When it comes to lovely pickle-based condiments, there isn’t much variety or sophistication available on our local supermarket shelves. For this reason the wonderful and weird varieties sold at farmers’ markets, have become so popular amidst the foodie crowds. Like any truly discerning food-lover, we crave home-made, flavour-packed pickles and jams for our toast.
According to the National Restaurant Assiciation, 68% of chefs have put ethnic breakfasts on their menus in 2016, landing them among the top five breakfast trends of the year. As usual, we are keeping with the times! Here are our favourite exotic brekkies, flavoured with an eclectic mix of ingredients like chorizo, maize meal, spice blends, and chilli.
Whether you like yours short, tall, sweet, rich or dark (again, we’re talking about coffee), there’s a coffee machine out there that will cater to your every caffeine-laced whim. Forget blind-dating, we’re here to introduce you to the ultimate coffee catch.
Modern life is all about the rush of work, family, friends – and social media! Here is our selection of handy tips from our favourite foodie Instagram accounts. These nifty hacks will make things a little easier in the kitchen.
You may have noticed the increasing use of the adjective ‘gourmet’ on the menu of just about any restaurant you walk into. From pizzas to burgers, to the humble ol’ sandwich, they all seem to get spruced up by slapping this promising label on to the menu description. But does this wordy addition have any actual bearing on what you’re eating?
This interesting concept was largely inspired by a stellar India Pale Ale and expertly executed by the Swedish National Culinary Team – introducing the worlds most potato exclusive chip!
Whip out the flour, eggs and butter and brush up on your your choux pastry skills; eclairs have made a comeback and are looking more glamorous than ever before!
We all saw it on a particularly gripping episode of MasterChef Australia. Soon after, food bloggers caught on to the unusual trend. Now, top chefs are introducing unlikely ingredients to their dessert menus, such as sugary vegetables. We take a closer look at this quirky foodie craze.
As children, we all once sat on a high chair, with a brightly-coloured spoon in hand and a big bowl of something yummy on the table before us. Quite suddenly, adulthood beckoned and our spoon was replaced with a knife and fork, while our inviting bowl was exchanged for the more sophisticated dinner plate. We’re delighted to share that the bowl-food trend is making a defiant – and fun – comeback. From smoothie bowls to Buddha bowls, the bowl has returned in all its former glory. We suggest you update your crockery cupboard, because if it can fit in a bowl, it should go in a bowl!
Ever since MK editor Heather wrote a blog post about her surprisingly healthy habit of eating chocolate cake for breakfast (and shared an amazing chocolate cake recipe, which you can find here), I have been wondering whether this brekkie trend is as good as it sounds. Eating chocolate for breakfast seems more like an early Christmas gift than something that’s part of a health-conscious daily routine. Surprisingly, our favourite super snack has more health benefits than you’d think.