Swiss Salmon in Cream Sauce

Swiss Salmon in Cream Sauce Discover more delicious Swiss dishes on my small group food & wine tour of Switzerland! This delicious salmon in cream sauce recipe is inspired by a Swiss dish called voressen that’s usually made with lamb or chicken in the Emmental. Use sashimi-grade fish, which virtually all farmed salmon is, and […]

Seafood Pot Pie

Seafood Pot Pies I love pot pies as there’s no pastry base to fiddle around blind baking, just a flaky golden pastry lid. You can bake them in a ramekin, ovenproof bowl or soufflé dish and fill them with virtually anything you like so, with a roll of Carême sour cream shortcrust pastry in the […]

Swiss Kohlrabi & Herb Salad

Swiss Kohlrabi & Herb Salad Discover more Swiss specialties on my small group food & wine tour of Switzerland! The Swiss love creamy salad dressings, often using yoghurt to supply both the creaminess and a little tang. Finely sliced root vegetables such as kohlrabi or celeriac are often served this way. As celeriac are much […]

Herb Scones

Herb Scones I love herb scones alongside a bowl of soup, but they also make a great savoury addition to afternoon tea. Use just one herb or a mixture of any fresh herbs you like: parsley, chervil, dill, chives, tarragon or thyme – even a little very finely chopped rosemary – in this versatile, tasty […]

Gorgonzola Walnut Sauce with Lumache

Gorgonzola & Walnut Sauce with Lumache Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of northern Italy! I first had this sauce many years ago in an Italian restaurant in Glebe. I remember writing a letter (no email back then) to the chef asking if he’d share the recipe, but he […]

Poussin with Preserved Lemon Salata

Poussin with Preserved Lemon Salata Poussins, French for chicks, are young chickens, sometimes called spatchcocks. They’re a good size to serve whole or halved, but you can also make this dish with a regular-size chicken and just increase the cooking time. I love the flavour of preserved lemon, and this delicious salata (Arabic for salad) […]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad Potato salad is my go-to dish for picnics, barbecues and any family gathering, it’s delicious with virtually everything, including veal schnitzel. For me, hard boiled eggs are a must; the yolks break up a little and add their creaminess to the dressing. Pancetta is optional, I like its saltiness, but you can make […]

Chive Pull Aparts

Chive Pull Aparts These pull-aparts are simply a scone dough rolled up with a savoury filling. So, as with any scones, the trick is not to handle the dough any more than is necessary (see video below). Use any filling you fancy, such as chopped herbs, ‘nduja, cheese, anchovies or tapenade, and serve alongside your […]

Ricotta & Chive Pasta Shells in Taleggio Sauce

Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells in Taleggio Sauce My cooking’s often inspired by what happens to be on hand, like some delicious Vannella ricotta leftover from recipe testing and a huge bunch of chives from a herb patch gone berserk. That’s how this dish came about. Giant pasta shells, called conchiglioni, are simple to fill and […]

Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare As a reformed vegetarian, it’s odd that my favourite way to eat meat is raw, but I can rarely resist this dish when I see it on a menu. I love the theatre of it being mixed tableside by an experienced waiter and the traditional crinkly pommes gaufrettes with it, though crisped baguette […]

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