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…

Mushroom Pâté

Night Owl was telling me about a girl she works with who once was slathering pâté on bread for lunch, but who refused to believe that pâté was made of liver, because “liver is gross” or something along those lines. Night Owl – who loves her offal – viewed her comment with a large dose of incredulity, whereas…

Mushroom & Bacon Risotto w/ Poached Egg

*Touch wood* I’ve not had a risotto failure yet. My first and successful attempt at risotto wasn’t a “full” risotto (My Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto) and so I’ve been looking around for a risotto recipe to test out my skills. I was flipping through my copy of Katie Quinn Davies’ What Katie Ate when I happened…

Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto

“Have you made risotto before?” (Awkward cough) “Errrrr…from a packet.” HEY it’s called Star Risotto and The Sister even knows Italians who use it, okay? But sure, I’m a food blogger and foodie and so I should know how to make risotto. I’ve made paella before and surely it can’t be much harder than that,…