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April 1, 2021

Great Ocean Food: Perfect pesto

I was looking at an article I wrote about Easter a few years ago. Our world has been turned upside down in a few...

October 15, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Preserving family traditions

Last time I wrote of fermenting and the interest shown in the process by my daughter. She follows her grandparents and their interest in food....

October 1, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Book brings fond memories

My daughter gave me a cookbook from left field for Father's Day this year. It is a guide to fermentation written by the chefs...

September 17, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Reminisce of Japan

You may have read my last column in which our French cousin was to be married. The service went ahead despite some COVID restrictions...

September 3, 2020

Great Ocean Food: French wedding

But for Covid, our family would be in Lyon now preparing for my cousin's wedding. She is one of triplets and the first to be...

August 20, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Unearthing hidden treasures

As regular readers will now know, this food column has morphed into a travelogue during COVID times.

Recalling journeys past and recreating culinary experiences at...

July 23, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Travelling to Bali

This week, my COVID travel takes me back to Bali.

I have only visited the Indonesian island once, but I know many people in our...

July 9, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Travelling to Hobart

In my last article, I proposed the idea of travelling through cooking at home. It worked for us wonderfully.

We have spent time in Greece...

June 25, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Experiencing the world from the kitchen

We had planned to attend a family wedding in France this year before the current virus arrived and turned the world upside down.

Like so...

June 11, 2020

Great Ocean Food: The way we breakfast

Breakfast is an interesting meal. It seems to always be consumed in a hurry. The people I know who still take time over breakfast...

May 28, 2020

Great Ocean Food: It’s a small world

It is 40 years since I moved from home in Geelong and into a residential college at the University of Melbourne.

The world was my...

April 30, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Birthday wishes

Today is my elder daughter’s 25th birthday.

She would usually be in Sydney with her friends and work colleagues, not stuck at home with her...

April 16, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Gnocchi all over the world

Making gnocchi has never been my strong suit. Eating it has.

I consider myself somewhat of an expert gnocchi judge. For me, the appreciation of...

March 19, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Grow it, slow it

Like many issues today, the relatively simple problem of food waste becomes incredibly complicated to fix. The fact is we waste vast amounts of food...

January 23, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Salad days

Like most people at this time of year, we’ve had many family functions to attend. This is no chore for me, as we always...

July 10, 2019

Great Ocean Food Great Ocean Food

I have been walking (and swimming) at Point Roadknight recently. It is such a beautiful beach, particularly early morning and at sunset. A few nights ago,...

June 12, 2019

Great Ocean Food A near-perfect 24 hours in New York

I had almost a perfect 24 hours recently. Our daughter is working in New York, which necessitated our visiting her in May. The visit was...

May 29, 2019

Great Ocean Food

American influences have been with us a long time. In the 60s, my mother had a cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens. It was a...

May 15, 2019

Hock to it and make a soup as winter is on its way

I don’t want to jump the gun, but winter is fast approaching. My wife likes the coming season for crackling open fires, woollen jumpers...

May 2, 2019

Roast potato and mint sauce make way in post-Ottolenghi era of enlightenment

Like many families, we had an Easter celebration last Sunday. It was an occasion where all were welcome to a Sunday lunch at our...

April 18, 2019

WITH TONY LE DEUX Great Ocean Food The gathering of the clan recalls old times

We had a gathering of the clan last weekend to celebrate a lifetime of memories at my wife’s family home. It was a wonderful occasion...

April 3, 2019

GREAT OCEAN FOOD The legendary tarte tatin is great food goof

Mistakes in life are so underrated. The more someone fails the more they learn. That is surely the process by which we acquire knowledge and...

December 26, 2018

Great Ocean Food – Mallee root and sun-beaten six-footer brings luck in New Year

By the time you read this article Christmas 2018 will have come and gone. I apologise for not wishing my readers Merry Christmas, but...

November 14, 2018

Great Ocean Food – Roast chook is wholesome, Roast Chook flavoursome and appealing

I haven’t roasted a chicken for years, but did so at a recent family birthday lunch. It was delicious. In true Maggie Beer style, it...

November 1, 2018

Memorable snapper drowns out the rain

We visited Noosa for a few days last year on what was meant to be a quick break in the sunshine. While there, it rained...

October 3, 2018

Take some time to enjoy the fruits of spring

The countryside is about to explode with new growth. Like most people, I enjoy this time of year. Having been through a particularly cold and...

September 19, 2018

A family feast to be proud of

Not a day goes by without me thinking of my sister. She was taken too soon and although the raw emotion of her not...

August 8, 2018

Greek food delights on Sydney trip

It’s unsurprising our daughters have an interest in eating out. My adult working life has been spent in one business or another catering and...