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Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. A former Gold Plate judge, he is a self-confessed food addict - 'I'm up to three meals a day' he admits.

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Writer Rank: 3
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Readers: 358540
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Articles: 913
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My WeekendNotes - 913
Ainsley Hayes: I said I feel a sense of duty. Lionel Tribbey: What, did you just walk out of The Pirates of Penzance?... [more]
02/06/2021 - 12/06/2021
History is full of examples of really bad timing - the Light Brigade not waiting for further and better instructions; t... [more]
The restrictions imposed by control of the Covid-19 virus have now been loosened to a considerable degree allowing resta... [more]
From time to time I am asked by people finding out that I'm a food writer and restaurant reviewer 'What's your favourite... [more]
Let's face it as we get older our limit of ambition shrinks. I know now, for example, that I am never going to go t... [more]
11/06/2022 - 19/06/2022
Even if you are a big fan of comedy and humour, the name Finley Dunn may not mean much to you, but it should. He was a ... [more]
01/04/2022 - 23/04/2022
Newly formed theatre company Arena Theatre Productions (WA) Inc are proud to present their first production, the delig... [more]
01/04/2022 - 01/05/2022
In my opinion there are two Michael Caines. There's Michael Caine the actor (Sleuth, Alfie, Zulu, The Italian Job, ... [more]
The ingredients for a traditional English pantomime are quite simple. Take a large man dressed unconvincingly as a woma... [more]
18/11/2021 - 11/12/2021
David Williamson AO is one of Australia's leading playwrights, and can truly be described as 'the voice of middle Austra... [more]
25/02/2021 - 13/03/2021
Arguably one of the world's funniest and certainly best enduring plays in the English language. The Importance of Being ... [more]
26/11/2020 - 12/12/2020
There is a meme going around pointing out that Shakespeare wrote several plays while kept at home during a plague lockdo... [more]
04/09/2020 - 06/11/2020
The Rev Dodgson would have little realised on a warm afternoon in 1862 when he and his friend Duckworth took his boss's ... [more]
28/02/2020 - 14/03/2020
Dr Johnson felt that ultimate happiness could be obtained by riding in a fast pony chaise with a pretty woman. While I ... [more]
Once upon a time, in a faraway imaginary land called Hollywood there lived two famous stars, one a great actress, the ot... [more]
13/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
Fringe is back for 2020 in all its madcap glory! Good, bad, excellent, execrable, the shows in their hundreds are there ... [more]
17/01/2020 - 16/02/2020
Anton Burge is a writer, actor and playwright, specialising in writing for women, focusing on celebrated women of the 1... [more]
13/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
Everyone loves a pantomime (Oh no, they don't!; Oh yes, they do!) - it's an innocent family entertainment for all ages ... [more]
28/11/2019 - 14/12/2019
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA is well-known for good, often excellent productions of Gilbert and Sullivan works... [more]
30/10/2019 - 02/11/2019
The year 1965 was a year of endings and beginnings. Sir Winston Churchill died, Sir Stanley Matthews retired from foot... [more]
02/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
Probably Australia's most well-known popular playwright, certainly the most awarded with four Honorary Doctorates of Let... [more]
28/09/2019 - 12/10/2019
In 441BCE renowned Athenian playwright Sophocles wrote a tragedy called Antigone, the daughter of incestuous couple Joca... [more]
09/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
Katherine Susannah Prichard was a great writer and in the fifty years since her death, her home in Greenmount has become... [more]
If it is true, as famously Frank Lloyd Wright said, that the hearth is the heart of any home, then I think we may assume... [more]
Ever since John Logie Baird rang his mum and said: 'I've got a bit of an idea ...' the British have done period drama we... [more]
Ben Elton is possibly best known for his light comedy. Stand -up routines and so on. Blackadder sort of falls into thi... [more]
04/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
Ben Elton, the well-known Fremantle resident, stand-up comedian, author, playwright, actor, director and writer, is some... [more]
04/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
I like action movies. I enjoy thriller novels. I am a fan of imaginative fantasy like Sir Terry Pratchett. Theoretica... [more]
Although not the first written of the fourteen joint operatic collaborations of Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Gilb... [more]
02/05/2019 - 11/05/2019
In the world of romantic comedy nothing is impossible, no woman unobtainable, no dream unrealisable, no coincidence too ... [more]
For those of you, gentle readers, who have taken part in the Great Margaret River Gourmet Escape, or who are well aware ... [more]
Sir Noel Coward's short story Star Quality, was published in 1951, a wickedly observant story about theatre veterans put... [more]
02/05/2019 - 18/05/2019
Few novels are set in Perth, the most isolated capital in the world. Duncan Kyle set two thrillers here in the late 80'... [more]
It is entirely possible that musician and comic Stephen Valeri may just be John (Farnsey) Farnham's biggest fan. Cert... [more]
14/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
If it is true that Fringe is like a box of chocolates as has been said elsewhere, then Sense and Spontaneity must be the... [more]
14/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
Fringe is like a box of chocolates, as the late Mrs Gump might have said, you never know what you're going to get. At... [more]
14/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Charlotte and her daughter Enid come to Greece, to Salonika, searching for the grave of their husband and father, Ben, k... [more]
28/02/2019 - 16/03/2019
What do you get if you combine the lovely Cougar Morrison, the talented Mark Turner, gorgeous showgirls and the Perth Ca... [more]
12/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Legendary opera diva, Maria Callas, was, even in her own lifetime, an enigma. Her artistry and vocal technique enthr... [more]
First of all, let me say without equivocation that Jake Dennis has a lovely singing voice, rich, smooth like liquid milk... [more]
05/02/2019 - 09/02/2019
The Booklover's Comedy Show is straightforward; it's comedy for all those in love with books. The stage is set by George... [more]
07/02/2019 - 09/02/2019
At last, stand-up comedy for the literate. It's always good to see someone passionate about a subject and willing, eve... [more]
06/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
The Black Swan Emerging Writers Group, The Blue Room and the Perth Fringe Festival all have a common purpose – to provid... [more]
31/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
The clue to the quality of the show is in the name - A Very Good Variety Show is exactly that – a very good variety show... [more]
29/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
Making its triumphant return to Perth Fringe World is La Soirée, filling in for the cancelled Club Swizzle. Havin... [more]
23/01/2019 - 03/03/2019
The Fringe World programme states that this forty-minute show is about puppies and mental illness. That is not quite ac... [more]
26/01/2019 - 10/02/2019
Djuki Mala is an indigenous dance group from North East Arnhem island. Never have I seen four young men with such... [more]
23/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
There is one thing you can be absolutely sure of in any Festival and that will be lots of stand-up comedy. It's incredi... [more]
23/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
Gospel Music has a huge and glorious history, much, much older than what is usually thought of as 'Gospel Songs' a term ... [more]
18/01/2019 - 20/01/2019
We certainly see a good deal of variety at the Perth Fringe World, but it is more usually focused on performance, theatr... [more]
19/01/2019 - 16/02/2019
Returning to Perth Fringe World is Timothy McDougall in the persona of Frater XV's Cabaret of Curiosities. Obviousl... [more]
24/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
It's in all the advertising for the Fringe – 'A mix of new and old favourites'. Well, The Best of British is an old f... [more]
21/01/2019 - 16/02/2019
Breaking news! Shakespeare and the 16th Century were sexist and to a large extent misogynistic. And probably the play... [more]
23/01/2019 - 26/01/2019
One of the better things about Perth Fringe World is that, for younger or less experienced performers it provides a prov... [more]
18/01/2019 - 26/01/2019
To the average Australian the word 'Texas' means beef, oil, big hats and John Wayne* - not necessarily in that order. ... [more]
Sad though it was to see the Valencia Winery close all those years ago in 1982, the fabric of the place has been in cons... [more]
Tea With the Dames is a documentary like no other. The recipe is very simple - take four old friends with a collective ... [more]
In one of The West Wing episodes Sam Seaborn boasts that he was in the G & S Society and when someone can't recall the t... [more]
06/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
It was only a matter of time, after the success of the two Paddington movies, that we would see a live action Winnie... [more]
The Adventure Travel Film Festival is coming to Guildford! It is a festival that has been inspiring travellers, and armc... [more]
25/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
It was Robert Benchley who sent a telegram to David Niven when he arrived in Venice 'Streets full of water, please advis... [more]
26/04/2018 - 05/05/2018
I confess I never saw Monster, I assumed that casting arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood as a serial kille... [more]
I have to confess that I am not, in principle, in favour of TV series being staged, particularly in community theatre. ... [more]
27/04/2018 - 12/05/2018
Regular readers of my food ramblings will recall that I lauded the American Ribs and Grill, a take-away kiosk at Hillary... [more]
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