Updates from the Brain Food Symposium
6.57am: 60 people enjoying themselves at the Brain Food Symposium at Bloomfield.
7.43pm: People have now broken into four groups - 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s - to present their workshop findings.
- from Vaness Delaney, Marketing Manager Taste Orange
NASHDALE hosted the ultimate district taste test yesterday when producers gathered to present their fare to a group of enthusiastic foodies at the Country Style producers lunch.
Fresh Fodder’s pumpkin and Rosemary dip went down a treat, along with a Gazpacho of Mastronardi’s tomatoes with Gina Allen’s delicious cheese biscuits.
For mains visitors feasted on pork and fruit terrine with caramelised apples, figs, prunes wrapped in Trunkey Creek bacon with a chilli plum glaze, with Mandagery Creek venison medallions served up with Cath Thompson’s Orange and Cranberry Jelly.
Side dishes included mixed greens and Fourjays hazelnut salad with pomegranate dressing.
Lunch coordinator Cath Thompson said the event was promoted through Country Style magazine as part of FOOD Week’s strategy to reach a diverse and wide audience across the state.
“We are keen to bring the city to us, as that is a strong part of the readership, but also attract interest from the rural areas,” Mrs Thompson said.
“We have people here today from all over NSW and, once again, it is just another way of getting the word out to as many people as possible about the fabulous food and wine of the district.”
Outside the hall, visitors browsed a range of produce stalls, much of which was picked fresh that morning.
Some producers were showing off their wares for the first time, while others like Ros Auld have been part of the day for three years, displaying her range of ceramic tableware.