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SUCCULENT OCTOPUS IN RED WINE SAUCE

SUCCULENT OCTOPUS IN RED WINE SAUCE Caterina gets the final say when it comes to the “you can post the recipe on our website” stage. There are a sneaky few recipes that I have added without her final approval, purely because I might have made something, enjoyed it, and not left any for Caterina to […]

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THE SIMPLE PLEASURE OF A GREAT BOOK

THE SIMPLE PLEASURE OF A GREAT BOOK Thirteen years ago, my brother Tas gifted me a collection of books as my wedding present. While away on myhoneymoon, Tas arranged for the books to be displayed on our empty kitchen shelves. An assortment of new and used books, soft and hard covered, of various themes and […]

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PORK & PORCINI RAGU: NEED WE SAY MORE?

PORK & PORCINI RAGU: NEED WE SAY MORE? Think feast. Think Winter. Think bold, punchy flavours. Think eating too much and not being able to muster the strength to pull yourself up from the dinner table. In a very content, good sort of way. Think a mountain of pappardelle smothered in the sumptuous flavours of this […]

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MONGOLIAN LAMB SUNG CHOI BAO

MONGOLIAN LAMB SUNG CHOI BAO When Mongolian lamb meets sung choi bao, something ridiculously tasty happens. Caterina has combined two of her favourite classic Chinese recipes, and created  super tasty leaf-wrapped pockets of deliciousness. This is the perfect dish to set in the centre of a table and watch everyone create their own little lettuce parcels with. […]

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WHOLE BAKED TURMERIC & SUMAC CAULIFLOWER

WHOLE BAKED TURMERIC & SUMAC CAULIFLOWER One of the most common questions we get asked is “Where does your recipe inspiration come from?”. This recipe was inspired purely and organically by picking up a cauliflower at our local green grocer, admiring its structural perfection, and having an intense urge to celebrate its freshness and beauty. When you […]

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CHESTNUT & PEAR RAVIOLI WITH BURNT BUTTER & SAGE

CHESTNUT & PEAR RAVIOLI WITH BURNT BUTTER & SAGE “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” It’s difficult to escape Nat King Cole smoothly and melodically introduce that classic Christmas tune in your head every time you see fresh chestnuts, even if it isn’t Christmas. Without fail, each and every time I see fresh chestnuts, I […]

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CITRUS COOKIES: MAMMA ANNA’S RECIPE

CITRUS COOKIES: MAMMA ANNA’S RECIPE The food that you grow up with, and have sweet memories of, will always evoke a sense of nostalgia. The familiar taste and smells of that favourite meal or treat that mum always made will naturally provide a place of comfort. In celebration of Mother’s day coming up, we are sharing one of […]

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ANZAC BISCUIT ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

ANZAC BISCUIT ICE CREAM SANDWICHES Whether you like them crunchy or chewy, there is something special about an Anzac biscuit. Perhaps it’s their traditional origins, and the sense of patriotism they evoke in us. Or perhaps it’s their perfect taste of golden deliciousness that so beautifully coats the palate with each bite. Either way, an Anzac […]

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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE Dimitri carefully sifts through a tray of plump, juicy ox heart tomatoes, light with his fingers, careful not to blemish their sun kissed exterior, yet firm enough to determine their ripeness. “These are perfect Chiara, nice and juicy.” Across the store, Chiara is carefully examining the display […]

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