Recipes

David Thompson’s easy tom yum goong

June 18, 2010
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The first recipe I cooked from David Thompson’s Street Food cookbook was the Thai laksa with beef and dried prawns and it took me an extraordinary amount of time to prepare the intricate ingredients into various powders and pastes. The second recipe we chose is widely recognised and one of my favourite Thai dishes: tom […]

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David Thompson’s Thai laksa with beef and dried prawns

June 6, 2010
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Not two months ago, the Co-pilot and I went to Thailand for 2 weeks and gorged ourselves on delicious, authentic and cheap Thai food. But from Bangkok to Koh Tao, the street food was the tastiest fare that never failed to plaster satisfied grins on our faces. I was so enamoured with the delicious food […]

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Rabbit borscht

June 2, 2010
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Winter is the perfect time to be in the Blue Mountains – the air is crisp and cold and despite piling on all your woollen knits, your breath hangs like dense white foggy clouds in the air. It’s the perfect excuse for nights in next to crackling fires, and watching TV whilst snuggling under doonas. […]

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Milestones, family and the ultimate potato salad

April 26, 2010
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I have a milestone coming up. I’m about to transcend my twenties and face a new decade. I’ve had plenty of preparation leading up to the event though. Most of my good friends have already turned thirty over the last few years so I’ve been celebrating the milestone for others for so long I’ve felt […]

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Foraging for wild mushrooms in Oberon

April 21, 2010
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Welcome to the first post on my brand spanking new blog! It’s been a phenomenally long hiatus, but coding issues are (mostly) sorted, and I’m leaving my old blog Foraging Otaku behind and starting afresh with a new blog name – The Gourmet Forager. I thought it was only befitting then that my first post […]

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Christmas and a chocolate lovers’ dessert for beginners

December 24, 2009
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After a long drought of dessert posts, I’m following up the last one with another in quick succession. This one could even be tackled by dessert novices – like me! The Co-pilot and I were catching up with some neighbours for dinner. It sounds odd, but yes – we seem to get along very well […]

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Milestones and lemon delicious pudding

December 15, 2009
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There are a few things to celebrate – for a start this is my 100th post! It was also my blog’s 1 year anniversary a couple of months ago, back in October, but back then I was taking a hiatus from blog posts whilst holidaying in South America. So, to mark this humble little milestone, […]

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A wintery Christmas in July (or December)

December 2, 2009
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Christmas in July. No that’s not a misprint. I’m a little behind on my posts, and some lovely friends gently reminded me of this a few weekends ago. We settle down with flutes of Veuve Clicquot and nibbles as other guests bustle in, faces flushed from the cold mountain air, armfuls of winter jackets being […]

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Far out brussel sprouts!

November 21, 2009
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I’ve always been neophilic, that is, I’m always seeking out the new and unusual. The neophilia only gets more pronounced if I’m told I can’t have or try it. This was the case with brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts weren’t part of my normal Chinese diet growing up. But they fascinated me. Other kids in primary […]

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Dirty Face Burgers

November 13, 2009
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Despite thinking we’ve had more than our yearly quota of barbequed meats in Buenos Aires, we were surprised to discover that we hadn’t exhausted our meat hunger entirely (and yes, there’ll be plenty more on the meat gorging when I finish curating my South America holiday photos). After a gloriously warm sunny day we arrived […]

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