The finished momo

Making momo

For a kindergartner, Raffles has quite sophisticated taste, not only in food but in women. And there are many, many lovely ladies in my Raffish wee man’s crayon filled little black book. But when I think about his list of lovelies I’m starting to see a pattern forming… all his favourite ladies are connected to […] Read more…

Heart reef, Whitsundays

Whitsunday wingman

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. I am afraid of flying! Well I’m not so much afraid of flying as I am of crashing, but let’s not split hairs. Either way it proves a little awkward given I make my living out of travel and spend quite a bit time […] Read more…

All hands on chocolate making deck

Sydney school of choc

It’s hardly news to fans of the brown stuff that chocolate was an invention of the Olmecs, Mayans and The Aztecs. Nor that the beans from the cacao tree were fermented, roasted, and ground into an oily and bitter paste and combined with spices, water, chilli and cornmeal to make a beverage offered to royalty, […] Read more…

Venetian blinder // Venice with kids

We’re feeling a little Italian inspired at La Casa di Eats World so we’re heading on a little trip down memory lane (or should I say canal?) to reminisce on the ghosts of holidays past and, in particular, on masks and mayhem, Venetian style. Lording it up in Venice in the most ridiculously over-sized and indulgent hotel suite […] Read more…

kid at El Topo

Bugging out with my niños locos // El Topo

“Mama, did you know that in some countries people eat real bugs!?” I did indeed know that, my darling! “Coooool. Can we eat some this weekend?” Um, Be careful what you wish for, Raffles… mama loves a dare. Eating insects may be the done thing in Central and South America, South Africa and South East Asia where, incidentally, I […] 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…

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