Christmas always comes early at my place, as I plan my Christmas menu way in advance especially for my Foodcentric Christmas Cooking Class. For me, Christmas is really is a chance to celebrate and feast with the best produce I can lay my hands on – sushi grade salmon, plump Queensland king prawns, free range duck from the Wimmera, cheese from King Island; the pick of the new season Summer produce and luxurious glacé fruits. This year, there was Salmon Carpaccio; Prawn and Asparagus Cocktails with Dill Dressing; Spinach and Basil Rotolo; Roast Duck with Cherries, Orange and Thyme; Duck Fat Kipflers; a gorgeous Glacé Brie Torte; a pretty puff pastry Wreath with raspberries, peaches and passionfruit; and Little Macadamia Fruit Cakes to take home. Most of the recipes can be found on my foodcentric.com.au recipe library – just search Christmas for a little festive inspo! Enjoy the preparations…
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This savoury puff pastry is filled with creamy ricotta and the pizza-like flavours of salami, olives, capsicum and basil.

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Christmas always comes early at my place, as I plan my Christmas menu way in advance especially for my Foodcentric Christmas Cooking Class. For me, Christmas is really is a chance to celebrate and feast with the best produce I can lay my hands on – sushi grade salmon, plump Queensland king prawns, free range […]

Haloumi Fritters with Tomato and Mint

A fresh hot batch of fritters are a wonderful thing to whip up for breakfast, brunch or a tasty passaround. The ingredients for these Haloumi Zucchini Fritters are easily mixed together and then spoonfuls are dolloped into the pan to sizzle to golden deliciousness. Serve them as little bites with a dollop of salsa or […]

Ah Athens

For me, Athens feels like coming home. I am quickly embraced by my Greek heritage, in the faces of the people, the food, the culture, the filoxenia*… Like a fine piece of Greek marble that becomes shiny with time and wear, Athens has polished itself so that while you can still find the busy, friendly […]

ASADO Bar y Grill is the young cousin of restaurants San Telmo and Palermo. It combines a vibrant, youthful feel with traditional style Latin American cuisine straight from the open fire pit and charcoal parilla. I have visited several times, and most recently had a very special dinner there for the Melbourne Tango Circuit in […]

RUMInating

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 […]

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