Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bushfoods and Wildfoods of Central Australia on the menu

It is on again! Now in its 4th year, the Bushfoods/Wildfoods Recipe competition heats will be held on Saturday 30th August, 6th & 13 Sept at Afghan Traders. The final is at The Desert Lantern, CDU, on the last Saturday of Alice Desert Festival 08. The Festival is delighted to be hosting culinary icon, restaurateur extraordinaire and food author Stephanie Alexander as our special guest judge at the final. Application forms can be picked up from Red Hot Arts or Afghan Traders, or downloaded from the websites below.

The Bushfoods/Wildfoods Culinary Challenge is also in full swing with six restaurants so far taking part in the task of creating special festival dishes with wattleseed and another desert product. More information: http://bushwildfoods.wikispaces.com/HOME+2008 or http://www.alicedesertfestival.com.au/

1 comment:

Vic Cherikoff said...

It is really pleasing to see this sort of competition knowing that I was instrumental in the commercialisation and development of wild foods into an industry allowing such an event.

Wattleseed is a particular favourite of mine since I was the first to create a food flavouring from what was a traditional seed cake ingredient. Have a look at the history of Wattleseed as a modern product here if you are interested but get along to the events and taste the creations. I wish I was in the NT for it.