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

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Slow day at the show

Slow Food members will be gathering in the Barossa on March 13 to explore all things food at the annual Tanunda Show, where competitive classes are strongly influenced by the famous valley's German traditions. Fiercely contested cookery competitions at the show include special championships classes for German yeast cake, dill pickles and rote grutze (a dessert made from wine grapes and sago, featured The Blue Ribbon Cookbook).
Mark MacNamara, award winning chef of Appellation Restaurant at Marananga will introduce the Slow Food group to Barossa produce on display at the show. The group will also be joined by Angela Heuzenroeder, author of “Barossa Food”.
And for lunch, members will sit down at the show's extremely popular Magpie Café, set under grandstand, where this year's menu offers a Local Producer’s Barossa Platter: Three Butchers, Three Bakers, Two Cheese Makers & Condiments (bread, mettwurst, lachsschinken, babybel, gruth, dill cucumbers and chutney);“Hutton Vale” Lamb and Vegetable Pie made with fresh vegetables, Carême Pastry glazed with egg and served on a bed of mashed potato; and award-winning Barossa wines.