Paella Festival

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living, Saturday 29 April 2017 9:19AM Paella is Spain’s most recognisable dish. Originally a peasant dish, it was developed to use accessible and seasonal ingredients so the variations are endless. Chef Frank Camorra of Melbourne’s Movida shares the history of paella, the key components to

Eat For Italy

This piece originally appeared on Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas on Friday 26 August 2016 6:25 PM (view full episode). Paolo Campana is helping the earthquake victims, one bowl of pasta at a time. He launched the idea on his Facebook page hours after the earthquake destroyed Amatrice. He suggested that Italians donate 1 euro

Sense of Place: Gabriel Gate on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living  Saturday 16 July 2016 Chef Gabriel Gate grew up in the picturesque Loire Valley of France but he set off to Paris to become a chef. He takes us behind the scenes of his early restaurant days in the culinary capital and we learn

Ruth Reichl on the healing power of food

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 13 February 2016 9:30AM (view full episode) In My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, Ruth Reichl cooks and tweets her way to emotional recovery after the closure of culinary magazine, Gourmet. Below Ruth shares a recipe from her latest book.

Sense of Place: Ruth Reichl, Crete

This article originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 19 March 2016 9:45AM (view full episode) Long before she was a culinary icon and author, newlywed Ruth Reichl decamped to Crete for her honeymoon. It was on this island, working in the olive groves, she discovered just how ‘real’ food could taste.