Pork Chops, Pan-fried Potatoes and Garden Salad

RECIPE Brendon D'Souza When I was in the Hunter Valley in April I picked up some delicious pork chops from a local butcher. They were...

The Smiling Chef: First Tomatoes of the Season

WORDS Brendon D'Souza The other day we were lucky to find our first tomatoes ripening away on their bush. Over winter we had planted a...

Things They Don’t Teach You at Media School – Part 2

After being put off for an interview earlier (Part 1 of the story here), Brendon once again returns to Jamie’s Italian, as a diner...

Pumpkin Risotto

WORDS Brendon D'Souza (a.k.a The Smiling Chef) We grow Queensland blue pumpkins in our backyard. They creep along the side fence and stretch out amongst the...

Cooking with The Smiling Chef: Breakfast

WORDS Brendon D’Souza a.k.a. ‘The Smiling Chef’  Rise and shine sleepy-heads. Session One has begun and whether you’re starting your first year here at Macquarie or...

Cooking with the Smiling Chef: Farfalle with Smoked Salmon and Greens

By Brendon D’Souza (The Smiling Chef) I seem to be cooking with fish a lot these days. Of course I absolutely love the stuff. However...

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