Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The Blue Ribbon Cookbook has a new website. This site is no longer being updated.
To order books, sign up for Liz Harfull's blog and find out more about The Blue Ribbon Cookbook please go to www.blueribboncookbook.com.au

Thursday, June 17, 2010

You have to be in it to win it...

Don't forget entries close tomorrow for cookery classes at the 2010 Royal Adelaide Show, coming up in September. So far numbers are on a par with last year, but the society would love more.
Click here for a copy of the entry form and schedule of classes at www.theshow.com

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Having your cake and eating it too

Irresistible gourmet cakes and savoury finger food made by 20 or more Adelaide identities are on the menu for a special event in Adelaide on Sunday, June 20. 'Having Your Cake and Eating it Too' is a High Tea extravaganza organised as part of BITE - A Feast of Writing and Eating. The session at 3.30pm will feature Blue Ribbon Cookbook author Liz Harfull as a speaker, and a range of community identities reflecting on their cookery passions. The full program starts at 1pm with a session featuring Genevieve Harris,food/wine editor for Sumptuous Magazine, Sticky Rice Cooking School chef Ray Tyndale, Teri Louise Kelly author of Sex, Knives and Bouillabaisse - a twisted chef’s life in swanky hotels , and Roxxy Bent, award winning playwright, TV and short story writer. For more information visit the website or phone (08)8463 0684.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Blue ribbon does the red carpet

They are described as the Oscar equivalent of the Food World. And what a night it was...
The World Food Media Awards were announced in Adelaide this week, and Blue Ribbon Cookbook author Liz Harfull was there to enjoy the experience together with celebrity chefs, authors and food writers and broadcasters from around the world.
Liz became a finalist in the category for Best Hard Cover Cookbook (under 35 Euros) after her book was shortlisted by an international panel of 60 jurors.
"I didnt win, but I felt like a winner just being in the room," Liz said. "It was an amazing night with great food and wine as you would expect, and I had the chance to meet some of my idols in the world of food and food writing."
A total of 24 gold ‘ladles’ were handed out to winners from the USA, New Zealand, France, Australia, Spain, Cambodia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
The audience included the UK’s Antony Worrall Thompson and Rosemary Shrager, Antonio Carluccio, Ian Parmenter (the organiser and host for the evening), Maggie Beer, Manu
Fieldel, Paul Mercurio, Poh, Frank Camora, Simon Bryant, Phillippe Clergue, Alan Saunders, and the team from The Age's Epicurean section.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Blue Ribbon success

The Blue Ribbon Cookbook has been nominated for the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, due to be announced in Adelaide on May 3 as part of Tasting Australia. It is the second international accolade for the book which was named runner-up out of 56 finalists from around the world in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris last year.
Known as the Ladles, the World Food Media Awards are held every two years, with categories for a wide variety of food and drink broadcasting and publishing, from books and magazines to journalism, photography, TV and the internet.
Liz Harfull's book about country show cooks and their prize-winning recipes is nominated in the category for Best Hard Cover Recipe Book (under 35 Euros).
Two other books published by Wakefield Press have been shortlisted in the Best Food Book category - Lolo Houbein's 'One Magic Square', and 'Everything but the squeal' by John Barlow.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not Belgium... but Singapore to a tea..

As president of an Australian organisation representing people who write and communicate about food and farming, Liz is meant to be in Belgium this week meeting with peers from around the world. But thanks to volcanoes in Iceland, she found herself trapped en route in Singapore for four days before aborting her plans altogether and coming home unexpectedly early.
What to do as compensation? High tea at Raffles was on the agenda until a Singapore resident warned her they now use tea bags - a completely unacceptable development to a keen tea drinker who also collects tea pots!
Instead, Liz discovered two treasures that were almost compensation for missing out on all that Belgian chocolate - high tea at the Shangrila Hotel (102 kinds of tea offered to accompany an amazing selection of savoury and sweet dishes in elegant surroundings); and the TWG Tea company, which sells more than 200 kinds of tea including a fabulous Singapore breakfast tea and hard-to-get first-flush, finest orange pekoe picked from the highest altitudes of some of the world's best tea estates. Nothing like a good cuppa to soothe the travel-tortured nerves.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Art Life Chooks

Noosa Show blue ribbon champ Annette Hughes writes about her experiences in regional Queensland on her great blog, Art Life Chooks. Apparently Annette is well known for her rosella jam, made from home-grown produce. Catch up with her latest experiences at http://annettehughes.blogspot.com/