The sharing of food has always been very important to me and everyone deserves to have good food on their table. That’s why I was so deeply touched when I visited the Melbourne branch of food charity, FareShare, and got an insight into the work the team there does, in rescuing food to prepare meals for those in need, with the help of volunteers. From the moment, Rosie, the Manager of the Volunteer Programs, welcomed me at the door and invited me in to share lunch with the crew, I knew that while it is a very professionally run organisation, FareShare operates very much from the heart. An insider tour quickly gave me an understanding of the enormity of their operation. Sourcing food, securing sponsors, managing volunteers and producing 6,000 meals every day out of their Abbotsford quantity kitchen, to be distributed through various charitable agencies to those that
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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.

Juicy chicken in a crispy coat fried Southern-style with a creamy caper mayonnaise is delicious with a chopped salad on the side but be warned, you will want to make double!

This deep, dark chocolate self-saucing pudding lives up to its name.

Named for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros (in Game Of Thrones!) this colourful coleslaw is a mix of 7 different salad ingredients tossed together with a maple syrup and cider vinegar dressing.

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Foodcentric. Desirable food you can believe in…

The sharing of food has always been very important to me and everyone deserves to have good food on their table. That’s why I was so deeply touched when I visited the Melbourne branch of food charity, FareShare, and got an insight into the work the team there does, in rescuing food to prepare meals […]

They often end up in the too hard basket…these hard, knobbly, misshapen fruits that are covered in fuzz, but when I see quinces first appear at the market at the beginning of Autumn, my heart always does a little dance. For these brutish members of the fruit world, will magically turn into an ambrosial delicacy […]

Mamma Mia

Whether your Mum is a super cook, or one that just gets on with the job of providing sustenance for the family in a fuss free way, one of the sweetest things you can do to show your appreciation, is to cook for her. Why is that? Well, when you have someone in mind when […]

Home Made Blood Plum Jam

It’s preserving season with all those bountiful fruits and veggies bursting from the garden and not only does it make sense to use them when they are plentiful (and cheap), but nothing makes you feel as proud as a row of jam jars with handwritten labels sitting on your kitchen bench top. Jam making requires […]

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 eight of her seasonal recipes that are designed to inspire and will teach you all the tricks of the […]

Anzac Apricot Nectar Cheesecake

Going through my old recipe collection certainly fills me with that sweet feeling of nostalgia. So many delicious tastes across a lifetime! I especially love revisiting an old classic and freshening it up with a bit of a makeover, and here is one of my retro faves – the good ol’ Apricot Nectar Cheesecake from […]