News: happy anniversary / the morning show / travel

Happy anniversary!

This month we mark the 1 year anniversary of winning MKR. So much has happened since then, but it’s still such a vivid memory… especially all the tears! Congratulations to Jenn and Leigh for their win, and to Nic and Rocco for being such worthy contenders.

In the last year, our food careers have really taken off. We’re now completely and utterly knee deep in the food industry, opening our own commercial kitchen in Sydney which we run with true passion (sometimes a la Gordon Ramsay!). We’ve had the pleasure of catering for weddings, cocktail parties, corporate events and product launches, private degustation dinners and everything in between.  It’s been harder work than we ever imagined, but with every burn, cut, scar and 16 hour day on our feet we count our blessings every day. We’re in it for the long haul… and loving it!

So thank you, thank you, thank you to all our supporters. Without you, we would be nothing.

Resident foodies on The Morning Show

We’re proud to announce that we now have a permanent gig on Channel 7’s The Morning Show with Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies. Each week, we show off one of our favourite seasonal recipes (and do our best to make Larry eat vegetables). If you’ve missed out, you can play catch ups here:  (just scroll down and click on “food”) and check out our recipes and photos uploaded weekly to www.sammyandbella.com.

 

 

Mmmmmm new recipes!

Missed out on new recipes in April? Here they are!

White Hot Winter Chocolate with chestnuts

Fig and pistachio pudding with ginger syrup

Pearl cous cous salad with sheep’s feta and pomegranate

Hot cross bun and butter puddings with maple glaze

Crisp iceberg, white anchovy, quails egg and hazelnut salad 

Travel, travel and more travel

We started off in Armidale, in northern NSW where we catered for a grand old country party and got to meet the Howe family and their 120 show chickens!  Aside from almost dying in a lightning storm on the way up, we had a wonderful time and dined on lovely local produce at the amazing Neram restaurant.

 

 

 

Mid month we spent some time in Griffith for La Festa  and soaked up the Italian-Australian culture and an extraordinary community spirit. Our cooking demonstrations were a huge success and the people of Griffith are true foodies – and why wouldn’t you be with so much amazing produce on your doorstep? And a big thank you to Dolce Dolce restaurant and pasticceria for making sure our bellies were full all week!

 

 

 

Last weekend we were in Adelaide for Tasting Austraila.  It was a great honour to be involved alongside an absolute swag of celeb chefs (Pete Evans, George Calombaris, Guy Grossi, Maggie Beer, Matt Moran, Stephanie Alexander, Adam Swanson and waaaaaay too many to mention here) and we even got to meet some of our UK heroes, Mark Hix, Matthew Fort and the delightful Rachel Allen. Together, we cooked with local kids in the San Remo/Miele “Kids in the Kitchen” and hopefully inspired the next generation of foodies.  Adelaide had some amazing food… the Central Markets are hands down the best markets in the country and our first ever sample of Murray Yabbies was sensational!

 

 

Technological dinosaur?

Bella has finally decided to join the 21st century and has learned how to tweet… So if you’re not already following us make sure you do! @sammysfeast and @bellasfeast

Coming soon:

See our modern Moroccan recipes and beautiful photography by Benito Martin in OK! Magazine, on sale 18th May

Pick up the New Idea Mothers Day special on May 7th to see our fabulous photo shoot and mums favourite recipe: Polish roast duck with apples and marjoram

This month we’re launching a market stall. Although we love Burger King, we think you’ll love the Burger Queens even more! More info on Sammy and Bella’s Burger Bar coming soon!

Make sure you “like” the new e-zine Food on Tap, we’re regular contributors along with Gary Mehigan, Manu Fieldel, Adrian Richardson and Miguel Maestre. First issue coming soon!

6 comments to News: happy anniversary / the morning show / travel

  • You kids ROCK. Can’t wait to see what’s next from Sammy and Bella. Couldn’t be more excited and proud.

    Xx.

  • Manoji

    we love you.great job girls!!! Did you study cookery at school?how come? are you doing jobs? Don’t stop, cookery matches you well!!!

  • Archana

    They are just showing Season 2 of MKR in India – today was part 1 of the finals. I have been rooting for you guys throughout (somehow I thought you should and would win) and today, I couldn’t take the suspense any longer and took a peek at MKR’s Wikipedia page. A very, very, well-deserved win. Congratulations (a tad late, I know)!

    I loved watching you both work in the kitchen. But what impressed me even more was the way you both complement each other – even under the worst pressure you never sniped at each other and managed to remain supportive. Bravo!

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