How Low Can You Go?

“Most of the world's observables are easily described by a simple set of physical laws. But, as we begin to focus on more detail we quickly realise that our simple laws are not refined enough to describe the more complex interactions. It is these complex ideas that frequently show up in a cup of coffee.” — Christopher Hendon, 2016

Introductions

Cooking has always been a hobby for me, something I do at home, not something ever done professionally. I once auditioned for Masterchef Australia, got through to the final day of auditions before the final 1000 would be flown to Melbourne. I cooked crispy skin duck breast, with duck fat pan roasted potatoes, with an … Continue reading Introductions

“The domain name … is about to expire.”

I was going to write again next week. Something witty. With a recipe. Reminisce maybe and tell a story. I like telling stories. About when I grew up, where I grew up, how I grew up - all stories of my youth, of my past, of what I was way back when. I’d add a … Continue reading “The domain name … is about to expire.”

(My) Teriyaki Chicken

We're young, maybe three, on an adventure in the backyard. The wooden shed at the back is always good to explore. We spot some cans on a shelf, out of our reach. We're inquisitive, maybe just nosy; we want to find out what's in those cans. I grab a stick, or maybe Twin Bro does, … Continue reading (My) Teriyaki Chicken

Steak with Grilled Baby Leeks & Romesco Sauce

As the sun slowly set and the adults steadily sipped, we loaded our supplies and crept into position. From the slight hill just above the bonfire we had a strategic view over the paddock in all four directions. This was to be our command post; our mission control. Big Bro was muttering to himself, shaking … Continue reading Steak with Grilled Baby Leeks & Romesco Sauce

White Chocolate, Raspberry & Basil Soufflé with Toasted Almonds

Number 8 Maine Street was as strategically placed a house as any kid could hope to grow up in. Walk left out the driveway to the end of the street, turn left again then walk for a brisk five minutes, and you'd find yourself on the grounds of Hillcrest Primary School. Walk right out the … Continue reading White Chocolate, Raspberry & Basil Soufflé with Toasted Almonds

Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Consommé & Roasted Hazelnuts

Gnocchi hasn't been my friend for quite some time now. I can't recall what began this culinary schism, as I have always shown the humble potato the greatest of respect. I have never over-boiled potatoes, roasted them to charred blackness, nor steamed them to a muddy mash. I've steered well clear of powdered 'mash', have … Continue reading Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Consommé & Roasted Hazelnuts