Seasonal produce – Kohlrabi

I was reading through the Sydney Food Markets guide to seasonal produce for July 2009 and spied the vegetable kohlrabi in the list. I have to admit I haven’t had much exposure to this vegetable so I decided to do some research. I opened up the wonderful Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon and…

Masterchef- George’s Blini with feta and smoked beetroot recipe

George Calombaris from Australia’s Masterchef cooksBlini with Smoked beetroot and feta Smoked beetroot First make the smoke with hickory chips (from BBQ shop, soaked) and add sugar, rice, sea salt, earl grey tea and mix. Line a pot with foil and spread out mixture onto it. Add a lid and get it smoking which may…

Caveau – French cuisine is Wollongong’s only hatted restaurant

I’ve always wanted to visit Caveau, Wollongong’s only hatted restaurant. It is also the Illawarra’s only French restaurant and it offers cooking classes! I’ve looked at their upcoming classes and one falls on October 18th, 2009. That’s the day after my birthday. Normally I am up in Sydney at the Good Food Month’s Night Noodle…

Melbourne: Restaurant Review: Post Mao Cafe

Walking down Little Bourke Street in Melbourne is quite an experience. We were greeted by a hostess from the Post Mao Cafe, aka Chairman Mao’s Unique Chinese Cuisine. Specialising in Hunan cuisine, their chef‘s master chef is 93 years old and used to cook for Chairman Mao Zedong. The waitress showed us the menu, pointing…

Hamburger with the lot meal at Metzis Tasty Takeaway

Hamburger with the lot meal at Metzis Tasty Takeaway, originally uploaded by Vanessa PR. An Australian hamburger with meat burger, tomato, beetroot, lettuce, onion, egg, bacon, pineapple, cheese and BBQ sauce. They also make a delicious Portugese Chicken burger which has to be tried. The Chicken Schnizel burger was larger than a plate. Metzis is…