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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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