Category: Cook

Canchánchara

  Recently back from her honeymoon in Cuba, my friend Lucinda made me this delightful local cocktail. I thought that the addition of honey with rum made for a particularly tasty concoction, so I asked if she could share the recipe! *** Canchánchara text by Lucinda Burtt According to…

Craving Gelato, Improvising Deliciousness

A few months ago, I let my love of gelato come between myself and my better judgement. A certain car company Uber held a promotion for their app by giving away free gelato Messina. Like I am sure most people do, I approach promotions with a healthy sense of skepticism, and had…

Matcha Made in Heaven: A Thrift & Thread Collaboration

WORDS Lucinda Burtt | PHOTOGRAPHY Vanessa Low A sponge sandwiched with strawberries and cream is one of afternoon’s delights.  If you can’t beat a classic, add a twist. Matcha is poison green but fine in flavour  and the powder pairs perfectly with vanilla. – PREPARE – You’ll need a…

Food experiments: POPSICLES! pt 2

Some more experiments with the wonders of fancy ice! See part 1 here.      CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA, LYCHEES & STRAWBERRIES 1. Slice strawberries and lychees (can be bought in cans) 2. Put a few slices into the mould, then cover with chrysanthemum tea (I used Yeo’s) and…

Shimofuri-zuke from Edible Selby (Ishimaya)

A little while ago I visited the Sydney Fish Markets and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a piece of fresh tuna and try out this recipe for shimofuri-zuke (marinated blanched tuna) from my current gastronomic inspiration Edible Selby, by Seiji Nojiri-san of Ishimaya (p.197,…

Food Experiments: POPSICLES!

It is a well known fact that IKEA-browsing merits the same sense of addiction that would be associated with the likes of ASOS-browsing, or peanut-butter-from-the-jar-licking. The products of these activities promising an increased value and enjoyability of life (“it’s not just a pen, it’s a…

GOURMET SUPPER CLUB Part 2 by Anna Vu

In May, I attended the MCA zine fair, where I fell in love with Anna’s zine 20 Meals in NY. Anna has been so lovely and has kept me up to date with her meals/illustrations, so drumroll please – meals from ‘The River Cafe Cookbook’ by…

GOURMET SUPPER CLUB!!! by Anna Vu

Just over a month ago, I met Anna Vu at the MCA Zine Fair and fell in love with her zine ’20 Meals in NY’ – consisting of 20 illustrations of meals she’d had on a recent trip to the city. And so, Anna has very kindly…