Mercimek corbasi – Turkish lentil soup

turkish lentil soupI remember being on my deathbed—I mean, when I had the flu—and thinking… Need. Turkish. Lentil. Soup. Everything that was me, ached. I felt a million years old! Yet somehow I summoned the strength to walk to Sarays in Enmore for a bowl of soothing warm.

But there’s no need to drag your tired body up the road. Here’s a recipe for you! More


Angela Booth

angela boothIt was following the great Violet Beauregarde incident of 1982 that I first came face to face with the reality of pork. As my aunt struggled to free my hair of chewing gum I had lodged behind my left ear, I sat and stared, pale and wide eyed at the steaming plate of pig’s trotters before me. More


In bed with McDonalds: a parody email

strategy meetingHey Claudia,

How’s uni/work/life? How about a catch-up during Easter. Going anywhere?

I need your advice! Below is an internal strategy email. The solution is borderline incredulous… a little bit lah-lah land. Would be a GODSEND! Let me know your thoughts! More


Food photography FTW

merri beeIt has been a hectic month. I’ve just started a Masters of Public Health which should be called a Masters of Heart Palpitations Because of All the Assignments! Today was the first day I could kind of relax, knocking back small wins for work, homework, wireframes for FlavourCrusader and the Facebook change to timeline. More


Katinka Day

katinka dayI was flirting with the idea of making my own muesli, yet what to put in it? A serendipitous click to Katinka’s muesli post sorted me out. Oh, the possibilities! Fabulous photography. Wonderfully detailed. And written to demystify food. Introducing Katinka… More


Gill Stannard

gill stannard naturopathGill Stannard is celebrating her 20th year of being in practice as a naturopath. She is passionate about nutrition and herbal medicine, and is an experienced counsellor. Her approach is down-to-earth; being practical about food is a big part of that. More


Lisa Martin

lisa martinOne fine Saturday morning on the Twitter, people started to get really heated about ColeWorths; this time vegetables were in the line of supermarket fire.

Steady, aim… Lisa shared a post about the subject. Watch her ideas spread across the digital landscape. Nice. More


Call for expressions of interest in the Goulburn Valley Food Cooperative

girgarre heinz goulburn valley coopA while ago I wrote about the closure of the Heinz tomato processing factory at Girgarre, Victoria; they exited Australia to conduct processing offshore. This affects 15 workers directly but about 600 jobs in the local area and leaves tomato growers in the Valley with just one processor – who is systematically screwing down prices (and thus margins for environmental sustainability) in this region. More