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It’s Like Apples & Oranges

It’s true that you can’t compare apples and oranges; however you usually have to be in the mood for either. There are times that I’m more in the mood for oranges, particularly juiced at breakfast time. Oranges are a member … Continue reading

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Like Them Apples

It’s my observation that there are three kinds of people; those who like green apples, those who like red apples… and those who like oranges. Apples are one of the earliest fruits cultivated by humans. There are now thousands of … Continue reading

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Cooking With Aussie Pork

I live in one of the biggest pork producing regions of Australia, so I’ll admit to being a little bias on the subject. However, as an apprentice chef in the 1980’s, I didn’t have much experience with pork cookery, as it … Continue reading

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Which Fork’n Knife?

A lot has changed in the world of food and cooking since I first became a chef. For one thing, dining out has become a lot more casual. In fact, the traditional formal dining experience has become quite a rarity. … Continue reading

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Coffee Kicks

Well it may not be food, but my life is unsustainable without it. Coffee is my greatest vice – and somehow I don’t think I’m alone. These days I drink straight 30ml shots of espresso – no milk or sugar. … Continue reading

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Recipe for Success

One of the most important aspects of cooking is the recipe. Following a recipe is critical to culinary success. Contrary to popular belief, qualified Chef’s always follow recipes regardless of their experience. It’s a chef’s responsibility to provide a consistent … Continue reading

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Eat Your Greens

Mark Twain, the Author of ‘Tom Sawyer’ is quoted as saying, “Cauliflower is nothing, but cabbage with a college education.” Maybe he meant that cauliflower was cabbage disguised as something of beauty and refinement – or he was calling cabbage … Continue reading

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Bring Home The Bacon

Bacon is the main reason why I’ve never become a vegetarian. I think bacon is one of the most extraordinarily delicious foods known to humankind. Although I’d agree that bacon does go with just about everything, I wouldn’t recommend eating it to … Continue reading

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Imaginary Chefs

Celebrity chefs are a very common part of today’s pop culture. Ironically, most of my chef idols aren’t even real. I’m a huge fan of fictional chef characters. Even before I worked in a kitchen, I was a devotee of … Continue reading

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Spilt Milk

I have a love/hate relationship with milk. I love to use it in cooking. But personally, I hate the bloated feeling I get after drinking it. So I’ve now turned to soy milk and almond milk, which seems better (for me anyway). … Continue reading

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