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Christmas Version: Good Meals Australia

Christmas Version: Good Meals Australia


One thing a little bit particular for you right now – preview of the Good Meals Australia particular Christmas Version popping out tomorrow that includes unique new Christmas recipes!

Good Food Christmas Edition 2023
With JB for the Good Meals Christmas Version, in tomorrow’s Sydney Morning Herald and The Age (5 Dec 2023).

On the duvet of Good Meals with JB!

8 years in the past after 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 little bit embarrassed, a little bit proud, and really disbelieving that RecipeTin’s Chef JB and I are on the duvet of Australia’s Good Meals for a particular Christmas Version which will probably be printed 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 of 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 carry out within the paper every Tuesday and can be on-line. I contribute a recipe every week for a sequence referred to as “SOS” (which, because the identify 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 a giant 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 little bit preview of the unfold!

That turkey recipe is admittedly particular. The key is a brine that not solely locks in juices (turkey is notoriously lean) but additionally 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 every little thing 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 pictures for my web site, the pictures of our recipes for Good Meals are performed by a crew of pros in a meals pictures studio.

And… a well-known face!! You understand I take Dozer in all places with me….so is it any shock I snuck him right into a Christmas cowl shoot? After all not! 😂

He was a wonderful 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 have been many, many pictures 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. Quite, a smaller inset. However he’s nonetheless in it!!!

In hindsight now, it was fairly wishful pondering that this picture would make the entrance web page of a meals publication…😂

Photograph credit score: Rob Palmer

I’m so glad I used to be carrying a white costume that day. Made for sliding round on concrete flooring…..

Meet the shoot crew!

I wish to formally introduce you to the unbelievable crew who’s been capturing our recipes all yr for Good Meals! Right here they’re:

Now we have:

  • Rob Palmer – One in every of Australia’s greatest meals photographers, an award successful one truly! Rob additionally did the essential pictures (like the duvet 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 serious presence at Gourmand Traveller. In awe of her work. Makes meals look effortlessly lovely!

  • Theressa Klein (left) – Photograph Chef. Impeccably organised, swans by means of the prepare dinner of monumental 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 crew. I name them the A-Staff, as a result of they’re the perfect of the perfect at what they do, with the bonus that they’re an absolute hoot to work with!

Large shout-out to JB

And this put up wouldn’t be full and not using a massive, public, splashy tank you to JB. Not just for his fabulous new turkey recipe (actually, that brine is every little thing!), however his dedication and exhausting work all all through this yr for the contributions we made to Good Meals.

Photograph credit score: Rob Palmer

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 pressure behind all our work with Good Meals, managing our work with the editorial and shoot groups, and with every little thing else occurring in our enterprise, I do know I couldn’t have performed 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 last difficulty of Good Meals for 2023. 🙂

The place to get the Good Meals particular Christmas Version

The Good Meals Christmas Version is a carry 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 really like seeing the unfold in print!!

If you happen to’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’re keen on them as a lot as we do! – Nagi x

Lifetime of Dozer

We had an cute Christmas onesy for him. Sadly, it was little small for him. 😔 So we needed to accept a boring Santa Hat.


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