Wild foraging

My top 10 memorable food holidays

December 25, 2010
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What a whirlwind year! 2010 has zipped past me like the Stig in a speeding Koenigsegg, with only the whispering ghosts of his lingering cologne as a souvenir to remind you that anything ever happened. Whilst we still have days to go till we launch into 2011, it’s not premature of me to call it […]

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Diary of an amateur mushroom forager

November 30, 2010
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Obsession [noun] – an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on one’s mind. I am prone to phases of intense obsession. The infuriating elusive bird that is STILL periodically waking me up at 5am has launched a small obsessive phase of compulsive bird spotting. My obsessions seem to keen my senses into hyperdrive […]

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Anaconda hunting and piranha fishing in the Amazon pampas

September 26, 2010
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I’ve always had a fascination with wildlife documentaries. Long before I discovered Sir David Attenborough and his mesmerising BBC documentaries chronicling creatures one can only imagine, as a child I was addicted to the weekly program, “The World Around Us” and more than a little in awe of Malcolm Douglas and the deft ease with […]

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Foraging for truffles at the Truffle Festival, Canberra

June 26, 2010
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Did someone say “truffles”? For months, FineDiner and I have been anticipating the Truffle Festival in Canberra. When the details were finally released on the website we booked ourselves in for truffle laden long lunch at Senso (it took a persistent and enthusiastic FineDiner to convince the establishment to take our booking before they were […]

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Foraging for wild mushrooms in Oberon

April 21, 2010
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Welcome to the first post on my brand spanking new blog! It’s been a phenomenally long hiatus, but coding issues are (mostly) sorted, and I’m leaving my old blog Foraging Otaku behind and starting afresh with a new blog name – The Gourmet Forager. I thought it was only befitting then that my first post […]

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Waiheke Wonderland: Part 2, Food Heaven

March 4, 2009
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The first Waiheke Island post was mainly about mussels and oysters. The experience of harvesting plump, juicy oysters and mussels off our own beach warranted that. Because I got carried away raving about oysters and mussels, this post is basically about the rest of my rich Waiheke experience. Given the amazing produce from the beach […]

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Waiheke Wonderland: Part 1, Food Cornucopia

February 27, 2009
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This post is about my magnificent kiwi foodie getaway. As mentioned briefly in my last post, the co-pilot and travelled to New Zealand to visit his aunt Rosie and her partner Terry who live on Waiheke Island – an idyllic island paradise that lies a mere 30mins from Auckland by ferry. I hadn’t visited them […]

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