Author: RF

Char grilled octopus with lemon & oregano

This has become a Russell signature dish. The local KI octopus are very tender.

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Rhubarb & cinnamon cake

This cake Stephen says, is such a big hit with the older ladies who come for morning tea, that he can’t take it off the menu.

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Swiss Preacher's Cake

This cake was made to impress the visiting Preacher, works for friends too.

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Hunting Truffles

A truffle hunt in Umbria lead to one in Sutton NSW which led to…

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New Magazines

Culture – the word on cheese I picked up a copy of Culture magazine in an airport in America. It was a slim 100 odd pages but looked like it had been around for a while (it had, six issues). While I found the stories interesting it clearly was covering the interest in home cheesemaking…

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Quick Quince Paste (Membrillo)

Quince paste really does match well with hard cheeses. The use of the microwave makes this version very easy to do.

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Four Chefs Market launch

The media attention may have been on local cheesemakers Small Cow Farm but the truffle growers stall was also open early. Market regulars Kim de Porter and Darius of PilPel were there of course. Mid-morning the new display cooking area at the back of the shed wafted truffle smells into the crowd. The Canberra’s ‘4…

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Cooking with Truffles #1

At the end of the season we’re starting to get the hang of cooking with this luscious black fungus and we’re sharing it here.

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It could happen here (if we all gave a fig)

The support for local Farmers’ Markets in the US is very different from here, take a look at this LA Times ‘Market Watch’ column by David Karp.

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