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Easter-ness

Mmmmm. Roast lamb in the fire

Mmmmm. Roast lamb in the fire

I know. I’ve been offline for over a week now and all I have to offer is the same ol’ tale of a man who works in the hospitality industry and is tied to the stoves during holiday periods. A man who loves the customers that demand so much of him during these times. A man who always returns home with a smile on his face… mostly. A man who talks an awful lot of bollocks… definitely. Anyway, I am back like a dirty old stalker. You will never really get rid of me. I’ll always be there, lurking in the shadows, just around the corner, armed only with my dirty beard and mind.

Cyberdyne industries is ready to go online.

Our humble home played host to another couple of guests this week; me old mates Nozza and Troppo. These guys are some of my favourite peeps in the world, so needless to say, I couldn’t spend my whole time on the tappy-key-screen-thing writing stories for you… that may have been mostly because I was drunk… or cooking… sometimes both.

So Nozza and Troppo were here. We, as good hosts, thought it appropriate to start with some canapés and witty banter, and then realised we were far from this “good hosts” couple we were speaking of, so we started off in the usual manner; beer consumption and stories of times gone by…

Old skool catch-ups are the best.

We were both by-standers and protagonists in the over-consumption of Easter eggs. We ate hot crossed buns for no other reason than “because it is Easter”. I like to anoint a toasty grilled bun with something similar to it’s own weight in butter – really lube that shit up. We also ate many great food. Very, very nice indeed. And what, may I ask you, would any festive type holiday period be with the consumption of a beverage or two? That’s right; it wouldn’t be a very fucking festive holiday at all, would it? So we also drank festive amounts of booze.

When all was said and done, and chocolate eggs eaten and dodgy theories about Easter discussed, this was a damn fine weekend. It was a weekend I needed like a royal needs stupid looking pets and what can only be described as WTF sporting obsessions.

This shall be somewhat of a visual diary of the week that has past.

Duck sausage, pork rib, mushroom and kale pasta

Duck sausage, pork rib, mushroom and kale pasta

The photo doesn't look that crash hot but this shit tasted good

The photo doesn’t look that crash hot but this shit tasted good

Chicken, coconut and kaffir lime broth, noodles and dumplings

Chicken, coconut and kaffir lime broth, noodles and dumplings

Have heaps of lime with this one

Have heaps of lime with this one

Lamby rubbed down with garlic, anchovies, preserved lemon and rosemary followed by three hours in the coals of the fire

Lamby rubbed down with garlic, anchovies, preserved lemon and rosemary followed by three hours in the coals of the fire

Nothing wrong with this picture

Nothing wrong with this picture

Served up with roasted potatoes and baby capsicum from the coals and chickpea and cavolo nero pilaff

Served up with roasted potatoes and baby capsicum from the coals and chickpea and cavolo nero pilaff

That pilaff

That pilaf

The boys made frittata omelette for breakfast

The boys made frittata omelette for breakfast

Tomato, mushrooms, cheese and herbs… and fully made by the kids to boot

Tomato, mushrooms, cheese and herbs… and fully made by the kids to boot

I hope it was a good one and fulfilled all expectations for you and yours. Lots of love from your friends at foodisthebestshitever.

27 comments on “Easter-ness

  1. Was that a mise or was it a “assemble your own chicken noodles” dinner?

    1. Assemble your own dinner my friend. With different seasonings and chilli condiments. I love the heck out of eating like that… Help yourself… Adjust flavours to your own palate 🙂

      1. I love interactive eating! Especially when I love citrus and coriander and my other half does not. Easier on the cook too. Must remember this next time.

  2. Awesome…Hell Yeah…Delish…All looks amazing! Coconut chicken…dumplings…kale pasta – effn wonderful – Glad it was great weekend for you! 🙂

      1. By the way – love the new layout for the blog – also it looks like a day trip to Byron is definitely on the cards for me in July while I’m in Brissy 🙂

      2. Cheers.
        A day night trip? Plenty of vodka in these hills..,

      3. Most probably a day/night trip – Vodka – smily face!

      4. Hahahahaha…can’t wait 🙂

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the idea of a dumplingy dinner for Easter. Just feels right!

    1. Heck yeah. It worked for us!!

  4. laurasmess says:

    I can’t believe that your kids made such an awesome omelette. Looks ridiculously good, as does everything else in this post. So impressed by that coal-roasted lamb… I’ve got a lamb shoulder in my fridge as I type, I’m planning to slow-roast it tomorrow with those exact same flavours (but no coals unfortunately. One of the drawbacks of living in a shoebox with no yard). Glad that you guys had a fantastic Easter despite you being chained in the restaurant kitchen for a while… when I was back at uni working in a (terrible slave labour type) cafe I used to despair over the same thing. Those in hospitality are always hardest at work when everyone else is at play. Not fair is it?? Anyway, I guess good friends and awesome food made up for it afterwards. Great post Graz. Drooling over that ridiculous pasta!! Happy belated Easter!

    1. I can’t imagine not working in this industry… I love-hate the shit out of it too much.
      Thank you my friend. Thank you very much. And the same to you crew. Smiley face

  5. Christina says:

    And I thought I did it up for Easter you put your whole leg in that food! Looks good to me and now I’m craving Lamb :-/

    1. The perils of reading food blogs my friend 🙂

  6. I think I would like lamb if I had a piece of that!
    And how cool is that fritatta? Good on ya boys!

    1. They work hard for their dinner!!

  7. Dana Fashina says:

    Shit! If this is Easter, what the hell is thanksgiving like!? Good lord…

    1. We don’t rock the thanksgiving in Oz, but Christmas is one hell of an affair!!

      1. Dana Fashina says:

        So that’s where you are..

  8. Gorgeous food! And how lucky your friends are to you (and the kids) whipping up amazing things for them to eat. I don’t care for lamb, but I have to say, you made it look very inviting.

    1. Why thank you my friend.

  9. LFFL says:

    Your easterness looks fabulous! The boys did amazing on that frittata, too!

    1. Why thank you. The next generation of pirate chefs is looking good :).

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