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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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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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Food 2012, the first 21 days

Already in only three weeks I have eaten some fantastic things, most notably the Blueberry Crumble Souffle with White Chocolate Mousse at Verve (Broadbeach Waters) last night. My God, what a stunning thing, crunchy-topped then your spoon dipped into warm … Continue reading

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December, and Christmas

And so, once the midday champagnes had somewhat kicked in, it was time to get serious. We began with bugs and tiger prawns fat and sweet, aioli for dipping. Warm sourdough and lemon wedges, outside in a Canberra courtyard umbrella-shielded, … Continue reading

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Christmas baking

Yesterday I made my first batch of mini mince pies for ‘the season’. i should of course make the fruit mince from scratch and certainly there would be nothing difficult about it – but I do make my own lovely … Continue reading

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Mini Mince Pies

Yesterday I made my first batch of mini mince pies for ‘the season’. i should of course make the fruit mince from scratch and certainly there would be nothing difficult about it – but I do make my own lovely … Continue reading

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St Kilda, October

Still some of the good old Jewish bakeshops exist along Acland Street, their windows full of kugelhopfs (‘the best in the world!’), poppy and almond horseshoes and cherry strudels, palm leaves and rum cigars and coffee vienna rings and hazelnut … Continue reading

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Cooking class at Gloria’s

The day could not have been more perfect, especially in the light of the thunderstorms the previous evening. Spectacular sunshine at Picadilly Hill where at Gloria’s glorious home a group of ten women gathered for a three-course Italian lunch lesson. … Continue reading

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Eltham Hotel Trivia Night

You really need to book as the place packs out quickly, especially on Thursday Trivia Night. The beautiful Ms Carr and I arrived around 7 pm and most tables in and out were taken. Gorgeous Graeme Stockdale was too busy … Continue reading

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The Kindness of L’Unico

L’Unico in Canberra served up respectable Italian food in its big dim room, surprisingly well-populated for a suburban Sunday night. Service was almost too insistent, but would not one rather have hovering waiters than be neglected? At any rate, my … Continue reading

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