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The education of an Australian palette

Posted in food with tags , , , , on 18/01/2012 by mujo

How can you tell the Australian in a posh restaurant? He asks for the Soup du Jour of the Day, and the Pie à la mode with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

True. True.

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In Cooking

Posted in food, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 16/12/2011 by mujo

In cooking butter is love. It’s hard to add too much. Meal after meal it is always a welcome addition. But beware. When meals become months, and months become years – as beautiful as love can be – there is danger. Too much butter hardens the heart. Love invites change. Substitute a good olive oil.

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Would you risk it all for gnocchi?

Posted in food with tags , , , , , , on 15/12/2011 by mujo

I was living in Berlin about a year when I came across an Italian lass I rather wanted to impress.

“Hey, I know Italian food,” said the fool, “how about I make us gnocchi.”

“I love gnocchi,” said the girl with a dreamy look in her eyes the fool was already starting to fall in love with, “my mother makes it all the time.”

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The World’s Best Coffee.

Posted in food, travel with tags , , , , , , , on 25/05/2011 by mujo

I’ve got a thing for coffee. Which is handy, because I’ve got a thing for caffeine too.

When the coffee is shit, which is all too often the case, I tell myself that at least I’m getting my caffeine fix this hour. All is well.

But if the coffee should taste good in addition to giving me those highly prized pin-prick pupils – the whole day just takes on a shiny patina.

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The Reason I Love Americans

Posted in food, travel with tags , , , , , , , on 08/11/2010 by mujo

This story starts in Rome. I know, I know, why the dickens is he writing a blog about Americans if he’s in Italy? Have patience, answers come.

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