Honey Soy Wings

January 20, 2017

This is my family’s go-to dish. Salty and umami, yet sweet and fragrant, these little wings are so worth getting your fingers (and chin) sticky for! The recipe is adapted from Charmaine Solomon’s classic Complete […]

Pan-roasted Puttanesca

December 2, 2016

A summery twist on my all-time favourite pasta dish, this recipe is a cinch to whip up and can even be prepared or made ahead of time. The long but gentle cooking means the tomatoes […]

White anchovy crostini

November 18, 2016

Anchovies, orange and dates are most commonly found together in salads, often with baby spinach, fennel or endive. Here, I’ve cut out the middlemen and served them as crostini toppings for a flavoursome canape. The […]

The Bootleg

November 4, 2016

The Bootleg is a delightfully summery cocktail made from vodka, citrus and fresh mint. It was originally created during Prohibition in Minnesota, and is now the state’s national drink. I love its simplicity and the […]

Mulberry Jam

October 21, 2016

In the 18th and 19th centuries, a strong desire for silk meant that mulberry trees – food of the silkworm – were planted in almost every Italian garden. Today these ancient, gnarled trees still stand, […]

Frickles with Smoky Aioli

October 21, 2016

Deep-fried pickle spears are tangy, crisp and, especially when paired with aioli, irresistable. Makes 20.   Ingredients Pickles • 5 Lebanese cucumbers • 2 small brown onions • 1 tsp salt • 1.5 cups apple […]

Strawberry Balsamic Granita

September 30, 2016

September means spring, and spring means strawberries. Now is the time to take advantage of the current glut of this glorious fruit. A simple granita is a lovely way to make the pink, floral joy […]

Eggplant Fritters

September 2, 2016

When I asked some fellow Dulwich Hillians to share with me their favourite local foods, I was overwhelmed with the variety of responses. With heroes ranging from Oricco’s chicken burger to Minh’s Vietnamese bo la […]

The Daddy of all Hot Sauces

August 19, 2016

This traditional hot sauce is prepared through lactic acid fermentation, resulting in a depth and complexity of flavour that far outshines the vinegary sauces you can purchase commercially. Teeming with beneficial bacteria, enzymes and vitamins, […]

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