The weight of tradition

Something guaranteed to make me a nervous cook is when I have the temerity to attempt something from another culinary tradition – I can feel the astral plane opening up and all the mothers of preceding generations start to watch me to see if I am doing it right, lol!!  Of course, for some things…

Cavity or black hole?

There are time when feeding a teenage boy feels like a bit like the labours of Sisyphus – cursed to carry water in a sieve – it might be more fun, but it seems every bit as endless!  I swear that our elder son, Alan, actually had not so much a cavity from hunger as…

Workplace of Carolyn Evans, the chief cook & bottle washer

Hello from Coogee in Sydney, Australia, from someone fortunate to live in a beachside suburb where other people go for their holidays. Though I’m ‘not from around here’, I’ve lived in Coogee for over 20 years in a townhouse unit that is a modern version of a traditional terrace house, a small footprint layout on three…