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Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas)

Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas)

Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas) A delicious and simple recipe for ricotta tarts by the late Sabina Ledda – a much admired Melbourne based Sardinian home cook.   At the end of 2019 a collaboration saw the Sardinian Cultural Association of Melbourne, the Sardinian Association of Sydney and the Queensland Sardinian Culture Club, launch Terra Sarda (Land of Sardinia) –...
Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe This is a lovely, flavoursome salad that you can enjoy whenever cauliflower’s in season. Serve it as a side salad, add a fried egg on top or even add a little soured cream with lemon rind for something a little fancier.   Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe Makes four side servings   1 head...
Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe For cheese lovers, a quick cacio e pepe pasta can be one of the ultimate comfort foods. Introducing cacio e pepe lasagna, an indulgent alternative to lasagna where you enjoy layer upon layer of the best part…the BÉCHAMEL and CHEESE, and of course some freshly ground pepper. About two years ago...
Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2020

Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2020

Image credit: Duangphorn Wiriya on Unsplash *Updates to our Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne listable paused until COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Stay safe and healthy everyone! KIDS EVENTS AND FESTIVALS MELBOURNE 2020 This year we have put together a calendar of events and festivals for kids (or ones that are kid-friendly) around Melbourne and Victoria for 2020. Our...
Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2020

Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2020

Image credit: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival *Updates to our Melbourne Food Festivals and Events listable paused until COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Stay safe and healthy everyone! MELBOURNE FOOD FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2020 A calendar of food festivals and events around Melbourne and Victoria for 2020 By Jen Curcio   Melbourne (and Victoria) is a multicultural...
Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

Vegetarian Chilli Recipe This vegetarian chilli recipe is full of beans…literally. Hearty beans meet diced tomatoes, a swirl of spices, garlic, onions and a little red wine to create a beautiful, easy mid-week meal. By Jennifer Curcio   This year is all about carving out more time. Although I love cooking, a quick list of what...
Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

(Image credit – Piccolina Gelateria) Food Focused Initiatives for Bushfire Relief If you’re looking to give to the bushfire relief, here are some food focused initiatives putting their money where their mouth is By Jennifer Curcio   It’s been a sad end to 2019 and a rough to start to 2020 for many Australians. Media outlets...
Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk

Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk

Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk (with permission) I have made many of Anja’s recipes from her cookbook Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings but of all of them this potato and parsley soup would have to be my favourite. This is a comforting, nourishing dish that stands so well on its own. I am...
Speedy Apple Cake Recipe by Anja Dunk

Speedy Apple Cake Recipe by Anja Dunk

Speedy Apple Cake Recipe by Anja Dunk (with permission) This wonderful apple cake is indeed speedy to put together and presents beautifully with the ‘hasselback’ technique of the apples. I have made this cake countless times and it is always a hit! If you’re interested in more recipes from Anja then I highly recommend checking...
Anja Dunk - Foodie Profile

Anja Dunk – Foodie Profile

Anja Dunk at her home – image credit: Jonathan Cherry Anja Dunk – Foodie Profile In this Foodie Profile we chat with cook, and cookbook author Anja Dunk on how Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings came about, her journey up until now, and she even shares a few recipes from the book with us. Interview by Jennifer Curcio...
Join the Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019

Join the Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019

Decisive Cravings Baking Swap 2019 Join our first ever festive baking swap – for the bakers, treat eaters and parcel receivers If you love Christmas or the festive holidays and receiving parcels in the mail then keep reading. This year we are organising our first ever BAKING SWAP and it’s open worldwide! Whether you bake...
Food Profiles - The Complete Collection

Food Profiles – The Complete Collection

Foodie Profiles – The Complete Collection Over the years, our Foodie Profiles on the website have been some of my favourite pieces to write. Just as the name suggests they are profiles on inspiring and interesting foodies, around Melbourne, Australia and beyond. With over 40 profiles, the ‘foodies’ we’ve profiled have varied from beloved cookbook...