2014 Partners


Sydney Living Museums – principal partner

Focusing on the lives that were lived in each of its museums and houses, Sydney Living Museums offers insights into the personal stories of how people lived, worked and played. From carefully curated exhibitions, events and ‘everyday’ experiences covering food, through household interiors, gardens and outdoor living, to social class, rural lives and crime and punishment – Sydney Living Museums has the 12 best places to experience Sydney’s living history. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, incorporating Sydney Living Museums, cares for significant historic places, buildings, landscapes and collections. It is a statutory authority of, and principally funded by, the New South Wales State Government.



Bistro Mint

From first light of day, chefs Sebastien Lutaud and Joey Ingram are immersed in the food and flavours of France at Bistro Mint, their public dining room on the first floor of the historic Mint building. Modern French fare, for breakfast and lunch, is served at cosy indoor tables or on the verandah where one can watch Sydney’s silks swing down Macquarie Street. Bistro Mint is also the creative hub and flagship restaurant for Australia’s fine-dining venue and corporate caterer Restaurant Associates, whose clients include Sydney’s most iconic and culturally significant venues such as Town Hall, Australian Musuem, and Sydney CBD’s oldest public building – The Mint. Restaurant Associates is a global company whose talent pool of chefs are leading catering teams from New York’s Guggenheim Museum to London’s City Social in Tower 42. Lutaud and Ingram design all the menus for events held at The Mint, and for Food & Words 2014 they came up with the delicious morning and afternoon teas and collaborated on the picnic lunch with Mike McEnearney of Kitchen By Mike.

www.bistromint.com.au and www.restaurantassociates.com.au


Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu, one of the world’s most prestigious providers of culinary, hospitality management and gastronomy education, was founded in Paris in 1895.  Through its international faculty Le Cordon Bleu is dedicated to preserving and passing on the mastery and appreciation of gastronomy and the culinary arts.  Le Cordon Bleu offer foundation level programs as well as higher education, offering tourism, business management, and gastronomy degrees at bachelors and masters levels in partnership with a number of different universities.



Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. She owns a small fabric company called Cloth that she set up 19 years ago because it made sense at the time and still does. She works with a small team of people who love what they do, making textiles by hand the old-fashioned way.

She’s an outdoors type, spending half her week living by the ocean and the rest up in the mountains. Wherever she goes she paints and draws the things she sees around her with materials that she has found along the way.

She prefers cycling to work and she loves being cooked for.



Ovvio Organic

Anthia Koullouros is a Sydney naturopath, herbalist, homoeopath and organic health food and lifestyle educator. She is the owner of Ovvio, the organic health and lifestyle store in Paddington, a dispensary, teahouse, shop and clinic. Anthia’s one-on-one naturopathic consults offer a no-nonsense, fad-free, honest and informative approach to achieving health and happiness. As an extension of her philosophy, Ovvio teas have been lovingly created by hand from the finest bark, flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves and twigs, blended with love and respect for humankinds, flora and fauna. Every sip offers a remedy and delicious repose.



The Grounds of Alexandria

Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roaster, café, bar and kitchen garden known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences. Opened in 2012, the site hosts a coffee research and testing facility, artisan bakery and luscious open garden of heirloom vegetables, fragrant herbs, fresh fruit and flowers. With a nod to the sites heritage, The Grounds provides a wholesome and produce-driven dining experience complemented by a range of hand-made organic breads, jam and pastries.



Lowe Wines

A small organic winery in Mudgee NSW that specialises in small-batch winemaking and employs innovative techniques. Lowe’s vineyards, which are neither trellised or irrigated, are certified organic and produce lower yields of distinctively individual grapes, including zinfandel. The principal, David Lowe, a graduate of Roseworthy College, worked at Rothbury Estate under Len Evans and as a flying winemaker in Bordeaux, France. He is the current President of the NSW Wine Industry Association and Vice President of the Winemakers’ Federation Australia.




Lantern is an imprint of Penguin Books founded by publishing director Julie Gibbs in 2004. Lantern specialises in lavishly designed and beautifully crafted books, with a focus on food, travel, gardening, lifestyle, interior design and art. Lantern Books are written and illustrated with passion and imagination. They provide a complete experience, a source of inspiration and authenticity. We pride ourselves on working with creative people who are able to read the zeitgeist and present enduring ideas. Lantern’s commitment to books that are as pleasing to behold as they are to read, has been repeatedly recognised, with our titles winning awards and accolades on a worldwide stage. We hope our books bring you the same joy they have brought us in creating them, and that they will enrich your life and expand your horizons.



Murdoch Books

At Murdoch Books, we take pride in our commitment to quality of content, design and production of every book. We want our books to be distinctive in the marketplace and to reflect the fact that each title has been approached with care, an eye for detail and the desire to make it stand out in its own category. We know that for our authors, publishing a book is one of life’s most significant events. Even though we publish many books, each one is special to us, too. Like you, we want to make your book the very best it can be. As one of Australia’s leading illustrated book publishers with an outstanding international reputation, and now as part of Allen & Unwin, the Murdoch Books’ mission is to excite, delight and inspire our readers with beautifully produced books that have an unswerving commitment to integrity of content, innovation in design and high production value.