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Terre (Mornington)

The Johnson’s followed a black Porsche up the drive to Dromana Estate and its restaurant companion, Terre. They parked their white Camry beside it and watched Mr and Mrs Hartbury get … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Canned tuna fish sandwich

Its hard to think that it was over a year ago that the wife and I were sunning ourselves in Koh Samui on what has ended up being our final … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hammer & Tong 412 (Fitzroy)

Like most cooks, I grow obsessions with frightful regularity. I discovered the incredible flavour of freshly ground coriander seed (over the store bought pre-ground stuff) and almost every meal involved … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Osso Bucco

Suddenly, its like its winter. After the record stretch of days over 30 degrees celsius, all of a sudden we have single figure lows, the heater is on, as are the … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Spaghetti Bolognaise

My uncle and aunt came to visit our new place on the weekend. That’s the Italian uncle. Not that could you could tell. I don’t get to see him as … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 7 Comments

Passata day

It seems that all traditions have to start one day. Some Italian families have been making passata every summer for years, mates talk of hanging salami during winter. Despite my … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cantina Centrale (Mont Albert)

So we’ve packed up the kitchen, out of our much loved North Melbourne, into the leafy suburb of Mont Albert. Gone are the Friday night parties, vomit left on our doorstep. … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 5 Comments
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