Bitter Bread and Sour

An essay written for the module ‘Principles of Gastronomy’ in the Masters in Gastronomy delivered by Cordon Bleu and Adelaide University. ‘For dole bread is bitter bread, bitter bread and sourThere’s grief in the taste of it, there’s weevils in the flour.’ Dorothy Hewitt, Weevils in the Flour For on the day he died he …

The Bland or the Bountiful? Notes on Australian dining between World Wars 1 & 2

Published in Petits Propos Culinaire 106, Prospect Books, September 2016 A group of us have been meeting monthly to talk about food and food writing. At our last meeting the question was raised as to whether Australian food cooked in home until some time in the late 60s early 70s really was as plain as …

Diggings 27 October 2019

Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature  Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals (public library|IndieBound) — an ingenious project by designer and writer Dinah Fried, who cooks, art-directs, and photographs meals from nearly two centuries of famous fiction. Each photograph is accompanied by the particular passage in which the …