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June 2nd, 2012

Stir fry with home-made ramen noodles

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This one was a while ago again, and another Lucky Peach special: my first attempt at home-made ramen noodles. A fascinating thing: alkaline salt. You make it by slowly baking baking soda (crazy I know): it transforms sodium-bicarbonate to sodium-carbonate, an essential ingredient in those yellow noodles which aren’t egg noodles, but look and taste […]

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June 2nd, 2012

Endive, silverbeet and chorizo

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Yep, just that. The endive is quite bitter, but the chorizo and sherry vinegar are sweet which makes a nice combination.

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May 27th, 2012

Ortiz anchovies, grilled bread, pickled peppers

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This blog is no longer up-to-date-chronologically, and this is barely even a recipe… But, Ortiz anchovies are the best in the entire world, and we ate some a while ago (when it was still sunny in Melbourne, by the looks of it), and I took some photos.

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April 10th, 2012

Poached pineapple

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I’m finding that Lucky Peach is great: not just to read, and not just for the whole recipes, but for small components of recipes. This recipe for this poached pineapple is actually supposed to be the basis for an upside down pineapple cake (which I was planning to make, until I realised that our hand-held […]

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April 9th, 2012

Slow cooked lamb for passover

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Based on the amount of pork on this blog, you probably wouldn’t have thought that I came from a Jewish family. But I do, and though we are largely non-practicing, we do celebrate passover every year, and passover is (in some ways) all about the food. Along with all the parts specified by the seder […]

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March 17th, 2012

Momofuku roast pork belly

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I tried this recipe in issue 1 of Lucky Peach the other day — slowly working my way up to full home made ramen. It’s really simple: lots of salt and sugar and a good grind of pepper, spread all over skinless pork belly, left overnight. I didn’t want to waste the skin, so I […]

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March 17th, 2012

Grilled trout with pepper and roast cabbage

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I did warn you about the griddle pan — my new favourite way to cook. I just dressed the trout with loads of pepper, a little salt and oil and cooked it over high heat (oily fish is great on the griddle, it goes great and crispy), and served it with a squeeze of lime. […]

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March 17th, 2012

Steak Frites

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I kind of overdid it with the jus, but it was pretty great anyway. This was my first attempt at cooking steak on our new(ish) griddle — so much better than in a regular pan… I’m getting pretty good at oven frites. The important thing is to use a really hot oven, and to par-boil […]

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March 16th, 2012

Poached pears with ginger

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I seem to be doing a lot with leftovers lately. The question seems to be at the end of a week “What can I make with what we have left in the fridge/on the bench)?” So – on the bench was: 2 pears (a week old), some sweet red dessert wine (a month old), some […]

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January 2nd, 2012

Poached egg; grilled leg ham; wilted rocket, mint and goats cheese

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This is from a few weeks ago — a breakfast made with delicious Spencer’s Brook ham from WA (we spent Christmas in Perth), and herbs from the garden. Kate made the perfect poached eggs.

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