Food News 17th May 2018

Lucie and I caught up on ABC Hobart & ABC Northern Tasmania Thursday 17th May to talk about what is happening around Tasmania in food news. Listen again at 02:03:00

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to visit Maria Island and be the only guest staying there that night! This luxury afforded me an opportunity to explore undisturbed, the ruins of the mid-nineteenth century  oast house.

Bringing brewing of the past into the present is The Wreck Preservation Ale beer being celebrated on 31st May at Saint John Craft Beer with an evening in association with QVMAG and James Squire.  Watch actual dive footage of the Sydney Cove Shipwreck, live music, food by Saint John. Entry price includes a Glass of The Wreck. Book now.

Launceston Night Market winter series continues on 1st June with an assortment of local food providers, live music and most importantly, heaters! The market starts at 5pm so it is a perfect spot for an early tea with the family.

Dark Mofo – not long to go for fun, darkness, fire and feasting…

Huon Mid-Winter Fest Dust off your tatters, top hats and pagan worshipping finery for a repeat performance of last year’s trail blazing Mid-Winter Festival. If you haven’t sung to an apple tree whilst banging pots and pans by firelight lately, head to the Huon Valley to celebrate the regions apple picking history and join in the ages-old tradition of wassailing – basically scaring nasties out of the orchard’s cider trees to ensure a bumper autumn crop. And if singing to the trees doesn’t bob your Geeveston fanny, we’ve added a Friday night of feasting, craft ciders and music by the fireside to kick off the festival. Book now

Hash brown waffles My ‘will it waffle’ adventures continue as the temperature cools and the nights draw in. You will find me at Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market this Saturday picking up waxy potatoes and other goodies for a waffley good brunch. This is the recipe that I’m going to re-create.