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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE & CARAMEL PEANUT POPCORN

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE & CARAMEL PEANUT POPCORN When Caterina creates, we ALL eat. And when I say ‘we’, I mean ‘we at large’. Everyone in the extended family that has a Sydney Food Sister approved taste-testing palate has given this creation a thumbs up, so we are positive you will too. The mousse is intensely chocolatey yet […]

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SOUTHERN ITALIAN INSPIRED TUNA SPAGHETTI

SOUTHERN ITALIAN INSPIRED TUNA SPAGHETTI Being able to put dinner on the table effortlessly and quickly is often a priority in our households, especially on a hot summer’s day when the last thing you want to do is slave over the stove for hours. This spaghetti is quick and simple to put together, perfectly sweet […]

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PRAWN SAGANAKI: A FAMILY CLASSIC

PRAWN SAGANAKI: A FAMILY CLASSIC We grew up eating prawn saganaki, a very traditional Greek classic, and it is one of our absolute favourites. Beautiful, fresh Australian prawns, just-warm softened feta cheese, all bound together with a rich tomato sauce – what’s not to love? It is traditionally served as an appertiser, with chunks of […]

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CHERRY KATAIFI PISTACHIO CHEESECAKE

CHERRY KATAIFI PISTACHIO CHEESECAKE Christmas in Australia wouldn’t quite be Christmas without cherries featuring on the dessert table, whether it be a large bowl of plump juicy cherries that everyone seems to find room for, even with a belly over full of Christmas lunch, or beautifully scattered atop a showstopping dessert. Like this one. Our […]

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SAKE SCALLOPS WITH GINGER KATAIFI

SAKE SCALLOPS WITH GINGER KATAIFI When you walk through the Sydney Fish Markets, the colourful of array of fresh seafood on offer is striking. We undoubtedly have the best seafood in the world, and cooking with it is a true pleasure. With the festive season around the corner, and the summer months upon us, it is […]

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MELITZANES PAPOUTSAKIA: EGGPLANT SLIPPERS

MELITZANES PAPOUTSAKIA: EGGPLANT SLIPPERS Serves 4 This beautiful traditional Greek recipe is a wonderful wholesome vegetarian meal option that celebrates the eggplant, such a widely used vegetable in Mediterranean cuisine. The ‘papoutsakia’, or ‘little slippers’ form the perfect vessel for holding the tasty filling. While it is commonly referred to as ‘Papoutsakia’ in Greek, mum […]

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HONEY WALNUT TART WITH LEMON & FIGS

HONEY WALNUT TART WITH LEMON & FIGS Early into our Sydney Food Sister journey, it became very apparent that Caterina and I had the perfect synergy when it came to food. I have no doubt that much of that synergy comes from our similar upbringing, by parents who shared common food philosophies stemming from their Italian […]

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CATERINA’S SERIOUSLY GOOD CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

CATERINA’S SERIOUSLY GOOD CHICKEN SCHNITZEL Caterina and I have been friends for 20 years, and it was only a month ago that I tried her famous chicken schnitzel for the first time. Oh my, it’s next level in the schnitzel world, it’s no wonder the recipe has been in the family for so long. I […]

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SALTY SPICY GRAPEFRUIT JALAPENO COCKTAIL

SALTY SPICY GRAPEFRUIT JALAPENO COCKTAIL This cocktail needs no introduction. It combines some of our favourite flavours – salt, jalapeno chilli, grapefruit juice and lemon juice. The salty jalapeno rim balances perfectly with the zing and tang of the fresh juices. You won’t be stopping at one! We have loved collaborating with Maldon Salt to […]

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CRISPY BACON & EGG KATAIFI FRITTATA

CRISPY BACON & EGG KATAIFI FRITTATA There is nothing quite like having time on your hands to slowly prepare a meal in the kitchen, in a relaxed, lulled fashion, where the act of chopping, sautéing and whisking feels intensely gratifying rather than a forced necessary. Lazy Sundays, where breakfast time becomes lunch time, without even […]

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