Food

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

In an op/ed in the Canberra Times today, Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute asks whether there is scope for hope on the left in an Abbott Prime Ministership. Denniss alludes to the oft-expressed desire of lefties […]

Bolivaran revolution for McDonald

Bolivaran revolution for McDonald

It’s interesting to read that fast food chain McDonald’s has closed its remaining outlets in Bolivia. While activists in Australia and elsewhere often campaign to keep Maccas out of their neck of the woods, in Bolivia, it appears to be […]

At this stage, not even a mother would think this is beautiful

Cold weather cooking: Pea soup two ways. #2 – Pea and Ham

Well, there you go. Typical, isn’t it? I publish the first instalment, vegetarian pea soup, saying it’s perfectly suited to the freezing winter weather, and what happens? 20 – 22 degrees and blue skies in Melbourne for the best part […]

Cold weather cooking: Pea soup two ways. #1 – Vegetarian

Cold weather cooking: Pea soup two ways. #1 – Vegetarian

What’s nicer (don’t answer that!) than a warming bowl of pea soup in winter, especially the icy depth of winter we’re experiencing in Melbourne now with breezes alternating between antarctic (southerly) and alpine (northerly). I love soups like these because […]