Vegetarian Delight | 4 Fabulous Dish Ideas To Make The Potato Your Party Hero

If you're trying to come up with a super innovative idea for your next party, a single vegetarian ingredient like the potato can help you don the hat of a creative chef. Whether you choose to throw a mixed veg and non-veg or an all veg party in your home, let these fabulous dish ideas help you make the potato your party hero. All you need is to purchase some commercial bulk potatoes (enough for your guests) and you're good to go! Read More 

Making a bouquet of multiple-layered chocolate and cellophane flowers for a special friend

Use layers of different types of chocolate to produce magic, multi-layered chocolates at the centre of the 'flowers' in a chocolate bouquet to give to a special friend.  Designing the flowers: The flowers in the bouquet are made of mini cake pops covered with layers of different coloured chocolate. These are them covered with layers of cellophane. Making the cake pops: Combine crumbled sponge cake with either vanilla or chocolate butter icing to form a paste. Read More 

4 Authentic Sichuan Dishes For Meat Lovers

Sichuan is a southwestern Chinese province that has a rich culinary style. Traditional dishes are packed with fresh vegetables and spices and are completely different to the dishes you find in Chinese restaurants that have been modified to mimic the tastes Australians are familiar with. Garlic, ginger and chillies are used abundantly, and the region has its own spice, called Sichuan pepper, which has strong citrusy notes. Pickled vegetables are often added to meals, and meat is almost always present. Read More 

Sparkling wines for all tastes

No matter what the occasion a sparkling wine can help it feel a little more celebratory. Here are some of your options.   Sparkling white wines Sparkling white wines are probably the most common option. The traditional sparkling wine is the Champagne style, which hails from the Champagne region of France and uses a traditional method called Méthode Champenoise. These wines obtain the bubbles from the fermentation process. Any wine made outside of the Champagne region, even if made in the traditional method, needs to be a sparkling white wine. Read More 

First Time With Oysters? Keep These Tips In Mind

It's often slightly intimidating to try a new kind of food, but oysters can be particularly unnerving for those that have never sampled them before. However, they can also be absolutely delicious, so it's always worth giving them a shot. Here are a few things to keep in mind the first time that you do. Start Small and Mild If it's your first time, try ordering with that in mind. Most restaurants will let you order by size, so opt for a less intimidating 'small' rather than a 'large'. Read More