Recipes

A selection of recipes to tantalise your taste-buds.

Hummus is such a simple thing to make that it seems crazy to call this basic hummus recipe a recipe. It might be simple, but there’s a lot of ideas around what should and shouldn’t form part of a basic hummus. Some think that olive oil shouldn’t form part of the

crispy brussels sprouts recipe

The City Lane was invited to The Noble Experiment a little while ago (you can read our thoughts here) and one of the stand out dishes that we sampled were head chef Cameron Bell’s Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Coconut, Lime and Caramel. We loved the way that Bell turned one

how to dye red easter eggs

Learning how to dye red Easter eggs, the kind that can be found at any Macedonian or Greek Orthodox Easter celebration is simple. The red dye represents the blood of Christ, shed on the cross at crucifixion, the hard shells represent Christ’s tomb and the cracking of the shells symbolises

traditional macedonian greek easter bread recipe

This recipe for Macedonian/Greek Easter Bread is a tradition that Lauren and I have both grown up with. With each new generation descended from immigrants, the culture, language and general link to the original immigrant culture weakens. One thing which tends to remain strong however is the link to the

calamari & spiced beetroot salad

The City Lane was invited to an event organised by the Maribrynong City Council and Haystac last week. The event was Footscray Fresh Food Markets presents Adam D’Sylva (Coda, Tonka) & Frank Camorra (Movida). You can read all about the event here and here. Both chefs prepared some amazing dishes

spaghetti alle vongole recipe

Spaghetti alle Vongole is a simple, Neapolitan dish steeped in southern Italian tradition. Classically this dish is served at important events such as business lunches or weddings , however these days it is used as a quick and easy meal. This is dish is a perfect example of the beauty of

decadent chocolate brownies recipe

We spend a lot of time creating new and interesting recipes at The City Lane that sometimes it’s easy to forget about the classics. Sure there’s no shortage or recipes for chocolate brownies, chicken soup or other staples however we think it would be remiss of us not to share

lemon myrtle semifreddo with candied rose petals recipe

The City Lane was invited to the launch of the Earth Hour cookbook “Planet To Plate” earlier this week, an excellent cookbook that combines great recipes with an in-depth look at the conservation and sustainability issues surrounding food and the effect of global warming on production of the key ingredients featured in the

yogurt buttermilk panna cotta

The City Lane attended the Myer Autumn Fashion Lunch last week (you can read about it here) and we were very impressed by the 3 course menu designed by Nicky Riemer from Richmond’s Union Dining. The dessert, a yoghurt buttermilk panna cotta topped with fresh raspberries was a highlight and

Thanks to the efforts of chefs like Noma’s René Redzepi, Nordic food has really started to grab the world’s attention in recent years. Recently, The City Lane spoke with Swedish journalist and food stylist Alexandra Vikström (you can read the interview here) and she was kind enough to share with us her recipe for butter