Hallo, Grüß Gott, buongiorno, bonjour and “g’day”.

It’s your old pal Kit (Christof) Fennessy here, just returned from a month long tour of the Alps. I hope (plan) to give each city we visited a review, and pass on any eating tips or associated recipes I gleaned over the coming weeks, as we work our way through winter here.

I've been writing this blog with your help for nine years, and there's over a hundred recipes, restaurant reviews of Australia and around the world, and general gourmet articles in these pages for you to fritter away your idle hours. I hope you enjoy it, and please send me any feedback or suggestions about what you'd like to see herein through the feedback link at the bottom of posts.

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Now, what's on the bill of fare today?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Hi!  I know it's been a while, so here's a video of me setting fire to my tarragon chicken over Easter (see Damien Pignolet's 'French' for the recipe... fantastic with saffron rice and a green salad).

Oh yes, and I've just followed my star sign's advice, and taken it easy and relaxed today... taking myself out to lunch.  And what a great idea.  If you have been finding yourself in difficulties, being dragged down by parking fines or fights with your telephone company (telco), can I recommend it?

I went to that stalwart o' Melbourne, the European, where I found out that "petite fours", the small desserts, are named (literally) "little oven", which is what they were traditionally baked in.  See?  You learn something new every day.

Anyway, miss you, love you, byeeeee!!!

(click here to see the vid!!)

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Grape Expectations!

Wine? Why not? What is it? How was it invented? And can I have some more please?



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Monday, February 12, 2018

Touching Cloth – Napkins and Their Use

Why hello there, you!!

Have you ever found yourself out at a dining experience and not quite sure how to deal with the napery? You're not alone.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sakura Kaiten Sushi

61 Little Collins St, Melbourne  VIC  3000


And this time I mean it.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Waiting Game

Waiters! Who are they, and what do they do? This week it's an early release Eatiquette episode, the Waiting Game, where we examine how to deal with the doyen of the dining room. Bon appetit!!


p.s. I get a cameo in this one!! See if you can spot me (hint, I'm in the kitchen scene!!).


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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Perils of Porcelain

Plates!  What are they, where do they come from, and how do we use our precious porcelain pals properly?

And  - incidentally - how, oh how, did that guy do that amazing thing with his ears?

Ah, it must be a Tuesday! Find Episode 3 of 'Eatiquette' here: The Perils of Porcelein, your guide to plates! (please like, share, etcetera etcetera and so forth...):

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Knife Know How!

It's the second episode of our pilot comedy series Eatiquette!

Didn't think much of forks? Perhaps you're a knife person? (pass it on!!)

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