We stumbled across Hometown Food Centre on the way back from the Queen Vic one Sun. It outdoes any other CBD supermarket in terms of J-foodstuffs (the vegetable and meat sections in particular extraord), but what really caught my eye was their array of cup sake (ones for each sign of the zodiac) and umeshu. Enough to fuel a karaoke party or two! Visit at 422-440 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne (near Franklin).
Did you know a year's subscription to Bon Appetit including postage to Oz is just $38? Nothing beats the smile on my monsieur's dial when another copy of this all-round amazing food mag arrives in the mail. An excellent gift - for one's self or another!
While a big fan of J-cuisine, I'm not sure I'd be up for Momoya Gohandesuyo soy simmered seaweed paste schmeared on rice as a snack. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind a bottle to brighten up my fridge - best food labelleing I've seen in some time. $6.90 from Great Eastern Food Centre at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne.
Tomorrow I'm off to Sydney, where I'll see Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris at AGNSW. Which makes me think of le signore's Chouette aux plumes (pictured). Which makes me think how much I'll miss seeing my owl-loving pal Isabelle (who now lives in New York) in Syd. Chops.
Working with Linda Jackson on social media for her upcoming retrospective, Linda Jackson Bush Couture, has been fantastically good fun - I never thought of Tweets as haiku before trying to explain them to her. I'd be happy if my life was half as rich and filled with learning as Linda's. Be sure to see the exhibition, at NGV Australia from Oz Day.
Am off to my old island home of Fiji this Sun eve and can't resist posting this Fiji Teal Airlines poster. Why is travel advertising now so boring? I could be swayed to sojourn pretty much anywhere with this sort of campaign.