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My love of cooking is surpassed only by my love of eating, though I never quite recovered from the beef I was served at college. I’ll try almost anything once, but it takes a very special piece of offal or beef to get me to try it again.

I’ve worn a few hats in my twenty something years, starting with a fetching McDonald’s cap in high school, to the beer hat of a medical student, then the faux-silk scarf of a bank teller, hard hat of an engineer, the sun hat of a PhD student who hangs out with plankton, and now (finally) no hat at all as it would look a bit odd in the office (though I am also rediscovering how ridiculous I look in a hard hat when I get to go on site).

I’m currently living in Perth, Western Australia, but itching to add more stamps to my passport, half-arsed learnt languages to my brain and tastes to my palate.

I love receiving comments on my posts but you can also contact me at conor(at)holdthebeef(dot)com

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Tim May 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Nice new site :)

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Sharon June 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

Very Impressive Conor

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Ansel Taylor June 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Very Impressive Conor
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HollyT July 2, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hi Conor, I just checked my personal emails, er, after, um, not for a while (because I was away on a food and wine writing trip) …and I just want to say I’m thrilled for the lucky person who gets to go to the Good Food & Wine Show, and I’m happy my name was picked even though I didn’t reply in time. I never win anything, so just being randomly picked is a thrill!

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Adrian September 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hello Conor, A stranger writing to you, but I guess that’s what we do on the urbanspoon site. Just enjoyed reading your blog on Andualuz Bar & Tapas that you wrote last year. Haven’t tried it yet but have been keen to since reading a glowing recommendation in the West newspaper.
Couldn’t help smiling at your comment and apprehension about the struggle to get a table, that has been my reason to stay away so far and sometimes you wonder if a place may be “so cool” its uncomfortable. Now I ‘ll try and get along.
If you dont mind, i’ll add you as a friend to track your opinions of our local restaurants.
Fabulous photos by the way

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Conor September 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Hi Adrian. Am always keen for messages from strangers, though I might think twice about accepting any candy from you.
It has been far too long between visits for me to Andaluz, so thank you for the reminder! I guess if you can, perhaps try and get there on a week night when it’s not quite so busy. If you have to wait, just be patient and enjoy the people watching opportunity :)
Please feel free to add me as a friend, and thanks very much for the comment about my photos!

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Kath Lockett October 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Hi Conor
…wandered over here after I laughed at your comment on GoneChocco. Stayed longer, reading your lovely reviews and admiring (okay, feeling jealous of) your writing style.
Are you interested in sharing blog links?

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Conor October 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Hi Kath and welcome! Stop making me blush, I don’t have the complexion for it. Very happy to share links, really happy to have found your site too! In fact, so much so that I’ve already added the link to my blogroll :)

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Asha November 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

You are the best! I LOVE the new website and logo!!!!!! I’m so stoked about my birthday surprise! The GanAsha cake was out of this universe!! xxxx

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Conor November 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

No, YOU are the best! Thanks my sweet :) Will be writing about your GanAsha cake on Sunday, watch this space!

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lara dalton December 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

hi Conor,

my name is Lara from salt dish cafe in geraldton wa – hope you enjoyed your lunch! We will be open again on Jan 4th so if you are back in gero we hope you get the chance to come in for breakfast too! been a very busy crazy time of year!
look forward to reading your reveiw!
happy new year
lara and staff at salt dish cafe

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Conor March 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Hoping to squeeze in a visit to you over the Easter break – hope you will be open! One day I’ll get there for breakfast, one day…

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Nicole January 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Love the new site Conor!! I haven’t had much time to follow blogs lately with study and starting a new job, but I hope to try and follow you some more :)

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Conor March 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Nicole, I know the madness of trying to fit bloggy stuff in with life. Life seems to get in the way :)

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vino March 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Hi read your comment that little ceasars was not your favourite pizzeria, we seem to have the same taste in pizza’s – I also prefer them slightly thinner and less toppings. What is you favourite place for a pizza??? I love pizza and having just relocated back to Perth from Melb, have no idea what is good! Help :)

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Conor March 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Wow vino, you’ve bucked the trend – so many friends have moved from here to Melb over the past few years!
For a good thinner base and less toppings pizza I’d have to recommend ecco! on Rokeby Road in Subiaco, though I heard that they have had their rent jacked up so much recently that they are going to have to relocate – sorry not sure on the status of this at present.
I’ve also had some really great pizzas from Stones in North Perth. Quality toppings and consistently tasty pizzas. This is where I usually head if I need to get takeaway pizzas for something.
There’s also the new Crust in Subi and I liked the pizzas I had there for the bloggers masterclass I attended a couple of months back but haven’t returned as a punter so I’m not sure what they’re usually like – thinking of heading there this week so will let you know the verdict if I do!

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Jean | Delightful Repast April 3, 2011 at 2:51 am

Hi Conor! Found your blog through Mr. P at Delicious. Since I just posted about beef (and a special piece of beef it was), I was drawn to the name of your blog! I don’t eat a lot of beef (would waste away without legumes), but when I do it must be, as you say above, a very special piece of beef — for me that means organic, grass-fed, humanely and ethically produced, etc. I look forward to exploring your blog further.

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Conor April 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Hi Jean! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting :) I’m off to go eye off your beef right now….

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All Natural Mattresses January 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Hey there! I’ve been following your site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Mexico. Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic work!

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laurasmess January 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

Hi Conor! Just found your site via twitter and it’s wonderful to meet another Perth foodie! Love everything I’ve read so far. You write wonderfully. Anyway, just wanted to say hello, looking forward to reading more of your delicious recipes and stories in 2014! Laura x
laurasmessĀ“s last blog post ..Fresh Egg Noodles with Coriander, Chilli and Toasted Peanuts (with Hippy Vic)

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Conor January 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Hi Laura, thank you very much and great to meet you too! Will mosey on over to your site now :)

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