Dilmah – High Tea Challenge 2012 – Adelaide

October 29, 2012

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend a culinary competition of a different kind where professional and amateur teams battled for the title of South Australian Dilmah High Tea Challenge Champion of 2012. Inaugurated by the Fernando family in 2007 in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the objective of ‘putting the tea back in […]

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Pearl’s Diner – Felixstow, Adelaide

August 3, 2012

It appears that Dan and Robert from Burger Theory, Aurelie from La Waffle and the crazy kids from your favourite Burger Theory van have found an HQ from which to plan their daily Burger Van and Waffle runs and thankfully for diners, this means another opportunity to sample some of, to borrow a term from […]

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At Home on the Range – Elizabeth Gilbert

July 11, 2012

One of the striking differences between some of the older cookbooks and those of today is the stark difference in writing styles. Writers such as Elizabeth David in some ways hid their recipes throughout their prose, drawing the reader in to visualise the making of a dish and allowing them to imagine the smells and […]

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From Scratch Pâtisserie

June 21, 2012

From Scratch Patisserie Recently I met up with a couple of fellow bloggers, Helen from ‘Grab your Fork‘, Billy from ‘A Table for Two‘ and Dan from ‘Pike on a Plate‘ at the Adelaide Farmers Market. Billy and Helen were in town for Tasting Australia and it is always nice to see them when I […]

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Assaggio – Hyde Park

May 17, 2012

A cool Mother’s Day took us to Assaggio this year. After hearing many favourable stories and recommendations, we decided to break away from our traditionally home cooked meal and try a Mother’s day where we could all relax and be looked after. We were not to be disappointed on this occasion having a meal that […]

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Tasting Australia 2012 – Best of British

April 13, 2012

When someone comes to me bearing scones and jam, my thoughts immediately go back to my days as a student in the UK. Happy days where I met my wife to be before returning back to Australia to a career in the food industry. But these scones came with a little message about an upcoming […]

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February 24, 2012

Who doesn’t love receiving gift’s on Valentines Day? I can state for the record that I don’t mind at all. I was somewhat perplexed however when this turned up at my office on the day in question after my wife and daughter had both given me their Valentines Day gifts. It was however a gift […]

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Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards 2012 – Entries are now OPEN

February 21, 2012

Applications open for Electrolux Appetite for Excellence 2012 on Monday, 20 February. The ultimate national competition for young hospitality professionals, the awards have garnered firm support from Australia’s culinary heavyweights with a highly acclaimed panel of judges, supporters and mentors including Peter Gilmore, Chris Taylor, Christine Manfield, Guy Grossi, Philip Johnson, Mark Best, and Luke […]

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Qantas scoops six ‘top drop’ wines at cellars in the sky awards

February 20, 2012

Qantas’ commitment to excellence in wine service has resulted in six top awards at the internationally prestigious Cellar in the Sky Awards, held recently in London. This was the news I was given whilst attending what at first appeared to be a ‘mystery’ invitation to lunch at Press in Adelaide recently. Upon arrival, I was […]

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February 2, 2012

This might just be one of my favourite desserts of all time and one of 2 or 3 desserts I ask for on my birthday when my mother asks the usual question, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’. This year it was the trusty Pavlova’s turn to be wheeled out. In this case, it […]

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