Cheesemaking workshops for the home cook

Four years ago, Susan Meagher was busy developing townhouses and apartments on the mid-north NSW coast around Coffs Harbour. “Then the GFC hit and turned everything pear shape,” she says. Now she’s even busier running six-hour cheesemaking courses at The Cheesmaking Workshop in Northbridge, Sydney, and at various community colleges all over the state. This … Continue reading

Duck Inn

Years ago when I lived in London, meeting friends at the local pub on a Sunday afternoon was a weekly ritual. For us Aussies, it was like a home away from home, a warm, cosy space where we could catch up over a hearty, affordable meal or lounge around and read a book. Some people … Continue reading

St Valentine’s Love Apple

Do you know the tomato is the apple of love?  Well that’s how it was known until the 20th century. Our Latin forebears, it seems, were more romantic than us. Or Maybe not.  Perhaps they were just confused. When you read about the tomato’s history, you do wonder what love had to do with it. … Continue reading

Nonya cuisine

I’ll never forget my visit to Penang, a busy island on the west coast of Malaysia. I’d been invited by the Sydney-based food writer Carol Selva Rajah to join a group of foodies on a tour and although I knew something about Malaysian food, I’d not then discovered the spicy, aromatic Nonya cuisine. Carol is … Continue reading

Kung hei fat choy

When I was a kid, Sunday nights were special. That was the night my parents would take my sister and I to the Lean Sun Lowrestaurant in Dixon Street in Sydney’s Chinatown. They’d arrange to meet friends there and we kids would sit at a separate table, well away from the grown-ups, and have a … Continue reading

Kids Cooking Classes

Hurry, hurry – book in now to my Mini Chef Kids Cooking Classes  Junior Mduring the school holidays. My aim is to teach children to prepare a wholesome, nutritious meal which they love to eat and can reproduce easily at home. This is not celebrity chef restaurant-style food. Hygiene, nutrition – and loads of laughs … Continue reading
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