Category Archives: Home dinners

Italy Part III – Taking on a Bistecca alla Fiorentina

No visit to Greve-in-Chianti is complete without a visit to the famous Antica Macelleria Falorni. An 8th generation butcher, the store today stocks Chianina beef, Cinta Senese pork, chingali and other Tuscan delights over 4 shop fronts in the towns … Continue reading

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Potato gnocchi with a sage burnt butter sauce

With the cold settling in and an upcoming trip to Italy next week, Sam and I have been craving Italian food. Gnocchi is something that is so simple, yet I am so scared that I won’t get it right. A … Continue reading

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Canh chua tamarind fish broth with elephant ear stems

I really love discovering new and different herbs, vegetables and spices as I generally spend countless days afterwards thinking how to incorporate them into dishes. I particularly like it when the vegetable or spice in question also has a very questionable name. … Continue reading

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Currywurst cravings…

A trip to Germany isn’t complete without stopping by a imbiss (fast food stand) and chowing down a currywurst or two. The dish is nothing more than a fried bratwurst smothered in a curry tomato ‘ketchup’ (I say this word … Continue reading

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Our perfect tempura

Tempura has got to be the most quintessential Japanese dish. Lightly battered, crispy fried vegetables and seafood – how could you not love it! Making tempura, good tempura isn’t easy and Sam and I uncovered  a few tricks whilst we … Continue reading

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Mussels cooked in fragrant lemongrass and coconut

Cooking mussels is one thing that is amazingly easy to cook, but I am often put off because of the amount of work involve with cleaning them. In Australia Sam and I discovered a brand of mussels that you can … Continue reading

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