One thing a bit of particular for you right now – preview of the Good Meals Australia particular Christmas Version popping out tomorrow that includes unique new Christmas recipes!
On the quilt of Good Meals with JB!
8 years in the past once I began this web site, by no means in 1,000,000 years did I think about I’d be writing a put up like this. I imply, I began my profession as an auditor of all issues. PricewaterhouseCoopers alumni, proper right here!
And right here I’m right now, a bit of embarrassed, a bit of proud, and really disbelieving that RecipeTin’s Chef JB and I are on the quilt of Australia’s Good Meals for a particular Christmas Version which will probably be revealed tomorrow (Tuesday fifth December 2023)!
The Good Meals Christmas Version
For these of you not in Australia, Good Meals is the all-things-restaurants-and-food arm of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age newspapers (Melbourne), thought-about to be Australia’s most revered meals publication. I describe it because the Australian equal of New York Instances Cooking.
The Good Meals is a raise out within the paper every Tuesday and can also be on-line. I contribute a recipe every week for a sequence known as “SOS” (which, because the title implies, are fast recipes for midweek insanity!) and as soon as a month I do a canopy story which entails a set of recipes.
And this month, it’s an enormous Christmas particular!! A menu of basic Christmas recipes together with a never-before-seen recreation altering turkey breast recipe created particularly for Good Meals by JB. My signature glazed ham, basic trifle and a glowing new Christmas Roast Pumpkin Salad.
Right here’s a bit of preview of the unfold!
That turkey recipe is actually particular. The key is a brine that not solely locks in juices (turkey is notoriously lean) but in addition infuses the flesh with lovely Christmassy flavours from edge to edge.
Then it’s roasted with a Christmas glaze that’s perfumed with vacation spices, so it comes out golden and sticky, and simply all the things you dream your Christmas turkey to be. The scent when it’s roasting is the scent of Christmas!
Behind the Scenes on the Shoot
And right here we’re on the shoot day. Whereas I do all of the photographs for my web site, the photographs of our recipes for Good Meals are accomplished by a workforce of execs in a meals images studio.
And… a well-recognized face!! You already know I take Dozer in all places with me….so is it any shock I snuck him right into a Christmas cowl shoot? In fact not! 😂
He was a superb supervisor for the day, making certain the ground was impeccable always. Not a meals scrap to be seen.
And although Dozer was not particularly a part of the temporary, there have been had been many, many photographs taken of him (at my insistence) with a secret hope that there’d be an enormous full-page picture of him within the paper……..
….however sadly, it appears a golden fur ball isn’t actually on level for a meals publication so his picture wasn’t fairly full web page. Reasonably, a smaller inset. However he’s nonetheless in it!!!
In hindsight now, it was fairly wishful considering that this picture would make the entrance web page of a meals publication…😂
I’m so glad I used to be sporting a white costume that day. Made for sliding round on concrete flooring…..
Meet the shoot workforce!
I wish to formally introduce you to the unimaginable workforce who’s been taking pictures our recipes all yr for Good Meals! Right here they’re:
Rob Palmer – One in every of Australia’s finest meals photographers, an award successful one really! Rob additionally did the vital photographs (like the quilt and Dozer) for my cookbook.
Emma Knowles (proper) – Meals stylist and recipe developer! I’ve been fan girding Emma’s work for so long as I can bear in mind, together with her days when she was a significant presence at Connoisseur Traveller. In awe of her work. Makes meals look effortlessly lovely!
Theressa Klein (left) – Photograph Chef. Impeccably organised, swans by way of the cook dinner of huge desk spreads with out breaking right into a sweat and is aware of all of the tips of the commerce to make meals look wonderful, naturally.
We love working with this workforce. I name them the A-Crew, as a result of they’re the very best of the very best at what they do, with the bonus that they’re an absolute hoot to work with!
Massive shout-out to JB
And this put up wouldn’t be full with no massive, public, splashy tank you to JB. Not just for his fabulous new turkey recipe (actually, that brine is all the things!), however his dedication and laborious work all all through this yr for the contributions we made to Good Meals.
In 2023, we produced over 50 recipes particularly for Good Meals. The schedule is massive and complex, with quite a few stakeholders and tight turnaround instances (print is hectic!). He’s been the driving drive behind all our work with Good Meals, managing our work with the editorial and shoot groups, and with all the things else occurring in our enterprise, I do know I couldn’t have accomplished it with out him. He’s a gun with the knife, a machine within the kitchen and now he’s a cover-model Chef! It seems like a becoming strategy to shut out our remaining situation of Good Meals for 2023. 🙂
The place to get the Good Meals particular Christmas Version
The Good Meals Christmas Version is a raise out that will probably be within the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers tomorrow, Tuesday fifth December 2023. The recipes are additionally on-line right here on the Good Meals web site. Although…I like seeing the unfold in print!!
Should you’re planning a turkey breast this Christmas, I actually hope you take a look on the recipe. It truly is particular. Turkey breast has by no means been so succulent!
And with that, we’re formally kicking off a sequence of vacation recipes main as much as Christmas. I hope you like them as a lot as we do! – Nagi x
Lifetime of Dozer
We had an lovely Christmas onesy for him. Sadly, it was little small for him. 😔 So we needed to accept a boring Santa Hat.