Bait to Plate

Kev Collins

Well known Restauranter and co-owner of Fish D'vine & The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach. When Kev's not working he's out fishing in the amazing food bowl of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or in his tinnie in the estuaries crabbing! His blog imparts wisdom, tales and info on all things fishing and food.

Into the fire

No photos for this one and an "after dinner" and a glass (or 2) of wine post. Just got home from a typical busy Friday night shift. Cooked up one of my favourite quick diners. Some linguni with a simple sauce of slow cooked garlic. chilli and olive oil. Some mussel meat, flat leaf parsley and knob of butter and 1/2 glass of "chardy" into the just cooked pasta and pop a lid on for 3 minutes to let the flavours marry, top with plenty of cracked black pepper and "channel surf" TV. I have becomea bit of a fan of the new SBS Food channel and just happened across a show called "Anthony Bodaine Into the fire". A story of a "celebrity chef" getting back on the pans; fascinating TV and capturing the absolute essence of our industry. Look it up on You-Tube. Pour yourself a glass a wine, settle in with a nice bowl of pasta and take a glimpse inside the world of a restaurant as told by a true story teller. I have just lived this show. I live it every night. I have never seen it explained better and still love what I do.