and February 2003
Bondi tripe lunches were held - on January 19 and February 9 - both
hosted by Derry Simonds and Rob Darroch. Guests at the January lunch
were Prue and Tony Keulemans, Rob Douglass, and web mistress Sandra
Jobson. Derry Simonds presented her special Tripe Salad (click HERE
to see recipe). She used Book Tripe for this (see details HERE)
Rob Darroch served his Bondi Tripe Terrine (Click HERE
for recipe), plus a hagis (click HERE
Keulemans gets ready to
attack the haggis
February lunch included tripe enthusiasts Rosemary and Mike Calder
and Tracey and Dan Fitzhenry, Angela and John Kay, Rob Douglass,
Sandra Jobson, Derry Simonds and Rob Darroch.
historian John Ruffels reports a tripe anecdote he heard in a local
84 year-old North Bondi widow of the march-past flag carrier (Life
Saving Club marchpast) told me recently her deceased partner met
a Yank in a Bondi pub in the 'seventies' who - during a discussion
on tripe - mentioned: "Back home during the Depression, his
dear old Momma always put a parsnip in, when cooking Tripe. It kept
the Tripe a nice white colour, and it added a bit of flavour. Always
boiled the stuff twice!".
This site, which is now sponsored
by Meat & Livestock Australia, got a nice mention in D.D. McNicoll's
column in The Australian on Tuesday October 9 (page 11, second
Here is a scan of the item:
Robert Darroch of the Tripesite
was rung by the BBC Radio program Five Live and asked to comment
on a report just published in the UK in which tripe was voted "the
worst food in the world". Rob waxed lyrical on the diversity
of tripe, mentioning that our site has over 100 tripe recipes of
all kinds. When asked to comment on the results of the survey, he
said: "I am sorry to hear that. Britain has been having a poor
run lately, what with the football and the tennis, and it didn't
need another blow like this."
strip in Sydney Daily Telegraph
LAUNCH OF TRIPESITE
March 18, 2002
Tripe Website (www.tripesite.com) was officially launched
at a successful tripe lunch held under the auspices of the NSW Tripe
Club at the Mixing Pot restaurant in Glebe on March 18, 2002.
site was reported in D.D.McNicoll's column in The Australian
on May 3, 2002:
launch occasion had a dual purpose. The first aim was to launch
the site and associate it with the NSW Tripe Club. The second aim
was to raise part of the money to host the site on a fast American
server for one year and to pay for minor technical upgrades to the
The occasion succeeded in both aims. More than 80 tripe devotees
came to the lunch and lent their support to the project. And more
than $1250 was raised to help defray the costs of the project (the
tripe menu, prepared specially by the Mixing Pot, was also most
successful - see details in our restaurants section).
The money raised, however, defrayed only part of the cost of the
site, and we are now seeking further support from the producers
and processors of tripe in NSW.
By way of information, the cost of constructing the site, the gathering
of recipes, and its pre-launch hosting, has been born, on a pro
bono basis, by CyberSydney Pty Ltd by its two designers and content
providers, Derry Simonds and Sandra Jobson.
As demonstrated by this "NEWS" item, we are also developing
and expanding the site as opportunities and funds become available.
But the Tripesite belongs to everyone, or at least all those interested
in tripe. So we invite everyone to contribute to the site, most
particularly to this new NEWS section, and our most important TRIPE
To contact us, go to the navigation bar at the top of the
page and click on CONTACT. This will allow you to e-mail us with
your NEWS item.
To submit a TRIPE RECIPE, go to the HOME page and click on the
image of a plate with knife and fork at the foot of the page. This
will take you to a RECIPE submission form. We look forward to hearing