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Angelina’s Biscotti

By focusing on a small range Angelina Mariani can reproduce the supremely high quality of her product time and time again. These exquisite edible baubles can be found on the counters of the best delicatessens in Western Australia. People on the way to morning tea or...

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27 June
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In Japan: part 2. Adaptations

  When you have a country of 127.8 million citizens and only 12.5% of your land is arable and you are crazy about food, then you need to learn to adapt. Take the famous Japanese Udon noodle: Slippery, thick, filling and bland the Udon noodle sops...

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25 June
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Dutch Process Cocoa Pear Cake

I like to use Dutch Processed cocoa when I bake. I also like an excuse to use the phrase "Chelating Agent". This cake is dense, moist and Low GI, full of fibre and perfect for breakfast with strong coffee. [caption id="attachment_672" align="alignnone" width="300"] Beurre Bosc Pears[/caption] [caption id="attachment_676"...

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29 May
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Everlasting Culture: Homemade Yogurt

The fewer the ingredients the more precise the science.  Making at home Yogurt at home proves this rule. They say the great Balkan and Caucasian strains of yogurt bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus,  were carried across continents as sour smears on scraps of linen....

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20 May
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The Answer to The French is Bleu

The answer to the French Paradox - vats of wine and high fat dairy products = low cardiovascular mortality - could be down to the blue mold cheeses which inhibit cholesterol formation and not simply abundant quantities of top quality Cotes du Rhone. A report published...

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24 April
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Kaffir limes.

Oh, it has been a long time since Crackling had any bright ideas or pithy observations. There is, however, something of a back log waiting to spring forth. So just as a teaser, just to see if anyone is still out there, here's a picture...

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15 April
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In Japan: part 1

Crackling has just returned from a holiday in Japan. Yes, the food was amazing. There is so much to tell and to explore about my time in Japan, food wise, but to start here is a simple story about one chilly day in Osaka. Crackling and entourage...

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08 December
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Paula Fitzgerald: Caterpillar Bites

Caterpillar Bites Part one of an occasional series looking at women in the food industry in Perth. Paula Fitzgerald has always had artistic tendencies. In high school she wanted to be a painter but was dismayed by the paltry prices work at art fairs was fetching....

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17 August