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Rum & Raisin Cheesecake – The Healthiest Boozy Dessert Ever

This is the easiest and healthiest Rum and Raisin Cheesecake recipe on the planet. Decadent and full of flavour, one slice is never enough! The firm, chewy base is made from almonds, coconut, dates, and coconut oil. The creamy filling is made with raw cashew nuts, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, rum, and raisins. This […]

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OPENING YOUR MIND AND PALATE TO ONLINE WINE CLUBS

I sold wine for around 10 years and during that time I observed the majority of customers sticking to what they know. They would buy the exact same wine each time they visited, or stick to the same variety without being willing to explore new stuff. I get it, though. There’s so much to learn […]

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WARMING MISO ROOT VEGETABLES

As a kid I spent many years living in Tokyo, Japan and that time has had a huge impact on the way I understand food, cook and live. The Japanese influence pops up pretty frequently on the menu both at home and in our catering ventures at the Brown Paper Kitchen. In this recipe it’s […]

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CINDY’S LEMON CURD TART

On my last trip to New Caledonia I had lunch at the Baronnet’s cattle farm near Bourail. This humble family takes New Caledonian hospitality to a new level, and the dishes they prepared were delicious – in particular, Cindy’s tarte au citron meringuée. It was the perfect combination of bitterness from the lemon, sweetness from […]

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Charo Dining Room Brings Quality Grub To The Local Pub

Newly renovated about a year ago, the Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room sits separately from the bar area of the hotel. The hotel itself, of course, stands out prominently on the intersection of Carrington Road and Bronte Road in Waverley, so it’s easy to find. My companion and I arrived at the Dining Room on […]

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NEW WINES FROM OLD PRODUCERS

Most wineries have wines that they produce every year, or at least in years when the fruit is good enough. Go to Yalumba, for example, and you’ll find a release of ‘The Signature’ each year. These are wines that you can rely on for a decent drink year in, year out. Some of these producers […]

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MY MORNING GRANOLA

Every time I make a big batch of granola I package some of it up and pass it onto a friend, neighbour, or family member, or even a client at a meeting (random, but true). It’s always well received because, seriously, who doesn’t love a gift of food? The funny thing is, every time I […]

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High St. Society – Hospital Food it Ain’t

I now have a reason to look forward to a visit to the hospital – great coffee, fresh food served up quickly, and cheery service, thanks to the good folk at High St. Society, a new café in Randwick that has made everyone sit up and take notice. Located across the road from the Prince […]

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CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO TART WITH HAZELNUT CRUST

This chocolate espresso tart with hazelnut crust is so silky-smooth and decadent – you would never guess that the secret ingredient to this perfect texture is tofu! With a crispy, nutty crust filled with rich, velvety chocolate espresso mousse and topped with a thin spread of vanilla chocolate cream, desserts don’t get any better than […]

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AUSTRALIA’S UNDISPUTED RIESLING KING

Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines is pretty much the undisputed Riesling king of Australia. His two top shelf Rieslings (the ‘Polish Hill’ and ‘Springvale’) are found in most serious cellars (including mine), because they age so well. Recently there have been a few new wines added to his portfolio, which has got wine buffs like […]

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