Basquaise squid recipe

This dish is a twist on the classic Basquaise squid stew recipe. It is not a stew however it holds true to the Basque style which is based on using a tomato and red pepper/capsicum sauce. This flavoursome dish will warm the soul and is perfect for those cool autumn

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

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

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

baked potato & thyme potato crisps

Whether you are looking for a quick and easy dish to serve your guests as a canapé at your next house party or simply want a healthier alternative to a good old fashioned packet of crisps/chips, This baked feta & thyme potato crisps recipe really hits the spot. They are super tasty,

asparagus roasted sesame dressing recipe

Inspired by the tasty sesame based salad dressing that’s popular in Japan, we decided to create our own version of the dressing to use with some in season asparagus and some tasty free range eggs. The result? Sublime simplicity that, most importantly, tastes brilliant. Preparation Time: 10 minutes    

mexican style pickled jalapenos recipe

Over the past few weeks, my chilli plants have been growing very well, especially the jalapeño peppers, which are growing faster than I can used them. The other day I harvested what was on the plants and spent some time trying to decide what to do with them. Cheesy fried jalapeño poppers