Jul 30, 2013


The Boathouse’s Fish Pie with Snapper and Truffle Oil

The Boathouse is a restaurant in Glebe, Sydney whose signature dish is this snapper pie. Their pie is so famous and so delicious that I’ve never ordered anything else when I’ve dined there, nor has anyone else I know. If I were them I would simplify life and just take everything else off the menu, […]

Jul 22, 2013

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Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Cake – A Cake Worth Stealing

┬áIf you’ve ever read Roald Dahl’s book Matilda, or seen the movie, you’ll know that Bruce Bogtrotter is the little boy that dared to steal a sliver of chocolate cake from his evil headmistress’s tea tray. As punishment he was forced to eat the entire enormous cake in front of the whole school assembly. I’m […]

Jul 17, 2013


Khoresht Bamieh – Persian Braised Lamb & Okra Stew

Okra, or ladies fingers as they’re sometimes called, is a vegetable that’s not often seen outside of the Middle East/India and, strangely enough, in the Southern United States where it’s used in such dishes as gumbo. Some people find the texture a little off-putting, referring to them as “slimy” but I prefer to think of […]

Jul 8, 2013


Individual Smoked Trout & Herb Tarts

I love tarts of any kind; sweet or savoury, large or small. I particularly like individual tarts as they make such a lovely first course. The variations for fillings are endless but one thing I do prefer is for the tart to be more creamy than eggy, if you know what I mean – a […]

Jul 3, 2013


Malaysian Laksa – The Cheats Way

Laksa is a spicy curry based noodle soup that’s very popular is Malaysia and Singapore, not to mention Sydney where die-hard laksa fans are always on the lookout for the best laksa vendor. Making an authentic laksa from scratch can be a time consuming exercise and sometimes the craving for a laksa can hit you […]