A Glacé Act

A Glacé Act

Virgil Evetts At the risk of startling more than a few of you, I feel it timely to point out that Christmas is coming, (at an alarming rate of knots), and the goose is getting positively obese.  I’m not telling … Read more »

On The Snail Trail

On The Snail Trail

Virgil Evetts I used to view snails on a dinner plate with such squinty-eyed scepticism – for all the usual reasons I suppose – their sliminess, their squelchyness, the havoc they wreck in the garden. On the rare occasions when … Read more »

Long-haul gluttony

Long-haul gluttony

Virgil Evetts Being on the receiving end of long-winded holiday recaps can be so bloody boring don’t you think? It’s like hearing about a really great party that you wern’t invited to.  So, as much as possible, I like to let the … Read more »

Asparagus Fever

Asparagus Fever

Virgil Evetts I’m one of those people who sulks and pouts their way through the dark months. I loathe the short days, cold nights and the lack of vital produce, and so desperately wait for the first tell-tale signs of … Read more »

Mince Words

Mince Words

Virgil Evetts Mince gets a bad rap these days. It’s gained a low-rent reputation, and is subject to so many scurrilous lies and rumours about its origins – nought but snouts and sphincters according to some. But preciousness and pretensions … Read more »

Roasting Meat

Roasting Meat

Sunday Best-Rules of Roasting By Michal Haines The classic New Zealand Sunday roast is a tried and true tradition. I recently did a wee poll at work and found, quite to my surprise, the traditional Sunday roast is still going … Read more »

Nuts to you

Nuts to you

Virgil Evetts I can think of few harsher deals in life than a nut allergy: I eat so many nuts, in so many ways, that the thought of being unable to indulge is enough to make anaphylactic shock seem like … Read more »