Stingray is a very popular eating fish in Southeast Asia. However in Australia, it is known as Skate and does not seem to be eaten very often. This makes it a cheap fish to buy, and can be found at $3/kg from most seafood shops.
Perhaps its popularity in Asia is due to the way the dish is cooked. Roasted on banana leaf over a smoky BBQ, smothered with Sambal Chilli and served with thinly sliced shallots and wedges of lime. It really can't get any better.
Double Roasters in Marrickville specializes in blending and roasting coffee in small batches. However, on top of their coffee they also serve food, and having passed by a few times it always looks full. The cafe is located in an old warehouse around the corner from Bourke Street Cafe and seems to be popular with the hipsters.
I find that every once or twice a year I get a serious chocolate craving and when this happens, the only thing that can satisfy me are chocolate truffles. This year I wanted more than just a butter chocolate truffle, and so went about making marmalade, pecan, Baileys and Malibu flavoured truffles
While playing with the idea of going vegetarian for a month, just to experiment on what kind of dietary and culinary challenges that would be uncovered, I decided to start off with a vegetarian dinner. Looking into the fridge to see what I could pull together, I came up with peppers, ricotta cheese, fennel and apples.