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The Cooking Chook does gnocchi – Eeeeeek!

I’ll admit that I have the odd foodie fear. I’m reasonably adventurous when it comes to cooking/baking new dishes, and I love a challenge but there are dishes that will give the heebie-jeebies. They usually take the form of either the simplest of all recipes, or really, really difficult recipes. The really, really difficult recipes you could understand why I would be a little scared about attempting them, but it’s the simple recipes that do my head in the most. I call these recipes ‘sleeper’ recipes, and gnocchi falls into this category. You look at the ingredient list and method, and it all lulls you into a false sense of security. What could be so hard and scary about a recipe that involves 2 ingredients and 4 steps in the method? Everything! The biggest issue with gnocchi is making sure it doesn’t end up dense and stodgy, kinda like chomping on hard bubble gum – ewwww. How do you do this? Use a proper Italian Mama recipe! Read more…

Est Pizzeria Adelaide – Review

Last night marked a momentous occasion, as a bunch of my girlfriends and I celebrated the pending nuptials of our dear friend Jo with a hens day/night. The day started with a session in nature drawing (code for gratuitous perve at a naked man), then we went on an impromptu 1.2km (0.7mi) pub crawl down to Est Pizzeria, for dinner. I’ve never been to Est Pizzeria before, but I’ve heard good things about the place and I was excited about having pizza for dinner after working up an appetite during the nature drawing session. Read more…

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