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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Turn Down the Heat! Cool Cuisine for a sweltering summer.

This summer in Sydney has been a scorcher, with temperatures well above average.  This is not the weather to be standing over a hot stove, getting hot and bothered in the kitchen. However, this presents a dilemma, as I love cooking and entertaining. There’s always the barbeque, but even that can be too hot to handle in this heat. So I came up with a challenge for myself:  create a 6 course meal that requires absolutely no heat on my part: no cooking in the preparation and all food to be served cold. Oh, and a meal that will please and satisfy a group of discerning foodie friends!
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2008 Christmas Party

Every year my husband and I throw a party around Christmas time. It’s a great way to catch up with our friends before Christmas and share some festive hospitality. Continuing this tradition, last weekend we hosted 40+ of our closest friends.  It was a warm summer evening, drinks were flowing, food disappeared before I could refill the platters and everyone was in good spirits.  My type of party!  Continue Reading →


Announcing Entertaining Made Easy Cooking Classes!

I am very excited to announce that life’s a feast has commenced running cooking classes.

Our Entertaining Made Easy cooking classes are designed to teach its participants to effortlessly and confidently entertain. The classes are more than just a cooking lesson: in addition to preparing a sumptuous meal, you will learn the elements of hosting a successful dinner party or home event in a relaxed and fun environment. Continue Reading →


entertaining on a budget – 21 top tips

There’s no doubt about it, home entertaining is back, in a BIG way.  We have all heard about the current state of the economy and what the experts are forecasting. The reality is that eating out is a luxury that many people just won’t be able to afford to do on a regular basis.  Continue Reading →


how to serve your meal

I am often asked by my clients what is the best way is to serve the meal once it has been cooked. There are a number of ways of getting each course from the kitchen to your guests’ plates, and your choice will be influenced by the meal you are serving, the number of guests and the degree of formality of the occasion. Continue Reading →


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