Best Foods for Your Heart: Salmon

Super-rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can effectively reduce blood pressure and keep clotting at bay. Aim for two servings per week, which may reduce your risk of heart attack by up to one-third. Other oily fish like mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines will give your heart the same boost.

Have you tried Redgum Plank Grilling?

Cedar Planks originate from the North-West of America where Native Indian tribes used Cedar planks to grill salmon. Plank grilling infuses the Salmon with fabulous aromas and flavours and protects the delicate Salmon from the fire and flames. Today, Barbecue Master chefs in the USA, Canada, Australia and all over the world use a variety … Continue reading

The 5th basic taste: Umami

The other four basic tastes (salt, sweet, sour and bitter) have been known and accepted for thousands of years but it is only recently that umami has been recognised. Actually, it wasn’t that recent. According to the Smithsonian “umami” was first isolated by Japanese chef, Ikeda in 1908: “In 1908, over a bowl of seaweed soup, … Continue reading

Should I cook with Olive Oil?

The key determinant of the maximum temperature for any sort of cooking oil is the smoke point. The smoke point is the temperature at which decomposition causes chemical changes that spoil the flavour and reduce the nutritional value. It is also the point at which carcinogenic compounds (oxygen radicals) start to be formed, therefore it … Continue reading

The Great Debate: Salmon or Steak?

The debate over which tastes better on a Cedar Plank continues and there are many factors to be considered. Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher, 604 BC – 531 BC) said that “A Journey of a Thousand miles begins with a single step”. Actually is it disputed that he said precisely that. For a start, it is … Continue reading


One of the best things about Barbecuing is that every nation and culture in earth loves it and each brings their own special recipes and flavours.  Australia will always adopt BBQ Gourmet recipes from diverse cultures but there are also a variety of ‘home grown’ traditions, such as to ‘throw a shrimp on the Barby’. … Continue reading