Unfortunately my brain is still in reverse after my quick trip to Sydney and back, so nothing creative is likely to pop out today. Did I experience any gourmet delights in Sydney, I hear you ask? Um…no. I did learn a few things:
- the restaurant in the middle-of-nowhere motel I stayed at isn’t open on Saturday or Sunday nights, which doesn’t inspire confidence. It also doesn’t help when you arrive on Sunday night not having had lunch yet. Don’t get me started on how bad the breakfast was.
- the service at KFC in Sydney is as slow as it is in Perth. Hey, it was either that or the BP service station.
- BP service station custard tarts aren’t very nice.
Here are some links to ease your hunger:
- Food Liberation Army holds Ronald McDonald hostage. I hear they’ve also been waterboarding Grimace 🙁 (NPR)
- Taste test : dark chocolate. Yum…hmm, I wonder if I can get any of them here? (Serious Eats).
- Erotic pasta. I probably can’t get that here either, but I’m not quite as bothered… (Slashfood)
- Jamie Oliver thinks British kids are lazy, calling them the “wet generation”. They’re just as wet and lazy down under, Jamie. (Eater National)
- The secret recipe for Coke revealed? Blenders on standby…now where did I put the neroli? (news.com.au)
- Heston Blumenthal talks about his new TV show Heston’s Mission Impossible, which sounds a little dull but I’ll be sure to tune in anyway. Maybe he should have left it at Little Chef. (guardian.co.uk)
- My highlight of the week – Masterchef UK returns tomorrow!… although they’ve adopted the format and set changes from Australia and America, and that makes me a little nervous. Watch for my review later this week. (Digital Spy)