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A gathering of growers that inspired this humble eater

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: ethical eating, events, passionate people|

Last week I attended the Gippsland Food Growers and Makers gathering in Warragul, which included many lively presentations from fabulous food growers in the region. It provided an incredible opportunity for everyone to learn from each other, have a chinwag and brainstorm ideas and future opportunities. I left with my brain bursting full of wisdom [...]

Waste. It’s pretty forked.

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: events, towards zero waste|

Today is THE OFFICAL FIRST DAY of our Give a Fork! 2014 campaign, focussed 100% on food and packaging waste. We chose to highlight food and packaging waste because waste and the act of wasting is 100% forked. The concept behind Give a Fork! is simple – sign up as a Give a Fork! host, [...]

Twist and shake! How native botanicals are reinventing cocktails

By | July 16th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, events, recipes|

A few weeks ago we held a sell-out event focussed on showing people how to grow, prepare and consume Australian native plants. Check out all the details here and here and peruse the photo album here. Maidenii co-creators Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus (who make Australian vermouth) created native botanically-enriched aperitifs and drinkies to enliven [...]

Wild Weeds and Wine – a biodynamic earthly delight

By | April 3rd, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, events|

‘Biodynamic’... let’s face it; most people think that’s synonymous with ‘overpriced hyped-up organic’. But as Sustainable Table’s Event Coordinator Riki Edelsten learned at a recent dinner, biodynamics is an age-old agricultural method that aims to create a harmonious closed loop between the land, plants, animals and humans. And to “better the world and transcend where [...]

Are you game for a meaty conversation?

By | March 6th, 2012|Categories: ethical eating, events|

Do you love meat but know very little about where your regular Sunday night roast comes from? Does the thought of killing an animal yourself make you a little squeamish? Our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event last week (check out the short clip above), hosted at the Robert Burns Hotel in Collingwood, set to challenge [...]

Are you game? Hunting for food… cruel, conservation or the ultimate free-range?

By | December 2nd, 2011|Categories: ethical eating, events, think pieces|

Hunters get a bad rap. They’re assumed an unruly, blood-hungry bunch, devoid of any ethics. Yet for many hunters, heading bush is a way of getting meat on their plates without buying into the conventional farming practices of the meat industry, where animals are raised under terrible conditions in factory farms and feedlots. It begs [...]

Forage, Grow, Harvest, Share – An evening of food & ideas

By | December 1st, 2011|Categories: ethical eating, events|

Click on photo for gallery What do you get when you invite 75 foodies and an acclaimed chef to a beautiful homestead and ask them to bring along an edible delight that's seasonal and either grown, foraged or sourced from a local grower? You get the ultimate in culinary mystery boxes and an [...]