The autumn kitchen

Many of us have a complicated love/hate relationship with autumn. While we can be saddened by the end of summer and its long, warm evenings, barbeques and outdoor activities, the romantic associations with autumn are often irresistible.

Autumn, of course, sees the colour of the leaves changing before they fall from the trees and sees jumpers and jackets make …

Staying fresh in Summer

Summer is the most iconic of Australia’s seasons. Barbeques, picnics, beach outings, cricket; many of the most beloved aspects of Australian life are reserved for the warm Summer months.

Our plates and palates also come alive in Summer, with the season arguably supplying the most colourful and delicious selection of fresh produce of the year.

Cherries are celebrated and ubiquitous, while berries …

The Winter Barbeque

In Australia, we associate the barbeque with summer. Friends standing around, beer or chardonnay in hand, as a selection of meat and vegetables are licked by the flames from beneath the iron grill.

But the colder months can be just as perfect for firing up the barbeque.

It may not be conducive to standing around outside with a cold drink, but cooking …