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!

Ocean Spray Cranberry Harvest

Posted on September 27, 2011

Did you know that cranberries are being harvested right now in America?

Farmers in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, and parts of British Columbia and Quebec are getting into flooded bogs and grabbing fresh berries by the bucketful. In fact, millions of pounds will be harvested throughout the season, which lasts from mid September until around Thanksgiving in mid November.

Hang on, back up a bit, ‘What’s a bog?’. (more…)

Mushroom Breakfast Burritos

Posted on September 7, 2011

This recipe was a challenge was to come up with a breakfast dish using button mushrooms and I think this burrito fits the bill perfectly. I competed against two American and Canadian bloggers in the Mushroom Masters Tournament and unfortunately came third (ie. last!). It was a popularity vote, so I guess I just don’t have enough online friends, hehe. (more…)

Growing wasabi on my balcony: an update

Posted on September 4, 2011

Remember back in July when I received two tiny little wasabi seedlings from Four Seasons Herbs? (If not, click here to take a look).

Well, they are absolutely thriving and I’m a very happy plant-mummy! I usually kill everything I grow so I’m extra pleased that I’ve kept these little beauties alive. I seriously cannot wait for them to grow big enough so I can have a wasabi party (I mean, pig-out on wasabi). (more…)

Five Father’s Day lunch ideas

Posted on August 31, 2011

There’s nothing better than a home cooked meal, so treat your Dad this Sunday to a freshly made feast with these five delicious ideas!

For the lamb loving Dad try this Garlic and Lemon Lamb rack. (more…)

Mushroom Mania month has started!

Posted on July 1, 2011

July is Mushroom Mania month in Australia!

I am a massive fan of mushrooms, so it’s with great pleasure that I am working with Mushroom Growers Australia this month to promote Mushroom Mania. Chefs all across the country are creating mouth-watering mushroom dishes and featuring them on their menus from the 1st to the 31st of July. Celebrity ambassador for the campaign, Fast Ed, is helping spread the word – see video above. (more…)

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