December 15, 2002
Aah, the smells and tastes of an Australian summer. The cloying scent of over-ripe mangoes whipped with crushed ice, piquant marinated meats on the barbecue, the fruity bouquet and sweet taste of chilled wine, and the unbeatable aroma of fresh foccacia. The smell of sea water dried on my skin and the unmistakable taste of sea salt on my wife's lips. The rich, earthy smell that rises from hot earth after an evening shower, the unique flavour of raw oysters swallowed one at a time, our veggie garden, fresh cut lawn, hot bitumen, frying onions, cold beer, hot pizza. Summer.