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
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.
One of my absolute fave restaurants in Melbourne is the legendary Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy. I first experienced the amazing cuisine of this Melbourne institution about 12 years ago with friends. I went a couple of times, and then not again until recently, as we live on the other side of town. Over the years I’ve … Continue reading 7 Winter Days of Dinner – Thursday: Makloubeh
We saw and did so many great things when we went to Tasmania at Easter that I’ve split the post into parts. I don’t want to be that awful uncle that bores you to death with his holiday slide show, so it’s highlights only you’ll be relieved to hear. You’ve already had MONA, so here’s part … Continue reading Tasmania Part Two – Everything Else.