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Insatiable: My Life in the Kitchen

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Tony Bilson has been one of Australia’s leading chefs for over forty years, and his restaurants represent milestones in Australian gastronomy. From a childhood in country Victoria, Tony quickly established himself as a true bon vivant, and he recounts wild nights and wild appetites with an extraordinary cast of artists, painters, writers and politicians. A Who’s Who of Aus ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 2nd 2011 by Murdoch Books/Pier 9 (first published October 2011)
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Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable romp through the Godfather of Australian cuisine's life. You'd probably have to be both Australian and, of a certain age, to follow all the name dropping, but the story is a delight. ...more
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I never met Tony Bilson, being more familiar with Gay Bilson, who was married to my Uncle Jerry Morris for a period in the 60's, so I started reading this memoir having been somewhat remotely acquainted with much of the political, social, and cultural setting that Tony describes in the early part of his book.

I remember Jerry at the end of his life explaining to me how important the Albion was to gatherings of the left in Melbourne (and he was horrified it was now a Country Road store in Lygon St
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Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 Stars = Blah. It didn't do anything for me. ...more
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