Two Great New Titles To Get Your Hands On

23/09/2016 | By

Two new cookbook reviews from Murdoch Books – Check out “The Dinner Ladies” and “Ferment Pickle Dry” & let loose your inner domestic goddess.

the dinner ladies - cookbook reviews

My kids are (more or less) independent now, but I can well remember the years when we had after-school commitments every single night of the week. 

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In My Kitchen – September 2016

02/09/2016 | By

I’m enjoying more cookbooks & some great local beverages in my kitchen this month. What’s in yours?

cookbooks in my kitchen

I’ve been a little spoiled in the last few weeks, so have some lovely local produce and a new pile of cookbooks in my kitchen this month. 

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Postcards from Asti, Italy

22/08/2016 | By

I get to know the charming Italian town of Asti, in Piedmont – the perfect spot of spend a few days wandering the streets.

Asti street

The ancient town of Asti, in the Asti province, is a charming spot to while away a couple of days when exploring the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. 

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