“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





28 February 2012


The first chillies of 2012 are much hotter than the 2011 vintage, with more of those durian/jackfruit aromatic vanillins in the fieriest ... these are first pick Jalapeno, Scottish Bonnet, Habanero and Bhut jolokia from the hell forest at Settlement Wines ... watch those pizzas! And check the hottest shop in town if you don't grow your own ... DRINKSTER'S preferred sluicer for the ghost?  Old Mill Estate Sparkling Touriga Brut ... get your little Opinel pocket knife from Fall From Grace ... and the devil worship?  The hottest vodka bar in Oz.  Just remember to wash your hands, there's a dear.


longrun said...

a quick plug for the guy who sells great chilli plants on Kensington Rd (from his house)

Daemon said...

Great to see you had a sucessful chilli crop this year - we have had far too much rain in Sydney so it is all in ruin.

Good to see you acknowledged Chile Mojo - I pop in there when I get back to Adelaide to stock up on some of those hard-to-find items. Next time you are there try the Walkerswood scotch bonnet jerk marinade/rub.

Philip White said...

Jerk rub, eh. Sounds hot.