Buongiorno, bonjour and “g’day”! (don't you like how they're all the same thing? ~ who knew Australian vernacular was so cosmopolitan???).

Also, "a good day to you, sir/maam" for our American pals, "Ni Hao" to China, and "Здравствуй" to our Russian comrades, "etcetera etcetera and so forth"... (for Yul Brynner).

It’s your old pal Kit (Christof) Fennessy here. I've been writing this blog with your help for ten years, and there's over a hundred and fifty recipes, restaurant reviews of Australia and around the world, and general gourmet articles in these pages for you to fritter away your idle hours on.

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Another post from Greece

Well, I haven't been reposting all of these (I've been receiving more missives), mostly because Tim's posts are more popular than mine.

I wonder if it's because I suggested in the last one that there was a naked lady if you clicked "read more"???

Then again, who am I to stand in the way of the internet highway or my voracious readership?!?  To wit, Tim Scally writes:

A little cafe in one of the market lanes downtown Salonica (or Thessalonica if you prefer) called "Bazagiazi " or blackspot restaurant.  You always get given a 500 ml  plastic bottle of water complementary and frequently given the sweet of the day also complimentary.

(I include his dishes and descriptions in full article)

Off to Milano in the morning where the Cuisine will be very different cheers

See pics here.  No nudity promised...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Winter Solstice - Tuesday 21st June 2016

... and the Summer one if you're reading this in the Northern Hemisphere (well done, incidentally, for having warm weather... you bastards...).

I went out for another of our pagan festivals on Saturday; my therapy session of a long lunch with friends on a Saturday near the winter solstice.

This year it was at the Railway Club Hotel (two thumbs up, incidentally), and I felt compelled to make a speech to mark the significance of the event, though really only said "thanks for coming to this, because I suffer seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and need something to look forward to, and didn't those pagans have it right with their Yuletide celebrations?"

I had, however, prepared a rather longer historico-research piece about the winter solstice and pagan rituals, and for those interested, you might like to see the full text here.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Roving Blog from Greece!

Yassou!  Comedian Tim Scally sent these notes from Greece, which I post here in the hope he receives a fish dinner in compensation:

Kit this is for your blog very delightful Greek salad and as I know the two boys in the picture  the older one Kostos younger one Simon I thought I might ask  to put it on your blog if you can do it overnight they will cook me a great big fish cheers your roving food blogger t PS La Randa is Greek for the prow of boat and The un- dressed lady is part of their restaurant decor.

(Click here to see more photos... including "the naked lady" who I believe may be Sofia Lauren)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Builder's Arms is Changing... again!

Well you can imagine my surprise on arriving at work the other day, and my wife asking if I knew anything about Ricky and Pinky, our soon to be new neighbours.

"Quoi?" I said.

"Oh yeah, they're opening a Chinese restaurant next door.  Is says so in the Age... The jack hammers are starting up next week."

Here we go again.

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