Traditional food for health

pohnpei bananasThis is another essay I wrote for uni; I really wanted to write on health promotion with Aboriginal food but there weren’t any published evaluation studies. Funny that. Instead, I found an intervention based in the Pacific Islands; the more I delved into the subject the more fascinating it became… More


Chemical-free and organic fruit and vegetable directory

organic fruit vegetable australiaSeveral years ago at a market, I bought strawberries from a farmer. I absentmindedly popped one in my mouth as I walked away.

The strawberry oozed with sweetness and robust flavour; I inhaled several more. Soft and juicy, they dyed my fingers and teeth. I spun around.

“Why are these strawberries so delicious?” I asked. More


Fresh egg test

fresh eggWant creamy yolks, whites with bite and eggy-flavoured egg? It’s all in the freshness.

Don’t know if your eggs are fresh? Put them to the test! More


The #CrapFiles

corporate food protestJunk food marketing driving you nuts? Processed food muscling in on your kitchen turf? Weary of the race to the bottom at ColeWorths? Share your thoughts on corporate food. It’s a culinary protest! More


From paddock to plate: a pig’s life

tammi jonas cheers!I’m delighted to introduce you to the Jonas family (aka the Jonai) of Daylesford, and if you recall, you’ve met Tammi Jonas before. She’s kindly agreed to let me track a litter of their Large Black pigs from paddock to plate. In doing so, I hope to show you what Joel Salatin calls, the ‘pigness of the pig'; they’re free to roam on pasture, root and wallow as they would in the wild. More


Mercimek corbasi – Turkish lentil soup

turkish lentil soupI remember being on my deathbed—I mean, when I had the flu—and thinking… Need. Turkish. Lentil. Soup. Everything that was me, ached. I felt a million years old! Yet somehow I summoned the strength to walk to Sarays in Enmore for a bowl of soothing warm.

But there’s no need to drag your tired body up the road. Here’s a recipe for you! More