Tribute to Darrell Beveridge, Cook Suck founder

Darrell lived what he preached. When Darrell’s jerky enterprise The Darling Jerky Co. was targeted by anti-halal protesters, he refused to back down and pander to bigotry, and rather chose to punch again up. He explained to me, “I’ve had ample of the anti-Muslim sentiment in Australia below the guise of remaining Australian.”

Darrell developed what is arguably the country’s most effective-known food stuff site entirely anonymously. He hated ego and pretension more than nearly anything else: his favourite pubs ended up the oldest and emptiest, his favorite food stuff destinations were being mum-and-pop joints that most food items critics would by no means deign to established foot in. His humility was his toughness, and it permitted him to build the biggest and most different food items awareness of any person I have at any time satisfied. I could have listened to him wax lyrical about food stuff eternally.

Darrell was one of a sort, in a way that I never feel I’ll at any time be able to really make clear. His zest for lifetime and all its pleasures wasn’t just for his personal pleasure, it was mainly because he needed to assistance everybody all over him really feel pure joy.

The musician Nathan Roche mentioned it best to me: “[Darrell and I] spoke a bit about how Shane Warne [after he died] transcended what it intended to be a community determine he grew to become a little something of a saint. I can verify Darrell Beveridge was also a little something of a holy figure — he enriched the life of those that satisfied him, and taught them how to dwell and be merry.”


In loving Prepare dinner Suck, we agree to query and demand superior of the institutionalised and societal norms we have to stay with. In loving Darrell, we agree to savour each and every working day as greatest we can, and bring joy to other individuals as very well as ourselves.

In his loss of life, Darrell has left a euphoric stamp on the world to remind us that lust for daily life is attainable and available. To honour the effervescent legacy of Darrell Beveridge, and in fact, Prepare dinner Suck, let us don’t forget to only at any time punch upwards, problem all the things, like with reckless abandon, and usually say certainly to yet another pint.

Chloe Sargeant is a Sydney-based author and podcaster. She was formerly in a romance with Darrell Beveridge.