Classes and events

The annual food writer’s festival is the highlight of our year and the main event that we put on, sure. But every now and then we put together special foodish, bookish, talkish events that we’d love you to hear about. If it’s something super special (well, aren’t they all?), we’ll send a newsletter. We’ll also post on Instagram and Facebook. So, if you want to make sure to keep up with what we’re up to, make sure to sign up.

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Calendar

  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2015
    10am-1pmThe Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan

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    In a honey taste-off, we're pitting honey from the hives in the Mt Annan Botanic Garden against honey from the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney and Centennial Park. It's just one of the Talking Cookbook Talk and Taste sessions at the food and wine event AnnanROMA. In other sessions we talk cheese, home-grown veggies and Australian native foods. The sessions start at 10am and are FREE. 

     

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    Sun
    03
    May
    2015
    10am-4.30pmGlenmore House, Moores Way, Glenmore NSW

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    The Autumn Garden Fair and Open Garden weekend at Glenmore House promises to be magical because there are so many creative and clever people involved. There will be:

    • Joe Vink's twig furniture
    • Rare and special plants Glenmore House and Camden Park
    • Organic vegetable seeds by Patio Plants
    • Ovvio Organic Tea and cakes by Jillie Arnott of The Cooking Tree in the dairy
    • Lunch by Martin Boetz of the Cook's Co-op in the Hayshed
    • Mime, costume and performance on the Persimmon Lawn
    • Flowers by @eugala
    • Talks by Mickey Robertson (plus, The Barn filled with Mickey's essentials) 

     

     
    Talking Cookbook will be there, chatting about food in the Cookbook Tent. Would love to see you there. Entry $10.
  • Sat
    09
    May
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2015
    11am to 2pmSofitel Brisbane Central, Ann Street, Brisbane

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    If you devour cookbooks like chocolate ice-cream and think food writers are the true rock (cake) stars, then join Barbara Sweeney from Food & Words and Talking Cookbook and gastronomy academic Dr Roger Haden from Le Cordon Bleu for a culinary romp through the world of books and food writing.

    The workshop is designed for aspiring food writers and bloggers, but would also tempt cookbook readers, home cooks and dilettantes.

    The workshop includes an illustrated talk on cookbooks from Mrs Beeton to Mr Blumenthal, an insider’s guide to reviewing restaurants, writing dos and don’ts, how to get published, and tips for brilliant blogs. Bring one of your favourite cookbooks with you to the workshop. Why? You’ll have to wait and see.

    THIS IS A BRISBANE GOOD FOOD MONTH EVENT. 

    $149 includes morning refreshments, buffet lunch and tasting plates from Privé 249 restaurant as well as a goodie bag and free copy of the 2016 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide

    C.L.Scholes The Writing Machine patent art by Jon Neidert, USA

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    10am to 2pmThe Essential Ingredient, Prahran Market, Prahran

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    Blogger, cookbook or feature writer, Barbara believes that to be a good food writer is to write well. Her own CV has “plenty of bite’’ – she writes for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food, is regional editor of The Good Food Guide (NSW) and researches food and farmers for Country Style. Join Barbara for this lively writing workshop where you will read, think, talk and eat – and then write about it. Limited to 10 places.

    This cooking class is an interactive workshop & is an opportunity to learn while seeing, touching, smelling & tasting along the way. Group participation and many questions are encouraged throughout the class.

    For more details please call (03) 9827 9047

    C.L.Scholes The Writing Machine patent art by Jon Neidert, USA

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    7:00 pmThe Zin House, Mudgee

    Food and Words 2014

     

    A night's adventure in the world of food and wine writing. Curated by ‘The Talking Cookbook’ and food writer, Barbara Sweeney.

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    10am to 4pmThe Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney

     

     

     

     

     

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    Food & Words, the food writers' festival, is our flagship event. You'll find all the details elsewhere on this site. Have fun reading about it and we look forward to welcoming you to The Mint on September 19.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    8:00 amEveleigh Farmers' Market

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    Barbara will be at Eveleigh Farmers' Market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 amNorthside Produce Market, Miller Street, North Sydney

     

     

     

     

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    Learning to cook is a process of doing, reading, talking, practice and adjustment. The Talking Cookbook stands in place of mum or grandma and is a place where you can stop for a chat about food and cooking, pick up ideas for tonight's meal or get tips on how to tackle that vegetable you've just bought from one of the stallholders but have never cooked before. Food writer Barbara Sweeney is on duty today, with her friend and seafood specialist, Annie Fitzpatrick. Come and say hello.

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 amNorthside Produce Market, Miller Street, North Sydney

     

     

     

     

     

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    Learning to cook is a process of doing, reading, talking, practice and adjustment. The Talking Cookbook stands in place of mum or grandma and is a place where you can stop for a chat about food and cooking, pick up ideas for tonight's meal or get tips on how to tackle that vegetable you've just bought from one of the stallholders but have never cooked before. Food writer Barbara Sweeney is on duty today, with her friend and seafood specialist, Annie Fitzpatrick. Come and say hello.

  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW

     

     

     

     

     

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    I get to hang out with all my find food friends at this annual Spring Fair in the grounds of historic Elizabeth Farm. Feather & Bone, The Bread & Butter Project, Sweetness the Patisserie, Cornersmith... they'll all be there. Come visit the farm, which is right here in the city, for a change of pace and all the food happenings. The day kicks off at 10am: pick up something to eat from one of the food stalls, discover the farm, drop by the talks and demonstrations, which is where I'll be and which will be massively interesting, and fill your picnic basket with delicious comestibles from the many small food producers. 

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    14
    Nov
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2015
    6:00 pm245 Wilson Street (Cnr Codrington Street), Eveleigh

    Magnus Nilsson Booking

    Yep, we're sitting down to talk to Magnus Nilsson and plan to pepper him with questions about cooking, growing, hunting and eating, his chefing life, life in the far north of Sweden, and his books. He's in Australia to launch his latest book, The Nordic Cookbook, which is bound to lead into a conversation about identity, regional cooking and more. Follow us on instagram to keep abreast of all the developments.

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015
    8:00 am245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (near Codrington Street)

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    Barbara will be at the market this morning chatting about food, cooking, seasonal food and – anything really – to do with food. The Talking Cookbook stand is located near the flower seller that marks the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, it's near Sweetness the Patisserie, which can be a distraction, and if you've gone past Farmer Jo's muesli you've gone too far.) Come and say hello.

     

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015
    4:00 pmHyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney

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    Come along to this free event. It's laid-back and fun. Lots of great stalls selling they handmade produce, everything with a Christmas vibe. At the Talking Cookbook stand, we'll be talking up a storm with ideas for the festive table and ... much more.