SHOP THE BOMBER
SHOP THE BOMBER
Even though it’s slightly chilly here in the Southern Hemisphere, that doesn’t mean we can’t look overseas to the balmy temperatures of our Northern friends. Wherever you’re planning to go on holiday this year, there are some destinations that have been just plain cool for decades. Even if your budget doesn’t stretch to some far-flung paradise, you can always dream…
More than just the name of a tan, St Tropez in the south of France has been a go-to destination since the 1920s.
Need to know:
Things to do: Drop by the harbour and watch the beautiful people on their yachts pretending not to be watched.
With white sand beaches, pastel coloured Art Deco inspired buildings and an amazing club scene, Miami is the perfect mix of city and sea.
Need to know:
Things to do: Hang out in South Beach and then party.
The original tropical paradise. If you’ve ever enjoyed a Mai Tai, worn fresh flowers in your hair or wished you could surf, Hawaii might just be your spirit destination.
Need to know:
Things to do: Sun yourself on Waikiki beach before sampling an exotic cocktail or two..or three..
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
I’m just gonna dive right in and say that if you love peanut butter and/or magical marriages of sweet and salty, then you absolutely must try this recipe because it is, quite frankly, simplicity at its culinary best. But before you think I’m tooting my own horn, please note that I am not taking full credit for this creation – this recipe is a replication of Ace’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls, which I’d been spending far too much money on at the F.O.G store in Richmond before I decided to try to make them myself.
Ingredients (makes approx. 9 balls)
1 cup natural peanut butter
4tbs coconut nectar/syrup
4 tbs coconut flour
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
3 tbs activated buckinis
We all love a good slice of yummy pizza here at French Connection; whether it’s to gorge on after a night out or to have all to yourself for an indulgent night-in dinner, you just can’t go wrong with a wood-fired cooked pizza. Pizza is forever, bold statement we know, but no matter what time of day it is, we all have room in our tummies for a truly scrumptious slice. And whether you’re an original margarita or American hot kind guy or gal, use our handy guide to stuff your face at some of the best pizza places in Australia.
Whether you’re in for a quick bite, or sitting down to a multi-slice feast over a few drinks, pizza is one thing that we absolutely refuse to compromise on. The crust has to be perfectly crispy, the dough light but not soggy, and the toppings pimped to perfection! Which is why we’re so head-over-heels with the slices we’ve found at A25 Pizzeria, the South Yarra Italian restaurant that’s drawing from old-school techniques and the latest food trends to serve up pizza and pasta with a modern twist.
James Street’s Tinderbox Kitchen, tucked off the main strip in the laneway, is a stylish space with a casual vibe, ideal for a catch up with friends for or a craft beer or vino from the eclectic wine list. The Italian menu is perfect for grazing and has a focus on local produce.
The beautiful wood fired pizza oven is the heart and soul of the Tinderbox Kitchen dining experience, turning out deliciously thin pizzas made from scratch with fresh seasonal produce, and divine share plates.
Having carved out a reputation for dishing up some of the best pizza in Sydney’s inner west, Pizza Mario has opened a second venue, Da Mario, in a refurbished warehouse on Morely Avenue.
Linger over lunches of rose or bianche pizzas including the margherita ‘extra’ with buffalo mozzarella, or marinara con tonno with preserved tuna, speck e fontina with smoked prosciutto, or Gorgonzola con radicchio, all emerging from the central wood-fired oven. True to tradition, the toppings are minimal to allow the ingredients to shine. Bases are thin with puffy edges and cheeses are molten-fresh from the oven. Of course you can get calzone or specials of risotto too – but their reputation is built on the Pizza Napoletana.
Experimenting with more exotic flavours, this boutique pizzeria offers toppings that will please the meatlovers as well as the vegetarians. The prawn pizza with provolone cheese, black truffle and rocket is a hit. Other options include the margherita with bocconcini cheese, pancetta, potato and cottechino sausage. Gluten free bases also available.
Theo Kalogeracos is behind new kid on the block Theo & Co and he is already injecting his big personality into the big on flavour pizzas. If you love crusty, cheesy and topped-up pizzas and you’re not afraid to try something new (read: crazy), then get yourself to Theo & Co Pizzeria stat. While vegetarians and vegans are catered for, meat lovers will be in seventh heaven chowing down on the lasagna, lamb or pork belly pizzas. Pizza and pork belly combined? We’re there.