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My life is a journey inspired by everything in it.

Bread – Part 1

Hot fresh bread – what could be better? I challenge anyone not to be tempted by the hot delicious crust giving way to the fluffy steamy interior, the perfect blend of crunchy softness. Once upon a time I worked as … Continue reading

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Crispy Skin Barramundi

I’m a stickler for fish with crispy skin. Thanks to some guidance from Gordon Ramsay, once I learnt the technique for it I never really looked back and if we’re being honest, who can blame me? I’m a massive fan … Continue reading

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In the build up to the work ski trip in Queenstown there was one place that kept coming up time and time again in conversation. According to legend, these were the best burgers in town. So naturally, when I got … Continue reading

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Polenta and smoked trout

The weather is definitely still cold enough to warrant indulging in winter warmers. If you’re after a wholesome dish and would like a change from pasta, rice and other starches, look no further than polenta. An Italian classic, polenta is … Continue reading

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The Magical Properties of Pho

There are few things in this world that have better soul healing properties than a steaming, fragrant, vibrant bowl of Pho. A¬†Vietnamese¬†classic, this dish is an experience because it puts you through different stages before you eat it. There’s the … Continue reading

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Strictly Morsels

Sometimes you just feel like a feast. Lashings of all the good stuff, with all the trimmings. But one must be realistic and understand there is not enough time to eat all the things you want in one sitting. Mind … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks and Lentils

Lamb shanks are definitely up there in my top 5 winter dishes. You get the beautifully braised lamb shank which should be falling right off the bone. You also usually get a rich glistening sauce that you can slurp off … Continue reading

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