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

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    7pm - 8pmAGL Theatre, Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney $30

    festival3Australia’s best loved chefs explore the history of their families’ cookbooks in conversation with Barbara Sweeney. They’ll share recipes that have been passed down through generations and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today.

    This is a Sydney Living Museums event.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2013
    7pm - 8pmAGL Theatre, Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney $30

    festival3Australia’s best loved chefs explore the history of their families’ cookbooks in conversation with Barbara Sweeney. They’ll share recipes that have been passed down through generations and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today.

    This is a Sydney Living Museums event.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2013
    7pm - 8pmAGL Theatre, Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney

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    In this talk Adam chats about his ancestry and how it has influenced his love of food, as well as which recipes have been passed down through his family. Hosted by food writer Barbara Sweeney.

    Part of the My Food History talk series, where we invite some of Australia’s best loved chefs to explore the history of their families’ cookbooks. They’ll share some of the recipes that have been passed down through generations, and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today. This series promises to be a truly personal look at the history of Australian cuisine.

    Arrive from 6pm to view the exhibition, Eat Your History – a shared table

    Host: Barbara Sweeney

    Barbara Sweeney writes about food for the Sydney Morning Herald and is regional editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s good food guide. She is also a columnist and feature writer for Country Style magazine, where she writes about encounters with curious piglets, beekeepers and pineapple growers.
    In a lifetime of working in hospitality, Barbara has owned a small country cafe, worked in a 100-year-old Italian palazzo hotel, and presented food segments on radio and television. She has reveled in all the experiences that have come her way: sipping on vintage wines, meeting top chefs, stamping through fields with farmers and, most of all, sitting down to dinner.

    TICKETS:

    BOOKINGS: 

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2013
    2pm-3pmOld Convent, Old Convent Lane, Borenore (near Orange)

    Pepe of Pepe Saya Butter and Alexandra Olsson of Olsson’s Sea Salt take their Salt and Pepe Roadshow to Orange, where Barbara will host their butter and salt masterclass at the Old Convent. Participants will learn the secrets of good cream, butter and salt and get to make butter themselves. To book, phone Olsson’s Salt on (02) 9632 0441.

    The Roadshow will also appear at the Orange Region Farmers Market on the morning of Saturday 14 December. There’s also a producers’ dinner at The Agrestic Grocer on Friday 13 December ($110/book on (02) 6360 4604).

    All proceeds from these events go to the community through the Orange Rotary Club Daybreak.

    All enquiries to Pepe at info@pepesaya.com.au

     

  • Wed
    15
    Jan
    2014
    7pm-8pmMuseum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney

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    In this talk chef Anna Wong, from renowned NSW regional restaurant Neila in Cowra, chats about her Chinese heritage, its influence on her cooking as well as what it was like to grow up surrounded by market gardens. Hosted by food writer Barbara Sweeney.

    Part of the My Food History talk series, the Museum of Sydney has invited some of Australia’s best loved chefs to explore the history of their families’ cookbooks. They’ll share some of the recipes that have been passed down through generations, and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today. This series promises to be a truly personal look at the history of Australian cuisine.

    Arrive from 6pm to view the exhibition, Eat Your History – a shared table

    The event is hosted by Barbara Sweeney. Barbara writes about food for the Sydney Morning Herald and is regional editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s good food guide. She is also a columnist and feature writer for Country Style magazine, where she writes about encounters with curious piglets, beekeepers and pineapple growers.

    In a lifetime of working in hospitality, Barbara has owned a small country cafe, worked in a 200-year-old Italian palazzo, and presented food segments on radio and television. She has reveled in all the experiences that have come her way: sipping on vintage wines, meeting top chefs, stamping through fields with farmers and, most of all, sitting down to dinner.

    TICKETS $20/$15

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2014
    10am-4pmVaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
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    Unleash your inner food lover: a course for the hungry and greedy 
     
    Tutors Barbara Sweeney and food photographer Anthea Williamson
     
    Presented by Real Food Projects and Sydney Living Museums
     
    Good food writing is about observing the details, creating a sense of place and telling the story. The best food writing engages the reader and keeps them enthralled to the very last lick.
     
    In this workshop, you'll up the stakes of your writing, learn how to find the story, avoid food clichés and ID different types and styles of food writing. You’ll participate in a sensory taste experience, have the opportunity to practice interview techniques, eat lots of delicious food and spend the day with fellow food and writing enthusiasts.
     
  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2014
    7pm-8pmMuseum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney

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    In this talk Martin chats about his childhood memories of food, Gretta Anna, and the recipes that have influenced his career. Hosted by food writer Barbara Sweeney.

    Part of the My Food History talk series, the Museum of Sydney has invited some of Australia’s best loved chefs to explore the history of their families’ cookbooks. They’ll share some of the recipes that have been passed down through generations, and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today. This series promises to be a truly personal look at the history of Australian cuisine.

    Arrive from 6pm to view the exhibition, Eat Your History – a shared table

    The event is hosted by Barbara Sweeney. Barbara writes about food for the Sydney Morning Herald and is regional editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s good food guide. She is also a columnist and feature writer for Country Style magazine, where she writes about encounters with curious piglets, beekeepers and pineapple growers.

    In a lifetime of working in hospitality, Barbara has owned a small country cafe, worked in a 200-year-old Italian palazzo, and presented food segments on radio and television. She has reveled in all the experiences that have come her way: sipping on vintage wines, meeting top chefs, stamping through fields with farmers and, most of all, sitting down to dinner.

    TICKETS $20/$15

  • Wed
    05
    Mar
    2014
    7pm-8pmMuseum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney

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    Alessandro Pavoni discusses his Brescian heritage, his career, and some of the family recipes he can’t live without in this final talk of the My Food History series hosted by Barbara Sweeney.

    Part of the My Food History talk series, the Museum of Sydney has invited some of Australia’s best loved chefs to explore the history of their families’ cookbooks. They’ll share some of the recipes that have been passed down through generations, and discuss how their ancestry inspires what and how they cook today. This series promises to be a truly personal look at the history of Australian cuisine.

    Arrive from 6pm to view the exhibition, Eat Your History – a shared table

    Barbara Sweeney writes about food for the Sydney Morning Herald and is regional editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s good food guide. She is also a columnist and feature writer for Country Style magazine, where she writes about encounters with curious piglets, beekeepers and pineapple growers.

    In a lifetime of working in hospitality, Barbara has owned a small country cafe, worked in a 200-year-old Italian palazzo, and presented food segments on radio and television. She has reveled in all the experiences that have come her way: sipping on vintage wines, meeting top chefs, stamping through fields with farmers and, most of all, sitting down to dinner.

    TICKETS $20/$15

  • Sat
    08
    Mar
    2014
    Sun
    09
    Mar
    2014
    10am-4pmNorth Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

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    If you yearn to write food stories for magazines, newspapers or online, compile a cookbook, raise the stakes on your blog, or write a fictional food scene then this workshop is for you. Learn how to find the story, avoid food clichés and the craft of food writing. Explore different types and styles of food writing, food issues and the food writing industry. You’ll participate in a sensory taste experience, have the opportunity to conduct an interview and carve out a meaty chunk of writing time. Leave excited and inspired about your own food writing potential. The workshop is presented by Barbara Sweeney.

    FEE $440
     
     
  • Sun
    06
    Apr
    2014
    12:30 pmOld Convent, 307 Convent Lane (via Amaroo Road), Borenore (near Orange)

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    Celebrate all things fabulous about autumn and Burgundy at this winemaker's lunch in the beautiful old church in the rural setting of Borenore. Your hosts are food writer Barbara Sweeney and Charlie Svenson of De Salis Wines. Charlie will be showing his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is an Orange FOOD Week event.

    “If an attempt were made to sum up the dominant characteristics of Burgundian cooking in a single word, perhaps the word might be ‘substantial’. Burgundy provides good, solid food. But it is at the same time not simply hearty nourishment. It is much more than that. To the sound basis of its rib-sticking ingredients, Burgundy adds the art always developed in the preparation of food in a county of rich and sophisticated background.

    “The most refined Burgundian cooking never gets far from the soil in which it is rooted. This is the cuisine bourgeoise at its best, or peasant cooking elevated to its greatest possible heights." –The Food of France, Waverley Root

    WHEN 12.30pm, Sunday April 6 and Sunday April 13, 2014
    TICKETS $55 for three-course meal; wine costs additional
    ENQUIRIES 6365 2420

    ABOUT 
    The wine maker
    Charlie Svenson, De Salis – www.desaliswines.com.au
    The host (and cook)
    Barbara Sweeney - www.barbarasweeney.com.au
    The venue
    Old Convent – www.oldconvent.com.au
    The program
    Orange FOOD Week – www.orangefoodweek.com.au

     

  • Thu
    10
    Apr
    2014
    10am-1pmThe Old Convent, 307 Convent Lane (via Amaroo Road), Borenore (near Orange)

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    Join popular cookbook author Belinda Jeffery in what promises to be a stimulating and provocative conversation about food, cooking and cookbooks. Belinda will be chatting with food writer Barbara Sweeney about her life as a cookbook author and food writer. Topics will range from the art of recipe writing, coming up with new ideas, how a cookbook comes together and photography and styling. To be followed by a three-course lunch menu of Belinda's favourite recipes.

    There are a number of ways to compliment cookbook authors: food-smeared pages for one and more than one of their books on your bookshelf. But, the greatest compliment has to be the pleasure of finding that a recipe’s worked – and worked well. All around the country, cooks pay these compliments and more to author Belinda Jeffery. She has a wonderful knack of creating recipes for food that you genuinely want to eat and a warm, distinctive writing style that is concise and comprehensive and, most importantly, results in a recipe that works. This award-winning author has worked as a cook, TV food presenter, freelance writer, restaurant reviewer and cooking teacher. Belinda’s books include Belinda Jeffery’s 100 Favourite Recipes; Belinda Jeffery’s Tried-and-True Recipes; Mix & Bake; The Country Cook Book; and Desserts.

    TICKETS $150 (includes morning tea, three-course lunch and a complimentary glass of Orange wine)

  • Fri
    11
    Apr
    2014
    10am-1pmThe Old Convent, 307 Convent Lane (via Amaroo Road), Borenore (near Orange)

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    Popular cookbook author Belinda Jeffery, is renowned for writing recipes that work. In this class, Belinda will demonstrate a number of her favourite dishes and talk about her life in food, cooking and the art of writing recipes. To be followed by a three-course lunch of Belinda's favourite recipes.

    There are a number of ways to compliment cookbook authors: food-smeared pages for one and more than one of their books on your bookshelf. But, the greatest compliment has to be the pleasure of finding that a recipe’s worked – and worked well. All around the country, cooks pay these compliments and more to author Belinda Jeffery. She has a wonderful knack of creating recipes for food that you genuinely want to eat and a warm, distinctive writing style that is concise and comprehensive and, most importantly, results in a recipe that works. This award-winning author has worked as a cook, TV food presenter, freelance writer, restaurant reviewer and cooking teacher. Belinda’s books include Belinda Jeffery’s 100 Favourite Recipes; Belinda Jeffery’s Tried-and-True Recipes; Mix & Bake; The Country Cook Book; and Desserts.

    TICKETS $150 (includes morning tea, three-course lunch and a complimentary glass of Orange wine, class notes and recipes)

  • Sun
    13
    Apr
    2014
    12:30 pmOld Convent, 307 Convent Lane (via Amaroo Road), Borenore (near Orange)

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    Celebrate all things fabulous about autumn and Burgundy at this winemaker's lunch in the beautiful old church in the rural setting of Borenore. Your hosts are food writer Barbara Sweeney and Charlie Svenson of De Salis Wines. Charlie will be showing his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is an Orange FOOD Week event.

    “If an attempt were made to sum up the dominant characteristics of Burgundian cooking in a single word, perhaps the word might be ‘substantial’. Burgundy provides good, solid food. But it is at the same time not simply hearty nourishment. It is much more than that. To the sound basis of its rib-sticking ingredients, Burgundy adds the art always developed in the preparation of food in a county of rich and sophisticated background.

    “The most refined Burgundian cooking never gets far from the soil in which it is rooted. This is the cuisine bourgeoise at its best, or peasant cooking elevated to its greatest possible heights." –The Food of France, Waverley Root

    WHEN 12.30pm, Sunday April 6 and Sunday April 13, 2014
    TICKETS $55 for three-course meal; wine costs additional
    ENQUIRIES 6365 2420

    ABOUT 
    The wine maker
    Charlie Svenson, De Salis – www.desaliswines.com.au
    The host (and cook)
    Barbara Sweeney – www.barbarasweeney.com.au 
    The venue
    Old Convent – www.oldconvent.com.au
    The program
    Orange FOOD Week – www.orangefoodweek.com.au

     

  • Sat
    06
    Sep
    2014
    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
    Sep
    2014
    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
    20
    Sep
    2014
    10:00 amThe Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

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  • Sun
    28
    Sep
    2014
    1:00 pmMuseum of Sydney

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    Barbara will join the irrepressible Anna Wong, acclaimed chef, farmer and owner of Neila in Cowra, at this special one-off Museum of Sydney event. Part of the wonderful exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, Celestial City: Sydney's Chinese Story, this talk and food demo discusses Anna’s Chinese heritage and the influence it’s had on her cooking philosophy. Find out what it was like growing up in her parent’s suburban Chinese restaurant and Sydney’s market gardens. Includes a food demo and tasting.

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    10am to 4pmNorthern Rivers Writers Centre

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    In this one-day workshop you will learn about different food writing styles, including memoir, recipe writing and feature stories. The course, designed around a series of writing tasks, aims to get you started and includes tips on how to keep going and how to write well. It also provides an overview of the in-turmoil publishing industry and where food writing and you may fit. 

    “Excellent workshop – relevant, challenging and valuable techniques that I know I’ll use.

    “Barbara was an engaging, empathetic and insightful teacher. Her shared experiences and advice were invaluable.”

    “I enjoyed the writing exercises and getting carried away in the world that unfolded on the page.” 

    –attendees of Barbara's food writing workshop, Northern River's Writers' Centre 2013

    Barbara Sweeney likes food and words in equal measure and has made a career as both cook and writer. Barbara runs the annual food festival in Sydney, Food & Words, teaches food writing classes, and writes for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food and Good Food Guide, where she is regional editor, and Country Style. In 2012 Barbara started Talking Cookbook, a project to remind us that cooking is a domestic every-day activity common to all and not a competition.

  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014
    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. It's a free market service to answer your questions about ingredients you buy at the market, from kohlrabi to kale and goat to garlic, and how to cook with or prepare them. Talking Cookbook is located near the loo, at the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, we're 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. The market hours are 8am–1pm and the address is Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Redfern.  

  • Sat
    13
    Dec
    2014
    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. It's a free market service to answer your questions about ingredients you buy at the market, from kohlrabi to kale and goat to garlic, and how to cook with or prepare them. Talking Cookbook is located near the loo, at the point where the market stalls go from fresh produce to made items (Yes, we're 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. The market hours are 8am–1pm and the address is Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Redfern.  

     

  • Thu
    18
    Dec
    2014
    4pm-8pmHyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney

     

     

     

     

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    Talking Cookbook will be at this gorgeous twilight market, dispensing cooking tips for Christmas cooking and eating. Come and say hello.

     

  • 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
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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    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
    13
    Feb
    2016
    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
    27
    Feb
    2016
    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
    05
    Mar
    2016
    9:30 amNorth Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

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    I'm going to be part of this terrific day at North Sydney Community Centre. Their event blurb reads as follows: The Centre becomes a gathering ground for the curious in a day of talks and conversations with some of Australia’s most creative thinkers, designers, artists, makers and creators. Revealing the personal journeys leading to creative confidence and resilience, the challenges of creative collaborations, exploring generational change, the need to connect, and the importance of social media and digital communities. End the day inspired by our photographers, weavers, instagramers, travellers, foodies, and lovers of the handmade. Not to be missed! Bookings essential. Stay tuned for program details.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    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
    26
    Mar
    2016
    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
    09
    Apr
    2016
    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
    17
    Apr
    2016
    9:00 am107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

    This class is part of the Real Food Projects cook school. Their blurb reads as follows.
    Join one of Australia's leading food writers Barbara Sweeney in a one day intensive food writing class. You'll up the stakes of your writing, learn how to find the story, avoid food clichés and identify different types and styles of food writing. You’ll participate in a sensory taste experience, have the opportunity to practice interview techniques, eat lots of delicious food and spend the day with fellow food and writing enthusiasts. Entry level and more experienced writers welcome.

    Class outline: All day class incl. morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
    When: Sunday, 17th April 2016.
    Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern.
    Time: 9-5pm
    What to bring: prior to the class, we'll send some homework and background reading.
    About Barbara: Barbara Sweeney writes about food for The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food, The Good Food Guide and Country Style. She curates Australia's leading Food & Words food writers' festival in Sydney, is a honey judge at the Royal Easter Show and food producer at TEDxSydney.
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  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    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
    May
    2016
    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
    22
    May
    2016
    Ballymaloe House, Cork, Ireland

     

     

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    Barbara Sweeney is proud to be presenting at the Ballymaloe Food & Wine LitFest. She'll be talking about the importance of food writing, why she started the food writers' festival Food & Words in Sydney, and Australian food culture. (Which, on paper, sounds little dull. But it won't be.)

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    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
    09
    Jul
    2016
    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
    23
    Jul
    2016
    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
    31
    Jul
    2016
    11:00 amHotel Hotel, NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra

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    Join an entertaining conversation with a chef, academic and food writer as they attempt to unravel, understand and appreciate the elusive nature of the truffle and its sensual appeal.

    The chef: Rodney Dunn, The Agrarian Kitchen and author The Truffle Cookbook

    The academic: Dr Roger Haden, Academic Director, Le Cordon Bleu

    The writer: Barbara Sweeney, Food & Words and Country Style

    Brain fuel for this animated exploration is to be provided by Hotel-Hotel executive chef Sean McConnell.

    Tickets $255 Include lunch and a signed copy of Rodney Dunn’s The Truffle Cookbook (Penguin), $59.99

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    6:00 pmThe Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

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    We’re launching The Field Guide to Australian Produce (Thames & Hudson) at the Food & Words opening party launch.

    The Field Guide tells the stories of the people growing and producing the best food in the country, and you know we like that.

    You’ll get to meet the Field Guide’s editor Ewan McEoin, see the book ahead of anyone else – and get it signed. But best of all, you can Speed Meet a Farmer. Some of the very farmers who are listed in this compendium of deliciousness.

    The way it works is this. We’ve invited farming friends to come along and meet you in speedy one-on-one sessions. You get to ask them whatever you like, about soil, sustainability, work hours, recalcitrant pigs and the highs and lows of farming life. No topic off limits. Tasmanian veggie grower Paulette Whitney/Provenance Growers, Blue Mountains NSW heirloom veggie specialist Erika Watson from Epicurean Harvest and Martin Boetz from Cooks Co-op are among the chosen.

    We’re also very, very pleased that the menu is going to feature food direct from many of the farmers listed in the Field Guide and some of our favourites, including gelato from The Pines Kiama dairy in Kiama NSW, where this photograph was taken (by Michael Wee for Country Style).

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 amThe Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

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    TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

    Our annual one-day food writers' festival features people who write about food, talking about it. The program features talks, panel discussions and book chats with more than 10 special guests and a wonderful lunch cooked by a guest chef. To read more, click 'Food & Words' on the main menu. The event is open to a general audience; anyone who's interested in food, reading and writing.

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 amElizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
    Taste your history at the unique artisan food market, Spring Harvest, at Elizabeth Farm. You are invited to discover the food and stories of the colonial dining table – pickles, preserves, honey, coffee, tea, smoked goods, heirloom produce and more at this wonderful family-friendly event.
    Elizabeth Farm was built by John and Elizabeth Macarthur in 1793.  They quickly established a productive farm with an abundance of fresh produce, grains and livestock.
     
    Shop from a hand-picked selection of food providers and enjoy the shade of the elm tree while listening to short talks hosted by Barbara Sweeney from Food & Words.
  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amBilpin, NSW

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    This event is presented by Food & Words and Country Style magazine

    One of our favourite country cooks, Belinda Jeffery, will give Food & Words subscribers and Country Style readers an exclusive preview of her new cookbook at chef Sean Moran’s Bilpin farm, in NSW’s Blue Mountains.

    To celebrate the release of The Salad Book (Lantern), Belinda and Sean will prepare a shared feast that includes seasonal salads from the book, and succulent wood-fired and spit-roasted meats.

    In addition, guests will be treated to delicious wine matches created by David Lowe of Mudgee’s Lowe Wines, as well as delectable teas from Ovvio Organics and coffee made by The Little Marionette baristas. During the day, Belinda will conduct cooking demonstrations, while Sean takes guests on a tour of his working farm. There’s also an opportunity to visit a neighbouring orchard, and meet Country Style’s editor-in-chief Victoria Carey and contributor Barbara Sweeney who, as the founder of Food & Words, organises food-related events with a literary bent.


    Belinda Jeffery is one of Australia’s most popular cookbook writers. She has worked as a cook, TV presenter, writer, restaurant reviewer and cooking teacher.

    Sean Moran is the leading Sydney chef behind Sean’s Panaroma at Bondi Beach and Tomah Gardens Restaurant at The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Mount Tomah.

    PRICE $195 a head (includes three-course feast with vegetarian options; matching wines; organic tea; coffee; cooking demonstration with Belinda Jeffery and farm tour), or $235 a head (includes all of the above, plus a signed copy of The Salad Book).

    PLACE Bilpin in NSW’s Blue Mountains. Address and directions will be emailed to ticket holders 10 days prior to the event.

    INFORMATION 0413 259 535

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    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
    23
    Oct
    2016
    1pm-4.30pmFood I Am, Wagga Wagga

    Chef Ramael Scully has had the great fortune to work alongside Yotam Ottolenghi for more than a decade. Scully, as he likes to be called, was born in 1979 in Malaysia to a mother of Chinese and Indian heritage and a father with Malay and Irish blood. He moved to Sydney at the age of eight, with his mother and sister, where he went to school and then later to catering college.

    After several years cooking in Australia, Scully moved to London and started working at Ottolenghi Upper Street in 2005. He moved to NOPI as head chef, when the restaurant opened in 2011 and is co-author with Yotam of the NOPI cookbook. His open and experimental style of cooking is touched with the little bit of genius that lies behind many of the Ottolenghi and NOPI dishes. Signature dishes by Ramael Scully include courgette and manouri fritters, coriander seed-crusted burrata with slices of blood orange and twice-cooked baby chicken with lemon myrtle salt and chilli jam.

    “This guy’s a genius!” — Yotam Ottolenghi

    “If I give Scully a recipe that I’ve written, I know that he’s going to complicate it. He cannot help himself. It’s his nature. We both cook with each other’s flavors now. When people ask what cuisine we do at NOPI, and we just say ‘everything’! But if something is traditional and good as it is, we tend not to mess around with it.” — Yotam Ottolenghi

    PRESS FOR NOPI, THE COOKBOOK

    "Inspirational, inventive and flavour-packed dishes." - The Mayfair Magazine, The Mayfair Magazine

    Some of the recipes are for the bold or more experienced among us but the majority are absolutely doable for even the greatest culinary novice." - Metro, Metro

    "A proper cook's book." - Spectrum, Scotland on Sunday

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    9.30am-11.30amFood I Am, Wagga Wagga

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    As part of the annual Taste Riverina festival, Barbara is headed to Wagga Wagga for a lovely chat about cookbooks over morning tea at the cooking school Food I Am.

    As a food writer in pursuit of tasty stories about farmers, food producers and chefs, Barbara’s tasted oysters moments after harvest, fended off curious piglets, and, as regional editor of the SMH Good Food Guide, sat down to dinner in many of the country’s best restaurants. In her spare time, she reads cookbooks like novels – and that’s what this workshop is all about. Cookbook love.

    If you share the love come along with your favourite cookbooks tucked under your arm for this fun-filled morning tea and talk.

    Topics on the table include great food writing, inspiring cookbooks and the trailblazers – Elizabeth David, Nigella Lawson, Christine Manfield and Yotam Ottolenghi among them.

    In addition to writing, Barbara organises the Food & Words writers’ festival and runs the Talking Cookbook project. She recently spoke about her work at the Ballymaloe Food & Wine Litfest in Ireland.

    Comments from participants about Barbara’s workshops:

    “BARBARA SWEENEY IS EPIC! GREAT SPEAKER, BEAUTIFUL MIND, HER IDEAS NEED TO BE SHARED.”

    “Barbara Sweeney knows her stuff.”

    “BARBARA WAS AN ENGAGING, EMPATHIC AND INSIGHTFUL TEACHER.”

    “Excellent workshop.”

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 amCarriageworks Farmers' Market, Wilson Street, Darlington

    COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
     
    Ramael Scully cooking demonstrations at Carriageworks Farmers’ Market
     
    DATE Saturday October 29
    VENUE Carriageworks, Wilson Street, Darlington
     
    DEMONSTRATIONS AND RECIPES
    9am
    Burnt spring onion dip with kale
    Tomato with wasabi mascarpone
    10am
    Purple sprouting broccoli with skordalia
    Green salad with sumac, red onion and allspice
    11am
    Celeriac puree with spiced cauliflower
    Whole roast celeriac
     
    FREE EVENT

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    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
    26
    Nov
    2016
    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
    10
    Dec
    2016
    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.