Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lusting after Coq Au Vin

Here I am back, shamelessly, order- ing for the fourth time in about as many weeks Gavin Hughes’s pappardelle with red wine and chicken. I vowed last time that I would lay that particular pleasure to rest – even three … Continue reading

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A gift of Coriander and Lime

I come away from Chestnut Park in a car scented with fresh coriander and limes, dreaming of Thai food. Alasdair Smithson, organic farmer and owner of the Munch Crunch Organics home-delivery business, relocated months back from the ReGenesis farm at … Continue reading

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Country cook’s new book ‘The Country Cookbook’ by Belinda Jeffery (Penguin RRP $59.95)

For years Mullumbimby-based author Belinda Jeffery has been contributing to Delicious magazine a monthly segment entitled Country Cook. It is a role into which she has, in a sense, unwittingly evolved, having moved from Sydney in 2003 with husband Clive … Continue reading

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Vogue Champagne Dinner

It was the third year that the Byron at Byron resort hosted the Vogue Champagne Dinner. This time around, all ninety seats in the house sold out even before the resort had the chance to advertise. Easy to understand why: the … Continue reading

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Pink Thumbs

I was born into a family of green thumbs, mine the only pink. My mother’s father, Thomas Hale Shaw, maintained a scrupulously kept apple orchard in the backyard of his suburban Canberra home. The car-less garage was employed as a storage … Continue reading

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