NY State of Mind: Chef-inspired Recipes

Essentials takes a bite of The Big Apple and surrounds. When the sun shines in the northern hemisphere, both NYC and regional NY chefs keep the…

Pickled Octopus with buckwheat, chilli, pea and mustard flowers

If you’re a little afraid of not knowing exactly how to cook fresh octopus and are concerned about spending big dollars on a complex cooking…

Summer Recipe: Spiced Cauliflower & Quark Tart

Artisan dairy producer Andre Kogut, for the past 12 years, has been making premium organic cheeses at his Blue Bay dairy in Mornington, south of…

Tomato & Shallot Tart with Burrata & Herb Vinaigrette

Makes 2 tarts, serves 4 Bake in 15cm diameter cake tins. 400g sheet of good quality all-butter puff pastry 16 pieces oven-roasted tomatoes (mixed varietals,…

Confit Salmon with crisp skin, crème fraîche, watermelon, cress salad

Confit Salmon 1 cup canola oil 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 bay leaf 2 sprigs fresh thyme Zest of 1 lemon 1 tsp…

Soft Prawn Taco with Billy Button Fiano

Billy Button Fiano is a spring/summer stunner: its bright gold colour simply glistens in the glass. It’s the perfect pair to our soft prawn taco…

NYC Chef-inspired Recipes: Grand Banks Oysters 3 Ways

Grand Banks – Hudson River, Pier 25, NYC Grand Banks at New York’s Pier 25 is a celebrated oyster bar aboard the historic wooden schooner…

Pissaladière (French-style Pizza)

Featuring a unique, easy-to-digest unleavened kefir pizza dough, this rich in umami French-style pizza will have you coming back for more. Caramelised onions 10 brown…

Ricotta and Crystallised Ginger Ice-cream

Vanilla Ice-cream Base Makes 500g 150ml thickened cream 225ml full-cream milk 5 egg yolks 60g caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, halved and scraped Ricotta and…

Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce

Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce and ricotta and crystallised ginger ice-cream Serves 6 Waffle Batter 1 cup plain flour 4 tsp…