Along with cardigans and jumpers, and finally wearing closed toe shoes, autumn in Australia brings the quince with it. I’ve written about this unusual fruit in a previous post, musing about it’s velvety yellow skin, and flesh that must be cooked and cooked and cooked before it relinquishes the most incredible perfume and flavour.
Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I wonder what thoughts went through the mind of the first person to stumble upon a quince? Did he or she come across the large yellow fruit hanging heavily on its branches and wonder what on earth it was? Perhaps they puzzled over its furry skin? Or that … Continue reading Quince Paste with Vanilla, Star Anise & Cardamom
Recipe by Ozlem Ennor. Photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. What a magical thing it is to form friendships with people from different countries. In the time I’ve known my Turkish friend Ozlem, I have learned more about her countries’ cuisine than I’ve ever been able to by visiting Turkish restaurants or reading cookbooks on … Continue reading Acuka (Turkish Paprika & Walnut Spread aka “Magic Sauce”)
Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. One of my favourite things in life is cheese. I once had a go at being vegan, but I only lasted a month. I didn’t miss the meat as much as I thought I would, however I definitely missed the cheese. I even tried some … Continue reading Garlicky Marinated Soft Fetta With Herbs & Chilli
Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I’m a real chip and dip kinda gal, in fact it’s one of my downfalls. I attribute the old chip ‘n’ dip routine I love so dearly to the extra few kilos I carry on my butt. The urge to do so usually hits around 4pm, when I’m hungry … Continue reading Smoked Salmon Dip With Horseradish & Dill
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
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