At Carriageworks Farmers Market (near Redfern), every Saturday morning, a unique experience exists, where farmers, growers, producers, artisans and chefs, gather to sell produce, either grown or raised on their farms or hand-made within the NSW/ACT region, direct to the customer.One of my great joys is to take tours to the market, introduce people like you to the farmers and growers, share breakfast together and chat about how best to utilise and cook the produce you buy. Book hereRead More
Last Saturday or was it the one before? Time is racing by....I saw Christmas Puddings in the shops yesterday and wondered where has this year got too! I digress...back to the topic Jane, it was on Saturday 3rd of September, in the words of my special guest and food-writer Barbara Sweeney - "family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate with me - the arrival of my new book - Our Delicious Adventure - Recipes and Stories of Food and Travel."Read More
We baked our little socks off today....but not before we gobbled up a late breakfast of poached eggs, tomato and sourdough. Coupled with endless chatter, shared laughter and deep discussions between Michelle and I, on the journey of writing recipes and books. What followed was the swift rolling of pastry for the Eccles Cakes, flour stuck to our faces. Whipping up of sponge cakes, ovens bursting with activity. The making of chocolate wheaty biscuits from scratch, whilst the smell of Spanish Tortilla bubbling away on the stove filled the room.Read More
Have you ever had a moment when you thought to yourself,I think I'll move to the country, where life is slower, people are friendlier, the grass will be greener and my life will be simpler? Maybe you have gone one step further and looked at rural real estate online.... road tripped the coast and country dreaming of a sea change or a tree change or both!Read More
Never have I spent two full days focusing on developing my photography and in such a visually rich and giving environment, it was all quite surreal. Sophie and her friend Pip cooked us three meals a day, plus morning and afternoon teas for all. Once the food was more than amply photographed, by all sixteen budding student photographers present, we devoured it's deliciousness, most gratefully.Read More
'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.'Read More
The final part of the visit for Julie and Katie was the first ever Kinfolk Dinner Series in Australia, held at the picturesque property known as Glenmore House Mickey and Larry Robertson shared their unique and historic country home and working garden in the NSW Southern Lowlands, just an hour south from Sydney's CBD.Read More
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...Read More
One of my favourite places to eat in Sydney is Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar in Botany, so much so it was the venue I chose to celebrate the launch of my cookbook Naked Food in October last year.
Many exciting things are happening in and out of this gorgeous organic restaurant in Sydney. The restaurant includes a wonderful choice of organic tapas plates to share, organic spelt (flour) pizzas, organic main courses, sides, salads and sweet things. When booking a function, whether it be an engagement party or wedding, a high tea, a book launch or a big birthday dinner, you can be assured (my me!), that the combination of Executive Chef Simon Lawson's amazing food, Stylist Lyn Yu's talent to make it all look so good, and Lyn and her team's friendly front of house and table service, you won't be disappointed.
There is also the Agape Food Truck which hits the Sydney streets in the evenings and on the weekends, serving up organic street food made with love; spelt pizzas, spelt tacos, tapas and more, plus sweet delights.
On May 5th Agape Organic Restaurant and Bar hosted the Naked Food 'Paddock to Plate' Love Feast, it was such a lovely day celebrating farmers and the wonderful produce that comes from their paddock to our plate.
I was privileged to share with the guests about my passion for organics, wholefoods and the hard working farmers and producers who grow our food. We also heard from one of the farmers Rob from Gundooee beef and then Chef Simon said a few words. At the end of the afternoon I was able to sell and sign copies of my Naked Food Cookbook. Thank you Simon & Lyn & Nicky for having me at Agape.
I wanted to share a few pics of the event with you, Executive Chef Simon Lawson's food is something to be really enjoyed, I just love his talent in the kitchen and his sister Lyn Yu's divine styling and service on the afternoon and always, makes you want to return for more.
‘NAKED FOOD’ PADDOCK TO PLATE LOVE FEAST LUNCH
WITH GUEST CHEF & SPEAKER JANE GROVER
The menu will showcase the following producers, with delicious dishes coming from Executive Chef Simon Lawson in the kitchen, served as shared platters.
❤ green ag farm turkeys & inglewood farm chickens -
chicken broth, handmade spelt noodles, kale, spring onions, chilli oil
❤ marlborough king salmon & spiral foods -
miso & citrus cured king salmon, tamari, wakame, cucumber, sprouts, royal quinoa
❤ buronga farm goat & paris creek -
goat kofta, yoghurt, tomato, quinoa, parsley & spelt flatbread
❤ kealford farm pork and rosnay -
homemade pork chorizo, rosnay olives, roasted peppers, chimmichurri
❤ gundooee wagyu beef & olive green organics -
slow cooked wagyu beef, quinoa & amaranth porridge, mushrooms, royal black quinoa & truffle butter, salsa verde
❤ oxhill eggs & bauers farm -
spiced carrot cake, cream cheese icing, vanilla custard, pumpkin ice cream, pepita & popped quinoa