I want to marry Marion Halligan although I've never actually met her. I know she lives in Hackett which, dear reader, is a suburb of Canberra, not a million miles from the desk where I now sit. I know she can write, after reading her book Eat My Words (Angus & Robertson, 1990, rrp $14.99). Her brain as revealed by this strange, sinuous food book mixes history and anecdote, recipes and poetry and would, I think, never cease to interest. And, inasmuch as a mere book can reveal that most important attribute, it sounds like she can cook.
Recommended CitationCottier, Penelope, Correct Line Cooking: Not the Readers' Digest, Australian Left Review, 1(128), 1991, 46.