Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is in the eye of the Marketing Manager. Fortunately (just ask my kids) food often tastes better than it looks. For a convenience/frozen meal, this “pea mash with lemon & pepper chicken”, is umm, a tasty emulsion. Add a dollop of natural yoghurt, a sprinkle … Continue reading Good taste doesn’t guarantee good looks
Walking into the cafe, “Don’t worry about the menu, I’ll have what that lady’s got?” Classic Eggs Benedict: poached eggs on spinach-and-parmesan muffins (yes, soft, fluffy muffins) shreds of smoked hock ham, tomato, cabbage (infused with beetroot?), a gentle Hollandaise sauce and decorated with what tastes like a mild chilli mayonnaise? A big serve, I … Continue reading It was Food Lust at first sight
This lunch was about as exciting as a Greens Party policy launch: undeniably full of goodness but tastebuds in induced coma. I reckon it needs “moisture”. A dollop of yoghurt might give it CPR; coconut cream would be a defibrillator. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and people who don’t like fun. PS: I’ve toured Sri Lanka, … Continue reading Healthy lunch when tastebuds need a rest
32 degrees on a sunny day, and lunch is iced coffee with “arancini bolognese”. The fried suppli host a golden stream of molten mozzarella, to be tamed with the cold bolognese side dish – memories of watching a Hawaiian lava flow surrender to the cool Pacific Ocean. And eat all of the salad roquette because … Continue reading Simply suppli on a hot sunny day
It looks like a pie. That’s always a good start. Thai chicken pie. The Thai would be the hint of almost elusive chilli, the chicken would be the strands of pulled “poulet”. Mild flavour without the all-too-common salt assault. Yes, this is a good pie from Baker in the Rye $5.50 bakerintherye.com Carlisle StreetEast St … Continue reading Baker in the Rye with a chicken pie
A beautiful spring morning and a Big Brekky Brioche. Cheese, egg perfectly fried with that only just juicy yolk, spinach and multi layers of bacon. The spicy sweetness of the sesame seeded brioche bun and home-made tomato chutney is reminiscent of the French South Pacific, lunching by the crystal waters of the Île des Pins … Continue reading Taste of Freedom is a Big Brekky Brioche
I don’t care. It’s Friday and I’ve earned it. Real butter on crumpets. Wholesome wholemeal crumpets. It’s been too long between crumpet. If this sight offends you, look away for 5 minutes. No, make it 10 minutes – I might have another. With real Canadian maple syrup …
“Who’s too lazy to mash potatoes,” I was muttering, when a lovely old biddy – septuagenarian at least, with gnarled knuckles and hair in the little old ladies’ scarf – tapped my shoulder and gently said: “The best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. I’ve been mashing spuds for 50 years and nothin’ beats this. Can … Continue reading No ‘celebrity chef’ mishmash, this is real advice
Who buys UNSALTED butter? (Besides stupid me, not paying attention.) It makes the taste buds lazy. That’s like decaf coffee, light beer, fat-free ice cream, vegan Four ‘N Twenty – an insult to the Universe and the natural order of things. Now, where’s my Saxa salt …
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