AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Tart and Juicy : Food Stories from Australian and New Zealand Writers anthology   short story   prose   extract   humour   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Tart and Juicy : Food Stories from Australian and New Zealand Writers
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


* Contents derived from the Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Vintage , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Kate Grenville , single work short story (p. 1-4)
Ismini, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 5-13)
The Ham Museum, Anthony Macris , single work short story (p. 14-18)
Mandarin, Peta Spear , single work short story (p. 19-34)
The Cucumber Sandwich and the Science of Life, Frank Moorhouse , single work prose (p. 52-56)
One Small Potato, Joy Dettman , single work short story

Malcolm Fletcher is a disenchanted school teacher, struggling to keep to his doctor's prescribed diet for his weight. On the last day of school, he finds that Ben Burton, a fifth grader, has brought his deaf and mute sister Annie to class.

Fletcher initially mocks Ben and wishes Annie weren't in his class, but he soon discovers after setting the class a poetry writing task that Annie is literate. Fletcher interrogates Ben on Annie's intelligence, growing disgusted at his own neglect, and declares Annie will begin to come to school. He leaves the school with renewed cheer at the thought of a child needing him as a teacher.

(p. 57-66)
Food of the Gods, Barbara Wenzel , single work short story (p. 67-75)
Smorgasbord, Fay Zwicky , single work short story (p. 86-94)
A Cup of Tea with Gran, Stella Kent , single work short story (p. 95-102)
The Alpha-Jerk Field, Lily Brett , single work short story humour satire (p. 165-185)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of