Vodka and Beet Cured Salmon – Bridge of Spie...

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is not in Scotland fishing for salmon- despite what he told his wife. Instead he is freezing in East Berlin, attempting to do the best by his client (a convicted Russian spy) and his constitution (both literal and physical). This elegant starter makes good […]

SubPrime Fish Stew – The Big Short

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: Collateralised Debt Obligations aren’t the easiest concept to digest- that is until you have a cameo from Chef Anthony Bourdain to illuminate them: “It goes something like this: A chef buys fish on Friday. Two days later, it can’t be sold as is, it’s now too old and stinky, […]

Slow Carb, No Cream Fish Pie

I could probably meter the adult chapter of my life in fish pies. The first is a famed one from Sydney. So much so that it’s become somewhat of a culinary cautionary tale.It’s a stern yoke for any chef that tends the burners at The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay. The Boathouse is a spot with […]

Somalian Spiced Fish Cooked in Crazy Water- Captai...

  The Dish: The Reason: “There’s got to be something other than being a fisherman or kidnapping people’” so says Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) after the MV Maersk Alabama becomes the first US cargo ship to be taken by pirates in over 200 years. Crazy water is an Italian technique of poaching fish in seasoned […]

Smoked Trout Tartine

I did not eat this. I did not eat this because for the past six weeks I have been the greatest convert to my slow/low carb regime. This time I wasn’t eating like this just because it made me feel better and gave me a bit more energy ( let’s be honest, with a hungry […]