Monthly Archives: January 2011

Crumbed Fried Chicken

I love the wheel that slowly rolls its inexorable way through shifting tastes and influences until it is back to where it began – so suddenly women can wear those gorgeously flattering full-skirted tiny-waisted dresses that were around in the … Continue reading

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Health Food Stores

The Pughs ran the Bulk Health Food store in Canberra’s Civic Centre (‘Civic’) in the early seventies and for a while this was my after-school job. She remains indistinct in my memory, but not so Mr Pugh, a tall and … Continue reading

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Cooking on yachts

Why, I would occasionally muse, would anyone want to cook on a yacht? Yet to be persuaded of the charms of sailing (is it because I’m a Canberragirl?), I add to that the clustered claustrophobia of an over-heated galley kitchen … Continue reading

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Remembrance of things pasta

A friend once told me about her fresh pasta business in Sydney’s Balmain, years ago. She described evocatively and amusingly the draping of endless eggy strands of freshly extruded pasta all over her house as it was left to dry … Continue reading

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