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Tag Archives: Italian

Wine Braised Pork Shoulder

Buying an indulgent ingredient to use just a small amount in a single recipe may seem indulgent, but I justified the expense knowing I’d be motivated to start experimenting with … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 23 Comments

Chicken with olives, marsala and blood orange

Each week for the last month I’ve scanned the local market stalls that sell citrus fruits desperately looking for blood oranges. It knew their appearance was imminent and I was … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 47 Comments

Sicilian Baked Eggplants

I’m experiencing a different kind of seasonal transition than what I’m accustomed to. Until this year, travel aside, I’d spent my entire life in Melbourne, in a temperate climate where … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 46 Comments

Marcella Hazan’s Chicken Cacciatore

Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cookbooks have sat on my bookshelf for at least two decades, but I have to confess that there is little I have cooked from them. I … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 27 Comments

Veal Parmagiana for my Dad

Veal Parmagiana made an inglorious but memorable entrance into my family. Late in 1964, my Dad spent six weeks in Milan on business. He came home with a recipe hand … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 22 Comments

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal cooked with prosciutto, sage and white wine is an Italian classic which makes an appearance at our dinner table annually when veal is reasonably priced and the sage bush … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 28 Comments

Lasagne Bolognese

Being forced to eradicate wheat from my diet has created the challenge to find a brand of gluten free pasta that satisfies my discerning palate. I expect gluten free pasta … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 23 Comments


It’s almost impossible to define Australian cuisine. The food we eat has origins in every corner of the world. What was a typical Aussie meal when I was a kid … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 7 Comments


This makes a very large pot of soup, but it freezes well so is good to have as a standby. Serve with a dollop of pesto or salsa verde, crusty … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 3 Comments