Recipe: Paella a la Maestre arroz con pollo

Miguel Maestre shares a recipe on how to go about creating a classic Spanish dish in your very own kitchen. Serves 4 400 ml chicken stock 200 g Bomba rice 250 g chicken, diced 2 chorizo sausage, thinly sliced 50 g fresh/frozen peas 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve SOFRITO 2 large ripe oxheart tomatoes, roughly chopped 2 large roasted red capiscums from jar … Continue reading Recipe: Paella a la Maestre arroz con pollo

In the pantry: Turmeric

If you Google Turmeric the chances are the search results will most likely show that there are some pretty good health benefits to using it in your cooking. The reason being is because turmeric is part of the ginger family. This is why those, particularly in South Asia and the Middle East, often use it for its slightly hot peppery flavour, and mustard-like aroma. But similar … Continue reading In the pantry: Turmeric

Moving forward: Benay Aykin prevails old traditions

Born and bred as a Turkish-Australian who grew up in Auburn, Benay Aykin’s one mission in her job as a Flavours of Auburn cultural walking food tour guide is to help diffuse any negative impressions Sydneysiders have about the city’s very own little Turkish community. “I want to help bring people closer together, by letting others know that they shouldn’t be too scared to step … Continue reading Moving forward: Benay Aykin prevails old traditions

Around the world: Turkish

Turkish cuisine is commonly referred to as the food of the Ottoman Empire, which succeeded much of the Middle East and North Africa between the 12th to 19th Century. It is often confused for Lebanese cuisine but there are some clear distinctions between the two. The Turkish love grilling their food, particularly over charcoal, whether it’s skewered meats, chilli, or tomatoes. They also borrow inspiration … Continue reading Around the world: Turkish

Recipe: Mum’s khao man gai

Khao Mun Gai, translated from Thai means chicken fat rice, or otherwise more commonly known as Hainanese chicken rice. The dish is a common street food found in Thailand and Singapore. For those familiar with the dish, it is a household comfort food. The main difference between the Thai and Singaporean version is the sauce, and we all know for a fact that sauce can … Continue reading Recipe: Mum’s khao man gai