Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory

on Tuesday, 21 May 2013.

Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory

Magnum photographer, Martin Parr created a gorgeous documentary about Teddy Gray’s sweet factory established in 1826 in Dudley in the West Midlands. Teddy Gray’s has been a family owned and run business for five generations keeping the traditional, hand-made methods of sweet making alive...

Fig, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Wholemeal Muffins

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Fig, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Wholemeal Muffins

 

Not being a huge fan of the muffin variety of baked goods, it takes some pretty damn good muff to win me over. This is why these guys are packed full of all the good stuff - dried figs and walnuts, wholemeal spelt, dark chocolate chips. The result is a rich and flavourful muffin, slightly crispy round the edges,  nutty, sweet but not saccharine and even pretty healthy.

Sesame Seed & Fennel Seed Biscuits

on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Sesame Seed & Fennel Seed Biscuits

While we love the simplicity of serving a cheese platter with water crackers or crusty bread, these homemade savoury biscuits are a great alternative to the store-bought versions, and allow you to improvise by using different herbs and seeds. 

Sesame Seed & Fennel Seed Biscuits by Emico Isobe

on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Sesame Seed & Fennel Seed Biscuits by Emico Isobe

 

This week Illustrated Recipe of our seed biscuits is has been illustrated by Tokyo-based Emico Isobe. Her bright block colours perfectly capture the bold flavours and textures of fennel, parmesan and seseame in these biscuits. 

Stone Fruit Panzanella

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Stone Fruit Panzanella

 

Just when you thought the classic Italian salad of juicy tomatoes, sweet basil and oily croutons couldn't get any better, the folks at Diner Journal go and add wedges of honey-doused caramelised grilled peaches, plums and nectarines. 

Birthday Banquet

Written by Maxine Thompson on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Birthday Banquet

I've been blessed for the last year living with a girl who loves to eat, and will eat anything I put infront of her. So for her birthday I decided that instead of going out for dinner, we should have a dinner party at home. So we squeezed 15 people into our tiny apartment for her birthday feast. 

Lunch with Jackson Pollock

on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Lunch with Jackson Pollock


Last week I was ask by the lovely Kari Morris of Morris Kitchen to assist in catering an Aesop lunch event at Jackon Pollock's house in East Hampton to celebrate the opening of their new store. The food, the setting and the company were breath-taking. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by the incredibly talented photographer Nicole Franzen, to capture the beautiful day. 

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

on Friday, 17 May 2013.

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

 

This cake is fantastically chocolatey, moist, rich and crumbly... definitely one to add to your chocolate cake repertoire. You can pop in a shot of espresso for an extra boost, cover it with a chocolate ganache, or just a little dusting of cocoa or icing sugar.

Date Scones

Written by Jessica Thompson on Wednesday, 15 May 2013.

Date Scones

 

Be it cheese, treacle, pumpkin (thanks Lady Flo) fruit or plain - these fluffy, flaky numbers are irresistible with some butter and a cuppa. If you're scone-seeking in America remember to order a 'biscuit' . And if you're enjoying a full Scottish breakfast you'll find your buttered tattie scone alongside your haggis.

Fattoush with Lime & Black Pepper-crusted Lamb Backstrap

Written by Jessica Thompson on Wednesday, 15 May 2013.

Fattoush with Lime & Black Pepper-crusted Lamb Backstrap

 

This brightly coloured salad teams well with most roast meats, particularly this limey pepper-crusted lamb. It is a great summer dish — we recommend sharing this with friends around a table in the garden.

Peanut Butter & Jellyfish

Written by Karina Seljak on Monday, 13 May 2013.

Peanut Butter & Jellyfish


What I am about to offer here is not a seafood book review, restaurant review or a recipe. It is the brief tale of my strange weekend that includes all three, and my subsequent realization that my salmon feasts must become a quarterly treat as I try to aim lower in the food chain to sustain myself. 

Pork Rillettes

on Friday, 10 May 2013.

Pork Rillettes

 

A rillette is like a rustic pâté, made from cooking meat slowly in its fat, then shredding it and mixing it with some of the fat to turn it into an irresistible spreadable fatty meat paste. 

Salted Caramel & Pecan Bars By Gizem Vural

on Thursday, 09 May 2013.

Salted Caramel & Pecan Bars By Gizem Vural


Turkish illustrator Gizem Vural creates playful dreamscapes where people, objects and places weave into one. This week she takes our Pecan Bars on a heavenly journey of the salty and sweet. 

Huevos Rancheros

Written by Georgie Thompson on Sunday, 05 May 2013.

Huevos Rancheros


In Mexico, 
Cinco de May (the firth of May) commemorates the Mexican battle of Puebla where the French were defeated, and heritage, pride and national unity was restored. Today it marks a celebration of Mexican culture, cuisine and music. To celebrate, here's our variation of Huevos Rancheros perfect for all-day breakfasts in the autumn months!

Harissa Paste

Written by Jessica Thompson on Thursday, 02 May 2013.

Harissa Paste

 

I like to keep a jar of this in the fridge at all time, to administer on pretty much anything to soupe it up with a spicy kick. Lather it on boiled eggs on toast at breakfast, avocado, goes with fish, curries, meats, put it on sandwiches, use it as a marinade for chicken or meat (could combine it with some yoghurt), dipping sauce for wontons - you get the idea. Potato salad. Add to soups

This Northern African paste (Moroccan?) used as a base for tagines and .. combines chilli, capsicum, spices and garlic. 

Almond milk porridge with fresh figs, warmed honey & thyme

Written by Jessica Thompson on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Almond milk porridge with fresh figs, warmed honey & thyme

 

I'm out to rebrand porridge. It's been given a bad wrap by literature like Oliver Twist and films like Annie, and people not giving breakfast the time of day. it doesn't have to be the bland gruel it's so commonly misperceived as. Warm, soft and comforting, it's like a hug on a wintry morning.

Starfruit Curd Tart by Lydia Hannah Thomas

on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Starfruit Curd Tart by Lydia Hannah Thomas


A flying-saucery Startfruit Tart sparkles and twists in this weeks Illustrated Recipe by Bournemouth-based Lydia Hannah Thomas. Lydia's work features lots of food tropical fruit, icecreams, veggie patches and patterns, and has recently been decorating second-hand plates - check them out! 

 

Cook, snap & win challenge

on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Cook, snap & win challenge


Murdoch Books and The Bookery Cook have cooked up an exciting way for you win an exclusive framed recipe artwork plus a copy of The Bookery Cook. 

BBQ Sumac Chicken with Caramelised Orange & Beetroot Salad

Written by Jessica Thompson on Monday, 29 April 2013.

BBQ Sumac Chicken with Caramelised Orange & Beetroot Salad

 

An earthy, summery, sweet, barbequey, Middle-Eastern number. 

Duck Ham

on Monday, 29 April 2013.

Duck Ham


We're big fans of cured meats, as is guest blogger John Barrett. This week he gives you another easy charcuterie recipe that gives you fairly quick, great tasting results. 

Roast beetroot salad with Kale, Sunflower Seed & roasted garlic pesto

Written by Jessica Thompson on Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

Roast beetroot salad with Kale, Sunflower Seed & roasted garlic pesto

 

This earthy, nutty salad adds colour and richness to a dinner plate.

If you make extra pesto or have some leftover, cover in with olive oil and keep it in the fridge to have with just about anything - tossed through pasta, served with other roast vegetables or meat, mixed through some sauted mushrooms on toast, dolloped on soup.

Puy lentil, roast cherry tomatoes & capsicum salad

Written by Jessica Thompson on Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

Puy lentil, roast cherry tomatoes & capsicum salad

 

We ate this colourful number with the Roast Beetroot Salad with Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto - a real rainbow line up. It would also work particularly well with some fresh white fish or roast pork. Make sure you make a lot of it, it's great for packed lunches!

Julie Lees Food Collages

on Sunday, 21 April 2013.

Julie Lees Food Collages


Food blogger Julie Lees has attracted many admirers for her impressive orderliness - arranging all sorts of seasonal produce; fruits, vegetables and herbs into enchanting food collages.

Guest Mix: Dinner Mood Mix by Gelivan

on Sunday, 21 April 2013.

Guest Mix: Dinner Mood Mix by Gelivan


This guest mix is bought to you live aand direct from the airwaves of Geneva from Eclectic Soul producer, Gelivan. 

Mad Men Munchies

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 20 April 2013.

Mad Men Munchies

 

As you croon over Christina Hendricks and drool over Don Draper, consider midday martinis, cigarettes and philandering, wrap your mouth around these classicly Mad Men treats.

Spitzbuebe - Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookies By Grace Danico

on Friday, 19 April 2013.

Spitzbuebe - Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookies By Grace Danico


This week's illustrated recipe is by the very sweet Brooklyn-based artist Grace Danico. These jammy drops remind us of the moody moons from Georges Méliès 1902 Le Voyage Dans La Lune made famous by Smshing Pumpkin's "Tonight".. Aww yum! 

Pujol

Written by Meelee Soorkia on Monday, 15 April 2013.

Pujol

 

If you're suffering from post-Melbourne-Food-and-Wine-Festival depression, guest blogger Meelee Soorkia's Pujol review may remind you of those heady days when Enrique Olvera was in town and your Twitter feed was being spammed by food writers saying things like 'Enrique Olvera just said we should eat bugs'.

GumbOYEAH

Written by Jessica Thompson on Thursday, 11 April 2013.

GumbOYEAH

 

I've been sailing the high seas of the colourful, hearty, fairly healthy and gloriously aquatic seafood stew, from the French Bouillabaise to the Catalan Suquet de pescados. This stop - the Deep South -  is for a particularly smoky, robust, soulful rendition.

The Everything Bagel Mix

Written by Maxine Thompson on Thursday, 11 April 2013.

The Everything Bagel Mix

 

Sometimes you aren't really sure what you feel like eating, and want to eat a little bit of everything. This is where the Everything Bagel comes in. Covered in every delicious grain you could want, and perfect with your favourite filling, from LOX to peanut butter. 

Lentil Burgers by Belinda Suzette

on Monday, 08 April 2013.

Lentil Burgers by Belinda Suzette


Get between Burgerman's buns this week with our Lentil Burgers illustrated by Melbourne-based artist/illustrator Belinda Suzette. Belinda is inspired by culture and celebration - her work covers a range of styles in both digital and traditional mediums.