We had more than 600 events around Sydney, including a talk at the Opera House by Number One Chef in the World: the new Danish Prince of Food: Rene Redzepi from Noma in Copenhagen. (As you know, Australia already have a Danish Princess...)
I have been away for most of the month (more on that later...) and only managed to go the the Barbecue Madness at the Pyrmont Grocers Market:
The idea is simple, although very hard on the Chefs involved, 10 Chefs cook from 10 local ingredients for 10 people - and start over every half hour - repeat six times from 9.00am to 11.30am!
Although each Chef cooks only one dish, you can appreciate the pressure to do it six times over and keep it consistent using only a barbie as a cooker!
My favourite seafood Chef was there: Stephen Hodges from FishFace preparing Mussels Marinieres.
I was given full access to take photos for your enjoyment: sorry we cannot record smells yet, as they were everywhere and fabulous...
To find out what else you and I missed out, check : www.cravesydneyfoodfestival.com.au
If you have stories from other events I missed out on, then I would like to hear from you: Give me a short story via our contact page and I will get in touch with you.
I will post the five best stories here. Hope to hear from you soon!