In the early 1960s, my mother and I would catch a bus across town from the inner north suburb of Downer, where we lived, to the Kingston shops, so that my mother could do her weekly shopping. As the bus rattled along Wentworth Avenue, I would always gaze out the window in awe at the rows of buses parked en masse outside the bus depot. Fifty years later, that bus depot is now renowned as the Old Bus Depot Markets and since 1994 has been a hugely popular Sunday tradition in Canberra.
Among the gems in my library of cookery books is a 1970 edition of The Colonial Cookbook, which is an abridged version of the first Australian cookbook, The English and Australian Cookery Book: Cooking for the Many as well as the 'Upper Ten Thousand, which was written by 'An Australian Artistologist', Edward Abbott and published in 1864.
Floriade, Canberra’s world-class floral extravaganza, returns to Commonwealth Park for its 27th year in September, promising another fantastic program of events inspired by the 2014 theme: Passion. In addition to the outstanding flower displays, visitors to Australia’s largest celebration of spring can pick up gardening tips from experts; learn to recognise the different spice and herb profiles in wine and food; listen to inspiring musical performances; enjoy delicious culinary demonstrations by world-renowned chefs; and keep the youngters entertained with a fun line-up of activities.
Would you believe it if I told you that I'm doing a (one-legged) happy dance right now, dear readers?! Yes, indeed I am! I'm super-excited because Commendatore Antonio Carluccio, one of my culinary heroes, is visiting Canberra as the Patron of this year's Canberra & Capital Region Truffle Festival.
Cooking and writing have been a lifelong passion.
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- Liz Posmyk
NB: I use Australian standard measuring cups and spoons in my recipes.