Gemma E. Mahadeo

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I'll review a beer, make some silly excuse to match it to its foody inspiration should there be one, and then I'll do a makeup look inspired by the beer can or label art - it's been really fun doing them!

vices: books, booze, tea, gin, music?

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You get to choose media which I'll match to a beer (or another drink, like tea, hot choc mixes etc. - non-booze options are just as valid!), and I'll review both, as well as discuss.

It comes from an idea very much inspired by Froth Magazine's (RIP) 'books and beers' column I had running for a while, but given I'm a muso, I'm also happy to do albums. For a US zine, I did Men At Work's Business As Usual but can't recall what 6-pack I matched with it.

I also have plans to match a 6-pack of Boatrocker's 'Pinky' with a particular text, so if you know anyone who's active in the Aus lit scene, ask them to consider supporting me?

choose your own flavour adventure

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This is where I basically do an EDS proper blog post but the tier supporter gets to see it before anyone else.

I'm looking for excuses to document cooking with beer and booze, so come sign up for a limited spot in this tier!

I'll also end up posting the blog post on my blog but only after my supporter has read it, and they get a personal shout-out!

Challenges to whet your appetite: ask me to cook something from Cooking With Beer by Paul Mercurio, make mulled wine for wintery times, make punches for summery times, and if my personal funds allow, I could review beer tastings. 

In 2021 I've already been to the Moon Dog World X Black Lung degustation, as well as a Molly Rose Brewing beer & cheese pairing. 

Don't think I'm good enough a wordsmith to slide back into the seedy world of food/beer blogging? Did you know that I wrote the Australian and New Zealand chapter in this tome? Too bad a certain ex-trendy door b****h (I don't like the word but that is the expression) doesn't think I'm worth replying to, sob! 

Anyway, it's called The Bucket List: Beer by Justin Kennedy.

But seriously, embarrass the heck out of me and have me document what could go oh-so wrong in the kitchen as I fumble my way in the complete opposite style to 'Nat's What I Reckon'. I want his goddamn hair though. One day...

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/the-bucket-list-beer-by-justin-kennedy-9781760524753

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About Gemma E. Mahadeo

My name is Gemma Mahadeo, and I'm based in Melbourne (Birraranga/Naarm), Australia. I was born in London, and have lived in the Philippines. I work and live on stolen land, and pay my respects to elders past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge that I am part of the invasion narrative that took First Nations' peoples land from them so violently. Power structures in place mean this continues to happen today, and everyday,

I identify as a migrant, and a queer person of colour. My preferred pronouns are they/them. She/her only ever with my permission. This is a SWERF and TERF-free zone.

According to the social model of disability, I am disabled. This means medication and specialist health appointments are always at the forefront of my mind. My Patreon supporters help me more than they know, truly.

The photo above is of pork crackling, and I've no idea why I look so disdainful when I am a very, very happy omnivore. My Filipino heritage doesn't mean I have to love chicharrón (Spanish spelling) but I do very, very much.

I write poetry and different modes of non-fiction: memoir, book reviews, and beer reviews. I'm currently exploring experimental ways of reviewing books.

I had to delete the bit here because someone semi-stole an idea from me. Them's the breaks when you're not white. Folks of colour: DO NOT TELL ANY WHITE PERSON YOUR IDEAS FOR FREE.

I'm also a musician, and play and perform occasionally. I play the flute, the viola da gamba (NOT the viola!), piano, melodica, (violon)cello, various recorders, and bass guitar - have deliberately listed my instruments in order of personal familiarity and fluency!

This mainly funds new content for my blog 'eat, drink, stagger'. The posts that go up on Patreon have exclusive content and are published here first. Once a new Patreon post goes up here, the one before goes live on my blog, for all to enjoy.

Headshot taken by the wonderful spoken word artist and emerging photographer Wāni Le Frère, an excellent creator in his own right worth supporting.
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