Not All Food is for Eating
It hasn’t been a great month in the fight against racism in Australia with the appalling story of Mr Ward’s scorched death in custody playing on the minds of many. Miriam and the Monkfish, a satirical play on my own favourite topic (food) sounded like respite from the issues of the day, but ended up being a reminder.
Part one-woman theatre, part live cooking show, Miriam and the Monkfish is the brainchild of actress Sophie Kelly and director Tessa King. Sophie plays Miriam, a woman thrust into the limelight when her husband invites some potential clients over in a last ditch attempt to save his flailing business.
Sydney Writer’s Festival – Foodie Fun Two events that caught my eye at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival are Serendip: A Sri Lankan Journey and Celebrity Chefs Exposed. In the former, acclaimed Flying Fish chef Peter Kuruvita shares his childhood memories of Sri Lanka and cooks some traditional cuisine from his book, Serendip.