Why buy local?

buy localI walked down Oxford Street yesterday and reminisced about the street characters we used to see. I remembered today, these few paragraphs I wrote four years ago: More

How to make paneer

paneerPalak paneer is my favourite Indian dish; gorgeous spinach with ginger, chillies, coriander, spices and paneer, a mild Indian cheese. I NEVER eat Indian without it. More

Pushing cooking boundaries

finishedA state of flow is when you are in the optimum state; immersed in something that is a little out of your comfort zone. Not too easy (that’s just boring) and not too hard (that’s way stressful). More

Food security report on ABC Landline

consumerAfter promising a national food plan during last year’s election, this week the Federal Government gave a glimpse of what might be in it with the release of an issues paper. And there are a lot of issues to consider when trying to work out how to double food production by 2050 to meet global demands while protecting fragile resources. More


taste the lifeI remember designing my first food site in 2001, called ‘richapplefool’. The visual design and interaction was successful to me, if it made me laugh. More