Perfect Pasta with Quick Cherry Tomato Sauce


For perfect pasta it is imperative to have plenty of salted boiling water. Do not add oil to the water as it stops […]

Linguine with seafood and garlic crumbs

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This recipe was made with the stunning seafood I gathered on my farm trail from Lucky in Ulladulla and the local vegetables collected from my […]

Pappardelle with Wild Boar Sausage Ragout

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For the Pasta
Fresh Pappardelle pasta
Olive oil

For the Ragout
Wild boar sausage (or good quality pork sausage if wild boar unavailable)
1 heaped spoon tomato paste
1 tin […]

Spaghetti alla carbonara


The name may come from the Italian word carbone meaning “coal”, alluding to the freshly ground black pepper which is an essential finishing touch to […]

Traditional pork & veal ragu with penne


Like many traditional Italian recipes, there are many ragu variations. My favourite version uses a mix of pork and veal mince (for flavor and sweetness), […]

Crab, potato & leek ravioli with truffle infused oil


I cooked this recipe on Kerri-Anne on Channel 9 as part of a segment celebrating the newly crowned champion and trophy winners from the 2010/2011 

Pasta primavera


This quick and easy pasta dish is a lovely way to welcome spring! The sauce is based on that for pasta carbonara but with the […]

My ultimate four cheese macaroni


The success of this recipe depends on the choice of cheeses. Ricotta replaces a white sauce, mature cheddar has flavour and bite, parmesan adds a […]