Author: Evie Chataway

Eurovision Song Contest Party Menu

Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Evie Chataway devises Eurovision party recipes inspired by her favourite (and frequently terrible) songs.  Let me put it out there – I LOVE Eurovision. Since I was a kid growing up in the UK, I’ve loved the outrageous outfits, energetic choreography, wry commentary and often bizarre lyrics. As I got older, Eurovision meant the chance for a good old shindig. For a Eurovision party, everyone is given a country to support, and you come to the party dressed in a suitably patriotic outfit, and bring substance from the region. By sustenance I mainly mean...

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Eurovision Party – Cheesey Turkey Meatballs

Inspired by her favourite Eurovision songs, Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Evie Chataway pays tribute to Ireland’s ‘Dustin the Turkey’ with this twist on a meatball recipe.   Ingredients (makes around 20 meatballs) 450 g turkey mince 1 cup of bread crumbs 1 clove of garlic 1 egg ½ cup Parmesan cheese 1 tub of mozzarella pearls 1 cup of water Handful of rosemary chopped finely Zest of one lemon 1 jar passata Pinch of sugar Salt Pepper Olive oil First make the meat balls.  Add the turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, egg, water, crushed garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, salt and...

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Eurovision Party – Boom Bang A Bang Chicken

Inspired by her favourite Eurovision songs, Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Evie Chataway pays tribute to Lulu’s winning entry ‘Boom Bang A Bang’ with this recipe.  Ingredients Smoked chicken breast from deli section 1 carrot cut into thin strips 3 spring onions cut into thin strips Half a cucumber, seeded, cut into strips 1 tbs rice vinegar Sesame seeds lightly toasted 170g peanut butter 5 tsp sweet chilli sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp of vegetable oil 1 chilli seeded finely sliced To make the sauce, add the peanut butter to a bowl and place over a pan...

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Eurovision Party – Bucks Fizz Remixed

Inspired by her favourite Eurovision songs, Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Evie Chataway puts a twist on the traditional bucks fizz to celebrate Australia’s participation in this year’s competition. Ingredients 1 litre blood orange juice 200g caster sugar 1 tbs glucose syrup 1 tbs gin (optional) 1 bottle of Aussie sparkling wine (we used Janz) Edible glitter (optional) Lemon juice (optional) Chill glasses in the freezer compartment. To make the sorbet take half of the juice and add the sugar and glucose to a saucepan.  Bring slowly to the boil, stirring to make sure all the sugar dissolves.  Once...

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Hong Kong Food Tour VIP Style

Noodlies, Sydney food blog contributor, Evie Chataway gets the lowdown on the Hong Kong food scene with a tour from foodie writing royalty. If you’ve a preconceived idea of food tour (being herded en masse from tourist spot to tourist spot that no local would ever eat at) you might want to think again. I’ve done a few in different cities, in different countries, and they’ve all differed from place to place. But on my recent trip to Hong Kong I got the chance to try the crème de la crème of food tours. Forget being in a group,...

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