COOKING

We have a family tradition in our house. Every father's day, I get a good feed of my favourite crustacean. Every year, on father's day weekend, we go crabbing and set our crab pots. Then return the following morning to take home our spoils and prepare...

This is my go-to party meal. As a fisho, when we are hosting guests, I feel compelled to make something with fish or seafood. This prawn and crab seafood lasagne blows everything else out of the water. It's easy to make and will have everyone...

Often I am asked about what is Australian food and after years of struggling through the answer I like to think that I now have a good explanation of what meals we have that are truly ours, what we’ve borrowed and modified and what we...

We’ve all heard of a ‘beer jacket’ helping to get through a cold night, and I’ve on more than one occasion had extra cups of tea or coffee that I didn’t want to drink but instead just wanted the warmth in my hands. Well how...

‘Dumpling’ is a general word that covers a wide range of food, all with the basic quality of being a starchy dough which has some kind of filling on the inside. Some of the most popular ones are Chinese ‘jiaozi’ and ‘wonton’, Japanese ‘gyoza’ and...

If you’ve ever visited Japan you know how the people are very detail oriented in almost everything they do. I once saw a man with a coat hanger attachment on his suitcase so that he could put his jacket there when he wasn’t using it...

What’s nicer on a summer day than a delicious mix of chilled fruit and wine? For me, nothing beats sangria, and while I used to just make the same one over and over (mum’s recipe) I have recently started experimenting and so here I will...

Having worked for years in a deli at woollies I can safely say that I’ve ‘quality tested’ (in other words eaten) everything that could possibly go on a platter and can recommend what you should buy and how to make your platter pretty. Platters are...

Avocados, so delicious when made into guacamole, or simply spread onto toast with a bit of salt, but did you realise they were a lot more versatile than that? Over the world people are eating them in many ways that you might not imagine, but...

This Mexican-Italian fusion will have you set for a girl’s night, boy’s night, kid’s party, lazy day or just about any time you want a snack to calm your hunger. The idea to cook the sauce apart and add the toppings to it, rather than...