Author: Keren Lavelle

Luxe Woollahra

Liking Luk’s take on Luxe Because I had never tasted any of the food of Chui Lee Luk, one of Sydney’s famous chefs, I was delighted to venture forth as Noodlies’ representative at the launch of her menu for the Luxe chain (whose motto goes “we create artisan breads, brew flavourful coffee and make great food”). Luxe branches can be found in Singapore, Miranda, Bondi Junction, Newtown and Woollahra. Malaysia-born Chui Lee Luk’s career has encompassed being Claude’s chef and fourth owner, and a recent guest gig at Berta restaurant. In signing her as creative director to the Luxe...

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Taste of Sydney 2015

Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Keren Lavelle checks out Taste of Sydney 2015. This was my first time at Taste of Sydney, and I was coming by public transport, which meant I first had a charming walk in Centennial Park at dusk. Approaching the area known as Brazilian fields, so called because Brazilians used to play soccer there, I could see what looked like a walled mediaeval town made of white plastic, the venue for Sydney Taste. I was there for just a taste of Taste, to attend a reception launching it, which also handed out Best in Taste...

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Magimix Patissier Multifunction launch

Putting the Patissier through its paces. Keren, Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor takes a look at the newest Magimix. At the recent Sydney launch of Magimix’s Patissier Multifunction, chef Adrian Richardson put this “shiny toy” to work, with assistance from his sous-chef and with expert commentary by Maeve O’Mara. Despite a backdrop of Sydney and its harbour from 36 floors up, the audience’s attention didn’t wander as “the object of all desire” (as the marketers call it) mixed, kneaded, whipped, sliced and diced. A few years ago when I worked for an outfit which had a lunchtime-only restaurant, we...

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Strawberry Sponge Cake, Magimix

Strawberry Sponge Cake Noodlies, Sydney food blog shares a delicious recipe. How to make a delicious, fluffy strawberry sponge cake that guarantees everyone will love you (even) more. Chef Adrian Richardson displays the mouth-watering strawberry sponge cake made with a new Magimix Patissier Multifunction . Ingredients 90 g butter 6 eggs 175 g castor sugar 150 g self raising flour ¼ vanilla pod scrapings two punnets strawberries, washed, stem removed ¼ cup home-made strawberry jam 600 mils cream whipped until stiff with 2 tablespoons castor sugar Method Separate the eggs and melt the butter. Add sugar to yolks, add vanilla and...

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Anjum’s Quick and Easy Indian Cookbook

Anjum’s got you covered I had never heard of Anjum Anand before attending the Sydney launch of her cookbook, Anjum’s Quick and Easy Indian: Fast, effortless food for any time and place (Quadrille RRP $39.95), but she is well known in the UK for her two BBC 2 series, both called Indian Food Made Easy, and she has published six other cookbooks. At the venue, a test kitchen, Anjum Anand was in an apron supervising the preparation of samples of the recipes to be found in the book. I’m a long-time fan of Indian food, but I was a...

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