Mites: We have a taste

Paul van Reyk In October 2017, Bega Cheese released Blend 17, a limited edition (450,000 units, only to be continued if sales warrant) of the iconic Australian yeast based spread. The appellation and packaging clearly aim to capitalise on the artisanal zeitgeist of the luxury end of the food market. Blend 17 (echoes of ‘blends’ …

Nourished: Reflections from Food and Words 2017

Paul van Reyk, Sept 2017 It's a delicious early Spring indulgence, a day's worth of thinking about food from the perspectives of a broad spectrum of writers on food - journalists, chefs, novelists, academics, bloggers, historians, farmers, producers. Now in its sixth year, Barbara Sweeney's always thoughtfully curated event is a world away from the …

Lamb Two Ways

'At nine, it’s only just beginning to occur to me that I’m on my own here. The adults give you what they can, richer or poorer. Mint jelly! It is accusation and insult. She has detected my father’s hand in the sauce. Affronted, I want to slap the table, bluster away, just like my dad …