Already 13 years old, RUMI on the edgy Brunswick East end of Lygon St, is one of Melbourne’s most marvellous modern middle eastern restaurants. The vibe is warm and welcoming from the Make Food Not War script at the entrance to the good natured staff and cozy atmosphere inside. This is the best sort of share food – from small meze to larger share platters and a good charcoal grill selection and vegetable dishes that will satisfy all the veg-heads… Start with a Pomegranate cocktail then don’t miss the creamy Almond Taratoor to dip your pide into and crunch into the golden Sigara – filo fingers filled with three cheese served piping hot. The poached veal dish, cooked in yogurt wit peas and mint is absolutely delicious with the vibrant fattoush served on the side. Just two of us this time, for a quick weekday dinner but I will
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Tasty little sardines sandwiched together with a fennel, tomato and dill filling.

A luxurious Summery salad of prawns, asparagus and cucumber with a creamy dill dressing.

Nectarine Upside Down Cake

Vibrant fresh nectarines set into a buttery cake base will make all your dreams come true!

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Already 13 years old, RUMI on the edgy Brunswick East end of Lygon St, is one of Melbourne’s most marvellous modern middle eastern restaurants. The vibe is warm and welcoming from the Make Food Not War script at the entrance to the good natured staff and cozy atmosphere inside. This is the best sort of […]

Here comes Spring Racing Carnival – and if I can put the horse racing debate aside, for this – it’s a very social time in Melbourne because the sun is out and everyone is getting together after the cocooning of the winter months. So, here are some of my perfect passaround recipes to serve with […]

Our odyssey into the ancient heart of Greece – the Peloponnese region – felt like a journey into its soul. On the map, the area looks like a ‘hand’ and it comprises of four main peninsulas that offer archaeological sites, quaint towns, splendid hillsides and beautiful beaches. You are spoilt for choice here, and the […]

Singapore feels like the future! It’s modern, sparkling clean, organised, sophisticated, the streets are like driving through a botanic garden and the people are sweet and a little cheeky. The new Jewel entertainment complex at Changi airport is an impressive destination in itself. A sparkling new shopping centre with a majestic indoor waterfall that has […]

Nectarine Upside Down Cake

I’m back to baking and get really excited when new season stone fruit hits the market, so here is my luscious Upside Down Cake recipe made with fresh nectarines. This is a recipe my Mum gave me and she used to use canned apricot halves and tuck walnut halves in between the apricots. I make […]

I’ve been lucky to be travelling in Greece and one staple here that I never tire of is the Greek Salad. It’s a dish that should be in every cook’s repertoire because it goes equally well with meat or seafood and is also excellent as a light meal in itself. There is much debate on […]

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