- 30 mins - 1 hour
- Neil Perry
Good Food - Paddock To Plate
Bryan Martin is a freelance food writer and restaurant reviewer with a penchant for raising and growing his own food on the farm. Self-sufficiency is his aim but winemaking pays the bills. In his weekly column for Food and Wine in The Canberra Times he shares stories of country life.
Read more of his columns below:
What do you do with a "weed of national significance" before bulldozing them? Eat their fruit, writes Bryan Martin, who whips up a wild blackberry dessert, and a plate of "beer bugs'' on the side.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Jan 27 23:45:00 EST 2015
Inspired by a visit to the United States, Bryan Martin sets about making fried chicken with ranch dressing.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Thu Jan 15 17:08:22 EST 2015
Make a summer dinner with these egg nets filled with roast duck salad.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Dec 10 18:42:05 EST 2014
A 100 years on from its inception, the caesar remains summer's best salad.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Dec 02 14:19:43 EST 2014
Bryan Martin delves into a vintage cookbook from the 1930s and discovers horrifyingly inappropriate theme parties, recipes involving a "potato wall" and appetisers laced with bacon.
Cook,Canberra Life | Paddock to plate | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014
Apparently one of the best things to do with coffee grounds is to mix them into the soil where you will plant carrots.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Oct 28 23:45:00 EST 2014
After a weekend dawn raid in the regional markets Bryan Martin comes home with a mixture of oysters to crack open and try in a variety of ways.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Oct 08 11:12:52 EST 2014
Bryan Martin visits Canberra's iconic little red caravan to sample its cool fast fare.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Oct 07 23:45:00 EST 2014
A new model of Thermomix is out and Bryan Martin is in a bit of spin over its cult status.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Sep 30 23:45:00 EST 2014
It takes a good while to make tofu, but in the end Bryan Martin decides his sons would rather eat meat.
Food News,Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Sep 23 23:45:00 EST 2014
A sceptical Bryan Martin investigates the latest so-called "superfood".
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014
An Israeli and a Palestinian who work together to run restaurants set an excellent example to follow, writes Bryan Martin.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014
Bryan Martin recalls the impact of making the chef's simple eggplant parmigiana 'back in the day'.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jul 02 11:55:47 EST 2014
Bryan Martin cooks miso ramen adapted from a David Chang recipe.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jun 25 17:24:10 EST 2014
Bryan Martin examines the hipster diet and creates an artisanal, ironic recipe.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue May 27 15:29:10 EST 2014
Wild mushrooms and freshly picked chestnuts inspired Bryan Martin to think of late autumn pie.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed May 14 03:00:00 EST 2014
Who needs salmon eggs, when there is the option of a rustic, ghetto caviar which is very easy to make.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014
Hummus is a substantial sharing meal and it well worth the effort to make from scratch.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2014
If you're in the mood for pizza there is a sliding scale of how desperate you are, which is the inverse of the quality of the result.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Feb 12 00:01:00 EST 2014
It's that time of year, a blank page and a feeling of apprehension that reminds me of riding a bike for the first time.
Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2014