Diggings 16 June 2018

Anthony Bourdain, 'Parts Unknown' Host and Chef, Dead At 61 “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His …

Diggings 27 May 2018

  Jonathon Malone and Kelvin Dunrobin launch Blackfella Beef with Stairmaster the champion Senepol bull (ABC Capricornia: Inga Stunzer) Blackfella beef brand plans to unite Indigenous producers  ‘Kelvin Dunrobin ABC rural news of progress in the planning. “The picture I have come up with is we’re going to have all-Aboriginal cattle ranches, and farmers and …

Review: Wild Asparagus. Wild Strawberries

Barbara Santich Wakefield Press South Australia First published 2018 http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au   ‘My typewriter sits forlorn, and my puny attempts to describe the idiosyncrasies of life in rural France go nowhere near capturing its complexities’. Santich is recalling her frustration, sitting in sitting in her room in Caromb in the Midi, France, in 1978. With the …

Diggings 13 May 2018

Fruit stall in Ostia Antico How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era 'That it was urban, and not rural, hunger that troubled policy makers is vitally important. Food and employment for people in rural areas – where most of the world’s hunger was concentrated – were of little concern. Hunger began to matter …