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.

Bienvenue to Pontaillac Beach

Do you have a destination where you just feel like you’re at home? Welcome to Ponta Beach. A piece of paradise by the Atlantic sea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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…

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…