Chef Jessica Nguyen shares her incredible recipe for truffle potato gems mac and cheese

A chef has shared her decadent recipe for truffle potato gems mac and cheese, and promised it will become your go-to dish for your next dinner party. Jessica Nguyen, from Melbourne, said in the cooler months, it can be tempting to go for comfort food – and her mac and cheese is the perfect solution that is instantly elevated from ‘basic to boujee’ with the addition of truffle and potato gems. ‘Mac and cheese is one of those comforting dishes that sometimes you just want to whip up quickly and…

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US chef Joshua Weissman recreates McDonald’s iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home

A professional chef who worked in fine dining and world class restaurants has recreated McDonald’s iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home. Joshua Weissman, from the US, shared a now-viral TikTok video showing exactly how he made the famous condiment using apricot jam, peach preserve, sherry vinegar, smoked paprika, soy sauce and onion powder. ‘Okay fine, people are now asking me to make this,’ the cookbook author said as he showed the camera the fast food chain’s classic sauce. After tasting the sauce, he confidently said: ‘We can do that.’ Scroll down…

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Los Angeles bikini designer Sophia Kim left srtunned by Sydney’s cold winter weather

A Californian bikini designer living in Sydney was taken aback when she got her first taste of winter in Australia. In a recent TikTok video titled ‘When you move from Los Angeles to Sydney’, Sophia Kim said she couldn’t believe how cold the Harbour City gets once June begins. The 29-year-old expat, who moved Down Under in February 2020, revealed she has been bundling up in hats, puffer jackets and Ugg boots to keep out the chill as the mercury continues to drop. ‘It’s 46 degrees Fahrenheit right now so that’s…

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Viral TikTok video demonstrates how to evenly butter popcorn at the movies using a PLASTIC STRAW

A woman has wowed TikTok with her incredible hack for ensuring your popcorn is evenly buttered at the movies  — and all you need is a plastic straw.  Colleen Lepp, who is known as @colleenlepp on the platform, went viral this week after sharing a video in which she demonstrates how to use a straw to properly distribute liquid butter so it reaches every kernel, not just the ones on the top.  The Florida native filmed herself sticking a straw in the middle of the popcorn bucket and lining it up with…

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Inside the world’s SMALLEST nightclub

Two Sydney twins have set the Guinness World Records title for the world’s smallest mobile nightclub. Singer Harry Nathan Labrakis and his brother Evangelos ‘Boonie’ Labrakis repurposed a corrugated metal shed, turning it into a 1.53m by 0.74m nightclub aptly titled the ‘Doof Shed’. The idea sparked after Covid-19 lockdowns and social distancing regulations forced club goers to find new ways to enjoy a night out. The small club is equipped with a Focal sound system, Pioneer DJ set, intelligent lighting and a ‘Full Send’ button which activates a strobe,…

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Childcare worker relentlessly trolled online for NINE months discovers it was her best friend

A childcare worker who was relentlessly trolled online for nine excruciating months was shocked to discover her best friend was behind the cruel attacks. Kelly* first met Lucy* at a music festival in Queensland through their boyfriends – and the pair quickly struck up a friendship. Over the next 12 months, Kelly, 27, never suspected anything amiss about Lucy until her friends started noticing how possessive she was of her. When Kelly was hanging out with another friend, Lucy would press her over what she had done that day or…

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Coco & Eve: The shampoo and conditioner with a waiting list of 47,000 

A shampoo and conditioner that promise healthier-looking hair from the first wash have amassed a waiting list of more than 47,000 people, all of whom can’t wait to try the new sulfate-free products. Coco & Eve’s Super Hydrating Shampoo ($36.90) and Cream Conditioner ($36.90) are made with powerful Balinese ingredients including avocado oil, coconut and pineapple. The shampoo and conditioner are designed to increase the moisture in your hair by 51 per cent, repair and reduce damage, and provide smoothness with no frizz or split ends.   A shampoo and conditioner that…

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Dutch baker Eva TheStdntChef shares recipe for chocolate cake oats

A baker has shared her simple recipe for an enticing dessert that is more than it seems. Eva, a trainee recipe creator who lives in Amsterdam, took to Instagram to share a video of what looks to be an indulgent chocolate cake, but the oozing fudge is actually a bowl of baked oats you could eat for breakfast. The 22-year-old student said she makes the dish with basic ingredients including flour, eggs, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, milk and and apple sauce, all blended into rolled oats along with a few…

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Inside Angela Fleming’s palatial Palm Beach mansion

On the ground floor of a palatial multimillion dollar mansion is a ‘floating’ table that doubles as a water feature. The house in Palm Beach, 43km north of Sydney CBD, was owned by Angela Fleming, the widow of the late discount supermarket pioneer, Jim Fleming, before selling for somewhere upwards of $9.9million (AUD) on June 14. The first Flemings stores were opened in Sydney in 1930 by Jim’s uncle, George Fleming, and his father, Jim Fleming Sr. Thirty years later, Jim and his father sold their 55 outlets to Woolworths…

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Expert reveals how to answer tough question in an interview – but employers are divided over it

An employment expert has revealed how to answer some of the most difficult interview questions to land your dream job.  Stuart Scott, CEO of Studium, an  Australian company helping students join the work force, breaks down common questions, the answer you want to give and the answer you should give instead. He recently explained what to say when someone from the interview panel asks why you are looking for a new job. An employment expert has revealed how to answer some of the most difficult interview questions to land your…

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