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“The Pastry Battlers” documentary

Team dinnerTeam Pastry Australia at Le Cordon Bleu, Ryde, March 2013

Hello there!

Some of you might know that my partner and I have been following the Australian Pastry Team for two years in order to document their journey to Singapore for the Asian Pastry Cup, and then France for the World Pastry Cup.

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Globe Artichokes à la vinaigrette

‘Tis the season for Artichokes!! Well, not for much longer now, but I sure made the most of it, eating artichokes every week and loving it!

Still not quite getting used to their size here, which I find quite small compared to the French ones, but very satisfying nonetheless! Even though I swore myself to try this great recipe I saw a few months back on Italian Food Safari, I can’t help but go back to that really simple one: boiled, then served with a nice vinaigrette… just yum!

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Les petits radishes from the garden

Have I mentioned before that I was a lucky girl? I’ve got a man who not only is a good cook and cures his own olives, but who also loves gardening and grows his own produce!

So far we’ve been able to enjoy from our little veggie patch: snow peas, cos lettuce, red coral lettuce, butter lettuce, the sweetest broccoli I have ever tasted AND, last but not least, my beloved radishes. Or, as they are bizarrely called here, French Breakfast Radishes… I have no idea why, I have never eaten or seen anyone eat radishes for breakfast in France (I know we have weird eating habits, but still!).

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A week-end away in Mudgee

Back in April, M. and I decided to make the most of the Anzac Day long week-end to go to Mudgee and take our car Titine on her first road trip. It was a happy coincidence that at the same time was taking place the Food & Wine event Go Grazing for which I gladly bought us tickets. This festival allows to taste wines from a dozen of local producers with finger food prepared for each stall by a chef also from the area, in view to best complement the wine.

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