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More Than Humble

More Than Humble

There is nothing humble about potatoes.

Avocado, Food Of The Gods

Avocado, Food Of The Gods

I’ll be giving cooking demonstrations at the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Avocado Festival on Saturday, September 10. So I thought it was only appropriate to discuss avocados in this month’s column.

Spice Of Life

Spice Of Life

My wife is of Hungarian and German heritage. Growing up, she relished visits to her Grandfather’s home to indulge in all manner of Hungarian culinary delights.

Therapeutic Baking

Therapeutic Baking

The earliest form of baking began with Stone Age farmers who created the first flat bread.

Get Ready, Brisbane …

Get Ready, Brisbane …

I’m off to Brisbane for two days of incredibly hard work next week … and I’m looking forward to it!

Turning a New Leaf

Turning a New Leaf

Coriander – which is sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese parsley’ or ‘cilantro’ – is a native herb of the Middle East and Southern Europe.

A Most Aromatic Spice

A Most Aromatic Spice

In the history of spice, ginger would have to be one of the most famous and aromatic, besides pepper.

An Historic Fruit

An Historic Fruit

Figs have a long and colourful history. The Greeks considered the fruit a symbol of fertility, and it’s said fig trees grew in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Radish is the comeback kid of the culinary world.

Miniature Cabbages

Miniature Cabbages

Brussels sprouts are mostly in season around the autumn months; however they are still pretty abundant during winter.

The Emperor’s Beef

The Emperor’s Beef

The first time I saw a piece Wagyu beef steak, my jaw dropped.

My Favourite Ancient Food

My Favourite Ancient Food

Surprising but true: archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.

Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet

Sugar could be described as a pure carbohydrate, and it’s used all around the world to sweeten food.

Whip It Good

Whip It Good

Pavlova wouldn’t be half the experience without lashings of whipped cream. And, in the absence of whipped cream an ice-cream sundae would be just … a bowl of ice-cream.

Dodging Bunya Nuts

Dodging Bunya Nuts

A few years back, while picnicking at the Bunya Mountains, one of my children was almost hit by a bowling-ball sized Bunya cone which hurtled to Earth faster than the speed of sound.

Rise Of The Vego

Rise Of The Vego

Throughout my career as a chef, I’ve noticed an increase in the amount and types of customer dietary requirements.

Which Fork’n Knife?

Which Fork’n Knife?

A lot has changed in the world of food and cooking since I first became a chef.

Recipe For Success

Recipe For Success

One of the most important aspects of cooking is the recipe. Following a recipe is critical to culinary success.

Tarty Lemon

Tarty Lemon

I always find it funny to see a child try a lemon for the first time.

The Culinary Quiet Acheiver

The Culinary Quiet Acheiver

Onions are one of the most humble and least glamorous vegetables on Earth, but most cuisines would be unrecognisable without them.

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

I have a love/hate relationship with milk.

Coffee Kicks

Coffee Kicks

Coffee may not be food, but my life is unsustainable without it.

The King Of Peasants

The King Of Peasants

In my humble opinion, turnips are one of those good-old-fashion peasant vegetables … and I love them!

Cooking With Aussie Pork

Cooking With Aussie Pork

I live in one of the biggest pork producing regions of Australia, so I’ll admit to being a little biased on the subject of pork.

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