Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Melbourne

GREG HACKETT

Staple food with ample taste

Corn Fritter spheres with a poached egg, heavily seasoned parsley-and-radish salad, yoghurt, and a poppy seed & (mild) chilli dressing. $18. Dish envy: my...

PERPLEXING PAPPADAMS

Pappadams bought from Woolies Supermarket. The same brand, type and ingredients. 2 from one box, 2 from another box and cooked together. The outcome:...

Beef stock: Contains no added MSG, no Preservatives, no Artificial Colours or Flavours, no Beef… Huh?

I thought beef stock would be made of at least some bovine offal-ish leftovers. But no, according to the ingredients label. Tuck in, my...

ONCE BITTER, NOW MELLOW IN A TASTEBUDS TANGO

Doing the X-word and trying a new drop, called Once Bitter (pot $3.50), at the Grocery Bar on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Made by...

LUNCH FOR $3?

This is a Spicy Lamb borek. A traditional Turkish-Mediterranean savoury pastry, this has mince with onions, mild chilli and seasoning, and one is enough...

TURKMENISTAN’S ‘DOOR TO HELL’

This is taking Adventure Travel to the very edge: the huge fire crater in Turkmenistan. It’s not volcanic, but probably a Soviet-era gas-drilling error....

MINI MUFFINS AND TWO-TONE CHOC STRAWBS

I couldn’t resist: these diminutive delicacies have to be shared with the world. Tempting or what? Mini muffins $1.90 each ($1 if with a...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.