Paul is a personal Chef to exclusive Sydney clients and is also our most frequently contributing writer. Paul was born in The Netherlands and moved to Canada at a very young age.
Experience with traditional European meals at home and the diverse multicultural influence of foods in Canada gave Paul a great appreciation for different culinary styles. Over the years Paul traveled extensively and worked at every level of professional kitchens, from the deep fryer in the local burger joint, to the Head Chef in Five Star Hotels.
He now resides full time in Sydney, Australia with his wife and their children. You will find his recipes emphasize natural, uncomplicated flavours and fresh ingredients such as those found in Mediterranean and South East Asian cuisines.
Refreshing usually refers to the process of plunging food into ice water after having been blanched. It can also refer to ...view all
Reduced Balsamic is one of those incredibly simple items to prepare, it is simply Balsamic Vinegar that has been thickened...view all
- Prep : 35 min
- Cook : 560 min
French, By - Paul Hegeman,
Make that next meal other worldly by adding this deep dark flavourful sauce.
A Chef I used to work with once said, ...view all
This dish is on the top of my list for summer entertaining dishes. It sits there proudly for a couple of reasons, firstly,...view all
Want to cook something spicy for your guests? Do some of your guests like a little more kick than others? Then this is per...view all
- Prep : 25 min
African, By - Paul Hegeman,
I learned the recipe for this versatile marinade/paste/rub/dip from one of the worst head Chefs I have ever worked for. I ...view all
This is a great recipe for dessert after a rich or heavy meal.
Unlike a simple fruit granita, this recipe has a lit...view all
This recipe for marinated mushrooms is an absolute breeze, it keeps for weeks and can be done in large batches. So go on, ...view all
- Prep : 15 min
Mexican & Latin American, By - Paul Hegeman,
Guacamole is one of those items that everyone and their dog has a recipe for. This of course is the best version (haha), i...view all
Sardines are abundant in spring and summer and are also at their most flavoursome during these months. In this dish the be...view all
- Prep : 20 min
- Cook : 25 min
Modern, By - Paul Hegeman,
I created this dish some time back while browsing the fridge, (to be honest I was giving the fridge the weekly clean and g...view all