For Ellin Toepan, food has always been a bit of a family obsession. She credits her Mother as one of her biggest inspirations when it comes to cooking and hopes that one day she’ll be able to cook “just like her”.
Food has always been an obsession in my family. I think it’s because my mum is such a wonderful cook and now that I’m away from home, I have to challenge myself to be able to cook like her!
I never cooked professionally – I cook mainly for my husband, family and friends. They’re all fantastic judges!
My parents of course. They taught me to be grateful, strive for happiness and always do what I love most, which I’m doing now – I work with beautiful children at a child care centre, write a blog called Hey Brisbane about the best places to eat, drink and shop in Brisbane, and also run a car decal sticker business called PetStiks with my husband.
Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks with Angelo’s Roast Pumpkin Pappardelle.
I’ve never been fussy with pasta, so I usually just got the normal brands that are in the supermarkets… but then I discovered this small deli near my home that sells Angelo’s Pasta. I was intrigued, so I bought the plain Angelo’s Pappardelle Pasta and made slow cooked beef ragu to have it with. Since then, I’ve never looked back! I thought the texture and flavour was absolutely perfect!
Always taste as you cook.
Pancetta! It’s simply amazing
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