Monthly Archives: December 2011

SYDNEY SEAFOOD SCHOOL – welcome home, David Thompson!

Cooking is about exploitation says David, and his kitchen staff are so good he's offering to auction them off.

I went to Sunday School this week, joining fifty other disciples worshipping at the feet of David Thompson of nahm (London and Bangkok). He’s arguably the world’s greatest Thai chef, the first one with a Michelin star anyway. Continue reading

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AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL – origins by the MCG.

The early game - Sculpture: Louis Laumen

The Australian rules foot-ball match played on August 7, 1858 must have been a scrappy affair.

There were 40 players a side from Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School, a field a quarter of a mile long, and the rules of the game not yet written. The game was continued over two more days and finally ended in a 1-all draw. Continue reading

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