Oct 8, 2013

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Broad Bean, Pea & Dill Risotto

I’m always on the look out for new risotto combinations, and lets face it there are a lot of them out there, some good and some great. This one goes into the great category. It’s wonderful on its own or paired with some grilled fish. I know in Italy risotto is never served as a […]

Jun 28, 2013


Mini Pommes Anna

I’m always searching for new ways to make potatoes. As much as I love them roasted and mashed it can get a bit boring. Pommes Anna is a traditional French side dish of potatoes which have been very thinly sliced, coated in butter and then neatly layered in a skillet where they are first cooked […]

Jun 11, 2013

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Caramelised Shallots

There seems to be a lot of confusion between countries as to what a shallot is and what a spring onion is. Australia seems to have really muddied the waters by referring to spring onions (the long thin allium with the white and green sections) as shallots, which is the opposite to most countries. But […]