Brioche

On the weekend I decided to treat my partner to a fancy, frenchy meal at home for being such a fabbo guy. I went to town on it, and made 5 courses of yum, including: Brioche and walnut pate Autumn harvest soup Jerusalem artichoke puree with sauteed mushrooms Nut loaf, Brussels sprouts and blueberry, pomegranate…

Beakfast, lunch and sweets

Try as I may, I’ve never been able to knock out a great loaf of bread. Sometimes I might accidentally turn out an OKish flatbread or a decent pan-fried roti but that’s as close I get to fluffy, tall, slice-able thing. So when I read that in Iran bread is king, and is chowed-down upon…

The ghost of menus past

I’ve covered around 25 cuisines on this blog now, and one of the best things that has come of it is that the food we eat on a regular basis has changed (and gotten much better!). Despite incidences of my cooking becoming increasingly rare since I started working again and Mr stopped, there are particular…

Vegan things you can buy in Georgia

While it is true that no Georgian I have met so far has managed to hide the confusion and shock they feel when I say I don’t eat meat OR cheese, there is actually quite a lot of vegan fare available in Tbilisi without any substitutions or changes required. In fact, a lot of the…

Eggplant and mushrooms and walnuts, of course

Kamarjoba! (Yup, that’s the only word, other than bread, that I can say in Georgian). Last night’s dinner was intended to be all Georgian, all the way, however, of course, it didn’t quite turn out that way. I had intended to make my own version of the fabulous eggplant and cinnamon dish that I get…

Vegan in Paris

French food is generally famous for being stinky, fatty, meaty, cheesy and glorious, but it doesn’t really come to mind when thinking of vegan options. So, what can a vegan, who speaks no French* and can’t afford the restaurants, eat in Paris? Baguette! Baguette is probably the best bread in the world. It is nothing…

More Italian Stuff

There are a few Italian things I didn’t get around to making this time, partly due to a 10 hour, unconsummated hospital visit (everyone is fine) which will have to repeated sometime this week partly due to stupid drunk people who had accidents on Australia Day. This means that sadly I used up all the…

Stromboli (ok so not exactly Italian)

I’ve seen it around, but I’ve never actually eaten stromboli before. Its basically pizza, rolled up to make a loaf. I was about to tell you that Stromboli came from Sicily, and was named after the eponymous volcano. I’m certain I read that somewhere. If I did, the lying liar of a web article appears…

Pizza

I used to love Lebanese pizza, but it has been a long time since I’ve had any, given it is usually covered cheese. Lebanese pizza looks like other pizza, though the dough is covered in Zatar (a mix of oregano and spices) with only one or two other toppings added. I cheated, which is the…

Felafel – my fail, and some reviews

Felafel is a vegan staple, for Melbournians at least, as its widely available and always vegan (so long as you remember to hold off on the yoghurt and garlic sauce). We buy it when we can’t be bothered to cook, but we also make it at home sometimes, albeit from a packet mix. I had…

Chowder, Cobbler, Cornbread andĀ Beans

Sunday: Corn Chowder and Peach Cobbler During my search I didn’t find much info on Corn Chowder, so I wont share a history with you. Basically, chowder is a thick, creamy soup with stuff in it. In corn chowder, the stuff is corn and potatoes. I used the recipe for Chipotle Corn Chowder fromĀ  Vegan…