Traditional Roast Pork with Better Crackling

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Pork is going through a renaissance in Melbourne, with new cuts making a big impact on the local food scene. Pork Belly, in particular, is very popular in various Asian and European cuisines such as Spanish. As an avowed lover of pork this is a great thing. But let’s not disregard the old classics like plain and simple traditional roast pork with better crackling! Today we feature an easy-to-make, traditional roast pork recipe that almost guarantees you achieve great pork … Read More

Simple Home Made Muesli with Yogurt, Rhubarb, and Honey

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Muesli – healthy and quick to make from inexpensive pantry ingredients. Today we feature our favorite home made muesli recipe. Combined, with yogurt, rhubarb and honey, muesli becomes a quick but decadent breakfast that leaves you satisfied and feeling good. It’s easy to prepare muesli, poached rhubarb and even yogurt on the weekend and then weekday breakfasts become a quick exercise. There is something satisfying about making your own stuff that leaves you feeling good about life. But firstly, what … Read More

Quality Gourmet Cheese Platter for the Senses

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Wine and cheese are a fantastic combination. Good for an appetizer, an alternative to dessert, as part of a grazing platter or an excellent addition to a dinner party. How do you make a gourmet cheese platter? Are there any guidelines? What about wines? What goes with what? A good combination of cheese and wine can delight all of the senses. Australia produces some excellent wines and cheeses. Victoria, the state in which Melbourne is located, is the heart of … Read More

Comfort Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup with Crunch

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Butternut squash quinoa soup is great comfort food, and is our version of squash (pumpkin) soup, so well-loved around the world. We roast butternut squash with garlic, cumin and honey and then use this as the base for the soup. Topped with a garnish of spiced quinoa, the soup takes on a bit of crunch and a slight heat. If you enjoy butternut squash soup, try this recipe for some real international flair. The soup can be prepared in advance … Read More

Healthy Avocado Smash for Breakfast

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Melbourne breakfasts are some of the best in the world. Why? Well, believe it or not, it is a subject I have given considerable thought to as we work our way around the world indulging ourselves in great food, and I have three reasons: variety, originality and freshness. There is some serious thought and effort that goes into breakfast menus in Melbourne. Fusion, which is a food description I don’t use often, is a big part of what makes breakfast … Read More

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