Monthly Archives: October 2010

One hundred miles to Sandbar

Across the glossy river at East Ballina one sunshiny Sunday, sixteen diners settled down to Sandbar’s Hundred Mile Lunch. Hundred Mile meals have been conducted all around the world for about five years now – ever since Canadian writers Alisa … Continue reading

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Pig Farm in Portugal

Anyone who has visited that luxurious, laid-back resort The Byron at Byron on Broken Head Road would have encountered the Parches. John and Lyn have General-Managed the place since its inception some six years ago, bringing to it boundless warmth, … Continue reading

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Goat’s head soup

It was moist, shreddy, a little gamey perhaps, tender and quite distinctive and also quite divine alongside the lush creamy gnocchi speckled with herbs, the salty capers and the salsa verde. I was eating goat up at Bamboo, chef/ owner … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Breakfast Chefs

The next time you are out for breakfast, spare a thought for those unsung heroes, the breakfast chefs. Often, to be sure, their rank has not even risen to the title of chef – they are cooks, behind-the-scenes and rarely … Continue reading

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