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Gaspachos Morelianos – Mexicana

Whilst I was researching our holiday to Mexico, I watched a lot of Pati Jinich’s ‘My Mexican Table’. In one episode, Pati visits Morelia in the state of Michoacan and enjoys the local specialty of Gaspacho. If it’s good enough for Pati, it’s good enough for me. So, in the same way that we ended… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

‘Mele Kalikimaka…

…is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day.’It was a rude shock to race into the supermarket at 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening and hear Bing Crosby crooning to the one or two souls wandering the aisles.  It was the first real reminder for me that Christmas is not long away.  It’s… Read more

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Gazpacho on the Verge

In Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown‘, the plot revolves around Pepa and her fraught relationship with Ivan and his extended family. Pepa’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown!  Swallowing sleeping pills hand over fist as she tries to work out how to deal with Ivan, she… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

All a Twitter

It’s been a busy few weeks for TIFFIN, travelling interstate, booking holidays and attending food  events.  That’s my excuse for the posts languishing at the bottom of the to do list.  Many of the events I’ve attended in the past have been tweeted by people I follow on Twitter and this week was no different… Read more

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