Culinary siblings burning down the house

Donata talks to My Kitchen Rules siblings Doris & Caesar after their TV debut appearance last week. What prompted you both to go on MKR? C: I’ve always loved public displays of affection, so this was an opportunity for me to show the world how much I love my sister while cooking food that most…

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Dearest 20-something-year-olds

Hey there 20-something-year-olds. It’s me, Guy, your fellow 20-something-year-old, and I have a message for YOU. Have you ever found yourself at the supermarket and glanced down to see your basket looking something like this? Or have you gotten home and unpacked your groceries to find that this is all you’ve bought? Well, my knee-jerk…

Living below the $2 line

For reasons now unknown to me, I signed up to participate in a one week challenge all in the name of charity. In this week, I could not spend any more than $2 a day on food for five consecutive days – this means cutting out coffee, also. It’s run by the Oaktree foundation and it…

Ragù alla Robertson

This succulent beef cheek ragù is a one-pot dish that will buoy your spirits in wet winter days. While simple, this is not a quick dish to make. This is a languorous way to enjoy a few hours of cooking and tasting while you read a book or listen to music in the ebb. The…

Does it go with Tabasco?

  Weird food experiments. In the course of living the student’s or artist’s busy lifestyle, not many people want to spend three hours preparing a meal that will be transformed into a mountain of dishes in under 20 minutes. Or at least, I don’t. I basically want food that will keep me alive and reasonably energetic…

The perfect cozy stew

This beef and red wine stew with parmesan dumpling is the perfect slow cooked meal for a cozy winter’s day. Ingredients: 1kg beef gravy 1 tbs olive oil 1 onion 6 bacon rashes 200g mushroom ¼ pumpkin 4 carrots 2 cups beef stock 1 cup red wine 2 thyme sprigs 3 bay leaves 50g butter…

Vag it up for Mother’s Day

By Anna Owens Are you stuck on gift ideas this Mother’s Day? Surprise them with a baked representation of the reproductive system. I guarantee that they will be in tears. This uterus cake is finished with sprinkles for the ovaries. Jam for the decorative smear of menstrual blood, cream for the discharge, caramel for the urine…

Love at First Sip: Interview with an Iced Tea Aficionado

The date is Sunday, the seventeenth of April 2016, year of our lord, amen. I am sitting here with notorious ice tea aficionado, figure skater, qualified stage combat instructor, dorm room surgeon, Ghana film festival winner, polish line dancer, part time sweetheart and full time nasty boy: Donald “The Hammer” Finlayson The Daily Sip: When did…

The Pie-fect Recipe

The Pie-fect Recipe! Ever get those Sunday arvo droopy-eyes that can only be defeated by something sweet and covered in ice-cream? I can’t be the only one. Here’s a recipe for curing that post lazy-morning sleepiness. Step One- Getting to the Crust of It Don your chef’s hat and call upon the pastry aficionado within…