Category Archives: Experiments with Food

Cakeless Cake

As the old saying goes, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.” Luckily I didn’t want to make an omelette, not because I don’t like breaking eggs but because I didn’t have any. What I did have was a … Continue reading

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The Horses of Excess

As a child I loathed broad beans. They were squat, flatulent vegetable matter. Bowls of these slimy skinned pods filled our fridge every spring. We would spend Saturday afternoons shelling them, and then their particularly earthy odour would colonise the … Continue reading

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At the Farm Gate

On a recent holiday to Victoria’s King Valley I braved the farm gate. As my travelling companion and I drove through the rich agricultural landscape nestled at the foothills of the dramatic Victorian Alps, we commented on the hand made … Continue reading

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Slow Food

As a kid from a family of Italian migrants, Saturdays were hell. From 9 am to midday, I was sent to Italian language school. This is where, although we could already speak Italian, we learnt how to speak Italian.  Actually, … Continue reading

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Wallah!

Tomatoes are the rabbits of the lunch world. They can be pulled out of your hat and added to just about anything found in the bottom of the fridge and, wallah, lunch!  In this case an exotic lunch, a kind of tapas. As … Continue reading

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Little Italy in Liverpool

This is no pomegranates and cinnamon memoir. My childhood memories of food are all about broccoli sandwiches, tripe in tomato sauce and home slaughtered chicken. At play lunch I longed for the simplicity of a Vegemite sandwich but had to … Continue reading

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Home Made Yoghurt or Kitchen Elves

Have you noticed the growing trend to make your own yoghurt? Gourmet writing circles are awash with this craze. Personally, I think it’s an obsession with cheating the system; a belief that something can be had for nothing. You think: … Continue reading

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