Monthly Archives: September 2010

Starseed: keeping Utopia within reach

When Dan Schreiber came to Byron Bay from London in the early nineties he found that it was precisely the spot he was looking for. Its alternative culture and open-minded community were elements he had sought in Mexico, Bali and Hawaii … Continue reading

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How to gain five kilos in a week

I began on a Sydney Sunday night, a Clovelly kitchen around whose table we composed ourselves, friends going back at least 25 years. Anita had purchased spicy little Greek sausages and served them with her own tomato relish; there was … Continue reading

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Bread with Heart

Ten years ago the bread scene on the Far North Coast was decidedly grim. Having come, like so many before and after me, from a big city where artisan bakeries were springing up everywhere and pockets of immigrants were reproducing their … Continue reading

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The Perils of Group Dining

You are out at dinner, your large group easily the biggest and noisiest at the table in the restaurant. Everybody has, albeit laboriously, managed to place their order with the long-suffering, infinitely patient waitress. Tonight, for reasons best known to yourself (you’re … Continue reading

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