Gourmet Food Blog

  1. 6 Cool Reasons Why Frozen Beats Fresh

    6 Cool Reasons Why Frozen Beats Fresh

    The practice of freezing food dates back to 3,000BC when ancient Chinese populations used ice to store provisions. Freezing technology has come a long way since then! Today, the freezer is an integral appliance in our homes, used daily for storing and food preservation.

    There are certainly many benefits to eating fresh food but here we’re going to highlight some very cool reasons why frozen may actually be a better option.

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  2. Stress-free Christmas catering for the masses

    Home catering for Christmas Day

    Make a list & check it twice!

    1. Planning is the most important thing when it comes to Christmas catering. Firstly, sit down with a cuppa and a notepad and work out your Christmas menu from snacks, mains, side dishes, desserts, cheeses, chocolates and sweet treats and drinks.  What items will you make yourself, order in or ask others to bring?

    2. Aside from Christmas day, what about other festive season catering?  Make sure you have something on hand for every special occasion – is there a school party, work function, or other end of year celebration that you need to provide food for? Are you expecting visitors or might you have unexpected drop ins?

     

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  3. Christmas cooking: Make it or fake it!

    Christmas Cooking: Make it or fake it

    Want it all home-made but don’t have the time? We’ll help show you how to fake it this Christmas.  That’s right, but shhhhh now…. it’s our top tips on how to order in this festive season and pass it all off as your own.  Truly, your guests will think you’re rocking a 5 star restaurant.  And why not, it’s just working smarter not harder, isn’t it?

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  4. Recipe: Walnut + Chocolate Meringue Torte

    Walnut + Chocolate Meringue Torte Recipe

    Seriously easy twist on Pavlova

    If you are a bit over ‘The Christmas Pav’ then try this simple yet five-star recipe. It’s a hit with the team here at Gourmet Dinner Service, a special treat that Janel whips up for all our staff birthdays. And now we’ve twisted her arm into sharing her secret recipe with you!

    This lavish-tasting torte will make an impact on your guests and give your local patisserie a run for their money. The best thing is that it’s a no-fail recipe with just a few ingredients and can be in the oven in less than 20 minutes. It’s so much less work than a Pavlova and will have your guests requesting seconds!

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  5. Recipe: Mango & Roasted Chilli Salsa

    Mango Chili Recipe



    It’s mango season, so they’re in plentiful supply right now and the price is right. So get along to your local green grocer and buy a whole tray!

    This mango salsa is easy to make and the perfect taste of Summer. It’s an all-rounder that works equally well with Asian or Mexican flavours; stands alone as a dipping condiment with toasted flatbreads or corn chips. Plus is a delicious topper to seafoods and BBQ’d meats too.  So fresh, tangy and versatile!

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