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Weather forecast: very hot, late storm. A revolution is coming. A civilisation is collapsing. Be afraid, be warned. We can’t stop it. We can’t hold back. It is going to happen. Go, read Chateaubriand. Be afraid for those coming after us. It’s mid-summer and hot. Usually, in Hobart, I remind our neighbour, watering his roses, that it never gets hot until the kids go back to school. This year is different. Though there are a couple of stories I’d like to tell you, it’s too darn hot. It’s time to blow the dust off Elizabeth David’s Summer Cooking, pull the…

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