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…

Salmon Burger

It’s no secret that I love a good burger. A Friday late afternoon about a fortnight ago, I was back late at the office finishing up after a client appointment and a mate of mine messaged me asking how things were. It had been one of those sweltering Sydney summer days and the cool change…

Chicken Katsu Burger w/ Asian Slaw

I had a discussion with one of Night Owl’s housemates a little while ago about schnitzel versus katsu. You can’t beat a good schnitzel – made famous by the Germans – particularly at the pub accompanied with creamy, fluffy mash or crisp, golden chips and lathered with a river of gravy. The Japanese however, came up with…

Beef & Beer Masterclass @ Mumu Grill

I remember my very first good steak like it was yesterday. It was at a law school function, funnily enough – as I’ve always found that food mass-produced for functions with your alternate style of serving tends to come out average at best. Before this time, I had only ever had your usual rump and sirloin…

Chimichurri Bean Salad

My ideal temperature is about 27 degrees Celcius. If the weekend is coming up and the Bureau of Meterology is telling me that it’s going to be that temperature on the weekend, do you know the first thing I think of? That’s right – beach. If you’re on my Instagram, you will know that my favourite…

Butterscotch Pecan Self-Saucing Pud

Winter is the season of squishy baby food. Hot, creamy potato mash, thickened tangy jus and sauces, oozy cheesy lasagne and this soft, melt-in-the-mouth self-saucing pudding is no exception. This was to be dessert for a weekend lunch at The Sister’s place; and it was ridiculously simple to quickly rustle up the hour before we…

Vegetable Castellane Parmigiane

I’ve never been a believer in diets. Lactose-free, paleo, no chocolate, no gluten or raw; as I have said before, I’m a supporter of everything in moderation. I believe if you deny yourself something, for example, saying that you will eat no chocolate, all you will think about is chocolate 24/7. Personally, some of the…

Sticky Mocha Pudding

My colleagues at work have it tough. With my continued cooking and baking experiments at home for this blog, I often make way more than I can eat myself (or want to eat myself), and so end up packing it up and taking it into work, where they (with great suffering) will endeavour to help…