Look I’ve been unwell OK? And I rarely go into a supermarket these days (thank goodness!), but, but … OK so my defences were down. When I saw the innocent looking plastic jar on the shelf I thought – well I read the other day that I should eat more cashews for pre-biotic goodness and […]
Archive for the 'Ethical Food' Category
Here’s a story, about a lovely lady who was raising some very tasty pigs. All of them were rare-breed Berkshires, like their mothers, and all had free-range digs. Photo: Em Hart @thaladybaker Here’s a story about a chef named Alex, who loved pork, more than any other meat. After brining, braising, roasting and compressing – […]
The Greenhouse by Joost is a pop-up restaurant with a difference, a “disposable” project if you will, designed to show us how to re-use recycle and reduce waste.
Six or seven years ago I lived in (north) North Fitzroy. A bit of a wasteland, the Loaded Dog hotel had recently closed and food and entertainment options close to hand were few and far between.
A new coffee shop, Growers Espresso, opened on the corner of St Georges Road and Holden street, serving locally roasted Australian grown coffee. My initial thoughts were … blergh – Australian grown coffee? locally roasted?? why would you bother? Ten years ago, my Melbourne, and my tastebuds were very much directed towards strong, bitter, Italian roasted espresso blends.
I was listening to the Food Show with Sheila Dillon on BBC Radio 4 the other day. It’s a great podcast (links below) and I found her program about the history of the burger fascinating, with particular relevance to some of the debate that is happening in Australia right now.
Monday night (Season 2 Episode 4) on Channel 7’s reality cooking show, My Kitchen Rules, something happened that quite literally shocked me. Did you see it? Now I know that I and my foodie friends sometimes sit in the stratosphere pontificating about local, sustainable and ethical food. We don’t just blindly buy “organic” or “free […]