DEVELOPING AN APPETITE FOR UTOPIA – REALITY VERSUS THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE OR HOSPITALITY IN THE AGE OF CONSUMERISM Alison Vincent This paper was presented at the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Melbourne, December, 2016. It is reprinted in Compost with her permission.  In response to the increasing consumer interest in dining out the Age …

Diggings Aug 26 2017

    I couldn't resist posting this very clever combo of food and politics - a touch of humour in what is a pretty heavy edition of Diggins. The Forgotten History of Black Chefs An excerpt from The Cooking Gene by Michel Twitty ‘James, “at great cost” to Jefferson, is tutored in French and goes to …

Rare Brews: from cottage to industry

This exhibition of rare books reveals the rich and fascinating history of brewing. Commencing as a domestic craft primarily performed by women and changing to the scientifically measurable occupation which was commercialised and industrialised in the 18th century. Rare Brews: from cottage to industry features brewing recipes dating back to the 16th century, including possibly the …

Diggings Aug 18 2017

I couldn't resist posting this pic having spent quite some time as a young thing watching Esther Williams doing her thing. How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste ‘ A new app, foodlist, encourages people to take photographs of food in stores coming to the end of its shelf life, to alert people that …