Main course almost ready: Tasting Australia one week to go

20 April 2014

Easter eggs aplenty? Save some room - Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival “Tasting Australia” kicks off one week from today.

Staged across eight days in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 27 April to 4 May, Tasting Australia invites foodies to eat, drink, share and participate in the program of more than 85 events.

A stellar line up of Australian and international chefs and food heroes, including British sensation Fergus Henderson, US sustainable farmer Joel Salatin, and Australian-born expats James Henry and Skye Gyngell, will descend on South Australia for the celebratory festival of food and wine.

Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell encouraged locals and visitors to embrace the events on offer and celebrate South Australia’s growing reputation as the food and wine capital of Australia.

“This year’s festival is themed around ‘origins’ and pays homage to a sense of place, tradition and community,” Minister Bignell said.

“With events held in Adelaide and the heart of our regions, foodies are in for a tantalising taste of South Australia’s award-winning produce prepared by world-famous chefs.

“There is a real sense of excitement in Adelaide at the moment as more and more people embrace our culinary experiences - and what better way to immerse yourself in the world of fine food and wine than with Tasting Australia.”

Tasting Australia’s hub Town Square, located in Victoria Square, will play host to daily activities and events where food and wine lovers can eat, share, and think with local, national and international food heroes.

The program features a diverse range of events exploring ideas such as the ‘nose to tail’ phenomenon, the art of cooking with blood, how to eliminate waste in the kitchen, and cooking with weeds.

“From the carnivore to the vegetarian, the wine enthusiast to the beer lover, Tasting Australia has an event to suit everyone’s interest,” Minister Bignell said.

Tasting Australia presented by Thomas Foods will run from 27 April to 4 May 2014.

Tickets are available from Ticketek.

Visit Tasting Australia website for more information.

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