Author: Tanya Zouev

Food Travels: The Byron Bay Farmers Markets

If there’s one place I love, it’s Byron Bay. Situated on the Northern Rivers in New South Wales it was love at first sight back in 2004 when I landed there on a hot and humid January day. I was determined to divide my time between lying on the beach, and eating, both activities which … Continue reading Food Travels: The Byron Bay Farmers Markets

A Tribute To Australia Day: Black Forest Pavlova With Espresso Cream

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. This weekend is Australia Day long-weekend. It’s been a weekend of celebrating with the quintessential Aussie barbie (BBQ), wearing the Australian flag printed on one’s t-shirt or bikini, screaming out “Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi” (unfortunately) and eating lamingtons (very fortunately). For some however it’s eating pavlova, and … Continue reading A Tribute To Australia Day: Black Forest Pavlova With Espresso Cream

Fasulye (Turkish Green Bean & Tomato Stew)

Recipe by Ozlem Ennor. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I have a wonderful friend named Ozi who is Turkish. We met at a local playcentre through our young sons, were bouncing all over one another on a jumping castle like young pups. Ozi rushed over to see if her rambunctious son was possibly (accidentally) … Continue reading Fasulye (Turkish Green Bean & Tomato Stew)

The Eastern European Table: A Tale Of Russian Zakouski & Poor Man’s Caviar

Recipes by Julia & Tanya Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. (Main pic: Spiced Carrot Salad, Cucumber & Radish Salad with Dill Sour Cream Dressing, Hard-Boiled Eggs with Salmon Roe & Green Onions, Boiled Baby Potatoes with Dill & Butter, Poor Man’s Caviar and Beetroot & Butter Bean Salad.) When I was a child … Continue reading The Eastern European Table: A Tale Of Russian Zakouski & Poor Man’s Caviar

Double Tiered Pavlova With Mango, Strawberries & Vanilla Cream

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Pavlova. The mere mention of this dessert sends me swooning as I ponder the fluffy meringue, whipped cream and fruit. But only an authentic pav made with egg whites and sugar does it for me. Not the supermarket packaged variety which my neighbour Louise describes … Continue reading Double Tiered Pavlova With Mango, Strawberries & Vanilla Cream

Kerbside Shopping: The Stuff People Throw Away

Those who know me well know that I am a staunch anti-consumerist who bangs on about reducing, re-using and recycling as much as possible. If there is one thing that drives me absolutely insane, it is blatant waste of resources and food. I lived in a suburb of Melbourne called Carnegie for a few years … Continue reading Kerbside Shopping: The Stuff People Throw Away

The Cookbook Archives: 500 Salads by Susannah Blake

Original recipes by Susannah Blake. Recipe adapting, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. During a recent council hard rubbish clean up I came across a little square cookbook called 500 Salads. It was tossed out with a huge pile of food magazines and cookbooks which must have been the result of someone’s kitchen spring clean. … Continue reading The Cookbook Archives: 500 Salads by Susannah Blake

Tzatziki & Paleo Baked Kefthedes (Greek Meatballs) With Sweet Potato

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Two of my most favourite words in the Greek language are kefthedes and tzatziki, both of which happen to be food. My other favourite word is Mythos, well it’s a name of a Greek beer, so perhaps not strictly a word. In fact kefthedes and tzatziki are such … Continue reading Tzatziki & Paleo Baked Kefthedes (Greek Meatballs) With Sweet Potato

Wasting Not And Wanting Not On Christmas Day

Today is Boxing Day in Australia, the day after Christmas Day. I am tidying and cleaning the house after the mayhem of the last couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. Somehow at this time of the year housework just doesn’t seem as important and with the amount of social stuff going on it’s pretty … Continue reading Wasting Not And Wanting Not On Christmas Day