Not a Roast of a Chance / by Cam

Our August Kitschen Ckaos recipe is Roast Duck, Cucumber and Hoisin Sauce. Our 2016 calendar combines our love of food, photography and design. This year our mouthwatering recipes focus on the delicious world of Hors d’Oeuvre, so join us on our gastronomic journey of discovery.


Roast Duck, Cucumber and Hoisin Sauce

Makes 12


1 Lebanese cucumber
1 yellow capsicum, cut into 12 small wedges
1 roasted peking duck breast or 12 slices of roast duck
2–3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
24 garlic chives or onion flowers, trimmed, to garnish

Cut cucumber into four short lengths (about the same size as the breast pieces). Trim the sides of the cucumber to make it rectangular and then cut into three to make rectangular slices. Top each slice of cucumber with yellow capsicum, duck breast, hoisin sauce and garnish with garlic chives. Serve immediately.


Keeping up with the comings and goings

Things have been a little hectic in the studio this month as we welcome our newest Swinburne industry placement student, Lucy Murray. 
Lucy is loving life in the Ckaos studio... but not so much loving the sneaky photo taking!


Salt and Sky

Laura wasted no time once she was back from Europe to see the latest exhibition in town! She visited photographer Brooke Holm’s Salt and Sky exhibition in Fitzroy with an included Q&A session. 

Salt and Sky bought together a series of stunning aerial shots captured at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shark Bay, in Western Australia. It was Brooke’s intention to share how man-made structures can impact nature while shooting the series. Some of her stunning work can be seen on her website here:


Found and Kept

Alethea and Lucy have also been out and about, both recently attending the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market at the Royal Exhibition Centre. The Finders Keepers market is a massive three day event featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls.

Alethea was also the lucky winner of 'Drag Bingo' recently. In case you were wondering, the theme was Christmas in July — we're not that far behind what's going on!


Ms Monroe was in town

Lilly and Laura took a day trip out to Bendigo to check out the Marilyn Monroe exhibition along with everyone else in Melbourne. 

Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in history. She transformed herself from ordinary girl next door, Norma Jeane Baker, into a glamorous and universally recognised screen goddess. This fascinating exhibition has now closed.


Stay Tuned...

With so much going on this month we've decided to hold Laura's Europe foodie tour until next month. Let us leave you with just one mouth-watering photo to whet your appetite!