Terms Q&A

What is this blog?
Established on July 11 2005, it’s simply my views on food and drink, especially eating out in Melbourne.

Who are you?
My name is Ed Charles. I’m more of a punk rock food warrior than a f–die. I’m also a freelance journalist who splits his time between writing on business and food and drink.

I’ve reviewed restaurants for the The Age Good Food and Gourmet Traveller Guides and the Golden Plate Awards in Geelong.

Why Tomato?
First my grandfather imported them to England from the Canary Islands. Second because ripe and straight off the plant at blood temperature they are beautiful but unripe for the big supermarkets they are awful. The contrast illustrates the contrast between everything that is good and bad about the food we are sold and eat today.

Will you link to me?
I don’t do link swaps. But from time to time I will link to sites if I like them.

What if I don’t like what you write?
Tough, unless I am inaccurate in which case I will correct the mistake. Otherwise nothing changes. Correspondence may be published especially if abusive.

I take offense to that post and want it removed

Tough luck. Unless you ask nicely.

Do you moderate comments?
Not really. Only trolls.

Will you visit my restaurant?
I have a lot of invitations. But I am limited by time and money I have available. There is no harm in asking though. I do prefer to visit anonymously and to pay my way but occasionally do accept free meals.

Can I send you stuff?

Sure. I prefer information via email. You can also send stuff to my P.O. Box although I’m not really into a lot of processed goods.