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Pan Fried Sardines

 There is nothing simpler, more wonderful, inexpensive and easy to prepare than these treats from the sea. 

Ask your fishmonger to clean the sardines for you.  Ripponlea fish supply in Glen Eira Rd, will do this for you if you ask nicely.  Allow 4 - 6 sardines per person. 

Vegetable Stock

Recipe By: Elizabeth Peddey This bit of deliciousness is entirely dependant on the quality of the vegetables that you use. You can also add mushroom stalks, the crunchy green ends of kale, a leaf of silverbeet from your garden etc etc. When you strain the stock, reserve the...

Gorgeous, Crispy Roast Potatoes

I am always being asked for a fool proof method of roasting potatoes. I am a big believer in choosing the right potato to roast and I commonly use the Dutch Cream variety.

Race Day Sandwiches

RACE DAY SANDWICHES Knowing how to make a delicious sandwich is an indication of someone who understands balance of flavour and texture of ingredients. Knowing how to make a decent chicken sandwich will always hold you in good stead, whether preparing them for a picnic for the...

Cômpotes of Fruit

Cômpotes of Fruit Tuesday, 01 March 2011 Written by Sunday Relish (Elizabeth Peddey), King’s Tribune, March 2011 Reprinted with kind permission of King’s Tribune editors. In her 1845 cookery book - Modern Cookery for Private Families, Eliza Acton describes fruit cômpotes as ‘delicate and agreeable preparations’. She recommends the cômpote...

Pancake Tuesday

This article is an adaptation of one published in the King’s Tribune in June 2012 - Titled Simple Pleasures - Pancakes and Strawberry Jam.

At the time I was challenged by the idea of writing about Strawberry Jam without writing also about one of the best vehicles to consume it — Pancakes. I had been meaning to write about making Pancakes for ever so long, repeatedly missing the glaringly obvious Shrove Tuesday opportunity for February publications;  perhaps because there is always so much fresh produce to write about in the Summertime.  More recently, I have discovered the pleasures of very fine Maple Syrup from the State of Vermont, USA.  I am afraid for this reason, you will have to stand by for your Strawberry Jam Recipe.

Mussels in Saffron Sauce

This recipe was supplied to Elizabeth David from an Avignon restaurant, via a generous reader.

It is a perfect study of the use of subtle aromatics and saffron with seafood.

Provencal French Tart – Pissaldiere

Elizabeth David writes lyrically in ‘A Book of Mediterranean Food’ and in ‘French Provincial Cooking’ of the Provencal Onion Tart; a dish much favoured by the French where it is called Pissaldiere.  When in Nice recently I was delighted to find it is still being sold from hot iron trays at the Flower Market as described by David in her books.

Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois is a rich and filling dish from the Dauphine region of south eastern France.  Authentically, it is  made of sliced raw potatoes cooked in fresh cream.

This is an excellent recipe, very easy to make, impressive to serve and a very good way to enjoy fresh cream.  It may be made ahead of time and served some hours later at room temperature or it may be reheated a day or so later.