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Why Brine Pork Chops?

“to brine or not to brine that is the question…” Blogging about food has opened my eyes to a wide divergence of tastes and ideas about food. Cultural influences are … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 29 Comments

Charred Pineapple Pork with Sweetened Black Rice Vinegar

It wasn’t until I was part way through the preparation of this dish for the first time that I realised that I was essentially making sweet and sour pork. Prejudiced … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 27 Comments

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

Maple Mustard Pulled Pork Burgers

Yesterday was “D” day, kitchen demolition day. They say the kitchen renovation will take 6 weeks but I’ll wait and see. Builders are notoriously optimistic. We’ve set up a camp … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 38 Comments

Steamed Rice Studded Meatballs

Hands up if you love meatballs. The sea of hands is proof.  Age, race and gender are no barrier to meatball love, even vegetarians enjoy plant based versions. The four … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 25 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

Terrine Chez Moi

  My friend M is like a bowerbird. He collects good quality cast offs and hand me downs and adds them to his already vast hoard. He’s choosy though, he … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 16 Comments

Salt and Pepper Pork Belly

My well loved wok is the cheapest I could find at the Asian stall in the local market and it’s now older than my adult kids. After carefully seasoning that … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 28 Comments

Butterflied Pork Loin with Bittersweet Cumquat Sauce

When you are a cook, conversations about food stimulate creativity, of that there is no doubt. Sadly I don’t all have a foodie friend who as at my beck and … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 28 Comments

Pork, Pistachio and Lemon Thyme Terrine

The French have a wonderful repertoire of traditional charcuterie in their recipe arsenal, delicious pates, saucisson, rillettes and terrines. I have one single favourite terrine recipe. Made with seasoned pork … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 13 Comments

Pork and Prawn Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Very early in the life of this blog I posted a recipe for Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls, the filling my Vietnamese Coleslaw combined with roasted Five Spice Chicken. The photo … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 20 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


My blackened wok has been my best mate for close to 40 years. Its beauty lies in the well seasoned surface which has built up over the years. It was … Continue reading

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