Food & Drink

Melbourne Café Now Selling Deconstructed Irony

A café in North Fitzroy is giving customers all the ingredients they need to make a smug social statement.

Served on an assortment of materials that can be used to build an old chopping board, the irony costs just $4, payable in four 1983 $1 notes.

Customer Sarah McTavish said she was one of the first to discover the new trend. “Going to cafés that pre-assemble their irony is so 2015. What a great idea to give you the materials to create your own self-important milieu”.

Yirrkala store scandal

A prominent chef’s visit to a remote Indigenous community’s “disgusting” supermarket has prompted formal complaints to the Health Department and the Northern Land Council (NLC).

South Australian chef Duncan Welgemoed arrived in Yirrkala, about 1,000km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory, last week as a visitor with the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation.

It was the chef’s first time in an Indigenous community and he was shocked by the food being sold at Yirrkala’s primary food store.

“[There was] tinned food going mouldy, fruit and vegetables on the shelf were rotting [and] food oxidising in the freezer,” Mr Welgemoed said to 105.7 ABC Darwin.

“It was all pretty disgusting.”