Burrata with cashew nuts and Parma Ham Granola

Creamy, fresh and soft Burrata topped with a spring salad keeps the Burrata pretty simple and allows its flavour to shine through.  I have fallen in love with this solid mozzarella with its creamy soft centre which gives the cheese a delicious texture.  Originally from the Puglia region of Southern Italy I think it has conquered the world.  […]

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Seasonal Pear Tart

Who can resist the smooth, crumbly texture of a rich fruit tart! It is autumn in Australia and I see lots of pears in the markets.  Pears are so versatile you can poach them, roast them, juice them, or just eat them as they are. I still do not know which one is my favourite pear variety, but for this recipe I […]

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Tofu Fritters

Simple to prepare! These were perhaps one of the tastier snacks I had along the busy streets of Bali.  I bought them from a young girl that prepared them in her big wok on one of the streets in Seminyak.  I  watched  her carefully preparing these little fritters, but I had no idea how her seasoning paste […]

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Sate Lembat Ayam

Balinese cuisine, yes please! My recent trip to Indonesia was an amazing gourmet journey starting in Bali.   It enticed my taste buds with spices, and a variety of basic spice pastes which were ground in a saucer shaped mortar and pestle.   Of course I had to buy one and carry it in my suitcase all the way back […]

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Thai Fried Rice & Roasted pineapple

My first Thai cooking lesson was at the Mandarin Oriental Thai cooking School in Bangkok.  I made my way early in the morning to the Hotel.   I took the Sky train (BTS) to the Taksin bridge and then walked to the pier.  There was a beautiful hotel barge waiting for all the students that were joining […]

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