Brunching at Balthazar London

Balthazar poached eggs

Most Melburnians have a thing for coffee and breakfasts and I am no exception. I am on a constant quest for smashed avo(cado) and caffeine options in London town. Luckily Balthazar exists for a consistently delicious experience. Yay! Balthazar London is an offshoot of the New York icon and offers french bistro fare (and smashed avo!) all day, […]

Tarte Tatin recipe – An easy dessert with wow factor

If you can’t be in France, bring some of your favourite French things to your table. After trying my first Tarte Tatin in Paris many years ago I was determined to recreate the magical taste of the famous French dessert. I hoped that one bite of buttery pastry and caramelised apple would transport me back to […]

The Jam: About the Young Idea exhibition

The Jam on stage

I was a teenager in the late 1980s in middle class suburbia of Melbourne, Australia so I’m not really sure how I came to love The Jam. The band had ceased to exist well before I was exploring British punk rock/mod pop. I suspect I first heard That’s Entertainment on Lawrence Hudson’s show New Used and Abused on local independent radio station 3RRR […]