Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Search for: Banh Mi I’ll never forget the first time I bought a banh mi (pronounced BUN-mee) from Vinata’s in Cabramatta.  So many ingredients (bbq pork, luncheon meat, chicken liver pate, mayonnaise, pickled veggies, coriander stalks and Vu’s secret...
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara In his recent entertaining TV series, Searching for Italy, actor Stanley Tucci goes in search of four iconic pasta dishes which he describes as  staggering in their simplicity: rigatoni amatriciana, spaghetti cacio e pepe, spaghetti carbonara and...
Plum Pudding Ice Cream

Plum Pudding Ice Cream

Plum Pudding Ice Cream If you still haven’t made your Christmas plum pudding, this frozen ice cream version is the perfect solution.  I actually prefer it to the heavy traditional English pudding, especially when it’s a steaming hot day Down Under.  ...
Loukie’s Gravlax

Loukie’s Gravlax

Loukie’s Gravlax This recipe is from Loukie Werle’s charming book, The Valley, a collection of much-loved family recipes.”Not a Christmas goes by without a call from my daughter, ‘Mum, can you bring the gravlax?’ she writes.”It has...