Slow down for autumn

Casseroles come into their own as the weather cools.

Summer has faded and at last it’s time to pull out the stockpots and casserole dishes from the back of the pantry.

There’s no doubt the Australian summer has many delights, from luscious tropical fruits and barbecues to …

Bomba: the best rice for Paella

Paella is a perfect dish to create for entertaining and celebrations. The visual drama of the Paella pan abundant with rice, meats, seafoods and vegetables; the crunchy crust that forms on the base of the pan to add to the layered textures and the fresh seasonal flavours.  We love Paella!

The origins of Paella came out of necessity and practicality, cooking rice with rabbit, chicken and vegetables that were readily available …

The history of risotto

There are few dishes as popular or as versatile as risotto.

At its simplest, risotto is a hearty, warming rice dish, rich with the flavours of the stock used in its making, as well as saffron, parmesan, butter and any of the hundreds of ingredients that match so perfectly with it.

Risotto is not only versatile, but easy to make, and as …

Molí de Rafelet hand-milled Bomba Rice

Easy to prepare, attractive to serve and a pleasure to eat, rice appears as hors d’œuvre, side dishes, main courses, desserts and snacks; its simplicity as an ingredient matched only by its versatility.

Because of the many ways in which rice can be prepared, it’s important to choose the right rice for your dish. The properties of the grains- from their …

Recipe: David Dunn’s Chinese Red Mandarin Glazed Duck

This magnificently rich duck dish is perfect for your next dinner party. Striking, colourful and memorable, the duck is already cooked and the glaze can be prepared the day before, so you don’t need to spend the whole night in the kitchen.

And once you’ve tasted the flavour combinations on this plate, you’ll add David Dunn’s glazed duck to your regular …

The history and traditions of paella

Paella, to many, is one of the great icons of Spain. Alongside flamenco music, innovative architecture, art and football, it is a recognisable symbol of this Mediterranean peninsula.

Yet paella, to the Spanish, is a strictly regional dish which, though often enjoyed across the country, has its origins in the region of Valencia, on Spain’s eastern coast.

While many variations …

Recipe: Risotto Nero

A great dish to serve with seafood, and perfect for the chill currently setting in to our Autumn nights, risotto nero gets its name from the black color the rice acquires when cooked with its signature ingredient, squid ink.

Risotto Nero

Serves 4

250g Good quality Italian risotto rice
2 sachets squid ink (approx. 8g total)
1 small onion, finely …