Posts from 2012


Read More Michelin Guide

Posted on Thu, 04/10/2012

I simply loved this article. As is very typical of much that Mr Gill writes, he has a happy knack of covering a reasonable amount of detail in a succinct manner and then packaging it always in the most wonderful English....>>>

Read More Hannah's Convocation 2012

Posted on Thu, 04/10/2012

Postgrad diploma capping... We think she's pretty impressive!    ...>>>

Read More A day at The French Cafe

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2012

Totally inspiring video of a day in the life of French Cafe, which reveals some of the extraordinary attention to detail, and the complexities of this  wonderful restaurant that is simply the most polished and sophisticated ...>>>

Read More Rio

Posted on Wed, 10/10/2012

Hannah, Courteney and I went round to visit Maree this morning and to get our first peek at Rio, her month old son. Anna Mae, the vivacious two year old sister made sure that we didn't overdo the amount of attention directed...>>>

Read More Wasting food

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2012

 A thought provoking lecture on the subject of global food wastage, that felt timely for me, because its a topic I've just alluded too in the writing that I'm doing for the next cookschool cookbook. As a culture we...>>>

Read More Orchestral flashmob!

Posted on Tue, 16/10/2012

 Magic, absolute magic! Would I pause long enough in my busy day, if I happened upon one of these flash mobs unveiling itself, like this crowd? Dear god, I hope so!!...>>>

Read More Cookbooks and things

Posted on Fri, 19/10/2012

Have just been over to the restaurant to have a cup of coffee,   needed after I  finished typing up yet another set of cookschool recipe notes, and ran into Anna who has an impeccable sense of timing when...>>>

Read More Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Posted on Sat, 20/10/2012

Rick got up early this morning to head out for a 100km ride as you do. I was somewhat more leisurely  and took the dogs down below and had breakfast and a read of the paper before I too headed out the door to get some...>>>

Read More We're getting old!

Posted on Mon, 22/10/2012

Monday morning of Labour Weekend, and we've had a rather leisurely start to the day - a nice state of relaxedness that is shortly to be shattered as we all head up to TECT park for some exercise, but it was nice while it...>>>

Read More Leadership

Posted on Tue, 23/10/2012

It?s funny ? something, and I?m not sure exactly what it was that triggered the thought, had me considering the fact, while I was taking the dogs down below for their morning run,  that I am not a crusader. I don?t...>>>

Read More Finally - facebook!

Posted on Wed, 24/10/2012

It?s taken me awhile, but I?ve finally set up a facebook page for the restaurant. Or more accurately, Hannah and Courteney?s combined efforts have resulted in the page. Rick has a  facebook page ? he got it as a way...>>>

Read More Smile!

Posted on Wed, 24/10/2012

Don't I wish that we could get this degree of responsiveness from our dogs......>>>

Read More Pig slaughter

Posted on Thu, 25/10/2012

In our current cookschool series, Rick breaks down a turkey carcass so that he has the legs to braise, the breast to sous vide,  the liver for the stuffing, and the carcass bones to make the stock which will be the base...>>>

Read More What are schools for?

Posted on Sat, 27/10/2012

This lecture got better and better as it went along - he makes a number of points that had me laughing out loud in agreement. And interestingly it dovetails with an article in the Listener a couple of weeks ago, that talked...>>>

Read More Simple Cooking

Posted on Sat, 27/10/2012

We are going to have to have crepes to eat at some stage tomorrow, because I?ve just finished reading the copy of Simple Cooking that arrived in the mail today, and virtually the entire edition was based on the subject...>>>

Read More Article slamming Anthony Bourdain

Posted on Tue, 30/10/2012

It's curious - as I get older, I get increasingly more fascinated by the diversity in opinions that people can have. I've been following the American election process with curiousity and am morbidly fascinated by the extreme...>>>

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