Food and Words 2014

Food; to discover seasonal food, to cook, to eat.
Words; to write, to talk, in my case to start a conversation about almost anything, but especially food.
'Food & Words is a food writers' festival, a cerebral feast, a day of convivial conversation; writers, cooks, chefs talking about food, a charming day out, a remarkable event, like minds sharing a culinary adventure.'

Barbara Sweeney, in her day job writes about food and restaurants in the Sydney Morning Herald and Country Style magazine, and she teaches food writing. She began Food and Words in 2012 and also runs Talking Cookbook at Carriageworks Farmers' Market fortnightly on Saturdays. Her vision for the annual Food & Words event is to gather writers, chefs, cooks to start a conversation together, talking about food. This is such a great event, an inspiring, thought provoking, challenging and amusing collection of speakers, all adding their unique perspectives to further enlarge our perspective, on food and words.

A gorgeous venue at The Mint on Macquarie Street in Sydney. A classy picnic lunch in the sunshine, showcasing recipes from a recent cookbook release with matching wines from Lowe Family Wines, an organic winery in Mudgee, NSW. The stage was set for a day of culinary spoiling and luxurious frivolity, fortunately I was amongst friends who specialise in such activities.

If you like food, or to cook food or to write about food, to eat good food or you just like to listen to others prattle on about such things, you might enjoy attending the Food & Words event.