The Impatient Cook’s Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich

July 30, 2011
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Having a Reuben on rye in New York, the city where the delicious sandwich of layered meat heaped with tangy sauerkraut, creamy sauce and molten Swiss cheese was first concocted is special; having it at Katz’s Deli was just inspirational. That Reuben was so hypnotically good and left a lasting impression on us. I think […]

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Musa Dagdeviren’s eggplant and lentil stew with pomegranate molasses

February 23, 2011
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Once upon a time I had a love affair with far away Turkey. I was intrigued by the exotic silhouettes of domed mosques with proud minarets; cafes alive with chatter, the smell of coffee and the curling wisps from bubbling hookahs. I had long romanticised the idea of exploring the cave dwellings in Cappadocia with […]

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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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Transforming hominy into Pozole Blanco

March 24, 2009

Following on from my last post, I was keen to use the hominy in a pork and hominy stew known as pozole blanco, so I rushed home from my little shopping expedition out in Sydney’s western suburbs to start the stew. A fellow foodie and chef who specialises Mexican, Chef Paul (aka Foodman), kindly supplied […]

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A relaxing Valentines day…

February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines day! Hope yours was as relaxing as mine was. My beautiful best friend, L-bean took me on a femme-date for sushi in Newtown followed by a Thai massage. It wasn’t quite your conventional Valentines day date when you’re alternating between purring happily and on the verge of sleep, to wincing in pain at […]

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