Christmas cookery

Make at home edible Christmas gifts.

Christmas rum balls. Photo Jacqui Newling © Sydney Living Museums

T’is the week before Christmas – and egads! I’d better get on with the festive fare. It’s not too late to make a pudding, for the family table or as a gift for friends, or home made treats that follow long-standing Christmas traditions. Continue reading

A sobering thought

Glasses and decanter

Glasses and decanter. Photo Scott Hill © Sydney Living Museums

‘The inhabitants of a beer-drinking or spirit drinking country will never possess the vivacity of those who live in a wine producing land’ Phillip Muskett, 1893

Visiting Orange during Wine Week encouraged me to reflect further on colonial wine culture. The Australian wine industry started with the first fleet, which arrived with grape vine cuttings in 1788.

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