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… 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