Kinfolk - Art of Camp Cooking & Grilling Workshop - Sydney

Kinfolk Magazine is all about discovering new ways to cook, make and do! Kinfolk is the lead entertaining magazine for young food enthusiasts and adventure-seekers. It is a blueprint for a balanced, intentional lifestyle.

'Rarely have we had a magazine that has generated such an intense amount of interest as Kinfolk. Published out of the USA, it's a part of a new generation of magazines that take a familiar subject - in this case, entertaining - and put a new and extraordinary slant on it.' They say, "Every element of Kinfolk- the features, photography, and general aesthetics - are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends." 

Teamed up with some very lovely and creative people, Sasha and Nathan White, Luisa Brimble, Silvia Noble, Sam Mackie and Matt Sharp, plus 20 guests who will enjoy a fireside evening at a delightful Sydney property. I was more than excited to be looking after the food at this event, especially considering we have planned ourselves, to head off for 10 weeks at year's end, on a epic, camping road trip from Sydney to Perth and back! So I am keen to get inspired and get my damper into the camp oven and grilling some Naked Food over an open flame.

'We gather this month to celebrate the age-old tradition of convening around a fire to cook, to relax and to merely shoot the breeze in good company. We invite you to leave behind the frenzy of daily life, and allow an intentional reprieve from busyness and distraction, at least for an evening. Join your local host for a casual, back-to-basics approach to cooking fireside. We’ll also be making herbal fire-starters for guests to take home.'

The styling was done by Nathan & Sasha White, Tess Guinery, Tracey Berry and Luisa Brimble and of course lots of hard work from property owners Peter & Silvia of The Lost and Found Department to ready this special place for the guests. Thanks also to the incredible talent of Samantha Mackie, it is her photography is on display in this post.
Here is a little taste of the menu we created:

The Menu:
Corn on the cob grilled on the open fire and served with Pepe Saya hand churned butter.
Sweet Pumpkin and Ginger Soup served with Barambah Organic Yoghurt and home made Rosemary & Kalamata Olive Damper
Pork & Fennel Sausages on a stick served with Naked Food Tomato Relish
This was followed by an amazing dessert by the fire;
Home made Raspberry Marshmallow S'more served with The Lost and Found Department Mulled Wine