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  1. Dalmatian style seafood risotto with the addition of Csabai, Kaiserfleisch, tomato, onion, garlic, peas and paprika. It’s not dissimilar to paella, in that you build it on a reduction of aromatics akin to a Sofrito.

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  2. New product of the year. Mind blowing tastiness. Can’t tell you anything about it yet …shhhh hush-hush! I loved it so much, that I said to my client I’d be happy to be paid with it.

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  3. Going back to my Asian roots. Garlicky lard fried snow pea sprouts with shrimp paste fried squid finished with my smoked eel stock. On the side, rice cooked with lup cheong and more veggies. Super tasty!

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  4. Vietnamese style @warialdabeef salad. More hot weather food.

    After a day at the beach we considered sunset fish and chips at Half Moon Bay on the way home, but were thwarted. They weren’t open.

    So once home I grabbed half a Warialda Belted Galloway porterhouse chain and seared it for less than a minute each side. Sprinkled it with five spice salt and rested it. Meanwhile I assembled common & Vietnamese mint, coriander, Vietnamese and Japanese perilla and chopped up a tomato and some pork crackling.

    I sliced the beef thinly and assembled the salad with nuoc cham dressing, then added a topping of fried dried shrimp, dried juvenile whitebait and garlic. On the side, glutinous rice cooked in tomato broth.

    A bit of crunch, starch, protein, salt and umami, just what you need after a salty swim, sun and sand.

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  5. Southern style Vietnamese hot and sour tomato noodle broth with squid and chicken balls, fresh herbs etc etc. It ought to have had pineapple in there too but I didn’t have any.

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  6. Dodgy photo of a yummy breakfast LOL.

    My Sticki didn’t have the ingredients for his usual Sunday fry up. So I looked into the fridge and saw eggs, labne, confit garlic, raw cream and smoked salmon. I picked some herbs and bam! Scrambled eggs on sourdough toast. Quicker than a fry up and dead easy.

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  7. My quick pizza, @tmhpastas base, my homemade sugo, fresh squid and spicy green peppers. 15 minutes in the oven. Finished with fresh basil and tomato. Easy.

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  8. Phase two of Mr Sticki’s Nana’s relish recipe is to strain the juices from over-ripe tomatoes and an equal amount of chopped onion through a cloth. The by-product is an amazing soup, like a tomato consommé. She would have thrown this out, but it’s just too delicious to waste.

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  9. A Sri Lankan style #vegetarian curry. Homegrown pumpkin, red lentils, eggplant, garlic, onions and peas. Coconut milk, kombu dashi, masala, pandan leaf and curry leaves formed the seasoning. Easy!

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  10. Excellent night at @MilktheCowMelb Perfect Match event. Hoping to pair these guys with @livingroomr for events when they become @alliumFW (at Milk The Cow)

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  11. A well mannered Epoisses with Pacha Mama Chardonnay at Perfect Match event #promo @milkthecowmelb (at Milk The Cow)

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  12. Knee trembling good Gouda Reypenaer VSOP - eat it before you die. Makes the Pacha Mama Pinot Gris taste of strawberries. At Milk the Cow perfect Match event #promo (at Milk The Cow)

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  13. Offalicious! Brain Bombs. Creamy and crunchy, two of the things our palates love most.

    My crisp Panko crumbed bits of lamb brain, seasoned in one of my homemade sweet sour dry rubs and potato starch, crumbed and fried until golden. Dipped in a hot sour sauce to balance the palate.

    Celebrate the life given to sustain you by using as much as you can in beautiful ways, wasting nothing.

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  14. Dumplings at @Melbfoodandwine @peterrowlandAU Immersery #famil. Still hoping a client will commission @hassell_studio. Great to meet new faces & enjoy the company of friends

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  15. Wow look at the layers! Chausson aux pommes from Noisette. “Apple slippers” or Apple Turnovers. Yum! (at Noisette)

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