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Things You’d Prefer Not To Know About Restaurants #234

January 27th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

While at uni I’d worked casually in a restaurant where we’d take tinned snails, put them into shells and bury them under butter flavoured with garlic granules. Then we’d freeze the snails and, when needed, thaw them in the microwave, grill them, send them out and then wash the shells in the dishwasher when they […]

Never Order Chicken On A Monday

October 23rd, 2007  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Tonight I skipped French class to go to the launch of Matthew Evans’ book, Never Order Chicken On A Monday. When talking about the book, the former Sydney Morning Herald critic pointed out he was slightly weirded out by the sticker on the book that says it’s “Australia’s answer to Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain. […]



Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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