Why cooking good food is enough for Adrian Graham

Many people think it’s every chef’s dream to work in a Michelin Star restaurant or to own one. At one point Adrian Graham, 32, thought about it but soon realised it wasn’t for him. Instead, Graham, who’s currently on a working visa from the UK, is pretty content with working in the kitchen of the Riverview Hotel located in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Balmain. “I … Continue reading Why cooking good food is enough for Adrian Graham

Roast mutton

Around the world: Chinese – Xinjiang

Xinjiang cuisine belongs to the Uyghur minority, a Muslim ethnic group that originated from the northwest border of China. Given that the Xinjiang region is bordered by neighbouring countries including Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India border, food from the area is characterised by lamb, beef, and chicken, and is halal. What to eat? Shou La Mien: Handmade noodles that have been … Continue reading Around the world: Chinese – Xinjiang

Kibbeh is a type of Syrian food.

Around the world: Syrian

Syrian cuisine is much like the first cousin of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, mainly because it was so heavily influenced by the Ottoman Empire. This means they’re huge fans of tangy, salty, and sour flavours. One of the many highlights of Syrian food is their version of tapas known as mezza, which refers to a generous serving of small dishes such as dips or salad. … Continue reading Around the world: Syrian

Brazilian food Purple bean feijoada

Around the world: Brazilian

We all know Brazilians know how to party. Take the Carnival of Brazil as a prime example; it’s an exuberant, colourful affair. At the heart of such extravagant parties for any Brazilian is the food.  Much like their parties, Brazilian cuisine is heavily influenced by an eclectic mix of Portuguese, African, and native Indian food. Although like any other country the food varies region by … Continue reading Around the world: Brazilian

Ocean trout sashimi recipe

Recipe: Sashimi of ocean trout with ponzu

est. Restaurant executive head chef Peter Doyle shares an ocean trout sashimi recipe that will make you rethink how to appreciate a piece of good and fresh fish. Serves 8 600 g ocean trout fillet, cleaned, sliced 2 pink grapefruit, peeled, segmented 20 g wasabi root, scraped 1 red chilli, seeded, finely diced ½ telegraph cucumber, peeled, batons 2 tablespoons ocean trout roe 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Recipe: Sashimi of ocean trout with ponzu