More than a cooking class, Foodcentric Gathering is a complete food experience. Join food stylist, writer and presenter, Naomi Crisante, for an exclusive cooking class in her own home. Naomi will present a selected menu of her seasonal recipes that are designed to inspire and will teach you all the tricks of the trade so you too can replicate them in your own kitchen. After the class, join your fellow foodies to gather together and share the meal with matched wine in what will be a very social experience. This is an exclusive event for just 12 people, so book early. Naomi Crisante has been a qualified cooking teacher, food stylist, recipe developer, writer and television presenter for over 30 years. She will share with you her cooking expertise, her tips for how to make food look as good as it tastes and her passion for gathering people to the
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Welcome to my foodcentric world where everything is delicious!

A place where I share a lifetime love of food, entertaining and inspiration through my recipes, food images, cooking tips and experiences.

The art of cooking offers creation, exploration and connection.  Join me on this journey


 

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RECIPES… for every occasion

Sharing my recipe collection to fellow foodies has always been a pure pleasure and it is even more of a buzz when I hear those magic words…’I made your recipe!’.

So here I invite you to browse through and get inspired by my recipes that I have tried and tested over many years. Some have professional photographs, others just have happy snaps and the rest are simply the recipe itself, from my kitchen to yours.

This is my working recipe database and so new recipes are added all the time – be sure to drop by again to see the latest.

This my revisited version of the 1980s classic Apricot Nectar Cheesecake from the Australian Women's Weekly, with the addition of gingernut biscuits and toasted almonds to bring it into the new century. The recipe makes either a long rectangular tart or a more classic round one.

Butterscotch Almond Slice

This nutty, buttery, honeyed slice is a family favourite and will be gone before you know it...

Roasting a whole fish is one of the most fuss free ways of cooking seafood, and this snapper with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil absolutely sings of Summer entertaining.

Foodcentric Blog… inspiration and experiences

Check out my real-life Blog that is packed with food ideas, cooking tips and experiences, from my foodie heart to yours!

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Foodcentric. Desirable food you can believe in…

More than a cooking class, Foodcentric Gathering is a complete food experience. Join food stylist, writer and presenter, Naomi Crisante, for an exclusive cooking class in her own home. Naomi will present a selected menu of her seasonal recipes that are designed to inspire and will teach you all the tricks of the trade so […]

WHERE TO EAT IN OAKLEIGH If you wanna feel like you are in Greece in the middle of Melbourne, just head over to Oakleigh’s Greek Eat Streets, around Eaton Mall…Endaxi? On this Sunny Sunday, we were hunting for the best gyros and found it at Orexi Souvlaki Bar. The best place for a taste of […]

Muffin Madness

Let’s face it…a muffin is just an excuse to eat cake at any time of the day… Brekkie, lunch, playtime, afternoon tea…just coz you’ve got the munchies…because your pet fish died…any reason really. They are quick to mix up, cook quickly and always make you feel good when you have a batch of them sitting […]

Lamb Lollipop Chops…

Haloumi Lamb Cutlets with Roast Capsicum in Cos Leaves

Oh, how I love lollipop chops! … aka lamb cutlets 🙂 Tender tasty morsels of lamb from the rib section come with a built in handle, and although they may be the most expensive lamb cut, they are so delicious, they are hard to resist. Easy to grill, chargrill, bbq or pan fry, the main […]

A Menu For Lovers…

Cooking for someone you love, is a powerful way to show them your feelings without words. That simple act of creating something to make someone else feel good by putting in your time and creativity is always appreciated. Whether or not you subscribe to the idea of Valentine’s Day or not, my Lovers Menu is […]

Fabulous Firenze

WHERE TO EAT IN FLORENCE Sophisticated, self-assured and welcoming, that’s Florence. This delightful city has beautiful sights on every corner and yet is compact enough for it to feel like a cosy village. Staying right in the centre of town meant we could walk everywhere from Il Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio, the Pitti Palace […]