Salty Goodness

May 20, 2013

I love learning and sharing new facts about food, although sometimes you have to take certain information about food and fad diets with a grain of salt. Speaking of salt… Did you know? 79.7 years […]

At Home with… John Newton

May 20, 2013

John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist, novelist and teacher from Newtown, who specialises in writing about all things food related. John will be leading a discussion about how our relationship with food reflects our […]

Wine – 210

May 20, 2013

Appealing Red Zonte’s Footstep 2010 Chocolate Factory Shiraz A big red, but still nicely in balance, from McLaren Vale in South Australia. There’s plenty of rich dark berry flavours here, ripe red plums, too, with […]

Choose Your Own Adventure Cake

May 17, 2013

This week’s recipe is brought to you by Alexx Stuart. Everyone needs an easy, go to, crowd-pleasing cake. From tea and cake in the afternoon with the mum-in-law, to kids lunch box filler, to being […]

At Home With… Tony Ryan

May 6, 2013

Tony Ryan runs “A Sustainable Life” stall at Marrickville Markets every Sunday. Here he chats to Ciao about food and Fair Trade… Can you tell us a bit about your market stall? We started our […]

Wine – 209

May 6, 2013

  Bewitching blend Briar Ridge 2012 Trio For those days when you want a wine that is cool, clean and refreshing, try this; a blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon and chardonnay from the Hunter Valley […]

Foodie Philosophy

May 5, 2013

In Newcastle recently, there was the 19th Australian Symposium of Gastronomy, which is an excellent thing in itself. However, this year on the day that the Symposium weekend concluded, it was the launch of the […]

At Home with Jemma Hamilton

April 30, 2013

Jemma Hamilton is an Annandale local and has been an active member of Leichhardt’s Youth Council since 2010, taking part and assisting in youth events including Youth Week, educational workshops and battle of the bands. […]

Green Tomato and Olive Dip

April 30, 2013

A recent trip to Tasmania turned up all kinds of fantastic and strange produce, including fantastic tomatillos – a member of the nightshade family, which looks like a green tomato growing within a papery husk. […]

Tropical Thirst Quencher

April 26, 2013

Think pink grapefruit tartness, coconut for that tropical kick…then just add gin to make delicious refreshing drink an adults only affair. A few weeks ago, I visited beautiful Melbourne to judge burgers for a restaurant […]

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