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Wai Kika Moo Kau

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

I specialise in slaughtering sacred cows and discouraging the slaughter of real ones.


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

If an antipodean eats avocados on toast in the afternoon, is that arvo toast?

Dreamtime Recipes (1)

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I am a worse cook in my dreams than I am in real life. A few of nights ago I had a dream where I was a cook in a school canteen, and one of the meals I was preparing was macaroni and cheese, topped with hair clippings from the barber’s shop next door, and hair from the beard of a goat “to enhance the crunchyness” as someone else in the dream said. Ugh!

Training (1)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

“Alcohol training” sounds like we are going to be taught how to neck the stuff…

Email header: "Alcohol training: 14th January 2015"


Friday, September 20th, 2013

It’s weird seeing things like Gluten-free products in supermarkets overseas. Of course there are Gluten-intolerant people in Germany, Spain, Japan, Bolivia or wherever. But, a little thing pops into the back of my head, just for a fraction of a second, to say “but surely they aren’t that fussy here”. It’s weird how the idea, held as truth by people of my parents’s generation and perhaps a little younger, that all food allergies were just people being “fussy eaters”, has left a little limbic trace in my mind.

No Escape

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I do like some yummy Vegetarian Symbol with my hummus (from Nawroz, Edinburgh):

"Humus Vegetarian Symbol" on menu

Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Fascinating coffee menu. Why is “coffee with milk” 50% more expensive than white coffee? And what on earth is “coffee (normal) in this context?

Weird Menu