Hobart will be hosting the Slow Food in Australia - National
Conference from 26th - 28th April 2013.
We have 65 delegates attending from
conviviums all over Australia including all capital cities, Margaret River, Hunter
Valley, Mildura, Barossa, Shoahaven, Gold Coast, Swan Valley and Eastern
districts WA, Noosa, Saddleback NSW, East Gippsland, plus representatives from
SF headquarters in Bra, Italy.
This is the first time Tasmania has hosted the conference we have put together a truly
Tasmanian experience for the delegates.
the conference have been fantastic and as a result the dinners at MONA and Drysdale
House have sold out.
The conference is being held at Lansdowne
Crescent Primary School with a meet and greet at Bottega Rotolo on Friday evening and a tour called 'West Hobart Wanderings'.
Chef Klass Clements will use
local produce including vegetables from some of the primary schools Slow Food
Hobart has supported, to create a delicious lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine
to celebrate Slow Food’s Terra Madre Day and the Year of the Farmer.
Make up a table, invite your friends and
have a wonderful lunch at The Westend Pumphouse and enjoy our Silent Auction. All
money raised from the Silent Auction will go to our School Kitchen Garden
Programs and Second Bite.
Test your foodie knowledge at the ever popular Slow Food Quiz Night.
Up for grabs is
the much coveted Perpetual Slow Food Snail Trophy currently
residing in the window of Garagistes (last years
winners the Garagistes/Tricycle/Agrarian Kitchen Dream Team) along with loads of other great prizes.
7pm for 7.30pm
Hockey Centre - Bell Street, New Town
Table teams of 8 - 10
organise a team for you on the night if you do not have one
COST $30 per
Or put your own
table of 10 together for $250
raised will support our ongoing community work
Cost includes delicious nibbles prepared by Jo Cook
Local and Tasmanian was the theme for Slow Food Hobart's AGM annual and dinner with both speakers and produce inspired by the island's indigenous heritage.
Speakers included Kris Schaffer and Trish Hodge who provided the link to Tasmania’s edible native plants and their importance to indigenous Tasmanians, both as food and medicine.
Kris Schaffer, a native
plant expert, horticulturalist, garden designer and talented photographer works with schools and community groups to develop indigenous gardens. Trish
Hodge is a Tasmanian aboriginal descended from Mannalargenna, a chief of the
North East Nation. Currently writing a book about Tasmanian bush tucker, Trish is a dedicated aboriginal educator and eco guide.
Buz Green, a director of Rotary Devonport North, also spoke about the Learn Grow Project, which has become an international campaign to educate
indigenous communities to positively tackle malnutrition.
After the formalities, a wine tasting conducted by Christine Kershaw of Meadowbank Wines was followed by a dinner prepared by Nick Cummins from Urban Bounty, using many of the indigenous ingredients mentioned by Kris and Trish. With nearly all of the ingredients locally sourced, most of the native plants were provided by Paulette and Matt from Provenance Growers, who also created delicious edible table decorations from their garden in Neika.
:: Spring Bay Mussels with kunzea, saltbush + harissa (click here for recipe)
:: Wallaby braised with lemon scented boronia, pepperberry, poached quince + air dried pork belly
:: Quinoa with roast pumpkin + walnuts
:: Gatherers salad with native roundleaf mint
:: Roasted local heritage root vegetables with kale + chickpeas, lemon scented boronia + poached quince
:: Granny Smith apple, rhubarb + alpine baeckea crumble with Elgaar Farm cream