Posts from 2010

June

Read More Man O'War Dreadnought Syrah

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2010

Its nice when a wine we already have on the wine list gets this kind of accolades...  Once Rhonda gets back from America, and before the kitchen crew start taking their annual leave, Rick and I are hoping for a few days...>>>

Read More Cooking peas for longer than normal

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2010

I've spent a fair whack of today trying to find the source of this pea recipe so that I could pass it on. I get alot of daily emails regarding the food world and thought it was in one of those, but going thru all my deleted...>>>

Read More Pigs Head

Posted on Wed, 09/06/2010

Every month or so, we get a whole pig carcass from Free Range Farms. Buying the whole pig, has made us relook at a number of things, becos ordinarily in the restaurant, when we have a meat dish on, we buy in only the required...>>>

Read More Making Katmer

Posted on Tue, 15/06/2010

Watching people who are good at what they do gives me a sense of pleasure, even when I am aware in the process, that their skill makes what they are doing look deceptively easy. This pastry ends up being amazingly thin -...>>>

Read More Anthony Bourdains new book

Posted on Fri, 18/06/2010

I rate this guy. Read 'Kitchen Confidential' years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the no frills approach to describing restaurant cooking. Have watched him on and off on the Food Channel, but we don't watch much of that channel...>>>

Read More BYO picking up in the UK.

Posted on Mon, 21/06/2010

I've written at length on BYO previously, and am completely comfortable with our position on the subject. We have a good wine list, we provide nice glassware, that we attempt to match to the grape type being drunk, and we...>>>

Read More Steamed Pork buns

Posted on Tue, 22/06/2010

I went for a walk around the Mount this morning, after 3 weeks of complete inactivity and misery, caused by a cold, that didn't seem to want to release me from its grip. There hasn't been any energy or enthusiam for exercise-...>>>

Read More Non alcoholic drinks

Posted on Fri, 25/06/2010

Have just spent a while unpacking deliveries of wine. I order from a wide range of sources, and when wine arrives en masse as it did today, it can take some time to check pricing and vintages, and get it all stored away in...>>>

Read More Overseas cookschool

Posted on Sat, 26/06/2010

It is now 3 years since we went on our last European trip, and up until now I haven't really been inclined to delve too deeply into the complexities of organising another trip. But its funny how life, can start throwing...>>>

Read More More on BYO

Posted on Wed, 30/06/2010

Find it interesting in this article, that a club has to be set up to deal with the notion of BYO at high end restaurants in London, but maybe thats how to avoid getting people to misuse the priviledge.Hmmm... Interesting...>>>

Read More End of a series

Posted on Wed, 30/06/2010

We had the last class in the current series today, and I took my camera over to take photos of the food as Rick plated it, becos I quite often get asked 2 or 3 years down the track what a certain dish looked like, and I find...>>>

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