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 [...]
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 [...]
In our latest look at food and wine matches, we managed to track down Zaaffran executive chef and partner Vikrant Kapoor.
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.
Celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita is known best for his work with seafood, predominently with Flying Fish in Sydney. Before that, he was head chef at one of the world’s best restaurants, Tetsuya’s. Peter will be a special guest at the Sydney Food and Wine Fair on October 30. But here, he takes some time out with winery2u.com to share his views about wine and seafood. winery2u: We hear a lot that all a good Chardonnay needs is a plate of natural oysters. Surely there’s more [...]
You’d think French food would have to be paired with French wine, right? Not necessarily, according to gun Brisbane chef Trent Robson. Trent has set up French bistro Belle Epoque in the city’s popular Emporium district and is wowing the crowds with top-end tucker. Trent’s no stranger to wine, having previously worked at The Grape Wine and Food Bar in Brisbane, where he did his apprenticeship before becoming head chef at GB’s Seafood Grill and Wine Bar. It wasn’t long before Trent got itchy feet [...]
HOT spicy foods have wine drinkers scrambling to find a worthy match. A sweet wine can certainly help alleviate some of the blow-your-head-off burning sensations which come with chillies, especially those small suckers which Thai people call “prik kee noo”, literally translated into English as “rat poo chilli”. Wines high in alcohol also tend to magnify the heat in the food, so many will argue that a low-alcohol wine goes best with a spicy dish. Others seem to think it’s pointless having a hot dish [...]