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Havanna Good Time

Alfajores – ‘two round sweet biscuits joined together with mousse, Dulce de leche or jam, coated in black or white chocolate or simply covered with powdered sugar.’  Al-fa-horrr-ays. Heard of them? Nah, neither had I.  I like to think that I’m well travelled and across a wide variety of exotic and traditional foodstuffs but somehow… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

Smoked Tomato Sorbet (Sorbete Ahumado Tomate)

I recently hosted a Gastronauts Supper Club dinner with a South American theme and decided to offer a palate cleanser in between courses, using an ingredient from the Americas. Not long ago I read a post by Rhubarb Whine about how to make a home smoker using your wok when the idea of a Smoked… Read more

Filed in: Entree & Starters

¡Hola! Roasted Sweetcorn Popsicle Recipe

TIFFIN’s been a bit quiet this week as I was preparing for the Gastronauts Supper Club, that was held at my house last night.  There were a few posts that I thought about writing but I didn’t want to give away my surprises to those who may be dining on the night. Gastronauts is a… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert, Brisbane, Food Experiences

Gazpacho on the Verge

In Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown‘, the plot revolves around Pepa and her fraught relationship with Ivan and his extended family. Pepa’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown!  Swallowing sleeping pills hand over fist as she tries to work out how to deal with Ivan, she… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

All a Twitter

It’s been a busy few weeks for TIFFIN, travelling interstate, booking holidays and attending food  events.  That’s my excuse for the posts languishing at the bottom of the to do list.  Many of the events I’ve attended in the past have been tweeted by people I follow on Twitter and this week was no different… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous