Joanna Peters Reviews Slow Food Brisbane’s Terra Madre Day Lunch

(Sunday 10 December 2017)

Joanna said:   “I attended the this fantastic lunch with three friends, I reconnected with a number of people I had met at other Slow Food Brisbane events this year, and made some new contacts this time around. So in terms of “conviviality” this type of event was just perfect. Having time to talk, and lots of things to talk about (the venue, the food, the speakers, and people’s different histories of their association with Slow Food…), plus the “shared plate” arrangement, made for a delicious concoction of connection and cuisine.

What was really special this time was the wonderful bush tucker we enjoyed – accompanied by narratives from Dale Chapman (from First Food Co) about the provenance of the food, and the importance of the pathway from producer to table. The menu was creative and reflected an interesting variety of the wonderful “wild” food Queensland has to offer.

There was even more nourishment for the mind!

Michelle from Ugly Duck explained how she adds her special touch of creativity and innovation to making produce that uses food that would have otherwise been wasted.

Robert from Food Connect talked about the venue itself (fascinating) and also about the work of their corporation – bringing farmers and makers and consumers together in truly inspiring ways.

And to top of a truly wonderful (and educational) dining experience, we enjoyed some very fine wines, selected by Gerry and Dawn, to complement the meal.

I’m a relatively recent recruit to Slow Food Brisbane but I am totally won over. I just can’t wait until the 2018 schedule of events is announced and I will do my very best to be at every one!”

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Joanna.

 

Photos from Terra Madre Day – December 10, 2017

In the Food Connect Shed