The Blogger’s Table: Planet Italy

May 3, 2017

The experience of chef Michael Michael is vast. He started with an apprenticeship in 1982 and continued his education under the French Canadian, Serge Dansereav, at the 5-star Regent Hotel till 1986. When the trend […]

Wine with Winsor – 293

October 21, 2016

Crisp surprise Wirra Wirra 2016 The Lost Watch Riesling Wirra Wirra is a standout McLaren Vale winery that is probably best known for its quality red wines. It spreads its wings and sources fruit from […]

Peas with chilli and shangleesh

February 18, 2016

Shangleesh, also known as shanklish, is a Middle Eastern cheese made of dried yoghurt and flavoured with chilli or zaatar. It is sold in balls which are either preserved in oil or vacuum packed, which […]

Persian Love Cake

February 5, 2016

When something is described as Persian, I generally like it, and this cake is no exception. It only makes sense, as Persia (modern-day Iran) is renowned for producing delicious foods. And anything made purely from […]

Wine with Winsor – 233

May 12, 2014

. .Italian accent Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine 2013 Pinot Grigio There are a number of Italian families in the high country of north-east Victoria growing grape varieties from their homeland and Brown Brothers have […]

Wine with Winsor – 230

March 31, 2014

Super savvy Mount Riley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc There is a lot of love out there for Marlborough sauvignon blanc and this is not only one of the better examples; it also offers excellent value. It […]

Sticky glazed Chinese five spice lamb ribs

March 30, 2014

If ever there was a cut of animal engineered to be best mates with beer, lamb ribs would most certainly have to be it. Sticky, meaty, juicy, they’re finger lickin’ good and super easy to […]

Wine with Winsor – 229

March 14, 2014

. . Brilliant blend Kangarilla Road 2013 Duetto Duetto is Italian for a musical performance by two artists but in this case it refers to a blend of two unusual, but increasingly popular, white grape […]

At home with… Stefano & Edoardo

December 16, 2013

Cousins Stefano de Blasi and Edoardo Perlo are the founders of foodie heaven, Salt Meats Cheese, in Alexandria. Here they chat to Ciao about Italian cuisine and how their passion for food all began… Aside […]

Wine with Winsor – 225

December 16, 2013

Budget buy Brookland Valley 2012 Verse 1 Shiraz It can be hard work sorting the wheat from the chaff when it comes to sub-$15 red wines but this Margaret River shiraz certainly punches above its […]

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