Welcome

Hello! We are so glad you are here!

We are a Chef-Food photographer duo based in New South Wales, Australia! Together we started Between2Kitchens to share simple, delicious, restaurant-style recipes, to make entertaining at home stress free, fun, and enjoyable!

We believe, with the right recipe, guidance and few tips anyone can put together a restaurant worthy meal at home.

Etienne washing vegetables

What you can expect

Our goal is to inspire everyone to be able to cook Restaurant style dishes when entertaining or cooking at home for a special occasion. We believe, with the right recipe, guidance and few tips anyone can put together a restaurant worthy meal for their family and friends.

Many people now than ever are opting to entertain at home instead of going out. They are much more health-conscious and aware of their food choices than in the past. The ability to control ingredients, save money and being able to experiment with new flavours and cooking styles without paying exorbitant restaurant prices are some contributing factors! Whereas for someone like me (Etienne), it’s also a great way to relax and destress!

I, in fact cook at home all the time! Yes it’s true that professional chefs usually don’t like cooking at home but for me, it has always been my creative outlet! I get to create recipes at home which I otherwise don’t at work! No matter what’s your motivation to cook, our recipes will lure you back into the kitchen!

We share our best recipes on the blog with the aim of making it a one stop shop for anyone looking for inspiring cooking ideas

Food and Recipes

With more than 20 years of experience as a professional Chef, I have been fortunate to have lived and worked around the world! Over year’s of testing and experimenting with flavours, I now share my best recipes on the blog with the aim of making it a one stop shop for anyone looking for inspiring cooking ideas! Especially, when you want to add a bit of oomph! to your meals!

When it comes to cooking, I like to keep things mostly simple! I use basic, everyday ingredients, with a focus on fresh, good quality, seasonal produce. Whether you are a seasoned cook or home cook, I strive to share recipes that are doable. But on occasions, you might find few recipes that require a bit more work, though I will always do my best to provide a simplified version as an alternative.

Otherwise our recipes are easy, approachable and usually do not require any special appliances besides a good pair of hands.

We break down recipes in easy-to-follow steps and guide you along the way with a lot of visuals. That’s where Shilpi’s role is crucial! Shilpi and I work very closely on our shoot days to make sure all important aspects of the recipe are captured and everything goes as planned from cooking to clicking.

The Chef’s Pantry

My favourite section on the blog has got to be The Chef’s Pantry! If you have ever wondered how to make those finger licking sauces, dressings, dips and preserves like at your favourite restaurant, then you will love what I have for you in my pantry! As a chef, I am deeply passionate about making things from scratch and find it extremely rewarding!

Don’t you get satisfaction from seeing people enjoy the food you made from scratch rather than something you just made out of a box or a packet? With our step by step recipes in no time you will be creating even more deliciousness and turning those home cooked meals into truly Restaurant quality meals you can be proud of!

With a few simple tips and techniques, we’ll help you make your food look as good, if not better than in any restaurant.

Finishing touches

If you have ever had a vision in mind of your finished dish, to resemble the one like at a restaurant but fall short of bringing that vision to life, then you have come to the right place! A chef’s job doesn’t end with just cooking the dish; besides taste and smell, a delicious meal must also appeal to the eye.

Roasted Pumpkin with Miso and Nori Nut Dukkah on a plate

With a few simple tips and techniques, we’ll help make your food look as good, if not better than in any restaurant! That’s why, once you have prepared a great meal, we show you how you can elevate it, from a great to an amazing meal!

So, get ready to lay that table out, dress it in your best linens and turn on your favourite music because your dining room is about to become the hottest new spot in town!!!

Where to start?

If you are new to Between2Kitchens, here are a few resources to get you started:

  1. All Recipes Here’s where to browse all our recipes and collections
  2. Latest Recipes These are the latest three recipes posted on the blog
  3. Create your Menu Get inspiration to design your next dinner party menu
  4. The Chef’s Pantry If you have ever wondered how to make those finger licking sauces, dressings, dips and pickles served in a restaurant, then head to my ‘Chef’s Pantry’
  5. Popular Recipes These are most liked and commented on recipes
  6. Email Newsletter Subscription Get free recipes, monthly exclusive content, tips and so much more delivered straight to your inbox
  7. Connect with us On Pintrest, Instagram, Facebook or feel free to Email us

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  1. Ruchika Bajaj Malik says:

    Loved reading about you guys!
    Your passion for food and photography clearly comes out in your posts. Shilpi, your posts, the places you visit, the diverse food you get to try, your beautiful home makes me want to live a life like yours! But I’m sure it’s a great deal of hard work and not always like a holiday!
    I’m not the best home cook, in fact I’m very basic when it comes to cooking, though both me and my husband love food and live to eat(over the weekends)!
    I’m honestly excited and looking forward to learning some great cooking with a chef, who’s worked and cooked across cultures!
    All the best, you guys! Look forward to your behind the scene stories and some serious cooking!
    Love,
    Ruchi

    1. Shilpi & Etienne says:

      Hi Ruchi!
      Thanks so much for your kind words. Yes it’s not easy and all rosy but we do enjoy doing what we do. This blog had been in the pipeline for quite sometime, so you can imagine how exciting it is for us to finally share it! With the right guidance, instructions and tips anyone can cook:)
      We hope you enjoy our recipes! Keep in touch and Happy cooking:)

  2. Cheryl says:

    Hey Shilps and Etienne

    Thanks for sharing your love for food and photography. I was very fortunate to know Shilps through work and cant wait to see her blossom with her photography. The two of you are very similar to Shawn and I however, there is no professional chef at our home. Love following your journey and watching with eagerness what is next to come. Our holidays are always planned around what restaurant or cafe I want to most visit and my passion lies around desserts. Cant wait to see what dessert creations you both create as a couple.

    1. Shilpi & Etienne says:

      Thanks Cheryl!! all this time working together I had no clue of your foodie side!! I am so happy we are able to connect on that front too!! Appreciate your support and well wishes! Definitely excited about our journey ahead! Since you mentioned Desserts, look out for our next recipe;)

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