AB Bishop On Going Native & Win Her New Book!

With our forests burning in wildfires across Australia, our own backyard gardens have never felt more precious. Slabs of welcome greenery in an increasingly over-cooked world....
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Craig Foster’s Fight for Hakeem

  What I admire greatly about Craig Foster is that he is so very understated. I met the man at a FECCA conference in Hobart recently, and as is obligatory these days when in...
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Film: Two Powerful Stories of Secrecy and Cover-Ups

Two new films, The Report and Official Secrets, are chilling reminders of the scurrilous deeds governments can get up to when trying to hide their actions from the people they...
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A Culinary Odyssey in Roma

    A tray of creamy pink icing studded pastries is being held my way– by a strapping Roman chap who looks like he’s just glided off a catwalk. “Mangia!” he commands....
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Turkish Recipe: Veal Meatballs with White Beans & Tahini Salad

    This hearty and delicious Turkish recipe is selected from the wonderful cookbook Adventures in Turkish Eating – Anatolia (Murdoch Books). Authors Somer...
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Film: Holy Motors

Film: Holy Motors

  The plot of this movie defies explanation. It is at once weird and wonderful, mad, bizarre, disgusting and unpredictable. It is designed to shock, and involves the audience with its conceptual boldness and challenging ideas. The director/writer Loes Carax says... read more
One Nation Under Gun

One Nation Under Gun

      America had a typical reaction to the recent shootings at a Colorado movie theater, Wisconsin Sikh Temple and near Texas A & M University:  national gun sales spiked.  We watched the news, shook our heads in disbelief and then got in line for... read more
Guest Chef: Gracia D’Adamo

Guest Chef: Gracia D’Adamo

        The smell of freshly brewed coffee lingers in the air, the sound of espresso cups and miniature spoons clink as they are placed on a table covered with a red chequered table cloth. The brick walls are decorated with pictures of children and... read more
The Art of the Tea Pot

The Art of the Tea Pot

        There’s something about tea and teapots that always pulls a crowd. The Old Bakery on 8th Gallery is currently holding its fourteenth annual Tea Party exhibition of teapots. Gallery Manager Kath Lymon says teapot collectors flock from far... read more
Gracia’s Amaretti Biscuits

Gracia’s Amaretti Biscuits

Gracia D’Adamo’s Amaretti Biscuits   Ingredients 6 eggs 600grams of sugar 600 grams of double zero flour ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon  Method 1.  Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. 2.  Fold in sifted flour and cinnamon. 3. Then separately mix an extra cup of... read more
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