Friday, 11 June 2010

long (weekend) lunch

As heard on FBi Radio

With the long weekend upon us, it's a good opportunity for many to abscond city limits and head for the hills....or at least to fit in a few more recreational activities that the extra day affords.

Here are my picks on what to check out in Food Town this long weekend.

Riverside Organic Markets

A new organic or farmers market is always worth checking out. This time, Gladesville gets a food boost with the addition of a new organic market happening each Saturday from 9am to 1pm. This weekend heralds Riverside's first market so there's sure to be plenty of pomp and celebration to welcome it to town.

Find out more about Organic Food Markets, the guys who put these (and other) markets on here.

Riverside Girls High School
Cnr Victoria & Huntleys Point Road, Gladesville
June 12 and every Saturday from 9am - 1pm


...when just a few flavours aren't enough, jump in to the car and head to the Hunter Valley for this self proclaimed festival of produce, good food and of course, plenty of wine.

Check out celeb chefs Pete Evans and Toby Puttock and Janelle Bloom performing live demonstrations, meet the growers, stroll the hawker-style eat street and work it off to a beat coming from live bands and entertainers.

Hunter Valley Gardens
2090 Broke Road Pokolbin, NSW 2320
June 12-14

Truffle Hunt

For the foragers, if the idea of running around in the freezing cold with a dog in a scent-crazed frenzy sounds fun, then Oberon's Truffle Hunt is for you. Australian truffles may get a bit of a bad wrap from food writers occasionally, but short of booking a ticket to Europe, Australian truffles are improving from season to season and this is a great opportunity to see, first hand, how it's done.

Lowes Mount Truffiere
927 Lowes Mount Road
Oberon 2787
02 6329 8210

More info here.

Kitchen Stadium: Creative Sydney Session #6

If food be the music of love, play on.

We already know that DJs like Levins from FBi are known for being great cooks, so here's a concept: This Saturday night, The MCA will host a dj battle/cook off where two teams will sample and generate soundscapes while creating culinary masterpieces at the same time.

Featuring Siberia Records which includes djs and members of Lost Valentinos and more, it's the ultimate combination of food and beats to kick your long weekend into gear. Who's hungry?

Museum of Contemporary Art
Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
June 12

Info from twothousand.


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janie2095 said...

re Riverside Markets

while I haven't been able to get there for quite a while I do know that the range of produce and gourmet goodies has increased and I personally LOVE everything about them. just wish i could get there more often