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I’m a 40 year old British guy who moved to Australia almost 10 years ago. Before the move I cooked a little, enjoyed it, but had no real knowledge of what food was out there! My repertoire was small and safe. I was a cook who knew what I liked, and did little to venture out of my comfort zone. But all that was to change when I moved to the other side of the globe, namely, Sydney Australia. I chose the perfect place to settle for culinary adventures. I had no idea the diverse cuisine Australia had to offer. The greatest hits of Asia, The Mediterranean and Middle East. Sydney has opened up to me in a big way just how good food can be.

This blog is follows a simple premise. It’s a documentation of what goes into and what comes out of my big mouth.

I go through food fads and am always changing my favourites. I generally will say “Ooh that’s my favourite” to just about anything anyone mentions. As a general rule of thumb, Indian and South East Asian are regular favourites. But don’t hold me to that.

If you’d like to contact me regarding anything about the website or the recipes featured then feel free… otherwise enjoy the food.

  • Susi Muesli

    Good evening Lee!
    I really enjoy reading your blog and following ideas and recipes.
    Thank you for many an inspiration.
    My husband has come home from hunting east of Adelaide with 4 wild ducks which we know from experience are NOT tender or fatty.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated as to how to cook them (slow for sure)

  • Good Stuff!

  • Guest

    Good stuff!

  • Bob L

    Hi Lee

    Also in Sydney! I had been enjoying your site and happily sitting at the end of your RSS feed from http://whatyouhavingforyourtea.wordpress.com when the feed stopped and then I lost you. Googling found cookeatblog today and I would like to use RSS again, but the link at the top of the page only contains the graphic http://www.cookeatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/banner1.jpg. Can I connecdt with RSS?


    • Hi Bob,

      Try this: http://www.cookeatblog.com/feed/atom/

      I use this feed for RSS on my news feed and it works for me. Thanks for letting me know about the link – I’ll try and fix it!

      Glad you’re enjoying the site! and that you found me again!!

      • Bob L

        Thanks Lee. I am using Feedly for RSS and that found the feed from the URL with no problems.

        I have some reading to do…

  • Ohh I like your blog…these Asian and Indian flavors are something I have grown up on and still continue to do so…great to see it from your perspective in cooking..

  • Amazing Blog . I Think it’s very inspiring & informative, Creative design…and Very unique. Great Job

  • Tony

    Love you blog and your random recipe tweets. Made your Lamb Koftas with spicy relish last night to rave reviews. I added a tablespoon of sugar to the relish which gave it a little more balance without damaging its savouriness or spiciness.

  • Lee – I really love your blog and you are a great source of foody inspiration (as evidenced by my dinner tonight). I’ve nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out in my latest post – http://wp.me/p2GTpv-aE

  • Hi Lee – I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m incredibly excited to see so many cuisines in your culinary repertoire. I can’t wait to explore more of your blog 🙂

    • Lee

      Thanksyou. Let me know what you try – nice comments always inspire me to eat that dish again.

  • Hazel Macandrew

    Lee, would you be happy for a Blyth charity to use some of your recipes in a small booklet to raise money for other charities. Asked your mum and Debbie and they seemed to think you would agree but you would sort out which recipes we could use. We will put your name on them and would like a few of your little sayings as well. Best wishes Hazel

  • Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and I am really excited that I did. I actually love the look of your blog as it really looks so professional and has given me a bit of inspiration for my own. I will be trying your recpes very soon – and love the fact that you have so many asian recipes to browse through…having grown up in Singapore…these are the flavours I miss the most now that I am living in Mexico! You have a new follower!

    • leej

      Thanks Alex,

      Always nice to get some positive feedback! I love south east Asian food and plan on many more recipes soon… The recipes of late have focussed quite heavily on Indian (which is no bad thing) but at the expense of other Asian cuisines – Singaporean/Malaysian are my favourites so this is where I’ll be focussing!

      Keep visiting… And tell ALL your friends!

  • Gordon Warrington

    What a fantastic site for curryholics………………. after 50 years of marriage my wife has decided I can do my own thing in the kitchen.. and your site recipes look so good… Can’t wait for my next cooking session….

    • Thanks very Much Gordon.

      I hope you enjoy the curries. Let me make a few suggestions for you to get going…

      The Burmese Chicken curry is my absolute favourite, try the Lahore Chicken curry too. Don’t forget the Lamb Madras and the Bhuna both of which were the first two I made. Recent faves are the chicken Phal and Mughali Chicken, and all the Sri Lankan fish curries. I could literally go on and on till I list ALL my curries!

      Thanks again,


  • I am glad I found your blog. I didn’t see the old version but am enjoying looking for new ideas for cooking. The roast chicken stuffed with dates and nuts is probably what I’ll try next.

    • admin

      Thanks for that. Nice to hear people are trying the recipes. That chicken dish was lovely!!

      Some nice new recipes coming soon too.

  • admin

    Hi Mary.

    Sorry you’re not loving the new look. I moved the blog to my own server a couple of weeks ago and wanted a new look. I am still getting used to it and am still not 100% sold on it myself.

    I may try another new look and feel at some point as your comment isn’t the first I’ve had.

    I think I may have made the site just a little too “professional” and it may have lost some of its charm.

    Bear with me as I decide what to do!

    Thanks for your comments.

  • Mary Jane

    I’m so sorry. I absolutely loved the original site for your wonderful recipe collection and raved about it with many friends.
    Why isn’t this new version working for me? I miss the links to main food catagories, the layout seemed friendlier (it’s more ‘newspapery’ now), and the food photos are just not making me want to stop and read on. It’s just not the same. I don’t know what to do now when I arrive at your site. I used to look so forward visiting, in anticipation of some wonderful delightful inspiration and ideas awaiting me and now I’m just stumped.
    I’m not a good one for change I guess. I’ll keep trying but I wanted to let you know your old site was much loved by someone.

  • admin

    Thanks. What a technical nightmare it turned out to be, but I think it’s much better. And I got to learn how to write complicated html script along the way! Bonus.

  • Congrats on the new URL and redesign. 🙂

  • cho

    Fantastic blog! I was really thrilled to see some Burmese recipes 🙂 I was born in Burma, grew up in UK and now just moved to Sydney. Look forward to reading more of your culinary adventures. I have loads of Burmese recipes if you’re interested in trying.

  • whatyouhavingforyourtea

    Thanks! I like to travel in the kitchen too.

  • I like your blog a lot. I love to travel and try new foods. Your blog takes me on a whirlwind world food tour!

  • forsythkid

    I’m not sure if my previous message got through. Just wanted you to know that I enjoyed my visit to your blog and intend to try a couple of your recipes. Also I’m impressed with your move to Australia. I’ve heard about some of the problems you were having with drought.

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