Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fun with Fungi

There is an entree on the menu of Brisbane’s ecco restaurant which will probably never be removed. I remember it still, despite the 12 or so years which have lapsed since I tasted it. Field mushrooms piled on to olive toast, … Continue reading

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Cafe Culture

Cafés have become so firmly entrenched in our culture that it is hard to imagine society more than 25 years ago without them. And not just the physical fact of cafés either – it is also the accompanying lifestyle. Indeed … Continue reading

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Spanish Conquest

The news recently that Spain’s ground-breaking restaurant El Bulli is to close in 2012 left me unmoved. Despite every single review, remark and critique of the place being fulsomely glowing, I never wanted to go. When I think about eating in … Continue reading

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Wines of Chile

If what they say is true about the steadily rising popularity of Latin American food – and more broadly culture – then David Stevens-Castro is a shrewd man. As consultant/adviser for and representative of Wines of Chile in the Queensland and Northern … Continue reading

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