SMH GROWERS MARKET - PYRMONT
The market population of stallholders is pretty stable at this monthly gathering. But today, the attraction is on stage again as we are meeting the legendary Stephanie Alexander, the godmother of Australian cuisine, launching a new revised and augmented edition of her most famous book "The Cook's Companion" which allegedly graces the shelves of 600,000 kitchens. SMH ran out of copies to sign before 9.30 am when I got there for the second "apparition" on stage of "Sainte Stephanie of the Kitchen"! I have been a regular at her Richmond Hill Café & Larder in Melbourne and my friend Janine S. works occasionally for her Kitchen Garden Foundation, now active in almost 800 schools around Australia, but I had never met her in person. Well this is no longer the case as of last Saturday!
KINGS CROSS ORGANIC MARKET
I have not visited this market for a while and having dropped my daughter at Bills in Surry Hills, it was an opportunity to zoom by before heading back home. It was still quiet as it was before 10.00am, but most of the usual suspects were there with the notable addition of my friends from Commissary Kitchen
and that will be the start of the French Corner!
Geoff has been a staple of food on television since 1992. He also runs a farm and cooking classes in Bowral. As we were talking about Bowral in our last post and reviewed Biota Dining not so long ago, I though it would be appropriate to talk about Geoff and his first appearance at the Everleigh Markets.
He is a very affable person and we had a great chat. I also got a taste of his mushroom soup: delicious!
But Geoff primarily makes preserves of chillies, tomato relish and capsicum jam and run cooking classes at the farm and is hoping to open a restaurant one day...In the meantime, he is preparing for a Culinary Tour in Morroco in November 2015 - click here for details and become a "gastronaute"!
SMH Pyrmont Growers Market
The stallholders population is quite stable at the SMH Growers Market in Pyrmont, so it is always a treat when we find some new people taking on the adventure of selling direct to the public.
Effendy's Restaurant in Balmain is featuring a range of Turkish sauces and dishes to tempt you to visit their already very well attended restaurant.
Pappardelle Pantry is a new venture of established restaurant Pappardelle, and proposes "authentic, organic and gluten free" Italian products online: Cook Italy, Eat Italy, Love Italy is their motto!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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