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The Grind

FOR KNIFE CONNOISSEURS
Love it or hate it – Halloween’s coming

The very mention of the word ‘Halloween’ invokes very different reactions in people… The funny thing is, it’s not really an American tradition. A quick recap… The word Halloween is just short for All Hallows’ Eve, which is the night before All Saints’ Day – a Christian holiday to commemorate…

It’s a tough job…

Once or twice a year David Stemmer gets to go to the beach for work. Unfortunately it doesn’t involve much swimming or lying around on the sand – he’s generally there because a whale carcass has washed up on the beach and his job as Collections Manager (Mammals) at the…

Kitchen appliances (and one in particular) are all the rage

Forget toilet paper. Now a sizeable chunk of the Australian population only wants to buy kitchen appliances (and one in particular – see below). It’s a type of watered down doomsday prepping, but ultimately eminently sensible if it looks like some COVID-19 restrictions look set to remain – all part…

Food trend predictions go out the window

Back in December, along with a number of much better qualified pundits, we offered our two cents on which food trends would, er, trend in 2020. Then along came COVID-19 and all bets were off. You could just switch on the news and see exactly which foods were trending –…

Live in a Queenslander? You need to know about this place

Anyone over the age of 40 knows that up until perhaps 25 years ago, every suburb had its own hardware store where you could go for all of those bits and pieces you needed around the house…

A quick and dirty guide to keeping your knives sharp

Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur cook or a celebrity chef or somewhere in between, you probably already know why it’s important to keep your knives sharp…

What are the best kitchen knives?

OK, so first off we’ll be upfront and say that – of course – we are biased…

Are you a reader, or a watcher?

Last month we looked forward to a few trends we thought would be coming along in 2020. This article is all about the opposite…

It’s December- it must be prediction time!

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Maybe, but ’tis also the season to try and make predictions about what’s going to happen in the intervening months before the next being jolly season…

Built-in obsolescence, what’s that?

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 18th birthday, Tracey Grimshaw her 44th and Suzi Quatro her 54th, but most importantly…

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