A mulligatawny miscellany: Occasioned by discussion at a colonial dinner prepared by Charmaine O’brien Paul van Reyk (Oct 2017) K.T. Achaya, in his magisterial A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food cites begins his discussion of mulligatawny with this delightful quote from Hobson Jobson Vol 2, (1886): ‘A British prisoner of Hyder Ali in AD 1784 sang mournfully: …

Eating in Berlin

Thanks to Alison Vincent for directing, me, and now you, dear reader, to her terrific blog post on eating in Berlin. A first hand report on currywurst, yes, but much more as she visits the DDR museum and Domklause restaurant attached to it. I would kill for a set of Kost the Ost. 'The Original Ketwurst stand …

“Poor people. Armies. Not enough to eat”: Food Wars in the Dystopian Present in Doris Lessing’s Canopus in Argos: Archives.

A paper presented at the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Melbourne 2016 Introduction In The Sirian Experiments, the third novel in the Canopus in Argos: Archives quintet, its narrator Ambien II at one point reflects on the precepts of the Adalantalands, people she has recently encountered: “I was thinking, as I went, about their third …