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According to Wikipedia “A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the Jewish communities of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth”. Although this delicious bread/cake is widely available around the world why not try and make it yourself. We tend to lean more to the Chocolate Babka and find Shiran’s recipe from Pretty.Simple.Sweet to be one of the yummiest!h

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Yotam Ottolenghi on MasterChef Australia 2017

So for anyone that hasn’t been watching MasterChef Australia 2017, you have been missing out on some fantastic recipes. Never fear though you can still head over to the official MasterChef Australia 2017 page and browse the menu. At F&W we have had so much fun testing our skills against this year’s contestants, and we have to say our strike ...

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Fusilli alla Vodka with Basil and Parmesan

This is one of my favourite pasta dishes, I always make more than enough for lunch the next day. It’s my understanding that this version of the recipe posted on bon appètit is close to the original, on it’s own it really is yum, but as always I like to make my own adjustments. However, left as is it makes for a delicious ...

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Waffles with Banana and Rum Caramel Sauce

This is a deliciously sweet breakfast treat, it makes for the perfect weekend breakfast. When time permits we like to make our own waffles as well, store bought waffles just don’t taste as good as their homemade counterparts (see “Our Alterations”). The origin of this recipe is left to be debated, but we found this beautiful version at Australian Good ...

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Sweet and Sour Pork

So I cooked this dish last night for my family…and I must say, we really enjoyed it. I got the base recipe from taste where it is rated 4 stars by other cooks and tweaked it a little to suit our buds. It was a super easy to prep and cooked fast, making it a perfect weeknight dinner or an alternative ...

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Food, Wine and a Royal Barossa Visit

Barossa Valley Wine Region South Australia

Love them or hate them but one thing a visit from any members of the British Royal Family does is cause a stir..!! Today, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were treated to some of our country's finest food and wine whilst visiting the historic Barossa Valley

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A Day in New York City

As a health enthusiast, I wanted to give my readers a guide to a day of eating and drinking in New York City, the way I would... That is mostly wholesome and healthy foods with a little bit of indulgence on the side. New York can be daunting and overwhelming - follow my guide for a stress-free and satisfying day in big the apple! The Butchers Daughter is a must for breakfast...

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New York City Wine & Food Festival

New York city scape

After seven successful years, the New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.

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History, Myths, Legends and Remedies

The history of the chefs hat

One of the things I really get into about food is the history, myths, legends and remedies... One of my favourites is why chefs wear white hats. Allegedly, back in time, the predominant cooking method was roasting, usually over a fire. One of the countries that became very important to food history, Greece, was at the centre of the world in a culinary sense.

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Variety of Mushrooms

There are events all over the world dedicated to this fungus. Mushroom Events such as Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off, the Mushroom Run and Fun Walk, not to mention the mushrooms parade. The self-proclaimed Mushroom capital of the world has one of the biggest Mushroom Festivals the weekend after labor day, Pennsylvanian's really pay tribute to the Mushroom.

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