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Category Archives: Marinades

Peppery Turmeric and Lemongrass Chicken

Marinades and spice rubs can make or break meat grilled on the BBQ and there is no better place to look for inspiring flavours than the street food of SE … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 33 Comments

Perfectly crispy roasted pork belly

In culinary terms, roasting is the application of indirect dry heat to food. Man has been cooking meat this way since he first learned to make fire. Archeologists have found … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 31 Comments

“Cajun” Spice Mix

I hope it’s just the winter blues that are clouding my brain, creating a fog that’s slowing down my writing process. If I was writing with a pen, on paper, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 22 Comments

April Cookbook Guru “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”

Cooking with Claudia My stained and battered copy of Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” has been in constant use in my kitchen for at least 20 … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 23 Comments

Tandoori Chicken

It’s hard to beat the flavour of meat that has been grilled over hot coals, and balmy summer evenings in Melbourne means the barbeque is being put to good use. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

Grilled Lemongrass Pork

I have an insatiable appetite for cookery books. I learned the basics as a child from my Mum and Grandmas in kitchens totally devoid of machines or recipe books. From … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 10 Comments

Orange and Fennel Seed Pork Skewers

Spring was cold and wet this year just a continuation of winter really. In the second week of December, you can count on one hand the number of sunny days … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tandoori Marinade

  One of the joys of eating in an Indian restaurant is the meat that is cooked in a tandoor, a traditional clay oven . The traditional bright red marinade … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 1 Comment


This fantastic marinade elevates chicken to the sublime. Chinese Five Spice mix, which ┬áis a blend of star anise, fennel seeds, cassia bark, Szechwan peppercorns and cloves marries perfectly with … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 3 Comments