Katie Quinn Davies, the food photographer behind the Sydney blog WhatKatieAte has done what every Instagramming food-obsessivore dreams of: parlay her passion for good food, her signature rustic style and enviable collection of found objects into a cookbook deal. She’s created an exclusive recipe for SBS, perfect for summer entertaining.
"I love entertaining over the summer holidays and take advantage of outdoor eating whenever I can in the great warm weather at this time of the year. Like so many, I love to throw a barbecue for friends and family. When I entertain, I always provide three or four varied salads to pair with a range of marinated barbecued meats and fish. My chargrilled peach and roasted fig salad with prosciutto, creamy blue cheese and walnuts is a flavoursome, textural salad that has always gone down a storm when I serve it at summery get-togethers. It’s also very easy and quick to make, and packed full of sweet, salty and fruity flavours."
- View Katie’s recipe for chargrilled peach and roasted fig salad with prosciutto, blue cheese and walnuts here.
ALL ABOUT KATIEThe must-cook recipe on my website is
mint and watercress soup with garden peas and pecans, sour cream and prosciutto [view recipe here
].I learnt to cook from
myself through experimenting and failing.My current food obsession is
amazing vine tomatoes with aged Balsamic takes me back to Siena.When I go back to my home town, Dublin, the first thing I eat is
Irish cocktail sausages and HP brown sauce.I can’t wait to go back to
New York to eat at WD-50.My resolution for 2013 is to
eat out more at Sydney’s newer restaurants.Friends always ask me to cook my
lamb and salsa verde pizza.The one thing I can’t eat is
oysters. If I ever met
Oprah, I would ask her if she would list my book in her book club.I always have
good extra virgin olive oil in my pantry, free-range eggs in my fridge, baby peas in my freezer. My most sauce-splattered cookbook
is Gordon Ramsay’s Cooking for Friends
. Nugget of cooking wisdom:
invest in a cherry pitter.