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Good Weekend: Free Range

By Brook Turner. First published in SMH and The Age, Good Weekend, 1st December 2018. Photography by Peter Brew Bevan. She was one of our top cooks long before anyone started talking about getting more women in the kitchen. She fused East and West before most realised it… Read more

How Indians really cook.

By Neha Kale. First published in SBS, 3rd November 2018. “Usually people think about Indian cuisine in a really monosyllabic way, focussing on the few dishes that sum up Indian cuisine which does it a disservice — I wanted to paint a picture of the diversity that is really… Read more

My favourite cookbook: Christine Manfield

By Emma Breheny. First published in Gourmet Traveller, 9th November 2018. Christine Manfield nominates not one but three books, as part of our occasional series where we ask some of our favourite chefs about the cookbook that’s left a lasting impression on them. Christine Manfield is surrounded by recipes. Read more

New podcast – Christine Manfield, Tasting India, Universal

By Lee Tran Lam. First published in The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry, 3rd November 2018. $10,099 – that’s how much someone is asking for their copy of Christine Manfield’s Tasting India cookbook on Amazon. Sure, India Today called it the book to give native newlywed couples once they head… Read more

Mare a Montagna Italia 2018

An indulgent Italian Food & Walking Safari visiting Puglia in Southern Italy and the Dolomite Mountains in the northern region near the Austrian border. The 2018 trip through Puglia and the Dolomites was the ideal opportunity for food lovers and keen cooks to immerse themselves in the region’s rich food… Read more

Cooks Co-op Episodes

Cooks Co-op episode 26 – the finale – is live on YouTube, here: click here In this final episode of Cooks Co-op, Gerry Harvey returns to Cooks Co-op for a producers lunch with Martin Boetz and his chef friends who featured in the series. Cooks Co-op episode 5 – A Chef’s secret recipe to soul-warming vegetable… Read more

Restaurants worth travelling for

Published in Signature Luxury Travel and Style magazine volume 30. There are some dishes, chefs and dining experiences that are worth building your whole itinerary around. We asked some of Australia’s most respected chefs to recommend the restaurants they would go out of their way to experience again. Christine… Read more

Cooking the Books at the Cooks Co-op – Rustic Italian Menu

Following the run-away success of the second season of Cooking the Books, we are taking it to the Farm! Join us at Cooks Co-op on Sunday 29 July at 12.30 pm for a Cooking the Books lunch celebrating rustic Italian recipes from the books of Rose Gray and Ruth… Read more

A Taste of Harmony

We’re thrilled to announce Christine Manfield has joined A Taste of Harmony as a Hero Ambassador, alongside celeb chefs Guy Grossi and Ed Halmagyi, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Huss Mustafa. A Taste of Harmony is celebrating its 10th year in 2018, and is an annual initiative that invites… Read more

The Getting of Wisdom

By Susan Skelly. First published in The Robb Report, November 2017. Embrace fear. Know how much debt you can live with. Be honest about what you don’t know … Gritty advice from mentors can be a career game-changer. We ask four trailblazing women about passing the baton… Read more

How to get a top chef to cater your next dinner party

As a nation of foodies, our hunger for gastronomic highs and bespoke experiences cannot be satisfied. Dan Stock investigates the new culinary craving for top chefs to create private dinner parties in our own homes. For the food obsessed, it is the equivalent of having Kylie Minogue sing at… Read more

Ginger Spice Cream Cookie

In a delicious collaboration with brand ambassador Christine Manfield, Byron Bay Cookies in partnership with Bistro Rex is excited to bring to life a Dessert Pop Up, to introduce guests to the upcoming release of the new Ginger Spice Cream Cookie. Christine… Read more

cm spice collection & videos

Christine’s collection of spice pastes and condiments are designed for the home cook, as a valuable time saving device and to give a speedy and authentic flavour boost to a whole variety of dishes. To check out some quick and easy preparations using pantry staples,… Read more

Gaytime Goes Nuts

There’s something about Gaytime that makes everyone swoon, a dessert that has become synonymous with my name and the menus I have created over the years. My first Gaytime appeared on early menus at Paramount and from 1994 onwards became a permanent fixture, changing form over the years but… Read more

South India Travel

I spent all February doing what I love best – travelling through India, a country that constantly inspires, challenges and engages. New experiences unfolded every day. It constantly amazes me just how generous Indian people are, what wonderful hosts they make, the hospitality they exude. In Kerala, I spent… Read more

Pearl Catering

Christine has been engaged as a consultant Director of Food for Pearl, Sydney’s bespoke catering team, where she’ll add her creative magic and oversee menu design, development and implementation to ensure that Pearl is positioned at the forefront of our culinary landscape. Working closely with the team, Christine… Read more

Rosella Lamington Cookie

In her ongoing collaboration with Byron Bay Cookie Company, Christine has launched a mouthwatering new flavour – Rosella Lamington Cookies. These bite-size treats offer a unique take on the quintessential flavours of the traditional Australian Lamington, combining crunchy coconut and fragrant rosella jelly in a rich cocoa base. Christine… Read more

Tasting India

For the past 7 years, Christine and Epicurious Travel have come together to offer a range of culinary tours in India, exploring different regions and cuisines each year. Christine’s knowledge of India and its cuisine very much dictate the shape of the itinerary on every journey, each one specially designed to… Read more