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Kids Need Seafood Too!

Children’s seafood consumption With rates of childhood obesity, diabetes and other serious children’s health issues skyrocketing, it is more important than ever that you pay attention to your kids’ diet and nutrition. Seafood is a great way to add more nutrition to your children’s diets ...

Who’s Got New York’s Best Pizza?

The beautifully charred crust of Keste's Margherita pizza Ok, I admit – I am a pizzaholic, and I’ve been a pizzaholic since I was five years old. We were living in Staten Island back then, having made the then-upgrade from Brooklyn and a few years before we shuffled off to the leafy Jersey ...

Meet Our Food Writer – Michael Shafran

Michael Shafran is our resident blogger here at chefmasterclasses.com, and the 'Chief Epicurial Officer' (CEO) of Gosstronomy. Michael is an established food and wine journalist loosely based in Sydney, Australia, who also makes regular appearances in Melbourne and New York. He currently ...

Cookbook Nation

It is safe to say that we are becoming a nation of cookbook addicts. A trip to the local book store only reaffirms our infatuation with them. Whole walls of them devoted to every cuisine and every meal of the day. Every celebrity chef has one (or a dozen) and more recently, it seems that anyone who ...

Restaurant Review – Becasse

Justin North’s flagship restaurant in Sydney has long had an amazing reputation for its French cuisine, and I decided that it was high time to try it for myself. Having previously eaten at his more recent venue Etch a couple of times, I was keen to see what the fuss was about. Something I always ...

Live Masterclasses

As some of you know, Chef Masterclasses was borne out of looking for a better way to deliver great cooking classes from world class chefs. But sometimes a live masterclass can still be great. Recently I was fortunate enough to attend some at Accoutrement in Mosman with Frank Camorra of Movida ...

The Best Frickin Chocolate Chip Cookie

This article was originally published on Michael Shafran's Gosstronomy and has been reposted here with his permission. I love Australia for its Asian eats, awesome seafood, modernised European flavours and killer coffee. But one of the things I don’t love is its chocolate chip cookies. For ...

Are Australia’s Bagels Half-Baked?

This post was originally published on Michael Shafran's Gosstronomy, and has been reprinted here with his permission. I’ve never met an Australian bagel I didn’t dislike. (I know that’s grammatically a triple-negative, but it feels much better to vent this way.) And yes, if you’re ...