Category: Poultry

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 13 – Leeks, Chicken, Citrus Fruits!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 13 – Leeks, Chicken, Citrus Fruits!

    (Update: For VDP No. 14, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown – 2021 Here we are in July in Melbourne, 2021, and we are in lockdown again. Other states and territories too have been locked down when Covid outbreaks occur in the community, having escaped from our hotel quarantine system. Each lockdown only means several dozens of…

  • Lockdown Tryouts – Chicken!

    Lockdown Tryouts – Chicken!

    Covid-19 lockdown has given everyone plenty of opportunities to experiment with their cooking, to go back to old favourites and to try out some of those newspaper cut-out recipes. Not everything we have tried has worked but we are generally very pleased rather than disappointed. In this post we include some new and some old…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 12 – With an Apple and Honey Pancake Gâteau from 1973!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 12 – With an Apple and Honey Pancake Gâteau from 1973!

    (Update: For VDP No. 13, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown Mid-September in Melbourne 2020 and we are still in lock down, possibly until mid-October. We are largely confined to our homes. Country Victoria has fewer restrictions, while the other states of Australia have resumed fairly normal lives and lifestyles. We were pleased when our Adelaide friends…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 11 – To Celebrate a Birthday!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 11 – To Celebrate a Birthday!

    (Update: For VDP No. 12, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown At the end of August in Melbourne 2020 we were still in lock down, with some weeks still to go. We were – and still are – largely confined to our homes. However, the same does not apply in other states, which have moved back towards…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 10 – With an Elegant Fish Soup from 1973!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 10 – With an Elegant Fish Soup from 1973!

    (Update: For VDP No. 11, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown August in Melbourne 2020 and we were back in lock down for six weeks. We are largely confined to our homes. However, that only applies for the state of Victoria; other states have moved back towards a free lifestyle. We and our two Melbourne friends were…

  • Work in Progress – No. 3

    Work in Progress – No. 3

    We experiment often, trying new methods or recipes or trying to recreate something we have eaten some where or other. There are successes and failures, there is elation and disappointment, failure and triumph. Black Pepper Chicken With Turmeric We often see recipes for salt and pepper squid or black pepper squid. I recently came across…

  • A January Dinner Party – For a Birthday!

    A January Dinner Party – For a Birthday!

    Dinner parties are hard work if you try to do all the catering yourself. And they are made more daunting by the need to “perform”, given Australians’ growing knowledge and expectations about what is good food. Apart from working out a “modern” menu and doing the actual cooking, much time is also taken up doing…

  • Chicken – With Mango Vinaigrette And Coriander Butter!

    Chicken – With Mango Vinaigrette And Coriander Butter!

    This post is from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1997. The food shots date from that period too. We think this recipe has as much appeal today – 2018 – as it did when it was first created. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hard…

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B

    Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B

    (Continued from Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part A) For a traditional Christmas dinner we propose: a seafood cocktail, roast turkey with vegetables followed by plum pudding with brandy sauce. This post and the next continue from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the top of this…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 3

    Europe 2016 – Part 3

    Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 2. What is the best way to roast potatoes? This is not the question we expected to be asking ourselves while spending a week in Chamonix, right under Mont Blanc. However, after a day of walking in the Alps, the four of us agreed that dinner that night would…