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Attention Curry Lovers!!!

   Well the weather hasn't really started to transform into spring yet, so we reckon a good hearty curry is still in order on a dark, rainy Melbourne evening. So what exactly is a curry?  The word is believed to stem from the Tamil word "kari" which means sauce.    . It's usually a dish prepared [...]

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Sri Lankan foodie paradise

Is Sri Lanka the new, hottest foodie destination?  Fantastic food without a doubt!Sri Lankan cuisine is a rich melting pot of colourful, intensely flavoured, carefully prepared, ingredient abundant array, all  influenced by the Dutch, Portuguese, English, Arabs, Malays, Moors and Indians.When it comes to the stand out flavours and ingredients used in Sri Lankan cooking think [...]

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Middle Eastern Food Tour of Brunswick

Well our first Brunswick Middle Eastern Food Tour was a sell out! What a fun and delicious day we had, and Melbourne (in winter) turned on the sunny weather. We started with a bang - a delicious and colourful spread of tasty morsels with flavours of the Middle East meeting Mauritius.  What a fantastic, tasty marriage.We [...]

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Freaky happenings - short and long(er) story

Short story - I'm setting up to cook a pot roast dinner in my new pressure cooker, and start singing "Pot Roast and Kisses.  10 seconds later my phone starts to play this same song. Freaky experience - my phone has performance envy - it knows i have ordered a Google Home device and is trying [...]

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Get inspired for Christmas feasting Moroccan style

How do you find your inspiration for cooking?We were browsing some of our photos from a visit to Morocco not too long ago.  It's amazing how a visual image can take you back, and even more so a taste memory.  Goats can climb trees and pose for photos, who knew?Thinking about Christmas, which is coming up [...]

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Pier 41 - the new kid on the Williamstown block

Pier 41Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (in Williamstown): we sneaked around to the back entrance, just to show some friends and check out the views and ambience, Thursday evening around 7pm Right time - tick, right place - tick.We love to drop by this Yacht Club occasionally for a sneaky adult drink and to watch the sunset over [...]

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Top reasons to take a cooking class

Even Julia Child took cooking classes!So why should you take one? 1.They are heaps of fun – meet fellow foodies, sign up as a single, a couple (it’s a unique date night), or with a group of friends or family. Inspiring and a great way to spend time with a loved one or friend Cook up a storm [...]

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Footscray Food Gems

For those Footscrayphiles who noticed that Dong Que (reverently referred to as “the green place”) has closed, I have good news.Luckily for us the family connections in the Vietnamese Footscray community are strong.Dinh Son Quan, another of my faves, tragically closed when Little Saigon burnt down last Christmas,It’s taken a while, but they have re-emerged in [...]

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It was the best supermarket in the world

It's official, the best supermarket in the world is located in Adelaide. What, we wondered,exactly does that mean? Who decides the winners, and who competes? Just so you know,  it's decided by the International Grocers Alliance, and in 2016 (in the good old USA) the Frewville Foodland (S.A.)  took out the honours. How could we [...]

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​Gluhwein love!

Gluhwein love! If you have been lucky enough to visit a Kristkindel market in Germany we hope you didn't miss tasting the soul warming famous spiced wine.  Try our favourite version!  Incorporating those rich red wine flavours, a little sweetness, a little citrus and some amazing spice tones.Ingredients1 orange, skin peeled into large [...]

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