Hi, I’m Emma
Slow Cook + Photo Taker + Recipe Creator + Shopkeeper + Wine Drinker + Mum & Wife to my Irishman
Welcome to my collection of stories + recipes from a lifelong cook who is obsessed with food.
Here you’ll find delicious seasonal comfort food inspired by international, especially European, influences. Whether it’s a simple Apple and Blackberry Crumble or slow-cooked Irish Lamb Stew, I’m all about cooking approachable, good food to share with others around the kitchen table.
Ready? Lets make something!
Ps. Please note all recipes on this website are in US measurements. Eg, 1 cup / 240ml, 1 tablespoon/15mls
Get To Know Me…
BBQ chips, always
I can’t live without
sweet or savory?
Where this all began…
My family doesn’t come with a big food background. Mum was the first of nine kids to be born in Australia to German Immigrants and is a completely self-taught cook. We are a typical Australian family with smatterings of differing cultures all meshed together. There are Aussie BBQs, German Christmas traditions, and when I married my Irishman, potatoes, stew & soda bread entered the mix, together in one, crazy family.
When I was a kid, we moved out of Sydney to a small, rural farming community in the Central West of NSW, where breeding lamb and beef became our everyday. And while I hated it at the time, I now realize it has shaped me into who I am today. Good, seasonal produce is what I cook with day in, and day out. While I don’t live by this to the extreme, it’s something I find quite natural.
Early on, I spent a few years training and working as a chef, both in Australia and the UK (where I met my Irishman) but eventually learned that cooking commercially just wasn’t my future. I somehow convinced him to move back home and I now spend my days pottering around the store (our family-owned, culinary + food store) teaching people about good food, and how to cook it. Oh, and did I mention pasta? Because ending the day with a big bowl of my favorite Boscaiola pasta and a glass of wine in front of Netflix is what my dreams are made of.
Ps. I own the copyright to all images in this blog. These images cannot be used without my permission. If you are interested in my photography, please get in touch!