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Willunga Almonds – Book Review

13/01/2017 | By

The delightful new book from Wakefield Press, Willunga Almonds by Helen Bennetts, is a great look at the history of almonds in South Australia.

Helen Bennetts new book, Willunga Almonds

Readers who follow my Facebook page will recently have seen a very rare photo of me, taken at the launch of a new South Australian food book, Willunga Almonds (Wakefield Press), by Helen Bennetts. 

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The 2016 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

16/12/2016 | By

The Symposium of Australian Gastronomy was first held in Adelaide in 1984. This year I attended as it came of age in Melbourne.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy - madeleines & lamingtons for morning tea

What do Australian food thinkers have for morning tea? Madeleines & lamingtons, of course! (See Proust.)

On the first weekend in December this year I beetled over to Melbourne to attend a feast for both my brain and belly –  the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

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In My Kitchen – December 2016

02/12/2016 | By

It’s time for the last In My Kitchen roundup of 2016 – and another year bites the dust!

In My Kitchen - Istanbul Cult recipes

So here we are, at the last In My Kitchen roundup for 2016 – and where did that year go? 

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A Vermouth Workshop in Turin with Riservo Carlo Alberto

21/11/2016 | By

Vermouth is booming in Europe right now, so I’ve done the hard yards in order find out more about it.

cocktails made from vermouth

Cocktails are all the rage these days, with bearded bartenders shaking their cocktail mixers all over the place, and vermouth is used in many of them. 

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Premium Seafood from Ferguson Australia – Family Owned & Run

11/11/2016 | By

Three generations of family are behind Ferguson Australia, one of South Australia’s most respected seafood harvesters and marketers.

Ferguson Australia, Andrew & Deb

Andrew & Deb Ferguson

The other day I was invited to attend the launch of the new all- South Australian wild caught frozen fish range from Ferguson Australia

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In My Kitchen – November 2016

04/11/2016 | By

It’s time for another look at what I’m loving In My Kitchen. This month I’m loving South Australian wine, travel goodies and cookbooks!

In My Kitchen, Henschke

In my kitchen this month are some reminders of a fabulous dinner I attended just over a week ago.

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