Jerry Fraser, King of Oysters

When an oyster hater met the King of Oysters

Does Perth’s most famous oyster shucker Jerry Fraser know I’m an oyster hater? Even if he suspects I’d rather just photograph those slippery suckers than slurp one down, he greets me with a big grin. “Hello, Lady with the Camera! You’re back!” It’s the second time I’ve found myself at Jerry’s oy…

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Unexpected Dubai – Shangri-La Hotel breakfast buffet, dinner at Traiteur, camel milk chocolate, Emirates Business Class

In October, I travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as a guest of Emirates and the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. This is the final post in my blog series on that trip. The rooftop pool attendants at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai are probably used to shutterbugs taking photos […]

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Eat Drink Perth is back – March 2013

Authentic Moroccan food at Shak Shuka, Twilight Hawkers Market It’s time to get into your eating pants again. Eat Drink Perth 2013 is on throughout the month of March in the City of Perth. I’m one of five official bloggers for Eat Drink Perth this year. The full program is available at the Eat Drink […]

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Crown Metropol Perth and Atrium breakfast buffet, Burswood

For Jac’s birthday this year, I booked us a couple of nights at the Crown Metropol, formerly the Intercontinental Hotel, at Crown Perth, formerly known as the Burswood Entertainment Complex. The package I booked under was called Meet me at the Metropol and included valet parking and buffet breakfast at the Atrium Buffet each morning. [&hellip…

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No4 Blake Street, North Perth

More than a decade ago, Blake’s on Blake Street in North Perth was known for its delicious cakes. I used to ride my bicycle to Blake’s to get a slice of wonderful hazelnut torte, with layers of sponge, crushed hazelnuts and hazelnut cream. Years after I moved away from North Perth, the same building became […]

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Bacon and egg roll brunch

We were back at Point Walter this weekend for a bacon and egg roll brunch, a belated birthday celebration for Jac’s brother Brad. Jac trimmed the rind off the bacon but left a nice strip of fat on each rasher and Brad cooked it on his trusty yellow portable gas stove. While the bacon sizzled, […]

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