Sally James

Sally James is an award-winning Australian chef, author, educator, television presenter and an ambassador for Australian food & wine whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen books, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook, Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category, Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook.

She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Draeger’s and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food and Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States. James continues to do guest appearances on television and radio in the US and Canada, including a recurring guest spot on ABC television’s popular View from the Bay in San Francisco.

James is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine & Food, the Food Media Club of Australia, and Slow Food USA.

Articles & Recipes by Sally James

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  • Pork Chops with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa

    Pork Chops with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa

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    Everyone knows that ham and pineapple are a given! But don’t overlook pork chops or tenderloin. A fresh and vibrant salsa with pineapple and papaya, crispy chunks of cucumber and fennel and a touch of chili heat make for a wonderful combination. I’ve added a sweet and sumptuous glaze for the pork with 5-spice and honey to round out the flavors!

  • Berry and Chocolate Tart with Filo Pastry

    Berry and Chocolate Tarts with Filo Pastry

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    Hazelnuts and chocolate partner in this lush dessert, finished with a touch of fruit to make a gorgeous summer treat. Feel free to adjust the balance of milk and dark chocolate to your own preference.

  • Berry and Chocolate Tarts

    Berry and Chocolate Tarts with Hazelnut Pastry

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    Hazelnuts and chocolate partner in this lush dessert, finished with a touch of fruit to make a gorgeous summer treat. Feel free to adjust the balance of milk and dark chocolate to your own preference.

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    Mango and Passionfruit Buckle

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    Enjoy a warm taste of summer with this rich and fruity dessert that is also great for afternoon or morning tea. The passionfruit adds a lovely tang, but you could easily use pineapple or peaches instead. Delicious with whipped cream or ice cream!

  • Hoisin Glazed Australian Lamb Shoulder Chops with Stir Fry Noodles shoulder#DC52_1

    Hoisin Glazed Australian Lamb Shoulder Chops with Stir Fry Noodles

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    The mild flavor and lean tender quality of Australian lamb lends itself wonderfully to all kinds of Asian meals. In this dish, the sweet and salty Hoisin sauce is complimented by the light fresh noodle stir- fry - the perfect quick healthy evening meal where flavor is not sacrificed. Try with a little cilantro over the top for a fresh change.

  • Duck Nicoise Anolon

    Warm Duck Nicoise

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    A thoroughly decadent twist on a classic Nicoise salad – and duck works surprisingly well with the traditional tuna accompaniments, too! A few tips to making this a real winner – keep the egg yolks moist and soft, the vegetables crisp and tender and don’t overcook the duck! This is all about moist and flavorful ingredients coming together for a simple yet exotic experience.

  • Vietnamese-style Lamb and Noodle Salad 3

    Vietnamese-Style Lamb and Noodle Salad

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    Cellophane noodles are a traditional Vietnamese noodle – light, delicate and with a playful texture that can be served hot or cold. You could also use rice stick noodles or vermicelli.

  • Thai-Curried-Australian-Lamb-Shanks-with-Cilantro-Rice

    Thai-curried Lamb Shanks with Cilantro Rice

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    "An Asian twist on a classic Italian dish, Australian lamb shanks are slowly cooked with Thai spices and white wine, then served over cilantro flavored rice – comfort food with a fresh lively kick! "

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    Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Red Wine Tomato Relish

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    "An elegant, delicious and healthy alternative to the hamburger, seasoned fillet of steak is sandwiched in a baguette with red wine caramelized tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula. "

  • Spring Vegetables and Almond Pizza

    Spring Vegetable and Almond Pizza

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    "A simple, fresh and easy to prepare pizza, summer vegetables are shaved over a premade base spread with an unusual almond pesto."

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    Spaghetti with Walnut, Basil and Ricotta Sauce

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    "Based on a classic Italian pasta dish where the sauce is made from rustic bread soaked in milk and mixed with nuts and herbs to make a thick creamy sauce, my version is a little lighter, crunchier and bright."

  • Slow-Braised-Octopus-and-Rigatoni-2 (1)

    Slow Braised Octopus and Rigatoni

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    A warming comfort dish of slow braised octopus in white wine and tomatoes with a vibrant and fresh sprinkle of parsley – a typical coastal Italian village dish.

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