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I’m Felicity Newman, I’m an academic now but I’ve been a waitress, dishwasher, cook, food writer, caterer, wife, mother, dieter and much more. I am a fisherman’s daughter, and though I have learnt much of what I know and believe about food from my long-suffering Jewish mother, my father taught me about the wonder, excitement and sheer pleasure that food, especially fabulous seafood, can bring to our lives. This blog is for Hank. He died in 1987. His epitaph reads: “Gone Fishing”.

Thoughts on Food (and other pleasures)

Still feeding me

I’m not sure anyone at all will read this, given the fact that I’ve been absent for so long. Illness and ...

A Hungry Dog

This may seem an odd post as I’m heading off to Europe – but fabulous food pics are promised. So finally ...

It’s a good line!

If like me, you are still a sucker for cooking programs but are fed up with the current offerings – try new SBS offe ...

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The Emperor has new clothes

  I’ve been a regular at the Emperor’s kitchen in Leeming for years –none of the hassle of getting parking in N ...

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A Taste of …

Watching TV is so last century but as with many of my contemporaries, I like to watch the (big) box, free-to-air, no ...

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Kazoom!

I’m really enjoying Perth’s sunny autumn weather, there’s no better time for alfresco breakfast and no shortage of g ...

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My Mum is surrounded!

My daughter is somewhat amused by my love of Mother’s Day. Especially since I usually express disdain for crass comm ...

Felicty Food (79 of 110)

Chag Sameach

So tonight the 8 days of Passover begin. Jews all over the world will eschew “leavened” foods in favour of 8 days of ...

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Lettuce and Loyalty

Hoping you are having a great Easter long weekend – or that you are getting your penalty rates. Many apologies for m ...