Diggings 28 June 2020

. How blending teas helped a young Indigenous woman connect to her culture "I'd made a lemon myrtle and ginger tea, and Sharlee started thinking a little bit more deeply that you can get lemon myrtle tea anywhere. So Sharlee thought maybe strawberry gum might be an interesting addition. "So we popped some strawberry gum …

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 …