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Tandoori Chicken Pizza

In an Auckland suburb called Kingsland there is a small suburban pizza joint called Pappa’s Pizza, where I did a brief stint working there whilst I was a student (the pizzas are amazing, and they specialise in wholemeal pizza bases), and this is a version of their Tandoori pizza. Nowadays, Friday night is pizza night,... read more →

Thai Fish Cakes

For Xmas I was lucky to receive 2 of my favourite things – cook books. Two were asian cook books, Thai Street Food by David Thompson and Bill’s Everyday Asian by Bill Granger. I have been wanting the David Thompson Book for months and keen to try some of the recipes. One of the recipes... read more →

Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu

Rabbit is not something I have eaten often, not because I dislike it, but because it never seems to be available. I first tried it in whilst in China, slow-cooked in a steamy broth with with spices like star anise and cinnamon. Mark recently found a butcher in Stones Corner that sells goat and rabbit, and I picked... read more →