How Low Can You Go?

“Most of the world's observables are easily described by a simple set of physical laws. But, as we begin to focus on more detail we quickly realise that our simple laws are not refined enough to describe the more complex interactions. It is these complex ideas that frequently show up in a cup of coffee.” — Christopher Hendon, 2016

Introductions

Cooking has always been a hobby for me, something I do at home, not something ever done professionally. I once auditioned for Masterchef Australia, got through to the final day of auditions before the final 1000 would be flown to Melbourne. I cooked crispy skin duck breast, with duck fat pan roasted potatoes, with an … Continue reading Introductions

“The domain name … is about to expire.”

I was going to write again next week. Something witty. With a recipe. Reminisce maybe and tell a story. I like telling stories. About when I grew up, where I grew up, how I grew up - all stories of my youth, of my past, of what I was way back when. I’d add a … Continue reading “The domain name … is about to expire.”

Why I Love Coffee

Somewhere in East Africa: 600 - 800 B.C (ish) A shepherd is seen in the distance, attempting to herd his goats towards a small mud hut. Some goats are jumping up and down, while others are racing around in circles. After much yelling, shoving and pushing, he manages to get the goats into a small … Continue reading Why I Love Coffee

Le Grand Dame

I was 17 years old, at my very first job in hospitality. At a fine dining establishment to boot. And I was timidly approaching my very first table I had ever served. I had gone through a month of training; learning table numbers, menu items, service of wine, table etiquette, how to silver serve potatoes, … Continue reading Le Grand Dame