Gourmet Traveller

Yumi Stynes

You grew up in rural Victoria. What’s a strong food memory from that time? I remember my parents cooking sukiyaki in our home as a winter treat for friends. The friends had never had anything like it. We’d eat on the floor with chopsticks in front of an open fire: everyone’s faces would go red from the heat and all the adults would drink way too much.

Japanese ingredients were so precious to us because they were so hard to

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