Monthly Archives: March 2010

Italian Cheese and Wine Tasting

Time was – and not so long ago – when our experience of Italian cheeses in this country was confined to malodorous powdered ‘Parmesan’ which came in green tins and hard- enough-to-bounce balls of ‘mozzarella’, tiny heads on fat round … Continue reading

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Eggs and Bacon

I had never experienced it before. After tearing O-shaped holes out of the centres of buttered white bread, Garth placed the slices on to the hot barbecue plate until browned, turned them over, cracked eggs against the cast-iron side and … Continue reading

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Brazilians, Rainbows and Betel-Mania

At the first seriously dry farmers market in weeks and weeks I jump puddles to arrive at the stalls I want. Everyone looks so cheerful, especially the produce spilling off trestle tables, piled in abundance. I have been lured by … Continue reading

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Vindaloo Against Violence

People I know who have been to India talk about having come back somehow changed. I myself have never been there – although my 80-year old mother has, to her enchantment. India in the late 70s and early 80s was the … Continue reading

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The Art of Food

Some years back a freelance writer/art gallery owner and a freelance photographer dreamed up the concept of producing a book linking food to art. Through a series of interviews with Australian artists, what emerged was The Artists’ Lunch, a beautiful … Continue reading

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