Grant has written 39 posts for FoodstuffMelb

’tis the season…

As the mercury drops and the days become shorter, I yearn for a tipple that warms the cockles of my heart. No longer the season for light salads, alfresco meals or iced teas, no sir. ’tis the season for meat-laden stews by the fire, layered clothing, pale skin and beers as dark as the afternoon sky. … Continue reading

The Joy of Food

This time last year, I welcomed my first child into the world. A lot has changed over the past 12 months. For one, hangovers are different now. Unable to lay in until lunch, wake to a bacon buttie, strong coffee and ultimately more sleep, I’m up to my elbows in parental responsibilities. Dining is different … Continue reading

Still Here

Well another break, and another need to apologise for my lack of activity over recent months. To my loyal reader – I apologise. I continue to eat, drink and engage in much merriment, however my ability to share has been somewhat lacking. Whilst I would love to report that my absence has been at the … Continue reading

Rosa’s Kitchen @ Journal Canteen

[tweetmeme]In a culinary world of lies, where cafés and restaurants try endlessly to offer their patrons food that they believe they want to eat, often without the skills to prepare it, it is refreshing to discover a restaurant that is honest in its approach. Rosa’s Kitchen @ Journal Canteen is one such place, where the … Continue reading

Bread Making – Life’s Simple Pleasure

[tweetmeme]There are few things more pleasurable and simplistic in life than a large hunk of fresh bread, lightly toasted and served smothered with your favourite spread. This is particularly true if the bread has come to be at your hand; lovingly kneaded, allowed to prove and then baked to perfection. This weekend after battling with … Continue reading

Bonne Maman – She Sure Is…

[tweetmeme]If you are regular here at FoodstuffMelb you would have read a recent post on one of my life long ambitions. In that post I listed – along with other pursuits that are usually reserved for the blue-rinse brigade – jam-making as one of my ‘must-dos’. A skill that today most people take for granted, … Continue reading

To Review or Not To Review?

[tweetmeme]Advertorials, cash-for-comments, those annoying Zoot Review adverts and A Current Affair: clever marketing tactics, or morally reprehensible acts designed to pass paid advertising off as honest comments from individuals in the know? Whilst we may all agree that ACA is morally bankrupt, another issue that offers perhaps more food for thought is this: foodstuff samples … Continue reading

Matilda Bay – Long Shot

[tweetmeme] Well it’s been nearly 2 months since my last post. Now, if I may speak over the deafening roar of those disappointed at the news of my return, I’d like to explain the reasons behind my sabbatical. On May 5th 2010, my wife and I welcomed the arrival of our first child – a … Continue reading

Sausage Making: A Life Long Ambition

[tweetmeme] Everyone has a list. I have one. A list that as of last weekend had another dot-point struck from it with gay abandon. I didn’t finally get to meet life-long idol – little Johnny Howard – with those eyebrows so luscious and full. Nor did I run naked down Bourke Street screaming, “I’m free!”. … Continue reading

Cadbury Goes Fairtrade

[tweetmeme] It would seem that you can’t walk through a supermarket or watch television these days without witnessing the greenwashing of fast-food chains and major producers. The marketing machines are full-steam ahead spruiking organic this, rainforest-alliance certified that and just about free-range everything else! Apparently being ethical is important and the big companies are slowly … Continue reading

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