Maria Benardis is noted as the goddess of Greek food in Australia and has a passion for bringing to life traditional dishes of the island homes of her ancestors and her own childhood. Her latest book is “My Greek Family Table” and she is the founder of Greekalicious, a business which gives people an introduction to Greek cooking, and shares the secret ingredients and stories behind the recipes. Maria’s own story is a remarkable one – she was an accountant, but found happiness in food. [...]
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Want to know what wine to drink with your helping of Cobra, or perhaps some goat, eel, or Vietnamese dog? Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam is in its second season on SBS, and next Thursday at 7.30pm moves to Hanoi where Luke looks at how to cook Cobra. But will he try a nice table wine, or succumb to the locals’ peer pressure and wash it down with a shooter of rice whiskey? The personable celebrity chef has been kind enough to take some time out during [...]
Want something which will go nicely with wine at breakfast. Try this recipe, kindly shared with us by Ryn and Cordie, whose book In Search of the Perfect Partner is forcing its way into cookbook Top 10 lists all over Australia. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 large eggs 50ml milk 20ml olive oil 60g butter 300g Swiss Brown mushrooms, halved 2 tomatoes, diced 40ml balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped 4 thick slices of crusty bread, e.g. Ciabatta 100g goats [...]
What would the day’s most important meal be without a splash of wine? We regularly discuss spicy food, tangy food, fresh food, desserts, and almost any flavour imaginable. But breakfast seems to fall off the radar. That was until we met Ryn and Cordie, whose book In Search of the Perfect Partner leaves no meal unturned when it comes to finding the right drop. Here’s a transcript of our recent chat with the popular pair of beauties who – according to the grapevine – are [...]
We’ve already heard how stunning new author Lana Vidler bakes a chicken. This time, she puts her talents to the test with a rack of lamb. And don’t forget, you can WIN A COPY HERE of Lana’s book Meals Men Love. Lana is a late-20-something first time author and doesn’t claim to be a trained MasterChef. Rather, she claims to know a thing or two about cooking up culinary delights which men of all ages love to eat. Here’s the lamb: A GREAT RACK SERVES [...]
In our latest look at food and wine matches, we managed to track down Zaaffran executive chef and partner Vikrant Kapoor.
Lana Vidler proudly claims that her new book Meals Men Love is a lesson in “how to catch a man in three courses”. She says gone are the days when meals were meant purely to feed. Now, everybody is a food critic – yes, that’s right, even the humble man. Here, Lana shares with us two recipes from her book, and don’t forget to be in the draw to WIN A COPY HERE. Lana is a late-20-something first time author and doesn’t claim to be [...]
Thai beef salad Thai food is Rose’s specialty, and this is a simple dish which is commonly served in Thai restaurants with a mix of other dishes. But for lunch on a nice Summer day, it’s just as good to eat on its own as a wholesome meal. Note that while the dish can be served on a bed of lettuce, there isn’t any in the salad. That’s because it is a western addition. Not only is it the season to enjoy something fresh and [...]
Wine and chocolate lovers of the world unite. This is one special article. Lindt chocolate whiz – would you believe his official title is “Lindt Maitre Chocolatier” – Thomas Schnetzler has been kind enough to share some chocolate and wine matching hints exclusively with winery2u.
Maitre chocolatier Thomas Schneitzler has again stepped up to the plate for us, this time to provide his own recipe which contains two of our favourite things – Lindt chocolate and a drop of Sauvignon Blanc.