cooking melbourne

Discovering Melbourne's Artisan Foods and Produce

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Simple Everyday Japanese Cooking

I thoroughly enjoyed my three weeks in Japan.  A long time fan of Japanese cuisine, I was not disappointed with any food I experienced and was blown away by the quality and care taken, particularly with seafood. Sashimi and sushi will never be the same again and I wonder at all that slightly old fish,…

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The Age Letters:Preserve Fertile Land

My letter published in The Age Sunday October 30, 2016 The government’s simplistic response to the housing affordability crisis is to release more land to developers: land that is essential for our food security. The rich soils of Tyabb, Clyde, Pearcedale, Devon Meadows, Cranbourne, Werribee South and Koo Wee Rup make up the fertile crescent…

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sprintime asparagus gets political

Springtime Asparagus Gets Political

Springtime asparagus is here, so say goodbye to kale, silverbeet and pumpkin for a while and start picking up bundles of fresh, local asparagus. Our asparagus is grown in Koo Wee Rup which just happens to be Australia’s largest asparagus growing region; ninety percent of asparagus is grown right at our doorstep. The rich soils…

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma | Michael Pollan

What should we have for dinner? The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but according to Michael Pollan, how we answer it today, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species. The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern…

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Preston Market To Be Sanitized By Developers

 The owners of the Preston Market will move ahead with a $4 million revamp of the popular food halls despite opposition from local residents and traders. Link to an interesting article on the revamping of our Preston Market by Simon Johanson (Sydney Morning Herald). It is curious that I found no mention of this in…

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