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!

How to cook the perfect steak (via the MSA)

Posted on December 16, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to a steak tasting event held by the Meat Standards Australia (MSA). Yes, I know. It’s a hard life being a food blogger, isn’t it?

The event was to announce the MSA has a new logo (see picture above) that will be displayed in supermarkets and butchers to show the meat has been officially graded by each cut (eg. striploin, t-bone etc) for flavour, tenderness and juiciness. This logo will make it easier for you to choose beef cuts that are perfectly matched to their correct cooking method (braising, pan frying etc). (more…)

Marrickville Rd Cafe now also Girl on a Swing wine bar!

Posted on November 25, 2011

My favourite cafe in Marrickville is now open in the evenings for drinks with live music – how exciting! Yes, Marrickville is getting trendier by the second, but shhhhh don’t tell anyone, we want to keep it our little secret for now.

Marrickville Rd Cafe by day, and now Girl on a Swing Wine Bar by night (due to the painted mural on the wall, see pic above), is a popular local spot for good coffee, delicious food featuring locally sourced ingredients and friendly staff. The owners, Sacha and Jane, know most of their customers by name and vice versa. It’s a great place to hang out – which Poppy and I do, several times a week! (more…)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday Cake

Posted on November 8, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a very apt theme for my daughter’s 1st birthday last weekend because she is an excellent eater.

I’ve spoken before about how she happily devours everything I give her and it makes me proud as punch.

She actually turned 1 today (well, technically, at 11.10pm tonight) and it stormed this evening, just like it did on the night she was born. (more…)

Four pink mushroom recipes for a good cause!

Posted on October 27, 2011

Earlier this month I created a pasta recipe to support the Mushrooms Go Pink campaign whereby Australian mushroom growers aim to donate $50,000 to breast cancer research from proceeds of mushrooms sold in pink containers. Have you seen them at your local supermarket or green grocer?

I’m not the only one though. Other bloggers have helped to inspire you in the kitchen with some truly mouth-watering mushroom recipes. Their brief was to create a ‘pink’ mushroom dish and they could interpret that by using pink ingredients such as beetroot, bacon, salmon etc or simply by styling the photograph with pink props. (more…)

My raspberry love affair begins…

Posted on October 25, 2011

$8 a punnet and worth every single cent. (Sorry Northern Hemisphere readers!).

I’ve been hanging out for the summer berry and stone fruit season, so when I snapped up this punnet of raspberries, nothing could wipe the wide grin off my face. (more…)

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