Restaurant lists

There are so many food lists of top restaurants and so little time. My two favourite lists are the GT Top 100 2016 and the The World’s Best 50. Here is our attempt at eating through the GT list. 19 only, quite poor. We will be adding Porteno to the list next week. 1. Rockpool, NSW 2. Attica, Vic…

Anzac Biscuits

With Anzac Day approaching, it is essential to make Anzac biscuits. The normal recipe I use is from the Australian and New Zealand Complete Book of Cookery, which I think was my grandmothers copy and is almost a precursor to Stephanie Alexanders Cooks Companion as the bible of Australian cooking. A “go to” cookbook, particularly…

Caramel Flan

The first time I tried to make this flan, it tasted great but the middle hadn’t set. When I inverted it, it held it’s shape but as soon as we cut into it, the middle collapsed… the outer edges kept their shape. I read two recipes, one from All Recipes and one from Dulce Delight….

Gordon’s Beef Wellington

I’ve been wanting to make this dish for the longest time and it pains me to say I don’t think it turned out that well. The recipe is from Gordon Ramsay and I came across it on YouTube. I then did a search for the recipe to get the ingredients and measurements – link here….


Every Christmas Dr Skorpio’s family would make and have piroshki over the holiday period. A few years ago, Dr Skorpio took over the making of piroshki. Piroshki is the plural form of a Russian word meaning little pies. This recipe is from a very old Margaret Fulton Cookery Course which was a weekly circular in…