Category Archives: Good Taste

White food

We sit down and peruse the lunchtime menus. I know how neurotic she is about her weight and what she eats and I assume she will, as she always does, order the fish. Except not this dish, served as it … Continue reading

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Taking the cake

Rebel has done a lot of books. And the shoe she crafted for one party was so successful that girls kept trying it on, like Cinderella’s slipper. These are, however, cakes. A business less than two years old has seen Mullumbimby-based … Continue reading

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Taking the cake

Rebel has done a lot of books. And the shoe she crafted for one party was so successful that girls kept trying it on, like Cinderella’s slipper. These are, however, cakes. A business less than two years old has seen … Continue reading

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Spa cuisine

Spa cuisine, Samantha Gowing tells the small group of us, started back in the eighties in California. She is about to conduct a cooking class of sorts followed by lunch, all of it based on this type of healthy cooking, … Continue reading

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Spa cuisine

Spa cuisine, Samantha Gowing tells the small group of us, started back in the eighties in California. She is about to conduct a cooking class of sorts followed by lunch, all of it based on this type of healthy cooking, … Continue reading

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K and the magic gougères

When it came to entertaining, K was the most stylish woman I knew. And yet this stylishness stopped there; she was otherwise an unremarkable middle-aged woman who spurned makeup, whose short-cropped haircut resembled a grey helmet, whose legs she never bothered … Continue reading

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All fired up over pizzas

Every Sunday morning sixty loaves of their bread run out the door of the Crabbes Creek General Store. And to think it all came about because Jon, a builder, was making brick ovens… Anyone who has been to the Mullumbimby … Continue reading

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Restaurants: Mystique or Myth?

I have just finished reading a book called Four Kitchens. In it, chef/author Lauren Shockey describes her experiences over the course of one year in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv and Paris, cooking in restaurants. Having completed a course at … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Bell pepper, pimiento, capsicum, sweet pepper, bullnose pepper – depending on where you reside the name will vary. And Christopher Columbus can be blamed for the confusion: on his voyage to Asia, the land of the spice pepper, he entered … Continue reading

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Ask your butcher

There was a duck in my freezer, and it was time to bring it out. One of AJ’s beautiful birds, it would do wonderfully, I was thinking, for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Duck Ragu which I planned to serve to friends. Out … Continue reading

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