I just discovered the contact form has been broken for about two weeks – the only thing to break in my WordPress 3 (site software) upgrade. A fix is in place, so people can now contact me again successfully! Apologies to anyone who has tried and been frustrated. If you know someone who says they've tried to contact me and not heard back, please tell them to drop me a line again.
Before the last juicy plums vanish from the markets and fresh produce displays, buy up and bake a cake! This delightfully fragrant cake is dense and moist, strong with the aroma of plum and cardamom and lifted by tangy pieces of plum. The perfect cake...Read more Thu 20 Mar, 2008
With frozen éclair shells still quite fresh in the freezer, what better to do than give them a little warmth and crisping for Father's Day? And to break the monotony, I tried my hand at a tarte tatin for the first time, with delicious results (and some...Read more Sun 07 Sep, 2008
Beautiful. Maggie Beer, one of the three modern female icons of Australian food, has written a book to weigh down your lap as you browse, read and cook from its pages. A wonderfully presented work, with well crafted content perfectly...Read more Mon 29 Oct, 2007
The recently released Secrets of the Red Lantern is a beautiful book. The photography is warm, despite a muted palette. Decorative patterns add a great deal to the appeal of every recipe page. The recipes hold great promise. Despite all this,...Read more Fri 05 Oct, 2007
I feel myself drawn inexorably to baking projects that have no end, just a rocky path of discoveries, flops, experiments, successes, flops... Not content with macarons and pasteis de nata to add girth and grey hairs to my existence, I started playing with canelés de Bordeaux...Read more Fri 25 Dec, 2009