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  1. Kim Brebach

    Kim Brebach

    Who is Kim Brebach? Kim Brebach is also known as the Best Wines Under $20 Guy to those who subscribe to his weekly mailer. However, first and foremost, he’s a wine lover, an unashamed Riesling obsessive and champion of the belief that great wine doesn’t necessarily have to come with a great big price tag. 'Kim is an outspoken defender of truth, justice and value-for-money in wine, and I respect his opinions, his passions and his convictions' - Huon Hooke Kim's runs a website - Best Wines Under $20 - and sends out his Best Buys Weekly mailer to subscribers, finding the best deals from around the country at the best prices - a one stop weekly wine catalogue if you like. Kim prides himself on his independence, and his reviews reflect that: they're direct and forthright, so much so that some retailers have complained that they're 'brutal', and some wineries
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  2. Drunken Cowboy Beans

    Drunken Cowboy Beans

    This recipe comes as a Chinese whispers via a small kitchen in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA where some friends of mine brought it back to Aussie soil. It's the perfect element for burritos and tacos, as well as any side dish in the Mexican and Cuban realm. It's not difficult and is similar in cooking time to a risotto, as the beans require a Corona/Dos Equis/Whatever you have (NOT VB!) to be absorbed over time.       Ingredients 1 tin black beans, rinsed 1 tin diced tomatoes 1 red onion, diced 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 rasher of bacon or small piece of speck, finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 1 small chilli, chopped 1 tbsp dried thyme 2 beers - 1 for the chef to drink, one for the beans to drink. Salt and pepper Olive oil

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  3. Vic's Cotswolds Stew

    Vic's Cotswolds Stew

    I first visited the Cotswolds 5 years ago whilst on a music tour to London and all over Germany. We stayed with our good friend, Victor (Vic), who is everything you could ever hope for in a faux country England grandfather.

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  4. Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt

    Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt

    As you may have seen on our social media, the winedirect.com.au Christmas bash was held at Sprout. The event was a blaring success both in festivities and the calibre of headaches the following morning.. below is one of the recipes we prepared that evening. Pairing wise, we'd suggest something like the
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  5. Vietnamese Poached Chicken Salad

    Vietnamese Poached Chicken Salad

    As the weather gets warmer, I find the appeal of fresh and crunchy vegetables with citrus flavours gets just that little bit higher. This dish is really easy, quite cheap to prepare if you shop at an asian grocer and you can adapt as you wish.
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  6. Moroccan meatballs, tagine of caramelised onions and eggplant with roasted cauliflower

    Moroccan meatballs, tagine of caramelised onions and eggplant with roasted cauliflower

    Moroccan flavours are some of my favourite. Generally, in common with Italian, Indian and many other cuisines, the food choices depend on what's local, in season and cheap. Moroccan food for me has the perfect blend of exciting spices and aromas, fresh herbs and accompaniments and the permission to make food organically sweet.
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  7. Sam's Pumpkin & Ricotta Pasta

    Sam's Pumpkin & Ricotta Pasta

    Pumpkin and ricotta are the best of friends. The caramelised earthy texture married together with a creaminess that's not going to send you to the cardio doc.. Choose your own pasta type, although I suggest something with a bit of texture behind it.. ravioli, gnocchi, orechiett etc. Fresh is best, but Barilla is my go to for packet pastas. Ingredients: Olive oil 30 grams butter^ 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 small chilli 1 red onion, finely sliced (1 rasher of bacon finely chopped) 1/4 jap pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 3 cm chunks. 100-120 grams fresh ricotta* 120ml cream White wine for cooking Handful of fresh basil & parsley Pasta of choice Salt & Pepper to taste ^This doesn't need to be accurate, just enough to coat your pan for caramelising. *Most supermarket delis these days stock fresh ricotta. It's fresher, cheaper and tastier. [caption id="attachment_1951" align="alignnone" width="300"]

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  8. Ali's Chicken Stew

    Ali's Chicken Stew

    This is a very quick and hearty meal to prepare and perfect for the upcoming cooler months.

    Serves 4

    Ingredients

    6 chicken thigh fillets, boned and skin off, diced into large chunks
    3 sticks of celery, sliced thinly
    1 fennel bulb, chopped roughly into thin slices Clove of garlic, chopped finely (optional)
    1/2 brown onion, sliced thinly (optional)
    8 medium sized full flavoured tomatoes, chopped roughly (removing the skin is optional)
    1/3 cup of concentrated tomato sauce (normal tomato pasta sauce consistency is perfect)
    1 cup of chicken stock
    1/3 cup of white wine
    5 stems of fresh thyme
    Handful of fresh tarragon leaves, chopped roughly (optional)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons of crème fraiche (optional) or a tablespoon of butter (optional)

    Method

    Sautee
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  9. Thai Marinated Chicken Sliders with Crunchy Asian Slaw and Lime Mayo

    Thai Marinated Chicken Sliders with Crunchy Asian Slaw and Lime Mayo

    Riesling can be elegant and refreshing, the tang of zesty lemon and lime goes well with Asian cuisine, seafood and sushi

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  10. Phil's Delicious Meaty Balls

    Phil's Delicious Meaty Balls

    This is my favourite Italian Meatball Recipe (my only one actually) that has evolved from my school days growing up amongst Italians in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

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  11. Dan's Easy Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

    Dan's Easy Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

    Risotto is great fun, but who has time for all that 'slowly adding stock and stirring' business!

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  12. White Beans with Chorizo

    White Beans with Chorizo

    Tapas and Temp go together like love and marriage, Helen Mirren and Oscar nominations, Shane Watson and LBW’s. There are a good number of Tapas recipes on our site already. Here’s a fresh one I reckon works really well with our recently added 2017 Jericho Temp which offers a good mix of smooth and spicy. It’s soft enough
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