Hi. Ilaria here. It was freakish energetic excitement that helped us get out of bed at a goddam awful time in the morning to catch a cheap flight to Barcelona. But it was all worth it once we touched down about 10am, Spain-time. This city boasts a curiously beautiful balance of 21st century inevitability and […]
Cavolo nero is a bit different to other cabbages because it doesn’t form a head – you know, grow into a ball!
Julie Biuso At Home Winner Best Easy Recipes Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Finalist NZ Guild of Foodwriters Culinary Quill Awards 2015 (award winners announced October 2015) If you live in New Zealand, you can order a signed copy of Julie Biuso At Home direct from me. Email Julie@sharedkitchen.co.nz Normal retail is NZ$65, […]
The NZGFW was established in 1988 to promote high professional standards among food journalists and others involved in presenting, promoting or illustrating the specialist area of food and beverage. Take a look here and see if it is something that you can be involved with or contribute to http://foodwriters.org.nz/
Tuscany makes me think of tomatoes, basil, and the beach. Oh, and this gorgeously fresh tomato sauce.
Whoa – limes are a riddle. Persian limes are not grown in Persia. Mexican limes originated in Malaysia. South Indian limes are sweet, not sour!
Golden crunch meets sweet spice – Yum!
If lining tins with pastry scares your pants off, just make one big free-form pie. It’ll taste just as good.
Dried figs are honey sweet, fruity and sort of figgy tasting, and a bit gritty, but that grittiness is a good attribute as it provides texture. The skin might look like elephant hide …
Need something to fill hungry tums midweek? Chunky pasta with chorizo tomato sauce is the answer! Easy, filling and bags of flavour.
There are some people who won’t make pastry because they hate getting dough under their fingernails. If that’s you, I’ve got just the tool!
Sticky ribs and beer never fails!
Yep, eat them on the couch if you want to, just make them because these are stunningly good.
How to make a finger-licking green salad? It’s all in the tossing …
The Italians say it needs to be as salty as the Mediterranean. How do you know how salty that is if you’ve never swum in it?
Is garlic a cure-all? Is it strongest when used crushed or chopped? Does it keep the vampires away?
This is one of the most effective tools to grate ginger. Why is it so good?
An omelette is a 2-minute meal, ready when you are. This one’s amazing – salty, tangy, savoury – and really hits the spot.
Soft pillows of creamy eggs atop tortillas with a handful of coriander & feta, dotted with chilli sauce, is a great way to say ‘Hello there morning!’
Slow roast, fast roast, whole or halved, here’s the low-down on roasting tomatoes.
It’s not that we need an excuse to fire up the oven and cook a roast in our household, but sometimes having a reason to do so makes it more of an occasion. This Sunday, August 2nd, is Selak’s New Zealand Roast Day and we’ll gather together with the family to enjoy a hearty roast […]
Cardoons may be new to you, but they’re an ancient vegetable. Looking like a tatty bundle of celery, the taste, I tell you, is pure artichoke.
Chilli, coriander, ginger and soy sauce give oodles of flavour to this easy and sustaining noodle soup.
If only our mothers and grandmothers had thought to roast these cute little buds we would have loved them at first bite!
Sorrel is lemony-fresh and a few leaves added to a salad give a tart refreshing burst.
O-ho yeah! 4th of July’s coming up and it’s time to get in the mood for a little sizzlin’ and grillin’ … No matter if it’s cold, dark and rainy where you are, you can still join in the fun! Cook an amazing batch of smoked paprika fries in the oven and get patties sizzling in a […]