The joy of cooking

Cooking, as we all know, involves combining an assortment of ingredients to create something great. As it would happen, what it creates and the process of cooking itself also brings people together. This idea is no truer than for the Monday Morning Cooking Club, six friends who have been cooking together every Monday morning since […]

Would you like pomme frites with that?

Nearly a decade ago, there were three blogs that I read religiously: Girl with a one-track mind, Waiterrant and The Hungry Cabbie. The writers of the first two blogs took pains to protect their identities – which became more important as more and more people read their posts about their sex life (Girl) and obnoxious […]

Talking brain food with Dr Karl

Dr Karl has long reigned as Australia’s public face – and voice – of science. As Triple J’s resident Thursday morning scientist, Dr Karl has answered innumerate questions ranging from the absurd to the profound. Within Australia, he has arguably done for peer-reviewed literature what Anthony Bourdain has done for Vietnam. Dr Karl has also […]

Without reservations: Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain’s no-holds-barred account of sex, drugs and mad times working in restaurant kitchens, saw him going from New York chef to celebrity, back in the days when being a celebrity chef was still a novelty. Since the release of his 2000 memoir, Anthony has written more books and entertained and informed millions […]

Passover: An interview with Rabbi Avital

The eight day festival of Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The story is a powerful one, and represents an important part of Jewish history and culture. To learn more about Passover and to discuss its associated foods and rituals, I spoke to Rabbi Dan Avital, from the Chabad […]