16 May 2015

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Some of you might remember the first time you ate bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Unexpected, odd, then quickly delicious. After too many imposter balsamics, it is jarring when you taste the real thing, imported from Modena, Italy. Modena has been using its Trebbiano grapes to make balsamic vinegar since the

09 May 2015

Mum Treats

For many of us, thoughts of Mum include the rituals around our favourite baked treats: the special trip to the store to buy the ingredients, the love and care in the mixing, the tantalizing smells, the impatient waiting and the scrumptious payoff when the goodies were finally pulled, cooled and ready

03 May 2015

Lemon Croissants

Sometimes people introduce new food combinations – chocolate bubble gum! Ketchup potato chips! Peppermint steak! – that inspire more questions than fans. In first hearing about lemon croissants, I wasn’t so sure where the blend fell on the yum to yikes continuum.Then, a visit to Beyond Bread won me over. I was actually

03 May 2015

Black Garlic

It is most definitely a special occasion treat. It costs a fair penny to get your garlic blackened, but the smoky sweet tang is mellow, chewy and delicious. With is abundance of anti-oxidants and its much-debated identity – is it fermented or not? Was it invented in Korea or not? – these

03 May 2015

Grey Owl Cheese

The great grey owl is a merciless predator. With its massive wing span and hushed approach, the grey can hunt effectively by night or day. If it hears a wee creature creeping under packed snow, the grey owl can smash down with its spiked talons, break through the snow crust and snatch up

27 Apr 2015

French Macarons

During the French Revolution, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth – Les Soeurs Macarons – were seeking asylum in the French town of Nancy. Doctor Gormand took them in and the Macaron Sisters earned their way by making and selling their ground almond meringue cookies. Les Macarons de Nancy are still famous and