Piadina, Stracciatella, Figs & Balsamic Vinegar

Piadina, Stracciatella, Figs & Balsamic Vinegar Learn to Make Piadina at Casa Artusi in Romagna on my Small Group Italian Food & Wine Tour In Emilia-Romagna the flatbread Piadina Romagnola (plural: Piadine Romagnole) is often served with the local cream cheese squacquerone. In Australia I like to use the creamy stracciatella from Vannella Cheese, it […]

How To Open A Young Coconut

How To Open A Young Coconut https://youtu.be/fF0aeCAofZk There are many opinions on how to open a young coconut. Most involve cleavers and sharp knives, which may be great for professional cooks and coconut openers but, for the novice, carry the risk of a blood-splattered kitchen. I prefer a gentler approach – here’s the safest way […]

Acar (Indonesian Pickles)

Acar (Indonesian Pickles) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! Acar are the slightly sweet, sour, spicy pickles that accompany almost every meal in Indonesia. They’re popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei as well and are similar to Indian achar and Thai achat. Acar keep well in the fridge for several months […]

Es Degan

Es Degan(Es Kelapa Muda) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! This iced sweet treat of coconut water, sugar syrup and young coconut flesh is one of Indonesia’s most popular drinks. Es degan is the Javanese name, while elsewhere in Indonesia it’s called es kelapa muda (literally iced young coconut). Traditionally it’s […]

Sop Buah Recipe

Sop Buah Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! This refreshing Indonesian fruit soup is especially popular on hot days. When it’s in season I like to make dragon fruit the star of my sop buah because it’s so colourful, but use any tropical fruit you like including mango, papaya, watermelon, lychees, […]

Gado Gado

Gado Gado Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! Indonesia’s popular salad, gado gado, is made with the same delicious peanut sauce as satay (see video below). Gado gado translates as ‘jumbled’ and can be as simple or elaborate as you like, so add some lontong (compressed rice), boiled potato, boiled eggs, […]

Ceci in Zimino con Piselli

Ceci in Zimino con Piselli Join my food & wine tour of Northern Italy to discover more Italian regional specialties Ceci in zimino is a classic Italian dish. In Liguria, chickpeas, cuttlefish, and salt cod are all often cooked ‘in zimino’, meaning braised with spinach or silver beet and sometimes tomato. Zimino comes from the […]

Chicken with Spinach & Peas

Chicken with Spinach & Peas Join my food & wine tour of Northern Italy to discover more Italian regional specialties Chicken with spinach & peas is inspired by a classic Ligurian dish, seppie in zimino. In Liguria cuttlefish (seppie), salt cod and chickpeas are often cooked ‘in zimino’, meaning braised with spinach or silver beet […]

Thai Rice Noodles with Silken Tofu (Rad Na)

Rice Noodles with Silken Tofu (Vegan Rad Na) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Thai cooking class inspired by David Thompson! Rad na (also written raat na or rad nar), literally meaning ‘topping’, is a classic Thai dish of Chinese origin. Stir-fried wide rice noodles (hor fun in Chinese) are served with a topping […]

Pilze in Sahnesosse (Swiss Mushrooms in Cream Sauce)

Pilze in Sahnesosse Like mushrooms? Join me on a decadent Truffle Hunting Weekend including tour & tasting at Renzaglia Wines! Classic Swiss geschnetzeltes often includes mushrooms with the veal. These pilze in sahnesosse (mushrooms in cream sauce) are like a vegetarian geschnetzeltes, with the mushrooms as the star attraction. I use wild slippery jacks or […]

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