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Food

Food

Julia's Perfect Savoury Galette – Three Ways

Casing ingredients in a flaky, buttery golden crust is the perfect way to spotlight gorgeous seasonal vegetables. Julia Busuttil Nishimura s...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

A Day In The Life

A Drool-Worthy Day In The Life Of Instagram Food Sensation, Ellie Bouhadana of Ellie’s Table

The cult status cook is an art director, project manager and producer of food-oriented events all rolled into one. Go behind the scenes of h...
Sasha Gattermayr

Sweets

Five Fail Safe Cakes From Julia Busuttil Nishimura!

The most popular recipes of 2020 were these simple cakes and sweets, from our star food columnist!

Sweets

Julia’s Perfect Tropical Summer Pavlova

The queen of deliciousness shares her recipe for a zesty twist on an Australian Christmas classic!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

In Print

The Cookbook You Need For Summer Entertaining, From Melbourne’s Newest Food Writer

The Melbourne Instagram food phenomenon behind Some Things I Like To Cook is releasing the cookbook of the summer - and we can't wait to get...
Sasha Gattermayr

Vegetarian

Julia's Picnic-Perfect Marinated Zucchini And Feta Crostini

Show up to your next socially-distanced outdoor gathering with THIS knockout dish! It's not a competition, but it also is.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Sweets

Julia's Raspberry, Coconut And Lime Cake

Julia Busutill Nishimura delivers a triple-threat of tropical flavours in one delicious loaf. It's like a holiday in your mouth!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Lunch

Summery Vegan Pad Thai With Shredded Kale And Cabbage, From Hetty McKinnon's New Book

In 'To Asia, With Love', the culinary heavyweight (and longtime TDF fave!) explores the fusion of her Chinese-Australian heritage.
Hetty McKinnon

Gluten Free

Julia's Salmon + Potato Spring Salad With Yoghurt Dressing

A versatile salad of salmon, potatoes and vibrant zesty greens from Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Sustainable Design

Creating Alternative Food Systems With Melbourne Food Hub

We visit Melbourne Food Hub's urban farm in Alphington to learn more about their Grow/ Source/ Eat program - a subscription-based delivery s...
Sasha Gattermayr

Lunch

Two Recipes From Julia Busuttil Nishimura's New Cookbook, Out Now!

'A Year Of Simple Family Food' has FINALLY arrived! Today we share recipes for soba salad and pork gyoza, from this instant classic!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Lunch

The Ultimate Working From Home Salad

Sweet and crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, toasted hazelnuts and tart apple makes this the perfect late winter lunch!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Food

Learn From Free To Feed's Favourite Cooking Instructors, In The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

Learn how to cook a delicious Persian feast at home with All Together Now, a new community cooking initiative from the beloved Melbourne-bas...

Sweets

Julia's Ginger Cake With Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

A not-too-sweet ginger cake topped with school-fete-style brown sugar cream cheese icing and a scattering of chopped pistachios.
Julia Busuttil-Nishimura

Lunch

Julia's Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls With Cabbage Salad + Pickled Carrots

A bright and healthy rice bowl with plenty of colour and crunch for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Sweets

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Boozy Pear And Polenta Tart

Pears poached in Italian red wine and spices form the basis of this scrumptious, simple fruit tart.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Dinner

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Pappardelle With Mushrooms + Crème Fraîche

A delicious, comforting and super easy pasta dish that feels like a big warm hug in a time when, well... we can’t really hug.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Food

Week 2 Of Pantry-Friendly Meal Ideas From Julia Busuttil Nishimura

The queen of home cooking returns to warm our hearts with another seven day's worth of meal ideas, and a shopping list for everything you'll...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

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