Not long ago I was the chef at a remarkable café in Newcastle, Australia.
Soul Café is situated above a bank with no street frontage, yet it is one of the busiest food outlets in the city. The café feeds the homeless. Soul Café feeds the homeless and the disadvantaged two courses every day for free.Read More
I love chicken. It ‘s such a versatile bird. You can do so many things with it to create amazing meals and here are just a couple of them They’re easy, fresh and really tasty. Tuck in!Read More
My sister Stephanie is just a little quirky. She also loves tea. I’m not sure whether those two things are mutually exclusive but it does makes life, especially in the morning, very interesting.
Tea is the most important morning ritual to her. Firstly it has to be real tea - no unsightly teabag for her, It has to be in a china pot - warmed of course and it has to be left to draw for at least 5 minutes. Then and only then will she pour her brew into a fine china teacup complete with a matching saucer.
Last weekend my sister and I ventured out past Gympie in Queensland, to visit a dairy. Not just any old dairy, but a camel dairy. I've never been close to a camel before but have always loved them from afar. Not really knowing their temperament, I wasn't sure what to expect, I mean they're big animals so are they flighty, aggressive, 'bitey'? I was about to find out...Read More
Ah paella, the quintessential Spanish dish loved and eaten all over the country. When I first moved to Spain we ate paella every week and I fell in love with it.
It needs to be eaten with great gusto and a group of happy and hungry people. I’ve also been told by a wonderful Spanish friend that Paella should only be eaten at lunch time. So, with that in mind Sunday seems to be the perfect time of the week to relax, create, share and enjoy.Read More
There are so many people who have no idea what to do and how to cook basic things, when they get into the kitchen. Are you one of those people?
If you are, help is here. I’ve written a book just for you with a list of basics to help you get ready for your great adventure into food and tastes.Read More