Something different: corned beef not boiled but roasted in the air fryer oven. Rinsed under the tap then cooked 20 mins on high, 30 mins on low. Crusty surface, tender, moist, salty and very, very tasty. Hot or cold. Also, it doesn’t shrink like a normal roast. Bon appetit …
Easter Monday Morning. A grey, sullen sky and a chill in the wind as if Winter’s icy fingertips are creeping around the corner. Shake off the gloom, grab the hat and saunter down to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, in search of a sign life … and here it is, The Grocery Bar where breakfast is … Continue reading Happiness is two hash browns
Did you know “kofta” comes from the Persian word for rissoles/meatballs? Or so I was told, by an ebullient Malaysian Indian chef in a restaurant overlooking the Mekong River/Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Kofta is truly a global dish, and today it’s right at home here in my little flat in St Kilda. This … Continue reading It’s a kofta kinda day
These hills that greet visitors on Melbourne’s northern approaches once were dotted with sheep and rocks. Now they are blanketed with houses and huge shopping centres. For lunch, a taste of Japanese tonkatsu at Plenty Valley. Not fancy, just crumbed pork with udon noodles, vege and egg in a curry, heated by a cute, gimmicky … Continue reading Day Tripping to Epping
Food TV in 2021? A “serious” doco on how Maggi instant noodles is now integral in the modern cuisines of the World – India, Singapore etc. No kidding. Chefs, CEOs, experts all trotted out to opine about Maggi noodles in a super cheap production with a cringeful, faceless, English “voice over” commentary. THIS, shown after … Continue reading Instant noodles have their place, but …
The experiences of a Travel Editor can at times seem a little too hands on, as Greg Hackett recalls with a laugh If I moved any farther away from him, I would be hanging out of the limo’s door. I should have wised up when the two publicity girls quietly took me aside, before the … Continue reading Travel can be a bit ‘touch and go’
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