Cooking tips & hints

ABC radio 1233 listener query – fresh chickens?

ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 11th April 2011   Sandy, one of our regular listeners has had problems with “smelly chicken”……. “I cannot tell you how many times I buy chicken that smells either “off” or not quite right!! So my question is………. when you smell fresh chicken, should there be [...]

Squid and calamari recipes

As heard on MORNINGS WITH DEBORAH CAMERON 8.30AM – 11AM on ABC 702 (www.abc.net.au) 20/01/2009 , 1:16 PM by Jen Lacey Inspired by the discovery of a sardine, whiting and a red mullet inside a squid, Deborah invited food consultant and author Brigid Treloar to share some recipes and tips on cephalopods – better known [...]

Eggplants – a vegetable or fruit?

ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 19 April 2010 EGGPLANTS Eggplants, like tomatoes, are thought of as a vegetable, but are technically a fruit. Eggplants, also known as aubergine or brinjal (Solanum melongena) are a member of the nightshade family and are related to potatoes and tomatoes. Buying & storing Choose eggplants [...]

Spare ribs

ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 8 March 2010 Craig, one of our regular ABC NSW listeners asked about cooking ribs so for others who might also be interested here is some general information. For recipe ideas click on Recipes andhave a look at ‘Cooking spare ribs -  a few recipes to [...]

Food wrappers – edible or not?

ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 15 February & 1 March 2010 A great way to use up leftovers – simply wrap it up. But there are many edible and non-edible wrappers and it’s not always obvious which is which. So here’s a quick reference to get you started. Always remember to [...]

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