I have always used food as a way to show love. There is something so lovely about being able to create something that will nourish another person and make them feel special. My favourite experiences, conversations, memories and places revolve around food and I adore sharing them with friends and family. In 2012, I moved [...]
I wanted to learn how to make Potstickers (Japanese dumplings) after eating them in Japan, so I went on YouTube and learnt how to fold the wrappers.
My (bachelor) uncle lived in Sydney and he got to visit every year in winter because it was warmer in North Queensland than in NSW. He told us interesting stories of his life, how he never owned a car, he used public transport and sometimes he world get off a stop or two before his [...]
I grew up loving seafood, which I ‘inherited’ from my father. My sister and I both have a big Christmas seafood lunch, with lots of fresh seafood accompanied by lots of salads. Our children have grown to love it too and we try out new seafood dishes as well as salads, each year. My name: [...]
I remember the day I saw tripe. It must have been 1963 because I was staying at my girlfriend’s place overnight, my grade 3 girlfriend, and her mother made this stuff and dished it up for tea. It was white and kind of frilly – maybe creamy – I don’t really remember what it tasted [...]
My parents are Dutch and my mum is the greatest cook. There are Indonesian influences in her cooking and I remember her Fried Rice the best. She had an unique way of cooking the rice. It was cooked in a large saucepan – white rice and water – brought to the boil, then lid on, [...]
Yesterday I spent a really entertaining couple of hours at the Information Centre in lovely down town Esk (Somerset Region SE. QLD) where Dominique Rizzo, the crew from “Food Tales” and a delightful combination of local women of all ages made up the most interesting, inspiring and often hilarious room full of individuals, who had [...]
The first time I tried to impress some friends with my cooking skills turned into a scene from a comedy for some, and a nightmare for me. I was using birdseye chillies and had chopped up a fair amount. Nature called and away I went to the bathroom. Thirty seconds later, I was yelling for [...]