December 2008

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Ooh issue 13 of SPICE – Western Australia’s only non-lifestyle magazine. Cracking cover photo by Craig Kinder of Riki Kaspi of Blakes Cafe in Mt Lawley.

I’m still riding the roller coaster of emotions in making a mag from ‘I don’t think I can do this’ to ‘ when will this issue ever be finished’ to ‘if I could just spend a few quiet days with my playstation and not think about it’ before soaring to ‘well that’s a pretty cool issue but I wish I’d done a better job on the headlines’. Like most things worth doing, it’s interminably frustrating but ultimately rewarding involving good people and a large amount of laughs.

This issue is filled with good but my particular fave is Vince’s heartfelt terror of deep frying a whole turkey going horribly wrong and that we’ve hit the magical sweet spot between Gourmet Traveller and the Countryman. You can also play ‘spot my daughter’ – it’s a bit trickier this time.

It’d be remiss of me not to suggest that a subscription would make an ace christmas present for the food lover(s) in your family and that this presents the opportunity to win a holiday for two in Mauritius, staying in the 5 star Constance Le Prince Maurice resort – wooh!