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Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

As our Christmas tips from the best chefs in Asia are proving to be as popular as the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs we ran, we thought we’d seek some Christmas tips from food writers and editors from around the world. It made sense to...
How To Make A Mojito

How To Make A Mojito

Cocktail time. A class on how to make a Mojito was one of the highlights of the Taste of Melbourne festival. Out of all the events we went to, the cocktail making lessons were the ones that seemed to excite festivalgoers the most. Long lines,...
Tips for a Successful Dinner Party Away

Tips for a Successful Dinner Party Away

We’ve been doing a bit of entertaining the last few days at Lara’s uncle’s house in Bendigo culminating me cooking a five-course meal yesterday for some of our old friends. It got me thinking about entertaining when you’re on holidays, particularly if you’re staying in...
Last Minute Christmas Tips from Australia’s Finest Chefs

Last Minute Christmas Tips from Australia’s Finest Chefs

I don’t know about you, but we haven’t done anything about preparing for Christmas lunch yet. We’re at Lara’s uncle’s house in Bendigo in Victoria, Australia, and if this Christmas is like others, there’ll be friends and neighbours dropping by. We’re in need of some...
Cullen Skink, Venison loin, Scottish Dinner Party

Cullen Skink, Venison loin, Scottish Dinner Party

When I put out a call on Twitter for ideas as to what I should make in Edinburgh for my series The Dish, about the quintessential dishes of the places we visit, Scottish chef Gary Robinson (former personal chef to Prince Charles and former chef of Mezzanine,...
Perfecting the Classic Brazilian Caipirinha

Perfecting the Classic Brazilian Caipirinha

In our years of being semi-professional barflys and checking out bars, purely in the name of research of course, we’ve developed a repertoire of favourite cocktails that we always order to test out the skills of a barman. One of them is a Latin American...
Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

One of the best things about staying in a holiday rental over a hotel is the ability to entertain. Here in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, I’ve been perfecting micheladas, margaritas and guacamole for entertaining Mexico-style. For groups of friends and families renting holiday houses, entertaining happens...
Texas Style BBQ Pork Recipe

Texas Style BBQ Pork Recipe

Rusty Irons, the owner of our first holiday rental in Austin may be a petite woman, but her personality is a big as the state of Texas. Rusty is also a passionate supporter of local produce and a cook who makes a mean Texas style BBQ pork....
Homemade Puglian Pizza from Our Own Woodfired Pizza Oven

Homemade Puglian Pizza from Our Own Woodfired Pizza Oven

Puglian pizza making is a two stage process over two days, we learn when I get lessons in making homemade pizzas in the wood-fired oven attached to our trullo just outside Alberobello in Italy’s southern region of Puglia. Maria, as you might remember, is the caretaker of...