With Oktoberfest celebrations not letting up anytime soon at either Munich Brauhaus or the many Bavarian Bier Cafes that dot Australia’s east coast it’s kind of called for that we tap into the German powerhouses for a traditional recipe, right? Around 2.5 tonnes of pork belly will be roasted and served with traditional crackling skin across these venues during the six weeks of their Oktoberfest celebrations, which run up to Sunday 30th October. So it makes sense that we grab their recipe for Knuspriger Schweinebauch, or crispy pork belly. The only downside of cooking one of these bad boys at home is that you probably won’t get to wash it down with the suggested pairing of Paulaner Original Munich Lager – that’s reserved for actually heading along to one of these stalwart bier houses.... Read More | Share it now!
Australian lamb is some of the best in the world. The meat also taps into the rich tapestry of cultures that have blended to make for the country’s consistently inventive and exciting food scene, so it’s little surprise that lamb is often seen, and used, as one of the ideal inclusions in any social feast. Seeing as it’s spring, the time when said social feasts usually take to breezy Australian outdoors, we thought we’d source a few recipes from Australian Lamb to help you prep a few simple winners.... Read More | Share it now!
Scotch Whisky Liqueur Drambuie has staged a little relaunch in Australia, particularly benefiting those around Sydney as they are in the middle of a slick three-month partnership with New Orleans homage bar The Swinging Cat. The partnership mirrors what the relaunch is all about, reviving interest in Drambuie’s storied history, focusing especially on the spirit’s most famous serve, The Rusty Nail. ... Read More | Share it now!
Why make one negroni when you can make a whole batch of them? Big batch cocktails are becoming a huge trend for the amateur mixologist, and there’s little surprise as to why. Not only does this technique allow for high volumes of cocktail ingredients to be pre-prepared, allowing time for botanicals to infused and richer, bolder flavours to come out, but “batching” also enables the host to serve different cocktails throughout the night, in a shorter time.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne-based wellness company Heal’r.com.au are edging into the market with a new spice mixture going by the name of Root’d. It’s an organic turmeric spice blend made with dandelion root, formulated after extensive research aimed at balancing taste with health, bringing together several certified organic herbs and spices to create an adaptable blend made of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coconut sugar, dandelion root, and chicory root. The vast scope of benefits include gut health, skin disorders, and infections, with many of the ingredients used for their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. Suggested uses to come with the new product include simply adding it to tea for flavour, or going a bit bigger and creating dishes like this Root’d Spiced Panna Cotta which we have sourced the recipe for.... Read More | Share it now!
Head along to any cocktail event and you are guaranteed to run into a tray of arancini balls. Often a favourite at those events, and restaurants like Italian Street Kitchen, those soft little rice balls are sure an adaptive dish suitable for most occasions. We’ve tapped ISK to provide the recipe for their awesome Pumpkin Arancini so you can cook up a fresh batch at home.... Read More | Share it now!
Everyone loves a barrel aged negroni, but only a few realise that it’s really not that difficult to make on your own. Sure, there’s the time it takes for the mix to develop the dimension and depth that gives a barrel aged negroni it’s distinctive taste, but patience pays when it comes to building up a well of unbeatable flavour. ... Read More | Share it now!
Take a good fish, add some flavour with smart use of good ingredients, and put truffle on it. Great, simple success. That seems to be Chase Kojima’s approach with this Sokyo dish which is being offered during Truffle Month at The Star. Each year through winter the immense property’s signature restaurants (which include Sokyo, Balla, BLACK by Ezard, and Pizzaperta) work with Australian truffles to offer special menus and degustation events, giving diners access to dishes such as this beauty, which we’ve sourced the recipe for. Have fun making this, and if you can’t quite get it right check in with Sokyo to see if they still have it on the menu.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s World Tequila Day today, bringing cause to celebrate one of the best and most diverse spirits in the world, a spirit which has seen numerous expressions and inventive cocktails pop up across decades. While there are plenty of ways to go out and celebrate Tequila (that don’t involve cheap shots in a backpacker bar) we thought it best to cater to those spending Sunday night in doors, with one of the best Tequila cocktail recipes we’ve come across recently, using an award-winning Australian brand nonetheless.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s World Martini Day today (Sunday 19th June) and being a traditionally lazy day of the week we thought you’d want to stay home and mix up some classics so you can still get involved in the global celebration. More so than most other classics, the martini is so deeply embedded in popular culture that it has become a reference point for cocktail lovers across the world. Building on the classic, there have been plenty of twists and turns to keep the classic recipe fresh, but none have stuck quite as well as the Espresso Martini. ... Read More | Share it now!