These hills that greet visitors on Melbourne’s northern approaches once were dotted with sheep and rocks. Now they are blanketed with houses and huge shopping centres. For lunch, a taste of Japanese tonkatsu at Plenty Valley. Not fancy, just crumbed pork with udon noodles, vege and egg in a curry, heated by a cute, gimmicky … Continue reading Day Tripping to Epping
Food TV in 2021? A “serious” doco on how Maggi instant noodles is now integral in the modern cuisines of the World – India, Singapore etc. No kidding. Chefs, CEOs, experts all trotted out to opine about Maggi noodles in a super cheap production with a cringeful, faceless, English “voice over” commentary. THIS, shown after … Continue reading Instant noodles have their place, but …
The experiences of a Travel Editor can at times seem a little too hands on, as Greg Hackett recalls with a laugh If I moved any farther away from him, I would be hanging out of the limo’s door. I should have wised up when the two publicity girls quietly took me aside, before the … Continue reading Travel can be a bit ‘touch and go’
This little one was on the “bargain shelf” at Woolies. (The sauce, not the dog.) Not bad for an “off-shelf” pasta pesto. Ingredients include orange, tomato, almonds, capsicum, and pecorino romano cheese. Add a dollop of egg mayo for extra creaminess. Would suit eggplant, chicken or try steamed mussels/scallops …
The beast in all its glory: meet the Big Jack, the burger that’s giving McDonald’s so much indigestion. Maccas is suing Hungry Jacks, claiming the Big Jack is a fake Big Mac. Taste test: Jack gives the Mac a run for its money with salt and fat content but I reckon it outperforms the Mac … Continue reading Big Jack or Fake Mac?
We are gathered here today to honor and pay tribute to the life of a great pair of leather boots. Their reliability was unparalleled, their comfort never in question, their dedication above reproach. While so many just talked the talked, these boots walked the walk … traversing St Kilda’s many cobblestone alleys and backstreets, grassy … Continue reading A man’s boots
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