Dinner
Braised Apple and Cabbage

Braised Apple and Cabbage

  Braised apple and cabbage has been a regular feature in our home cooked meals of late. Cabbage seems to be everywhere in Thailand, it’s extremely cheap and is one of the more nutritious vegetables going round, so it’s a win win really. I generally serve braised apple and cabbage when I make potato fritters or as one of...
One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes is a simple but incredibly satisfying dish to eat. It is intended as a side dish but for some reason it always ends up being the main. This recipe is an adaptation of my Italian Aunts’ sliced potatoes, which she adds to a steamed fish dish she makes. The entire fish is covered with...
Eggplant and Tomato Braise

Eggplant and Tomato Braise

  This eggplant and tomato braise has been a staple at our place for a good year or so. I started making it when we lived in Jakarta as an excuse to test out the local eggplants, which were so foreign to the purple eggplant I grew up with. The dish itself is very easy to prepare,...
Review: Tucker Street

Review: Tucker Street

Tucker Street Steak tacos with coriander salsa and feta A few weeks back, we were gifted (very generously) a food delivery from our friends, Tucker Street. Our guest contributor David Shen, also the recipient talks us through his experience below and what you can expect if you use the Tucker Street service. JC x  ...
Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Yardmill in Toorak is a participating eatery for GiveaFork   As you would have seen in my previous post, this month I am taking the #grexy challenge for Sustainable Table’s GiveAFork initiative which promotes a better and fairer food system. Over 100 restaurants have come on board nationally and are featuring a GiveaFork special for...
Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

  I, like any true Melbournian, love brunch, so whenever I’ve been to the Farmers Market at Gasworks Arts Park of a morning, I tend to pick up some fresh produce and head home to create something delicious for my sleepy household. Here’s one of my favourite brunch recipes, zucchini fritters. Enjoy! N.O x  ...
Foodie Profile #27 - Tamil Feasts

Foodie Profile #27 – Tamil Feasts

Dori (former team leader) with Sri (left) and Nirma (right) – image by Marianne Mills   Tamil Feasts is a Melbourne based social enterprise that supports recently settled asylum seekers through the celebration of food and culture. Serving up traditional Sri Lankan fare prepared by Tamil men currently seeking asylum in Australia, these thrice-weekly feasts provide these men with...
Event: YUME Hour

Event: YUME Hour

Katy Barfield – founder of the YUME App with some of Melbourne’s best chef talent   For longer time readers of DC, you will know I am very passionate about supporting social good and sustainability initiatives. Over the last few years I have observed with much interest and joy, the growing education around food waste,...
Home Chefs #12 - Watermelon and Radish Salad with Feta

Home Chefs #12 – Watermelon and Radish Salad with Feta

  Watermelon and Radish salad with Feta by Tucker Street Serves: 4-6 people as a side Time to prepare: 10 minutes   Oh so refreshing and super quick, this salad can be prepped ahead of time and sit pretty in the fridge until serving time.  Tucker Street recommends teaming this with Middle-Eastern marinated BBQ lamb chicken or...
Home Chefs #11 - Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw

Home Chefs #11 – Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw

  Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw By Tucker Street Serves: 4 people Time to prepare: 15 minutes   Our friends at Tucker Street have kindly shared this jazzed up summer slaw full of colour and flavour, and perfect for BBQs! A seasonal recipe, it makes the most of sweet summery peaches, is full of texture (crunchy corn kernels and...
Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Map of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges by DMR Tourism   Local. Seasonal. Handmade. Artisan. Foraging. Farm to table. There’s never been more focus on what we eat and where it comes from. The spotlight is shining on producers as brightly as ever, with menus regularly listing suppliers and awards specifically celebrating them. If there’s one...