I love Melbourne. It’s a foodie heaven. There’s always something going on in this city of mine.
The event I want to let you all know that is happening this very moment is The Melbourne Pizza Festival!!
The festival is all about celebrating authentic Italian pizza, its history and cultural significance, plus of course bringing people together to enjoy the most delicious pizza in town.
Festival organiser, Matteo Rubbettino is a food journalist who splits his time between Melbourne and his Italian homeland. He explains “I created the Pizza Festival to help showcase the skill and passion behind artisan pizza-making, and as a way of educating Australians about the regional pizza variations so fondly eaten around my country. Every place you go has a particular product, like a fingerprint, which is a result of preferences in process, ingredients, tools and craft.”
The festival is currently on until the end of the month. The idea behind the Pizza Event, is to try as many different authentic Italian style pizzas as you can. For this reason, a selection of Australia’s best pizzerias will be taking part during the festival. Each event is $2o which will get you a pizza and a beer/wine/soft drink or for $50 you can try 3 different pizzerias.
For more information and to book your seat in various events during the pizza Festival visit their site
I’ll be attending various events so stay tuned for my review
I have never had Cajun food before. I have never cooked it nor even eaten it. I don’t know much about Cajun food. I have only heard of Jambalaya and gumbo. I’m keen to find out more of what is Cajun cooking. Thank goodness for Google
I was contacted by Cajun Caleb. They specialise in a Cajun Spice mix that is amazing. According to them, Cajun cuisine hails from the Southern regions in America, Louisiana and Mississippi. Typically, Cajun food is spicy and rich and originated from the kitchens of the poor. Just right up my alley.
I was given packets of their Cajun Spice Mix to try. The recipe is on the actual packet so it’s dead easy to make for people, like myself that have never cooked with these type of spice mixes before. They use the spice mix on seafood but I can see myself using the rest of the mix on chicken or pork.
Prawn with Caleb sauce
Sprinkle the Caleb Spice generously on 2 kgs of raw prawns. Steam the prawns for about 5minutes or until prawns turn pink.
Meanwhile make the Caleb sauce.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup fresh minced garlic
- 1 tbs caleb spice
- 2 tbs fresh lime juice
- Over a low heat, melt the butter in a small saucepan.
- Add the garlic then simmer for 2 minutes
- Add the Caleb spice. Mix well and simmer for 1 minute
- Add lime juice to finish
- In a bowl, mix the cooked prawns and the Caleb Sauce together.
- Serve with wedges of lime juice and cooked corn cobbs and steamed rice.
I am giving one lucky reader 2 packets of this awesome Cajun Spice mix.
To enter, share this post with friends either on twitter or facebook and leave a comment below telling how you would use the Cajun spice mix. Make sure to leave your details so I may be able to contact you.
Competition will close midnight Sunday 23rd June and unfortunately only Australian residents may enter.
If you are, however unlucky to win, you can order thier spice mix online on their website