Steph's Gourmet Foods is based in Newcastle - nobody is perfect! - and is run by the talented and passionate French Aussie, Stephane Pois. What a beautiful name to be involved with food! Pois means pea in French, just in case your culinary French is not yet up to scratch... But, poin de pois in steph's kingdom, but beans instead in cassoulets and pork and duck in various confits and sausages. I visited too late to be able to sample Steph's creations, as they were sold out - a good sign, indeed! But Steph's also resell or import other beautiful products like these Italian sausages shown on the photo, which I sampled and they got my stamp of approval!
Stephane also sells all the Labeyrie products, mainly Duck in various guises - confit, magret, foie gras, etc...
If you can't wait for the next market, you can order online here: http://www.stephsgourmetfoods.com.au
I first met Lyndey at The Essential Ingredient in February 2010 when this blog was still in its infancy and called "French Impresssions from Sydney". Many thousands visitors later, we had a chance to meet again over what was the first appearance of this "complete food and wine person" at the Pyrmont Growers Market.
Lyndey cooked a beautiful piece of venison - a generic term that Australians use instead of the specific: deer -
with parsnips slowly broiled in olive oil and chicken stock...It looked beautiful, but we were not allowed to taste unfortunately...During her 25mns show, Lyndey also prepared an orange, olive oil and honey dessert and a raw baby beetroot salad, proof that one does not need much time to prepare a good family dinner and a total killer of the takeaway or fast food necessity to feed the masses!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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