Category Archives: Fun

A Luxurious Crab & Truffle Risotto to Die For

With the festive season just around the corner here is a dish that combines gravitas, extravagant ingredients, is relatively easy to make and will impress your mother-in-law to no end! No mother-in-law? Then impress your friends with your grasp of … Continue reading

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Meditations on Martian Cuisine

Recently I watched a video in which Stephen Hawking talked about our intergalactic future, a documentary about colonizing Mars (it’s possibly available on YouTube). The great man says: “perfectly foreseeable technology will make it possible to transform Mars into a … Continue reading

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Crazy Food Pictorial

If you have time on your hands, then it’s best to have fun and create something crazy, like crazy foods! I found these pics all over the (cyber) space, it’s only fair to share! As long as it’s edible it’s … Continue reading

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Cannelloni Exposed

When my youngest daughter recently asked me to make my smoked duck cannelloni for her 12th birthday dinner I knew I was on a winner! Cannelloni had been, alongside gnocchi, my favorite food as a young buck (with interplanetary ambitions, … Continue reading

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The World of Crazy Sushi, in Pictures.

I’m a huge fan of sushi! I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I lived in Sydney I would have it at least twice a week, and during my film days I would travel to L.A. several … Continue reading

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A Japanese Salad Tale

The birth of my Japanese salad, in so many words: I have to say that I did stumble on this concept a while ago during some experiments on fermented vegetables. I was trying to make a simple gingered red cabbage … Continue reading

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On Strangely Esoteric & Exotic Foodstuffs….

Having lived on three continents and visited the other two, during my travels I have come across some strange chow upon my plate. This is not going to have recipes but rather a recollection of some of what is now … Continue reading

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The Very Cool World of Ice-Creams & Sorbets

With the summer coming around the corner it’s time to take a look at ice-creams and sorbets. Ice cream as a dairy delight was probably “discovered” in the 1600’s, according to several books but none of them actually agree as … Continue reading

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The Skinny on the Full Irish and my own Patrick’s Day

With Patrick’s Day just around the corner it’s time to clear up the meaning of Full Irish, and it’s not what you thought in the first place! Full Irish means a hefty breakfast taken on an empty stomach the morning … Continue reading

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Al Fresco: the Relaxed World of Picnics

Now that we are approaching spring and concomitant clement weather it is time to think about eating al fresco and spend a day in the sun with family and friends. I have searched high and low for the origin of … Continue reading

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