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By jane

On 31, May 2014 | In | By jane

Chillies: Pleasure and Pain
And a Recipe: Double Pleasure—Chocolate-Clad Crystallised Chillies

It burns, but we brush aside the warnings. We ignore the Greek-chorus wailing coming from that evolutionary marvel of gustatory discernment—our tongue-scape’s tight huddle of taste buds. Read more…

By jane

On 31, May 2014 | In | By jane

Aphro Cuisine Recipe: Mezcal Chilli Chocolate Cake

APHRO CUISINE – JUNE ’14 FEATURE

Think of a chocolate cake so rich, it’s barely a step away from a Swiss chocolate truffle and with a texture to rival Venetian velvet. Then add the fiery elements of chilli, mezcal, cinnamon, orange zest and a bursting succulent centre of ruby red cherries. Read more…

By jane

On 30, Apr 2014 | In | By jane

Chai Spiced Carrot and Coconut Cake with Lime Coconut Frosting

*Gluten free/lactose free option.

 

EATERS DIGEST MAY ’14 FEATURE

This is a cake that will turn heads. Moist, spicy and decadent with a hint of coconut and lime—it is a sensual treat and will carry you away on a culinary journey to the tropical regions of the subcontinent.  Read more…

By jane

On 30, Apr 2014 | In | By jane

Subtropical Tarts – Mango, Maca, Coco & Lime

APHRO CUISINE – MAY ’14 FEATURE

Today might have been the last day that could scrape in for my extended, denial-ridden ‘it’s still summer’ phase here in Sydney. And at the markets: mango and lime! Really? It was meant to be—my terminal summery kitchen fling (until I skip hemispheres and cheat the system again).  Read more…

By jane

On 31, Mar 2014 | In | By jane

Urban Foraging – Poached Fig & Almond Cake
(a short film)

Explore the back alleys of Brunswick with Mojo Junction’s Carla Versitano, as she goes urban foraging for figs. Watch them transform into a Poached Fig & Almond Cake that will make your taste buds go wild! Sustainability and seasonal cooking up close and personal. Music by Tim Bennett.

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By jane

On 31, Mar 2014 | In | By jane

Fig, Fennel & Gorgonzola Risotto

APHRO CUISINE – APRIL ’14 FEATURE

This androgynous—’Is it savory? Is it sweet?’—risotto, is so carefully light yet lavish, and full of my favorite aphrodisiacs: figs, fennel, cheese, wine. And once they are married in the soft sensuous texture of risotto, there really couldn’t be a more perfect bite to share with a loved one, and I mean that. Read more…

By jane

On 17, Feb 2014 | In | By jane

Sexy Soba – Aphro Cuisine Recipe

APHRO CUISINE – FEBRUARY ’14 FEATURE

Eating is a ritual. It enriches our daily lives, enlivens our body and mind, and when we savour and indulge, evokes our sensuality. For thousands of years, ourancestors have used certain intimate ingredients to spice up their lives, their libidos and their cuisine.

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By jane

On 17, Feb 2014 | In | By jane

Summery Green Papaya Salad – Eaters Digest Recipe

*Gluten and dairy free.

EATERS DIGEST FEBRUARY ’14 FEATURE

Here’s my version of Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam).  Read more…

By jane

On 13, Jan 2014 | In | By jane

Recipe: Pink Linguine

APHRO CUISINE – JANUARY ’14 FEATURE

Eating is a ritual. It enriches our daily lives, enlivens our body and mind, and when we savour and indulge, evokes our sensuality. For thousands of years, our ancestors have used certain intimate ingredients to spice up their lives, their libidos and their cuisine.

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By jane

On 13, Jan 2014 | In | By jane

Mediterranean Quinoa with Seasonal Vegetables and Pesto

*Gluten and dairy free.

EATERS DIGEST DECEMBER ’13 FEATURE

The challenge

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By jane

On 02, Dec 2013 | In | By jane

Carla’s Outdoor Kitchen

Meet Mojo Junction’s regular food writer, Carla Versitano as she takes you through two simple, fresh, and delicious recipes.  Experience the atmosphere of her tranquil Queensland patio while she demonstrates how to make Char-grilled Lebanese Eggplant with Mint, and Pickled Beetroot.

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By jane

On 29, Nov 2013 | In | By jane

Morning Glory Fruitful Salad

APHRO CUISINE – DECEMBER ’13 FEATURE

Eating is a ritual. It enriches our daily lives, enlivens our body and mind, and when we savour and indulge, evokes our sensuality. For thousands of years, our ancestors have used certain intimate ingredients to spice up their lives, their libidos and their cuisine.

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By jane

On 29, Nov 2013 | In | By jane

Fast-Track Hummus For Any Occasion

EATERS DIGEST DECEMBER ’13 FEATURE

Throwing a party? Hummus.

Ravenous after work? Hummus

Late night post-gig hunger? Hummus

Impromptu company? Hummus

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By jane

On 14, Oct 2013 | In | By jane

Pea & Basil Soup
Raw Cacao Balls

EATERS DIGEST – NOVEMBER ’13 FEATURE

Hi there.

I’m Carla Versitano and I’m a food writer, actor, and singer. Does that make me a triple threat? Doing all of that as well as balancing a dynamic day job teaching English as a second language makes for a busy schedule. It’s so important to me to keep my food intake balanced, regular and real.

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By jane

On 14, Oct 2013 | In | By jane

Seared Peach & Ciliegine Salad

APHRO CUISINE – NOVEMBER ’13 FEATURE

Eating is a ritual. It enriches our daily lives, enlivens our body and mind, and when we savour and indulge, evokes our sensuality. For thousands of years, our ancestors have used certain intimate ingredients to spice up their lives, their libidos and their cuisine. These foods can effect your senses more than you know, through textures, aromas, hormone-inducing properties, increasing blood flow, heightening senses, and so much more.

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