Cosy Winter Warmers

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Mick’s easy peasy pumpkin soup Chorizo, lentil and roasted tomato soup (Recipe by Ali Irvine) Individual lamb and Guinness pies  (Recipe by Ali Irvine) Slow cooked beef short ribs with creamy mash Pancetta and thyme poussins with roasted vegetable broth (Recipe by Ali Irvine) Pear and cinnamon frangipane tartlets (Recipe by Ali Irvine) Nutty hazelnut and [...]

Fresh Australian Black Truffles

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Last week my good buddy Andy @ The Gourmet Grocer in Balmain very kindly gave me an incredible Fresh Australian Black Truffle to take home and cook with. It was great timing as the week before I got to see 2-hatted chef Guillaume Brahimi in action at qualia working with Manjimup truffles in his degustation dishes. [...]

Hamilton Island’s qualia ‘Great Barrier Feast 2012′ with Guillaume Brahimi

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About two months ago, I got a call one morning from my agent Sophie who told me Hamilton Island wanted to know if I would be interested in attending their ‘Great Barrier Feast 2012′ at their prestigious resort, qualia in early July? I thought about it for 0.000002 seconds and replied with an enthusiastic “Hmmmmm let me [...]

Japan and Hong Kong Trip 2012

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Hello all! So I got back from Tokyo and Hong Kong last week and what can I say other than: W.O.W. I am officially in LOVE with Tokyo, I adored it. Really, so rarely have a been to a city/place in a long time which has blown me away so much. I adored everything about [...]

Katie’s ‘All America’ Post 2012. Yee-Harr!! :)

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I should probably start by explaining why I decided to do a big USA post on the blog a few months ago, especially when I sort of did a similar thing almost exactly 12 months previous by way of highlighting a 5 week trip I did to the US in May-June 2011. Aside from working [...]

New Feature – ‘Katie’s Weekly Bits and Bobs’ (strike 2!)

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Hola! What a week, a really great one, I am in top form! (Note: Other than at 2am last night when for whatever reason unbeknownst to all human kind, this post just would not post up the way I wanted it to ~ I almost lost clumps of hair over it… Eventually and thankfully it [...]

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