Australia Pacific food

BBQ Prawns with Bush Tucker Dukkah and Mint Yoghurt

Lost food traditions & a recipe for BBQ Prawns with Bush Tucker Dukkah

The thinking foodies crumpet, Michael Pollan and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney have served up a new Netflix original series to binge on, guilt-free, and it’s got us cooking up a storm. Cooked, a brand new four-part Netflix docuseries based on Pollan’s 2013 book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation, is an entertaining feast for the eyes, mind […] Read more…

crab and gruyere tarts

Blue Swimmer crab tarts  

Raffles has loved seafood since he was a baby. Pre-teeth he would gum down bowl after bowl of fish congee and flaked salmon. By two he was gnawing on prawns and demolishing plates of fresh fish. Soon enough he was eating it raw, and is still a sucker for any kind of sashimi. In fact, […] Read more…

Watteseed, macadamia and crystelised ginger muffin recipe

Bushtucker bake off // Wattleseed, Macadamia & Ginger Muffins

Do you know the muffin man? I do. Turns out he’s about four-ft tall, blonde, extremely cheeky and only six-years old. Inspired by our recent bushtucker adventures in Jervis Bay, Raffles asked me if we could hit the kitchen for a little experimenting with some of the native flavours we’d learned about and tasted in Booderee National Park. Three-year […] Read more…

ika mata recipe

Cook Islands Ika Mata

“Mama, it would be a really nice day to go to the Cook Islands” suggests a random Raffles as we look across the shimmering water of Sydney Harbour on a beautiful blue sky day. All our recent Cook Islands reminiscing has my little man hungry to retrace our steps to Rarotonga and Aitutaki… the logistics […] Read more…