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

Banh Mi French Legacy Vietnamese Classic

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Vietnamese food is suddenly becoming popular all around the world. It’s not just beef noodle pho and fresh rice paper rolls, Today we feature the popular Vietnamese banh mi – French legacy, Vietnamese Classic. A French baguette stuffed full of pate, lemongrass-infused pork and fresh vegetables, herbs and pickles. The perfect lunch! Long-time readers will know that we feature 3 travel and/or food posts per week from our chosen, featured country. October is Vietnam month and we already have a … Read More

Cooking Schools in Hoi An and a Recipe for Easy, Fresh Spring Rolls

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A trip through Hoi An  the prettiest part of Vietnam and the acknowledged food capital of the country inspired these fresh spring rolls, wrapped in rice paper. In this post we review 2 great cooking schools in Hoi An as well as the recipe for these healthy and tasty, fresh spring rolls. We detailed some of the activities you can undertake in world-heritage listed Hoi An, but for me at least, the highlight of this town was the food. And … Read More

Turkish Meze – Recipes for a Beautiful Turkish Platter

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There is a fine food tradition in Turkey, going back hundreds of years to the royal kitchens. Dinners with family and/or friends are special and it is considered very poor form for individual family members to fix themselves a meal separate from the rest of the family. The tradition of the Turkish meze platter is an essential part of Turkish culture. Turkish mezes are perfect for social gatherings and are designed to promote talking through their casual, shared eating. Meze, … Read More

Chicken Stock – Homemade Chicken Broth

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Looking for a reliable chicken stock recipe? This recipe contains the vegetable and herb ingredients that most households have on hand, so why not cook your own stock or broth? We love having freshly made stock on hand, as it gives you a great deal of flexibility when it comes to cooking. Risottos, soups and sauces all become a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about the stock. Yes I know you can use stock or bouillon cubes, … Read More

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