Breakfast Piadina, at the Good Food and Wine Show

Bread is a staple of so many cultures, and Italy has some of the best bread in the world! But it’s not just focaccia and ciabatta – there is a plethora of styles, each belonging to the hearts of specific Italian regions. “Piadina” is a flat bread that originates in [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|

BBQ Brioche French toast with grilled peaches, at the Good Food and Wine Show

Did you know that you can cook an entire meal on a BBQ? Grilling fruit is a fantastic idea for the bbq - just make sure that you buy slightly under ripe fruit so that it doesn't get too soft while grilling. In fact, grilled fruit is a fantastic addition [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|

Beer marinated skirt steak with grilled vegetables and Peruvian Aji sauce, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

The South Americans are experts at bbq, especially the Brazilians with their "churasco", and the Argentinians with their traditional "asado". The Peruvians also love grilling, and they have an amazing chilli sauce called "Aji" to go with it. The origins of this sauce date back to ancient incas, who called [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|

Recipe: Charred Cos salad with hazelnuts and white anchovies as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

This year we have the honour of being invited back to the Good Food and Wine Show to share our love of food on the big stage. This year, we're showcasing Beers, Babes and BBQ's. That's right, we're cooking up a storm on BBQ's and matching our food to some [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Bella’s Canapé of Smoked Speck, pickled mustard seed, coffee glaze (a food mash up, come and taste it this weekend!)

Since winning My Kitchen Rules in 2011, we’ve been very busy working hard in the kitchen every day. Running a successful catering business is wonderfully challenging, and designing new and interesting canapés with curious flavour combinations keeps our creative minds active. I came up with a curious combination recently... and [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|

Sammy’s Chicken with Home Made Piri Piri Marinade, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

Portuguese chicken has become an Aussie favourite with take away shops popped up all over the country. Its the simplicity in this dish that’s so addictive. Spatchcocked chicken marinated its all its best friends, garlic, bay leaves, and paprika. Combining to make marriage like no other. Because it is such [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|

Bella’s Pastrami Salt Cured Salmon and Naan, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

The difference between good food and great food is almost always salt! A little salt goes a long way in making your food extra delicious. Today I’m salt curing salmon, which is an ancient Baltic technique to preserve fish. It might seem like a lot of salt, but remember that [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|

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

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 [...]

By |July 10th, 2014|

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

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 [...]

By |July 9th, 2014|

Mus Sernikowy – Polish cheesecake and poppyseed mousse, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

We are so proud to have had the opportunity to share some of our favourite polish recipes with the guests of the Sydney and Melbourne Good Food and Wine Shows last month! As children, we were lucky enough to visit Poland and meet all our family (only mum and dad [...]

By |July 7th, 2014|