Food News

These stories vary from bizarre to extremely personal; delicious little morsels from around the globe that I think you might be interested in.

Here I also chat about developments with the blog, new sponsorships and partnerships with brands and flashy events I attend – such as the unforgettable Masterclass with Tetsuya Wakuda!

Tasty morsels from January’s past

Posted on January 20, 2012

I’ve been a bit nostalgic lately, thinking a lot about our big worldwide trip in 2009, and remembering (fondly) what it was like to travel and live baby-free.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my life now, but I just wish I appreciated more at the time how fancy free and awesome it was not to carry around a nappy bag, toys, baby food and a pram everywhere you go. Oh, and get a full nights sleep every night.

It got me thinking about all the great stories and recipes I have published on Fig & Cherry over the years and that new readers may not have seen them. Not to mention wonderful loyal readers who may have forgotten them, myself included.

Each month I’d like to take a step back in time to what I was doing here on my little corner of the web in years gone by. Jump on your hover boards and away we go! (more…)

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours…

Posted on January 13, 2012

The guys on Ramsey Street were right. It is so lovely to have nice neighbours. Especially when they give you cake.

I am usually the one sharing my cooking experiments on the neighbourhood so it is a very nice feeling to have the favour returned.

Last night I got a text message “pumpkin roll at your door”. Now that’s the kind of text I like to get!

I opened the door to find the gorgeous package pictured above. (more…)

Hopes and dreams for 2012 (mostly edible!)

Posted on January 1, 2012

Hello 2012! And hello to you for joining me here today :)

Did you make my watermelon granita yesterday and enjoy it at the stroke of midnight? If not, I hope something else scrumptious passed your lips in the first few minutes of this bright new year.

2012 is going to be a big year for this blog and for me personally. I’d like to share with you a few of my hopes, dreams and must-do’s for this year. I love posting these thoughts publicly so that I make myself accountable for the more challenging tasks I set myself! (more…)

My favourite Fig & Cherry recipes of 2011

Posted on December 27, 2011

As 2011 comes to a close I thought it might be nice to look back on my favourite recipes of the year. This is the first time I’ve done this kind of post, but I’ve enjoyed reminiscing so much that they may crop up more often in the future. You have been warned!

I like to think it might be helpful for you in case you missed a few goodies. Let me know, I love feedback.

I thought I’d do them in chronological order, so first cab off the rank is the miso-soy caramel served with fresh pineapple. It’s a homage to a dish I ate at Inopia in Barcelona (pictured above) – the tapas bar owned by Albert Adria (brother of the famous Ferran from El Bulli). I gave the caramel a nice salty Aussie twist with… vegemite. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! (more…)

My haul of foodie presents 2011

Posted on December 26, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to a vintage fair in Marrickville with my mum and sister. I’m always on the lookout for beautiful table wear I can use to style food and there were lots of nice things at the fair.

However, Christmas was approaching, and I was spending my pennies on gifts so decided not to buy anything. My mum and sister sneakily noticed what I looked at and purchased them while I wasn’t looking. How nice!? (more…)

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