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Standard Recipes for Fifty

May 14, 2009 by


I recently had the pleasure of leafing through a book called Standard Recipes for Fifty. I hadn’t really felt the urge to become a cookbook collector until I came across this volume. Now I can understand the cookbook obsession. I’d just love to get my hands on a copy of this book. The Australian Government […]

Plant based diet? Patatas bravas anyone?

February 21, 2009 by


I went to an excellent lecture this week called Eating the Earth: how should we eat to ensure a sustainable future? Stuart White from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS introduced the session. He explained how all food has to use resources in its production. This means it has embodied water and fuel, not […]

Movember morning tea

November 27, 2008 by


A charity morning tea is always a good excuse for baking and a great deal of fun. This week we were celebrating Movember to raise funds for men’s health. Movember aims to raise awareness about prostate cancer and depression. The money is donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyondblue, the National Depression […]

Sugar Hit: Marriott

November 1, 2008 by


Good Food Month is disappearing quickly, so there was a sense of urgency among our dessert devotees to fit in one more Sugar Hit. A number of phone calls to hotels eventually led us to choose the Marriott. After speaking to several places it was a relief to find the Marriott had a member of […]

Sugar Hits: Intercontinental and Swissotel

October 26, 2008 by


Our little crew of dessert lovers pored over the Sugar Hit listings for Good Food Month. The fruit lovers and the chocolate lovers swooned over various descriptions. We decided we’d have to visit more than one establishment. We started at the Intercontinental Hotel. We walked through their beautiful foyer upstairs to the Cafe Opera. Trying […]


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