Tabbouleh (Tabouli)

Tabbouleh Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Along with hummus, tabbouleh (tabouli) is perhaps the best-known Lebanese dish outside the Middle East. It was certainly part of my introduction to Lebanese food and I remember my sister’s mother-in-law – Teta as everyone called her – making it in huge metal […]

Fattoush (Lebanese Bread Salad)

Fattoush Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Whenever I have stale Lebanese bread I generally turn it into pita crisps, then use some of them to make fattoush, one of the easiest and most delicious salads. There are as many variations on fattoush as there are Lebanese cooks. Some recipes […]

Prawn Cocktail with Avocado

Prawn Cocktail with Avocado Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Australian cooking class! No matter how retro, some recipes don’t go out of fashion because they simply taste good! Cooked prawns with crisp iceberg lettuce and tangy, pale pink cocktail sauce (sauce Marie Rose) is one such combination. Go full retro and serve your […]

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, […]

Prawn Salad with Mustard Fruits

Prawn Salad with Mustard Fruits Like this recipe? Visit Modena with me on my small group food & wine tour of Northern Italy. This is the pescatarian version of a simple, delicious chicken salad I had in Modena. It’s the mustard fruit, pine nuts and balsamic vinegar that make it special. Of course you could […]

Insalata di Radicchio

Insalata di Radicchio e Crostini Like this recipe? Eat radicchio e bruciatini in Ravenna on my small group food & wine tour of Northern Italy. Insalata di radicchio e bruciatini is a classic salad from Romagna, the eastern half of Emilia-Romagna. The name ‘bruciatini’ means burned and refers to the colour of the cubes of […]

Grilled Prawns with Pear & Walnut Salad

Grilled Prawns with Pear & Walnut Salad Grilled prawns with pear and walnut salad is the perfect dish for entertaining as most of the preparation can be done ahead of time, and cooking the prawns only on the shell side ensures they’ll be the juiciest you’ve ever tasted (see video below). Prawns oxidise quickly once […]

Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese https://youtu.be/g7VFea_c67s Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian mozzarella and tomato salad from the Isle of Capri in the Bay of Naples. Indian water buffalo were introduced to the swampy plains near Naples as draft animals around the 6th or 7th century, and today this area is famous for one of Italy’s most delicious […]

Lemon-cured Tuna with Herb Salad

Lemon-cured Tuna with Herb Salad One of my favourite Vietnamese dishes is bo tai chanh, a salad of beef cured in lemon juice, and the same method works just as well with tuna. Whatever protein you use, it’s a very quick dish to prepare once you have all the ingredients on hand, and it’s great […]

Salmon with Fregola Salad

Salmon with Fregola Salad Like fregola?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of Sardinia! This baked salmon with fregola salad is a great dinner party dish as it’s both easy and impressive. The fregola salad was taught to me by chef Giovanni Pilu, from Pilu at Freshwater, who usually serves it with […]

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