Thank you to the partners working with us to deliver this year’s Food & Words food writers’ festival
Sydney Living Museums
The Mint, where Food & Words is held, is just one of 12 fascinating historic properties in Sydney looked after by Sydney Living Museums. Focusing on the lives that were lived in each of the 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 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 is 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 Sydney Town Hall, Customs House, Australian Musuem, and Sydney CBD’s oldest public building – The Mint. Restaurant Associates is a global company whose talent pool of chefs is leading catering teams from New York’s Guggenheim Museum to London’s City Social in Tower 42. General Manager Culinary Services Sebastien Lutaud designs the menus for events held at The Mint and, for Food & Words, welcomes Sydney chef Michael Rantissi from Kepos Street Kitchen and Kepos & Co. into the kitchen for a one-time collaboration.
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.
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.
Born from an egg on a mountaintop, The Little Marionette hatched in Sydney’s inner western suburbia and developed into a specialty roaster at the forefront of boutique coffee in Australia. We select, roast, blend and gently caress the beans to create the best opportunity for customers to bring our coffee to life, from crowd-pleasing blends as smooth and deep as Barry White’s dulcet tones to seasonal single origin small-batch roasts as sweet and diverse as David Bowie, to please the most discerning coffee connoisseurs. We take our beans, not ourselves, very seriously. As coffee slurping nerds, we’re always excited to have our coffee find its way into the hands of similarly passionate individuals and coffee savants.
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 has also served as 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’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.
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 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. As one of Australia’s leading illustrated book publishers with an outstanding international reputation the Murdoch Books’ mission is to excite, delight and inspire.