Last Shot: A coming-of-age memoir of addiction, ambition and redemption
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Arriving in Sydney, he stayed at his then girlfriend Kelly's parents' house as he went cold turkey, a process he describes as 'horrific'. As he tells it, White answered, then led Zonfrillo into his office, where he conducted a cryptic interview, asking at one stage if Zonfrillo’s mother would be proud of him.
His later career was not without controversy, fired from his head chef role in 2002 after setting fire to a teenage apprentice's trousers as he was working too slowly, and later filing for bankruptcy in 2007. Shani Louk's brother reveals 'our whole family crashed' when they saw her being paraded by Hamas 'spitting.and it was embedded into this culture that was, a bit toxic, a bit of bullying, a bit of intimidation and ad the belief was that it made the chefs and everyone sort of keep on their toes and be the best they can be and it was just such a misguided way of not just working but running a kitchen or a business or a team for that matter.
Today is what’s known as a “masterclass”: instead of the contestants competing, Zonfrillo and Allen are going head-to-head, each preparing a dish using a “hero” ingredient: butter for Zonfrillo, tahini for Allen.He started importing and selling kitchen equipment and doing some consultancy, then briefly worked at the Austral after moving to Adelaide.
Dann showed Zonfrillo his country and took him foraging, including for gubinge (Kakadu plum), jilungin (a soporific tea) and native lemon grass, which his people had spent years building a business around. When an old car wreck is uncovered, washed down the river to Ruby Gap, Saul investigates only to find that the wreck belonged to Ethan, Gemma's twin—and there's a coded note for her in the glovebox. The foundation’s main goal was to compile a comprehensive database of native foods, combining traditional Aboriginal knowledge with food science and modern culinary practice.
Perhaps more importantly, it would preserve knowledge for future generations, before elders – people like Bruno Dann – disappeared. The tattoos, which cover his right arm, feature a pig, because pork is one of his favourite meats; the skull of an English longhorn cow, because he thinks they are beautiful; and thistles, for Scotland.