grilled haloumi

Recipe | Shane Delia’s Grilled Haloumi

I was recently sent a copy of Shane Delia’s new cookbook, Spice Journey, to check out. It is a stunning book filled with recipes that feature on Shane’s SBS TV show of the same name. The show and the book celebrate the flavours of the Middle East, uncovering the best that Morocco, Malta, Andalucia, Turkey, Lebanon…

In review: Best Cookbooks of 2015

With so many amazing cookbooks released every month, it’s hard to know which ones to buy. Here are (SOME OF) AYDIE’s top picks for 2015 – just in time for some last minute Christmas shopping. If you’re still hunting for gifts, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful cookbook – especially for someone who loves to eat…

Cookbooks for Christmas

I might be biased but It is a known fact that cookbooks make excellent Christmas presents. They are perfect for both experienced people who love to cook as well as those who might need some help, encouragement and/or inspiration in the kitchen (You know the types – the people who always say that they never have…

Baking with the Country Women’s Association

Recently, Murdoch Books published a book called 365 Country Women’s Association Favourites: Inspirational Recipes for Everyday of the Year. Founded in 1922, The Country Women’s Association of NSW is the largest female lobby group in Australia. They meet monthly to discuss various initiatives including medical research, handicrafts and cookery projects. If you watch Masterchef you’ll know…

Cookbook Review: Argentinian Street Food

Recently I received a review copy of Argentinian Street Food by Enrique Zanoni and Gaston Stivelmaher of Clasico Argentino. This is a cute book featuring recipes for Empanadas, Helados and Dulche de Leche. It’s straightforward. All you’ll find in this book are recipes for empanadas and ice cream. Okay, there are a few other things…

I’d Eat That… a Chat with Callum Hann

The day before yesterday I was lucky enough to have a chat with Callum Hann about all things food and, of course, his new book I’d Eat That. Callum Hann was the Masterchef runner up in 2010, has worked in George Calombaris’s restaurants in Melbourne, published two cookbooks and started the successful Sprout cooking school. I gave Callum a call…

Cookbook Review: Recipes for a Good Time

I love this book. I’m not sure how often I will cook from it, but I love this book. The vibe is retro-rockabilly and it’s just a lot of fun. It’s filled with something different on every page. A quick flick through this book turns into sitting down and looking at every page and reading…

Cookbook Review: LOVE TO COOK

Love to Cook is the latest book from the food director of ABC delicious and bestselling author Valli Little. The idea behind Love to Cook is to inspire people to discover, or re-discover, their love for cooking. I was so excited to receive a copy from HarperCollins Publishers to review. Love to Cook is a truly beautiful…