Cooking the Books – Moroccan Soup Bar: Recipes of a Spoken Menu by Hana Assafiri

For more than a decade I’ve been dreaming of the Chickpea Bake from Melbourne’s humble restaurant treasure, Moroccan Soup Bar. If you are in Melbourne, go there for the earthy, inclusive and unpretentious experience, packed with happy diners and chatter, and taste, first hand, the unforgettable flavours and intoxicating aromas. This modest establishment has been my favourite Melbourne … Continue reading Cooking the Books – Moroccan Soup Bar: Recipes of a Spoken Menu by Hana Assafiri

Cooking the Books.

I have absolutely loads of cook books, many, I’m embarrassed to admit, I have never used.  I am so easily seduced by the mood in the book shop, drool-worthy images, mouth-watering descriptions and the tactile feel of quality paper stock. I’m carried away by the lifestyle images and not really thinking about weeknight rushed cooking in my cramped … Continue reading Cooking the Books.

Unpackaged.

The amount of packaging we throw away as part of our modern lives is astounding. At the supermarket everything seems to be packaged, often when there’s really no need, like bananas and oranges and other things that already have their own natural packaging. It seems we can’t get away from it. Obviously most things do … Continue reading Unpackaged.