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In Season - July

Our long-ago ancestors, living in caves as many of them did, used to retain extra fat on their bodies in winter.  This was nature’s way of insulating them against the colder weather and also protecting them from a scarcity of food. 

In this day and age, in this country, where most of us have access to heat on tap and plenty of food, it’s hard to sustain the argument that we need to lay down fat for the winter.  But boy, nature is a hard force to argue with.  There’s something compelling and ancient about the idea of huddling in the warmth and filling up on hearty, satisfying food • more

In Season - July

Winter Warmers

Slow Roasted Pork Belly

You may need to ask your butcher for this cut.  Pork belly is most commonly sold as “pork rashers”, which are narrow strips of belly, and usually have the bone in.  This recipe requires a whole piece of belly with the bones removed • full recipe


1.5 kilo piece of pork belly, bones removed
Olive oilfull recipe

Old Favourites

Rosemary, Lemon & Garlic
Roast Chicken

Roast chook has to be an all time favourite.  When my mum was a kid they only had chicken on Christmas day... • full recipe


1.5 kg eye fillet of beef (thick end)
1 tbs ground fennel seeds
1 tbs ground coriander seeds
1 tbs ground cumin seeds
2 tsp ground red chilli
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tbs olive oilfull recipe

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