Julienne – A portion of food cut into short, thin strips.

Ricer – Utensil with small holes through which soft food (boiled potatoes) can be pushed to form particles of a similar size to grains.

Brunoise – knife cut in which the food is first julienned, turned a quarter turn and diced again, producing small cubes.

Dice – to cut in cube shaped pieces (like playing dice). Size varies from 1/8 to 1/2 inch.

Kosher – a variety of foods that have been prepared, grown, killed and processed in accordance with Jewish laws.

Compound Butter – a chilled mixture of butter and flavour ingredients (such as herbs, zest or spices) that is used  to colour or flavour a dish.

Blenny – a small, scaleless fish found in rocky coastal areas and coral reefs.


Something interesting, something sad and two wicked funny things.

A culinary trip around the world with the wicked awesome Susar Lee.

What if babies were giant subs?

An absolutely heart breaking story about Massimo Marti a local baker from Preston Street who has had his wife and kids deported. Cruel is the only word that comes to mind.