Thursday, October 7, 2010

So much good produce!!

Did you know? For the 3 days of the Good Food & Wine Show the chefs will use a total of 360 beetroots! Make that 180 baby beetroot and 180 baby yellow beetroot.

The food order also includes 2 kg prawn heads, 210 eggs, 10 kg flour, 120 radishes and much more... StumbleUpon
It's finally here – The Good Food & Wine Show kicks off in Adelaide tomorrow!

Get ready for the ultimate food and wine experience as Australia’s finest and most popular chefs converge on South Australia for Adelaide’s inaugural Good Food and Wine Show this weekend at the Wayville Showgrounds.

This is your chance to spend a glorious day exploring the greatest food and wine playground. Combining the best of local South Australian produce with new flavours from across the globe, this is the place to indulge your senses. Thousands of world class wines and boutique beers, dozens of live cooking demonstrations, mouth watering produce and the opportunity to meet over a hundred of Australia’s leading brewers, wine makers, foodies and chefs.

It will be like the biggest gourmet deli, most fascinating kitchen shops and award winning cellar doors – all under one roof!

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Has anyone tried Hakuna Matata?

If you haven’t then you’re missing out!

Produced by Spice Girlz, Hakuna Matata is a rich Middle Eastern spice mixture in an eggplant and tomato salsa that will work wonders on your nachos; make your baked potatoes taste like heaven, and your pasta finger licking good.

Spice Girlz also have a delicious assortment of condiments that are not only handmade, but consist of locally grown herbs and produce. The taste will leave you breathless, so to speak, and gets you hooked after your first dip in anyone of the amazing sweet and chilli salsa dips and savoury jams.

Check out the recipe for Hakuna Matata Meatballs on their website below – it will definitely spice up your palette! StumbleUpon

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wine Theatre at the Good Food & Wine Show - don't miss it!

The Riedel Wine Theatre schedule has just come out for the Adelaide Show. Check it out now - it looks amazing. StumbleUpon

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Barossa Fine Foods

Who doesn’t appreciate good meat?
It’s full of iron and it tastes amazing if done right. And Barossa’s Fine Foods sure know how to get it just right. Hailed as the most awarded meat and smallgoods business in Australia, Barossa Fine Foods is the bee’s knees when it comes to quality produce.

Barossa Fine Foods stock a wide range of fresh, organic and free range meat that will make your mouth water. From salami to sausages, from game to poultry and for those health conscious, there is the organic range which boasts organic beef, lamb and ham all from the valleys of the green grass and lots of love.

So go on, indulge yourself, after all meat is good for you. Discover more about Barossa Fine Foods at the 2010 Adelaide Good Food & Wine Show and expand your knowledge on all that is meat.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The ultimate cheese platter...

Naomi Crisante and the Cheesematters team have some great tips for assembling the perfect cheese platter – whatever the occasion may be!

Simple 3 cheese platter – perfect to serve after dinner for around 4-8 people.

• South Cape Brie with red grapes
• Tasmanian Heritage Traditional Blue with fresh pear slices
• Mersey Valley Vintage Club Cheddar and quince paste
Serve with crusty French baguette and crispbreads such as those made by South Cape.

Antipasto platter - Serve at the beginning of a casual meal, function or picnic. As a guide, for a large platter to serve 10-12 people include up to 3 cheeses.

• South Cape Persian Fetta (served in a bowl)
• Australian Gold Pepper Swirl cheese
• South Cape Bocconcini
• Sliced salami and/or prosciutto
• Olives
• Cherry Tomatoes
• Gherkins or Cornichons
• Carrot, celery and/or red capsicum sticks
• South Cape Cheese Twists or Crisp bread

Cheese lovers platter – for those serious cheese lovers! This platter will give you something to taste, mingle and discuss over a glass of wine.

• Tasmanian Heritage Traditional Camembert with plum paste
• Heidi Gruyere with smoked almonds
• King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue with walnuts
• King Island Dairy Stormy Washed Rind cheese with fresh dates

Serve with finely sliced sourdough and/or fruit bread.

One special cheese – Great for when a couple of friends drop in or after an easy meal. All you need to do is serve one really good cheese.

Place a slice of King Island Dairy Endeavour Blue on individual plates, drizzle with lavender honey and serve with a few prunes soaked in Port and some thin slices of Sourdough bread.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fantastic Blueberry & Orange Syrup Cake
by the Australian Blueberry Growers' Association

For a real sweet treat try this blueberry & orange syrup cake. It's quick and easy to make and the orange syrup drizzled over the top of the cake creates a beautiful coating! Fresh blueberries are a must.

A delicious cake that has the all time favourite combination of blueberries and orange!

Serves: 12 | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour

250g butter, softened and cubed Orange Syrup:
1 cup caster sugar juice of 2 oranges (½ cup)
4 eggs, lightly beaten ½ cup orange marmalade
1½ cups self raising flour ½ cup sugar
½ cup almond meal
125g punnet fresh blueberries
Finely grated rind of 2 oranges

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time until well incorporated.
3. Fold in the flour and almond meal until mixture is smooth. Add the blueberries and orange rind, mixing well.
4. Spoon batter into a lined 22cm springform pan. Bake for 1 hour until golden.
5. Syrup: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes, until thickened.
6. Drizzle syrup over warm cake, and allow to cool slightly in the pan. Serve cake warm with a dollop of cream and extra blueberries.

You can find the Australian Blueberry Growers' Association at Stand number A15 at the Good Food & Wine Show - Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre, Wayville.