Cognac, France

A story about the destination that is Cognac, France, featuring Cognaçais, Bastien Gardrat. Discover life in Cognac through the eyes of a local.

Sydney SocialTable

Lonely, bored, or just really sick of your friends? Just kidding, welcome to SocialTable. A dining concept that is App-less and fabulous.

Honkas Away

Honkas Potts Point takes you and your taste buds on a journey. Its authentic and genuine service coupled with food influences from 4 countries is a refreshing addition to the Sydney food scene.

Slow Cooked Beef Casserole

Winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, but personally I’d prefer summer any day. Until then, this recipe should keep you warm.

Not So Silly

There is nothing silly about this dining destination in Potts Point. The Silly Tart Kitchen lives and breathes the garden to plate philosophy with food made from the heart.

Potts Point’s New Butcher

Marcus Papadopoulo is a culinary educator who specialises in the tradition of Artisan Butchery – a very welcomed addition to the Potts Point food scene

Mike’s Monday Meatloaf

It’s time to bring the humble Meatloaf back, but did it really go anywhere? This Meatloaf recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Mushrooms stuffed with Chicken

A healthy eating plan doesn’t need to be restricted to boring salads and uninteresting flavours. Spice it up with my Mushrooms stuffed with Chicken recipe.

Luxe Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are versatile and easy to make. In this recipe, I put a little luxury back into the humble sausage roll.

New beachside dining at Bondi Beach.

The Bondi Beach dining scene just went up a few decibels. Bloody Mary’s Sydney arrives just in time for summer and we are very happy they did.

Welcome to Jeremy & Sons

Jeremy & Sons has successfully reinvented the humble sandwich by focusing on quality ingredients that are made for one another.

Destination Upper Hunter Valley

You haven’t truly visited the Hunter Valley until you’ve discovered the Upper Hunter region. Discover more about the region I used to call home.

The Little Charente Kitchen

Cooking with Elisabeth was more than just a fun and delicious day in her kitchen, it was a day I will never forget. A day of learning, laughter and great friends.

Getting Thin

Getting fat was the easiest thing I think I have ever achieved, Getting thin was a whole lot harder.

Winter Classic Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup Recipe – Dear Pumpkin Soup, I’ve been making you for over 20 years and I’ve always had compliments on how great you taste. After many recipe requests I finally got out my scales and weighed you in. You’re more to me than just halloween, you’re a golden velvety creation that winter simply can’t…

Tomato Brushetta Recipe

Pronounced “brusketta”, this tasty Italian snack is like ‘summer on toast’ for me. I love finding beautiful ripe tomatoes or raiding my mum and dads tomato vines to get that extra earthy taste you often don’t find on the supermarket shelves. Alternatively visit your local organic markets and if in season you’ll smell the delicious and…

Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe (Beef Bourguignon)

If you asked me to describe Boeuf Bourguignon, I would say it is a luxurious dish. You can subtlety taste every single ingredient whist the smooth velvety sauce coats your mouth beautifully leaving you wanting more.

Curried Sausages Recipe

It is Autumn in Australia and finally in Sydney it is starting to cool down a little after a longer than expected summer. Not that I’m complaining, Summer is my absolute favourite time of the year but with the cooler months come the opportunity to create classic comfort foods just like mum used to cook. I…

Welome to the Club.

The Darlo Country Club is a shining jewel in Sydney’s creative dining scene. I for one can’t wait to return

Things to do in Paris

If you only have a weekend to get to know Paris, here are my top ten tips on what to do in Paris, the city of love.

Little Italy in Sydney

Sydney Italian cooking school. Authenticity is the only way to define Italian Cooking. Book a class with Luciana and discover it for yourself.

Meeting Guillaume

Guillaume is one of the most inspiring chefs in the world, not only for his cooking, but also for his leadership and integrity.

Re-defining the art of bread making

I came to the realisation on Sunday that I’ve perhaps been worried unnecessarily about eating too much bread. I have always loved bread, but after Sunday I have a new found appreciation thanks to 3 generations of knowledge from a hard working Italian family.

A Culinary Passage in Paris

There are twenty arrondissements in Paris which are arranged in the form of a clockwise spiral, funnily enough it is likened to a snail shell, escargot anyone?

Mum’s Savoury Slice Recipe

Without further adieu here is Mum’s savoury slice. It’s great to keep in the fridge for a snack or to add to your BBQ buffet table. It’s also a great “fridge passing snack”, you know, when you walk past the fridge and discreetly grab a little bite to eat. We all do it, lets not pretend we don’t.

Getting Fat

I need your help! Have you overcome a weight loss challenge?

Pickles made from the heart.

Cooking was a natural talent of my Nana’s, she could whip up a batch of scones or piklets in minutes without leaving a trace of mess behind. She also made beautiful cakes, biscuits, slices, puddings and pickles. We grew choko’s at home and when the vine was bare we’d source them elsewhere. Choko’s have that prickly feeling…

Scrambled Eggs

Perfect scrambled eggs. I have used this recipe for over 20 years. It has never failed me. Ingredients 3 eggs Salt Half a cup of fresh cream Butter Olive oil or truffle oil How to: Break 3 eggs into a bowl and add the cream and salt (I like to use truffle salt) Whisk the mixture…

Corned Beef. Cooked to perfection.

Reinventing the classics – Corned Beef. How can you not love corned beef? To be honest as a kid I didn’t like it at all, it’s only been the last 15 years or so I have become to appreciate this classic dish. I was dining in chef Jeremy Strode’s Surry Hills eatery Bistrode many years…

A Home in France

Inspired Living in France, and then some. Five years ago, my partner Andrew discovered a farmhouse deep in the South of France. He fell in love with it and snapped it up immediately. Having only visited France briefly many years before, I had never ventured past the bustling streets of Paris. I’ve always loved Paris, for me it’s…

Real Italian Street Food in Sydney

It’s places like Friggitoria that reinstall faith into the Sydney dining scene. Chef Flavio explains the menu, the ingredients which creates a total culinary experience.

Great Italian Food

Many years ago, my friend Leanne and I would hit the Italian Deli’s in Sydney’s inner-west suburbs of Haberfield and Leichhardt. This became an obsession for quite some time, and I have to say we became professional gourmet food shoppers on many levels. It was something we looked forward to and would do it as often as we could.