Preserved Lemons & a Non-Boring Broccoli Salad

Most people don’t know this about me, but I have an acute need for control. I consider myself a highly organised individual and will plan itineraries down to the hour with connecting transport down to the minute. I like to bake a cake knowing that it’s going to take 20 minutes in the oven, and…

Truffle Mushroom Pappardelle

I recently decided to splurge on a very luxurious little piece of winter specialty… a humble black truffle from the Madame Truffles  pop up store in Surry Hills, located in the cantina below Pasta Emilia. It set me back about $86 for a 30g little squash-sized ball, and smelled very olive-like in aroma. I carefully hustled the little funghi…

Peanut Butter Tart

The Lunar New Year is the most extravagant occasion on the Asian calender…and it’s widely known that it all centres around food. There’s meanings behind the dishes that are traditionally consumed: long noodles are symbolic of longevity, dumplings and wontons of gold ingots. The act itself of making the dumplings is an activity of reunion; believed…

Homemade Baked Beans

And so that time of the year is almost upon us again – Valentine’s Day. I’m probably a little cynical about the date due to the fact that I’ve been single for the last six years, but my cynicism isn’t so much regarding the commercialism of all of it – with flowers being delivered to…