Bella’s Alpaca Osso Bucco Milanese, coming up at PERTH Good Food and Wine Show 11-13 July

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You might not have heard of eating Alpaca meat, but the Peruvians have been eating it for centuries! It’s very, very lean and high in iron so it’s perfect for anyone who’s watching their waist or has some health concerns.

It’s a delicious meat with a delicate flavour somewhere between lamb and veal, so it works perfectly with my osso bucco Milanese recipe, which is traditionally made with veal shin and white wine in the north of Italy.

The neck end rosettes are a unique cut available from Alpaca. . . . → Read More: Bella’s Alpaca Osso Bucco Milanese, coming up at PERTH Good Food and Wine Show 11-13 July

Sammy’s Laucke Pizza with Pancetta and Radicchio, coming to Good Food and Wine Show PERTH this weekend!

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People say you shouldn’t bother making your own pizza unless you have a wood fire oven. There’s no denying that’s where the best pizzas come from. Although very few of us would have the luxury of a woodefired oven, and I believe making your own dough from scratch is still well worth it!

The key to perfecting homemade pizza is to turn your oven up to its highest temperature. That way you can get a deliciously crispy crust on your pizza.

Laucke Pizza and Focaccia Mix is your best . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Laucke Pizza with Pancetta and Radicchio, coming to Good Food and Wine Show PERTH this weekend!

Bella’s Brudet – Croatian Seafood Hot Pot with Polenta, as seen on The Morning Show

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Croatian cuisine is not yet very well known in Australia, but more and more Aussies are discovering this wonderful cuisine both locally and while on holidays on the sunny Dalmatian coast.

I was lucky enough to travel to Croatia a few years ago and was amazing by the quality and the freshness of the seafood. The plethora of fish and shellfish and crustaceans were cooked very simply – preserving the integrity of the pure seafood flavour.

Brudet is a traditional dish eaten all along the coast, making use of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Brudet – Croatian Seafood Hot Pot with Polenta, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Fresh Laucke Tagliatelle with real bolognese, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

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I love spaghetti, and I love Bolognese, but did you know that we kind of got it all wrong in Australia? Firstly, ragu alla Bolognese is a meat sauce from Bologna in the north of Italy. Unlike its southern counterparts, it contains very, very little tomato, no olive oil and no beef. What!?!? Trust me, this authentic version will blow your mind (plus it’s freezer friendly so make double or triple quantity). It’s also never paired with spaghetti, and almost always served with fresh egg tagliatelle.

Making fresh pasta . . . → Read More: Bella’s Fresh Laucke Tagliatelle with real bolognese, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

Sammy’s Braised Brazilian Black Bean and Pork “Feijoada”, as seen on The Morning Show

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Continuing on our World Cup food fever we have decided to get back to the grass roots of Brazilian Food and cook up a classic peasant dish called Feijoada. Feijoada is brazils signature offal dish, one which has many versions of its exact origin. One myth is that was created by slaves during the colonial period using leftover parts of the animal discarded by their owners. Another story is that the Portuguese, who have a strong heritage of stews, introduced the dish to Brazil.

No matter where this . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Braised Brazilian Black Bean and Pork “Feijoada”, as seen on The Morning Show

Smoked Duck, Red Cabbage, Apple Sauce, Coming soon to Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

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Polish people like a few simple things in life. Vodka? Tick. Potatoes? Tick. Sausages and all things porky? Tick. Sauerkraut and all things cabbagy? Tick. Smoking everything they can get their hands on? Tick. But there is one thing which stands out more than anything – and that’s apples. Yes, the apple of Poland’s eye is the apple itself.

Poland is europe’s biggest producer of apples, pumping out 2.5 million tonnes every year. That’s 9 times more than Australia! They are essential for apple pie (szarlotka), apple pikelets . . . → Read More: Smoked Duck, Red Cabbage, Apple Sauce, Coming soon to Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

Sammy’s Laucke Brioche Beef Sliders with pickled relish, wrap up from GFWS Melbourne

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Thank you Melbourne for an awesome weekend at the Good Food and Wine Show! Now, for all you sydney siders don’t forget that we’ll back with aprons on at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show 27th – 29th June!

No matter who you are and where you come from you will probably love burgers. Made famous in America by such chains stores as McDonalds and in-n-out, burgers have become one of those foods that is enjoyed all over the world. But not many of us would go . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Laucke Brioche Beef Sliders with pickled relish, wrap up from GFWS Melbourne

Sammy’s Salmon with Jalna Yoghurt Sauce and Laucke Flat Bread, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

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We will be demonstrating this dish at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show this weekend, at the Laucke Creative Kitchen Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. FREE to take a seat at the Laucke Creative Kitchen! Buy your tickets to the show HERE

There’s no denying us Aussies love seafood, and one of the most common fish we eat has to be the humble salmon. Its extremely versatile and widely available which makes it a great protein to have any day of the week.

The beauty of salmon . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Salmon with Jalna Yoghurt Sauce and Laucke Flat Bread, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

Sammy’s Laucke Tacos with Hoyts Mexican Pulled Pork, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

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We will be demonstrating this dish at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show this weekend, at the Laucke Creative Kitchen Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free to take a seat at the Laucke Creative Kitchen! Buy your tickets to the show HERE

Coming into winter I’m all about slow cooking and one of my favorites has to be this slow cooked pork shoulder. Pork has this incredible natural sweetness and because it’s fatty it keeps the meat soft and juicy too.

The key to perfecting slow cooked . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Laucke Tacos with Hoyts Mexican Pulled Pork, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

Sammy’s Thai Stir Fried Pork Belly (dry style with Red Curry Paste), as seen on The Morning Show

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I was going through some old holiday photos in Thailand the other day which made me realise how much I miss all of the beautiful flavorful Thai dishes. I also realized how long it been since I ate proper Thai food as many of the take away places don’t serve authentic Thai dishes. Let me tell you that when I was is Thailand there wasn’t a carrot in sight!

So to fill my tummy with some delicious food I decided it was time to whip up some dishes at . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Thai Stir Fried Pork Belly (dry style with Red Curry Paste), as seen on The Morning Show