Jared Ingersoll Blog http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/categories/view/blog en-au Bay Leaves http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/bayleaves I am head over heels in love with the heady, perfume that you can get from fresh bay – it’s very powerful and should be used with reckless abandonment! Put it at the front of the flavour profile of your dish and dare the other ingredients to back it up! Be brave with fresh bay and you will be rewarded. http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/bayleaves Sat, 03 Sep 2011 19:34:59 +1000 Dine Smart: Helping the Homeless http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/streetsmart There are a handful of initiatives that I hold in high regard when it comes to social responsibility. Once of them in Street Smart, an organisation that exists to help the homeless in Australia - and that's an awesome thing. LAST YEAR 260 RESTAURANTS AROUND AUSTRALIA PARTICIPATED IN DINESMART. Working together with their staff and customers participating restaurants have raised $1.6 million to help people experiencing homelessness. Street Smart are asking cafes, restaurants, both big and small to get involved. http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/streetsmart Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:15:25 +1000 Taste Sydney http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/tastesydney I'm getting ready for yet another Taste...of Sydney Festival, that is! It's really exciting and a little nerve wracking at the same time: The logistics or organising something for an event of this proportion is a massive head fry (yep, that's a technical term)...And I only have two restaurants to organise, so bloody good work, Taste of Sydney organisers! The volume of food for an event like this is quite daunting. I have been working for months with my suppliers and farmers in regards to making sure that we have excellent produce on hand...and enough of it, to boot: Last year, the success of my Watermelon Beef Ribs caught us completely by surprise, given that we sold out of everything prepared for the whole weekend... on the Friday night launch!! http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/tastesydney Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:32:32 +1100 The Great GM Debate http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/gmfood I refer to Matthew Cossey's letter dated Sunday 13 th in which he references the article “chefs stir up the heat on GM foods” I agree with Matthew that we should avoid following spin-doctors. For example, those who quote chefs out of context (he obviously did not actually read Luke Mangan's 2008 blog), or the paid representatives of the very companies who will profit from the new industrialised agriculture, and by the way how is calling two chefs 'a barrage' against the 180+ signatories to Greenpeace’s GM-Free chefs charter anything but spin?! http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/gmfood Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:21:15 +1100 Jared in Cuisine NZ http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/cuisinenz Happy New Year! For those of you who haven't checked out Cusine Magazine, have a geezer at my feature in the December/January issue! In it, I share some of my favourite, relax-at-home recipes to make and enjoy with friends over the Summer season. Read the whole story here . http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/cuisinenz Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:25:57 +1100 Happy Holidays http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/happyholidays Man what a crazy year it's been! What with opening 2 new restaurants within a 12-month period.... and all of the numerous other tasks functions, events and markets that my team has undertaken, it has certainly been a massive challenge! It even seemed like a effort for Summer to finally arrive! Rain knocked about a lot of NSW crops and left most of us leaving the house in a pair of shorts but with a jacket in the bag and an umbrella tucked under the arm. http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/happyholidays Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:54:36 +1100 My first blog post http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/first-post To say that the past few months have been action packed would be a bit of an understatement! Aside from working on the opening of my new restaurant Cotton Duck and various other bits of news, you’ll notice that we now have a brand spanking new website complete with a blog so I can keep you updated on all this news. So to all you seasoned bloggers out there please be gentle its my first time. http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/app/articles/articles/view/first-post Thu, 19 Aug 2010 19:18:23 +1000