A gathering place for people interested in food and words and cookbooks.
The Mint in Macquarie Street Sydney was the setting for the annual Food and Words festival 2015, supported by Le Cordon Bleu. The event was started in 2012 and over the last 3 years has featured an impressive lineup of some of Australia’s best food writing talent. It welcomes everyone from the food enthusiast, to the obsessed; from the curious, to the interested!
The event encourages conversation; a conversation and celebration of food and all its remarkable qualities! The guest speakers stay the duration of the day, meaning the audience has the chance to bump into their food hero and chat about all things culinary.
Students, past and present, of Le Cordon Bleu’s gastronomy programs came together to enjoy a wonderful day at the festival. Colonial Gastronomer and Le Cordon Bleu Master of Arts (Gastronomy) graduate, Jacqui Newling, spoke about her new book ‘Eat your History’. The book tackles recipes from colonial Australia for a modern audience. Sounds fascinating!