It’s a mixed blessing to have reached the end of the Graduate Certificate in Food Writing. It’s good for a number of reasons. For example, I don’t have any more assignment deadlines to meet or lectures to sit through, I’ve learned a lot about food […]
Farmers’ markets began to emerge in Australia around the late 1990s. That’s relatively recently when you consider the “real food revolution” started back in California in the 1970s. According to a 2002 article in the Bulletin by Anthony Hoy, it began as an alternative lifestyle, […]
If it’s your first visit to the Barossa Farmers Market, you know you’re getting close by the long line of parked cars along the roadside as you approach the old Vintners Shed just outside Angaston. On a cold and drizzly Saturday morning following a very wet Friday, you could be forgiven for expecting the weekly market to be a bit quieter than usual. This was far from the case when we arrived last Saturday morning. With only an hour to go until closing time, the goods were flying off the shelves and there was action aplenty.
It’s no longer an iron curtain than divides us. According to Bernard Salt, Partner KPMG and renowned demographic commentator, it’s a goat’s cheese curtain. If there was ever any doubt that palates outrank politics, the proceedings at the recent Food SA Summit dispelled it. While […]
Next week, in association with Tasting Australia, FoodSA (the industry body for South Australian food producers) is holding a conference called “We Are What We Eat“. It will focus on the future eating habits and food choices of Australians, with a particular emphasis on how the food industry can best position itself to cater for changing trends. I’m really excited to be attending and am looking forward to learning more about what’s happening in the dynamic world of gastronomy from those in the know.
Potatoes have gotten a bad rap over the years, particularly in the diet industry. The humble spud has been portrayed as loaded with fat, cholesterol, calories and carbs. In actual fact, the potato in its natural state has only 110 calories, is totally fat, sodium […]