National icons as consumables

By | January 22, 2007

Today was apparently the hottest day Sydney has seen so far this summer. As someone who finds 25 degrees uncomfortably warm, the 35-40 degrees we had today was a bit much. It didn’t help that most of what I was doing involved walking from Pyrmont (where I am right now) to The Rocks, and back in the middle of the day.

However, it was good. I was meeting a couple of people from the conference for a final lunch thing at The Australian, where they have regional beers, and a range of pizza. As toppings, we had emu, crocodile, and kangaroo. Crocodile and kangaroo are really quite good it turns out. Emu is not very remarkable.

Later that evening I went for a BBQ, and had kangaroo meat then, too. It’s extremely good like that, and apparently cheaper than regular steak.

It just makes me wonder what kind of reaction you’d get if you were cooking kiwi on the BBQ. Quite different I’d expect đŸ™‚

My NZ SIM card has failed, and due to some weirdness of Vodafone, I can’t access voicemail by calling the international number. So should you need to reach me, I can be found at +61415951810 until the end of January (when I return to New Zealand). Email should be pretty reliable too, if you don’t mind waiting a bit.

I’ll also try to update this with more descriptions of talks from the conference. Although, planning to do that didn’t really pan out for last year, so I’ll make no promises.

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