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A taste of Tapas and stunning Sashimi only 4km apart across Sydney’s CBD

In Argyle Street in The Rocks, Sake’s Chef Shaun Presland is taking refined and elegant Japanese flavours to new contemprary heights with innovative flavour combinations and a continued respect for fresh produce. Th Hiramasa Kingfish with Yuzu soy, thin jalapeno slices and coriander is clean and delicate with a jalapeno bite.      A perdonal favourite, […]

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Sexy Singapore is much more than Chilli Crab and Satays, but don’t miss them!

Long Chim ‘come and taste’ Celebrity chef, restauranteur and author David Thompson has made his first foray into a more casual dining experience, launching Long Chim in the stunning Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino complex. Combining traditional Thai Street Food with a funky contemporary fitout and sexy coacktail list, Long Chim, meaning ‘come and […]

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Two Days in Auckland’s Stinging Hot Food Scene

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to cross the ditch and get a small taste of Auckland’s vibrant foodie culture! At Soul Bar and Bistro, Viaduct Harbour, New Zealand’s My Kitchen Rules judge Gareth Stewart is showcasing the fantastic local produce with dishes that jump off the menu, full of flavours, freshness and […]

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Noosa Food and Wine 2014. A culinary tale of sun, surf, a chef, his wife, a cook and his lover!

May every year transforms Noosa into a boiling hot pot of some of the world’s top chefs and foodies, fantastic food trails, lunches, dinners and drinks parties that in certain salubrious circles is known as Skoolies for chefs. Flying into the Sunshine Coast this humble foodie was as excited as ever to catch up with […]

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Illegally addictive Choc-Top Caramel Slice and a healthy option of crunchy Fish Tacos with a lime zing

The culinary crash test dummies couldn’t stop pestering me to try and replicate this super-sweet caramel slice, so hang on to your sugar levels and away we go! It may not be as pretty as the mixture but it didn’t last long! You need some time for chilling in between layers (you and the slice) […]

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In a dilapidated old pub, brothel and Chinese restaurant in Pyrmont, Bottle and Beast is a dynamic pop-up restaurant by Chef Jared Ingersoll

Despite it’s shady history this old girl has been transformed into a stylish pop-up space by Chef Jared Ingersoll of Danks Street Depot fame and Summer of Riesling founder Jason Hoy. Make a reservation for a set menu quick before they roll out March 31 when the building is rumored to be demolished! This 12.2 […]

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From the spices of the Middle East to the smoky BBQ flavours of New Orleans, 2014 food trends are all about being part of a ‘Global Kitchen’.

Searching the web and talking to chefs and producers, the hot predictions for Global food trends reflect a variety of cultural influences and flavours, both modern and ancient. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines feature strongly from Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Morroco, Lebanon and Greece, with spices like za’tar, Sumac and ras el hanout showing on menus […]

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A trip down South Australia’s exciting culinary coast is fueled by outrageously good local produce from around the state

I bow in respect to the fabulously iconic South Australian Maggie Beer who has always been an avid ambassador for SA produce, particularly the Barossa Valley region where she is based. The Maggie Beer Pheasant Farm pate is still one of the most glorious things I have ever eaten! From Kangaroo Island to the Fleurieu […]

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Aloha! Order a Mai tai and strap yourselves in for a taste of the vibrant cuisine of the Hawaiian Islands, where ‘Eat Local’ ingredients is the mantra for fresh and fabulous food

Every September, a contingent of powerhouse chefs gather in Hawaii to stage what has become the premier foodie event across the islands. Famed chef Roy Yamaguchi and fellow culinary luminary Alan Wong, along with 10 other local chefs formed Hawaii Regional Cuisine more than 20 years ago to promote Hawaiian farmers, ranchers and local food. […]

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Festive inspiration from ABC Delicious, Maggie Beer and Australian Gourmet Traveller for some easy and very impressive dishes that will wow!

‘Tis the season to do a little bit of cheating and wow family and friends with some bright, and easy festive dishes. I’ve taken 6 fabulous recipes from the experts and turned them on their heads to deliver cookthebooks versions that I hope will give you some inspiration to help knock the socks of your […]

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