Food of The Gods

A wonderful, wonderful worst from Peter from what must be 30 plus years ago? What different times they were, when Sam Kronja ruled weather, Peter Waltham parked the news, and Eoin Cameron was, err, the most popular thing on ABC morning radio. Well maybe not everything has changed. Since the moronic Cameron is still doing the same show as he did back then, I assume he still makes 5 Spice Chicken every evening, enlessly “rubbing the cavity”. There’s just too much to include. Also, perhaps for the best, Peter didn’t include Bert Newton’s alarming “Curried Dogs Meat”, or the frightening “Savoury Rissoles” by Wattsie. And “Liver Juniper“? The liver boggles. One glaring omission seems to be Jenny Satan nee Clemesha. And no “Sausage Surprise” by Peter Harries Ph.D, WC?

SPELD seems to still be going as DSF, providing literacy training to kids and adults with learning difficulties, so if any SPELD representative wants to point out how to support their fine organisation, please email or comment here.

Maybe they should reissue this. The recipes seem perfect for a swingers’ party. Sell a bundle.

Is there anyone who can’t image Eoin Cameron rubbing a chicken’s cavity?

Having seen Peter Waltham outside Curtin Radio studios a few times recently, and having also seen him back in his glory days, I would have guessed a Waltham recipe would have been”Pack of Winnie Reds A La Mode”, or “Peter Stuyvesant Wellington.” Peter claims that this recipe, (the book is his mother’s) has the most stains… Ahh. Right.

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177 Responses to Food of The Gods

  1. Frank Calabrese says:

    Ok, with Mike Walsh and Simmon Gallaher contributing – I’d say 1982ish , and as for Lady Court, that is the late Rita, Sir Charles’ first wife who died in 1992, after which Sir Charles later married the former Director of Nursing at PMH Judy McGibbon who was later his personal nurse who died in 2009 a couple of years after Sir Charles dropped off the pirch.

    Libby Stone was a Journo with the ABC and later 6PR and still does voiceover work – her audio demo is here:

    [audio src="http://www.frogmanagement.com.au/files/person/mp3/489_LibbyStone.mp3" /]

    And a recent pic here:

    and of course the late Vivian Gray was best known as the annoying busibodies Mrs Jessup and Mangels.

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  2. Bill O'Slatter says:

    How little the A-listers have changed, apart from the ones you have to cart around on the end of a piece of rope. The list of recipes has been totally mixed up , of course, nut rissoles belong to John Michael Howson and liver recipes from Livermore. How to serve dead donkey would be appropriate for Eeyore. I wonder if Caroline Jones still considers “Angels on Horseback” de rigeur.

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    • Snuff says:

      Overwhelming, and I’m sure Lazy Weekend Chicken, Speedy Spinach and Ground Nut soups would make for interesting reading. Speaking of literacy, Cheesy Leaks is mildly disturbing, and isn’t Poulet Adele a quote from Troy ?

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    • Well according to Wiki, she did write, “An authentic life: finding meaning and spirituality in everyday life,” which was a top-ten best seller in Australia in 1998. The followup, “Finding spirituality in bacon wrapped oysters” is about to be released.

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  3. Stu says:

    Pan Whiting avec Mushrooms sounds terribly exotic doesn’t it? I’m not quite sure what to make of curried dogs meat though.

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  4. poor lisa says:

    Glorious.

    You boil the potatoes before grating them then you bake them in fatty liquids? Surely that results in more soup than casserole. If Waltham is the guy whose latest gig is spruiking Perth Denture Clinic this recipe makes sense.

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  5. Bento says:

    And who doesn’t like having nuts in their rissole? No one, that’s who.

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  6. David Cohen says:

    Who is/was Rinska Car?

    Is Washa her older brother?

    Hyuk hyuk!

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  7. Onanist says:

    I am puzzled by some of the mysterious names I guess they must be the “Friends”.
    I notice that Peter Dean’s spotted dick was shamefully omitted.

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  8. orbea says:

    Flo Bjelke Peterson is in a Bernard King / Reg Livermore sandwich.

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  9. orbea says:

    Prunella Scales and Timothy West – they were in Perth in 1980 for their production of Merchant of Venice at His Maj. I remember this well as our school went to a matinee performance and I spent most of the play at play in my Mormon girlfriend’s pants.

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  10. shazza says:

    What, no Max Kay?

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    • Who has been left out is most revealing. Duck A la Yorkie missing in action too.

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      • orbea says:

        May Kay is back on Perth TV advertising something or other – CAR RADIATORS – thats it.
        The narrative is along the lines of Max Kay senior – stupid makeup, stupid hat, stupid voice, stupid face etc – car overheats, calls his ‘son’, cue Max Kay junior (same bloke oh the fun never stops) who arranges for a mobile radiator service van to visit the stranded Scot.
        And that’s the joke, same actor, save on the fee, save on the radiator service, cheap because ‘they’re’ scottish and notoriously averse to …
        Cue the Young One’s ‘Nasty’

        Being Scottish and Jewish: two racial stereotypes for the price of one! Perhaps the best value in the graveyard this morning. Perhaps not

        I’ve seen it once and it is a triumph of Perth televisual talents.

        Something tells me that the Civic Theatre Restaurant is due for a return.

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  11. David Cohen says:

    Perhaps Prof. Graeme Turner could be invited to contribute a recipe?

    He could be a stand-out in the 2012 TWoP recipe calendar.

    I am happy to appear in such a publication and will send my Bollinger Borscht to TLA this evening.

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  12. skink says:

    we most certainly need to publish a more up-to-date version with today’s A-listers

    Patti Chong’s Sweet and Sour (mostly sour)

    Adele Carles’ Sticky Date Fingers

    Giz Watson’s Clam Chowder

    Col Barnett’s Wilted Celery Salad

    riff on…

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  13. David Cohen says:

    Bento’s Planned Juliet Starwberry Surprise.

    skink’s Toady in the Hole.

    shazza’s Two Big Chicken Breasts.

    et al…

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  14. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    Just who is responsible for “Lazy Weekend Chicken” (p. 30)?

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  15. RubyRuby says:

    I occasionally have 720 on the alarm radio – Eoin’s dulcet tones stir me to lighten the load quite effectively. This morning he consulted the almanac to find that Sir Joh was born 100 years ago today. What further pearls of wisdom imparted by the Cammo were lost to me as I closed the door to the smallest chamber…

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  16. don smith says:

    Edgar Metcalfe would, no doubt, love to be reminded of the bevy of cultural heavy weights he’s been counted amongst in this cookbook. After recently leaving Perth to head back to ‘the Old dart’, and doing a goodbye show completely panned by the West’s resident bulldog Ron Banks (and so many ‘luvvies’ complained that while Ron didn’t stay for the second half the paper still ran the review -How Dare they!) news is that Edgar’s returning to Perth because Blackpool just isn’t quite doing it for him.

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  17. Sholaa says:

    I was busy cowering in abject horror at the idea of Brazillian steak until the salmon mousse rolled around. If only more hostesses had used tinned fish back then, we could be spared the continued presence of far too many of these people.

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  18. Frank Calabrese says:

    From Film Australia – Perth in the year of my birth – 1965:

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    • Onanist says:

      I lost the will to live at the 1:47 mark.

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      • David Cohen says:

        Love the beret at 5.20.

        It’s great! Sculpture, gay bakers, a bloke getting hammered in a cellar, a taxi driver who opens the door for you and dozens of kids ignoring a Mr Whippy!

        “Cone, thanks.” “Yes, madam.”

        And though it all the Daily News and The West Australian delivered.

        They didn’t blow the budget on voiceover artists, though.

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      • The Bartender's skills with a Manhatten says:

        I would like to think that somehow David Lynch created this film, except that in the end nobody died.

        Not sure what the abstract would be. “In Perth there are many newspapers. Boats come here, planes also. We pick oranges and make wine. The wine takes the place of conversation during dinner, which is otherwise made up of awkward sidelong glances. In fact, the wine takes the place of all conversation at all times. After work, people ride buses, boats and cars except for one chick who stays late typing papers in the skyscraper somebody dragged back from Pittsburgh circa 1952. We enjoy roller derby, junkyard races and licking ice cream cones. And whistling. Don’t forget the whistling. You won’t forget the whistling. Ever.”

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        • The wine is interesting. I’m sure that in 1965 wine was still regarded as the sole preserve of homosexuals and foreigners here.

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          • Frank Calabrese says:

            It was. Wog Plonk. And was the Restuarant The Red Castle – tried to see from the writing on the glass, but it was a bit hard to see.

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            • Nice to see if those houses are still there. Claremont? I may have to start a campaign to wear suits at the beach again.

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              • Frank Calabrese says:

                They weren’t going to the Beach – they were going to Church – note the bible ion the hand of one of the kids (or was it the mother?)

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              • David Cohen says:

                I will sign up.

                I wore a black suit when I was taking photos at the Havaiiana Thong challenge at Cottesloe on Australia Day last year.

                Waves breached my shoes only a couple of times.

                I didn’t look out of place at all and my sweaty shirt was refreshing.

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            • Dad always said that in those days you had to be an alcoholic (of the sleeping on the street type), a homosexual, or a wog to drink wine in those days. Buying those tiny ponys of beer doesn’t look all that heterosexual to me either. Apparently it was to make sure you were drinking the freshest coldest beer, but not sure how that would make much difference with Swan. BTW Natalia fan, I tried to drink that ironic bottle of Swan you brought round, but couldn’t.
              Helped some students from Bhutan today. Hit Beer is just one of the many Bhutanese brews apparently.

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            • Snuff says:

              I had a crack with the magnifier myself, Frank, without success. It’s actually a (blurry, reversed) reflection of the coaster you can see at 5:52. It may well be the Red Castle, but that’s definitely not what’s written on the coaster. That sommelier is rubbish, I’m sure you’ll have noted. He makes every mistake in the book.

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              • Snuff says:

                I’ve just remembered that the restaurant at the Red Castle was King Arthur’s Table, Frank. The font and artwork on the coaster seem about right. There’s three words reflected, the last of which is completely blurred, but the number of letters and their shapes suggests the first two are Arthur’s Table. I reckon you’re right.

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          • The Bartender's skills with a Manhatten says:

            Perhaps that’s why the young lady looks so uncomfortable?

            “Mavis shifted in her seat. Bob had lived in Perth all his life, so the only explanation was that he was secretly shagging the busboy.”

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  19. skink says:

    spotted my first car flags on Sunday

    ’tis the season

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    • vegan says:

      i can hardly wait to get home and see them. arriving on the 26th and hoping for a sea of them.

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      • Bag O'Turnips says:

        No doubt replacing those abominable car antlers some stick to their side windows—just replace the furry horns for a suitably patriotic Chinese-made plastic flag on the stem.

        Noice.

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  20. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    If you don’t like change and live in Perth (an oxymoron I know) the banal repetition of Eoin Cameron on 720 is like peeing in your wetsuit as you go for a surf in winter. You know you shouldn’t do it but it provides a short, comforting feeling of warmth and wellbeing that soon dissipates.

    He and Susannah Carr are like media cockroaches – somehow they will survive a nuclear winter.

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    • Is it his fault that he’s doing the same shit show he was doing 30 years ago and it’s still popular? Was Wilson Tuckey to blame for being elected by those moronic bumpkins?

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      • Frank Calabrese says:

        Same with Sattler and Nurry on 6PR – same shit – people listen in droves and hang off their every word.

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        • A little different for Cameron. he’s doing the same show. the exact same show he was doing then.

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          • Bag O'Turnips says:

            As grating as Eoin can be, at least he doesn’t spew bilious hate for breakfast—and he was an ex-Wiberwal. Mind you, more of the Malcolm Fraser/John Hewson socially moderate variety, than the John Howard/Tony Abbott type: I once asked him about what he thought of the Libs as of 2005, and he just rolled his eyes, as if to say that they were a bunch of arseclowns.

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  21. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that “cheesy leaks” should be “cheesy leeks.”

    Otherwise…well, I’m not sure what they could be, otherwise.

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    • RubyRuby says:

      So, you haven’t heard of Julian Assange? It’s his new sideline – finding TLA’s punchlines and releasing them for the interweb…

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  22. Madrigal says:

    Sublime! Thanks to you and the googles my next dinner party shall have a special zing. a la Court!

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  23. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    I demand to see the recipe for April’s Pork Logs.

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    • Pity you haven’t experienced the majesty of our 80s celebs. Wattsie was a footballer, then sort of radio ahh funnyman, then advertiser of swimming pools.

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    • Well the “Auteur” of said logs Reg Livermore was experiencing this when the book came out.
      “His trip to London with Sacred Cow in 1980 created an unexpected sensation: the audience tried to boo him off the stage but he refused to oblige them. The Sydney Daily Telegraph subsequently lamented that his appearance in the West End had given Australia a bad name.”

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  25. The Legend 101 says:

    Listen to Mornings with Geoff Hutchinson its funny to some extent and I bet you its probally better then Peter and Mornings with Sebrina Blarr is good to.

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  26. The Legend 101 says:

    Talking about resturants please reply or tell me or post a comment i you think Sizzler is the Upmarket Mcdonalds,Thankyou.

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  27. Frank Calabrese says:

    Remember the big Fuss When Peter Waltham Joined Ch 9 ??

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  28. The Legend 101 says:

    Excuse me whats Hus Burger ive never heard of it?

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  29. The Legend 101 says:

    Oh thx sounds like a good resturant.

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  31. Big Ramifications says:

    Peter Waltham was a more than serviceable news reader but jeez didn’t he have a head on him?

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