John Bek

John Bek is a trained chef that decided to throw in his professional apron and move into retail management. He's the guy behind heneedsfood.com - a platform that showcases recipes that cover the likes of everyday cooking, use of native Australian ingredients, as well as Croatian creations that come from his heritage. John also writes about where he's travelled around the world as well as any farmers markets he's visited.

Costa Rican Corn Pancakes

Also known as chorreadas, these Costa Rican corn pancakes are slightly sweet, studded with bananas and served with sour cream.


Spicy Pork Sausage Spaghetti

Spicy Pork Sausage Spaghetti is a simple, yet flavorful recipe that every home cook should have under their belt. It comes together quickly and tastes great.


Dalmatian Fig Tart

A Dalmatian fig tart? Your guess was as good as ours. It’s Dalmatinska kola? od smokvi in Croatian. And it’s Dalmatian because it comes from the Dalmatian coast. This custardy, creamy, fig tart that is oh-so-good.