Too many cooks spoil the broth

Yoo hoo! Something I wrote for Tuesday’s The Age Good Food section.  * You and your partner have decided to cook together. Bookmarking a recipe for slow-roasted pork belly with Vietnamese slaw, you saunter to the market, envisaging the wonderful evening ahead. Clutching fat wine glasses, you’ll playfully flick each other with tea towels and grate vegetables […]

How to be a good dinner guest

A little something I wrote for The Age Good Food section. How to be a good 21st-century dinner guest Been invited to a dinner party lately? Probably not. In the olden days people threw them with linen napkins, man-woman-man seating arrangements and a proper cheese course. Nowadays it’s all, “Pop over Friday – I’ll cook!” and […]

The postnatal chef

Here’s an article I wrote for SBS Life about how I almost got scurvy. The challenges of new motherhood are well documented, but Kelly Eng hadn’t counted on malnutrition being among them until her own bun was out of the oven. I had my first baby seven months ago. Prior to the little poppet’s arrival, […]

testing testing one, two, three

I’m not an early adopter of technology.  While the rest of the world is up to their seventh blog, I’m a laggard who is finally clambering aboard the bandwagon 15 years late. Melbourne property prices may be soaring, but for the low low price of $18 I can have my very own patch of cyber […]