Who knows where you’ll find From Paddock to Plate’s Louise FitzRoy! This week she was captured in Gippsland, Victoria, digging a few trenches, mowing the lawn and feeding out hay. The result… watch the ad here.
In its 53rd year, Farm World at Lardner Park on the outskirts of Warragul, has grown to be Victoria’s largest regional agricultural event with 700 exhibitors. From Paddock to Plate was honoured to have a stage (out of the pouring rain) inside the Kubota marquee where crowds of students gathered to watch a sneak preview of the From Paddock to Plate Schools Program, or so I thought. I later realised that
I am extremely grateful to teachers in NSW for providing me with constructive feedback on the From Paddock to Plate (FP2P) Schools Program at the 2015 NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers Conference held in Ballina this week.
Thank you to Beth Johnston for writing this fabulous feature in Farm Weekly’s Ripe Magazine.
Look who we found on the Virgin Australia website! From Paddock to Plate’s Louise FitzRoy is talking to Guillaume Brahimi on Smiths Beach during the Margaret River Gourmet Escape last year. And its back this year! Write it in the diary… 21-23 November 2014. “Honestly, I don’t think that there is any other food event on this planet like this!”- Heston Blumenthal, UK Chef
Never judge a piece of fruit by its skin. You’ve got to admit, prunes aren’t the most attractive-looking fruit — dark brown, dried, shriveled-up little plums. But looks can be deceiving, because their sweet flavour and sticky chewy texture is delicious. As the Australian winter looms nearer, it’s time to heat things up in the kitchen. And there’s no better accompaniment to a winter salad (or pudding for that matter)
There’s something refreshing about getting dirt underneath your fingernails, as you dig in the rich soil of the veggie patch in search of an edible prize that you have been nurturing for months. You suddenly have to brush a piece of hair away from your eyes and end up wiping a streak of mud across your brow. Then an itchy nose causes you to rub more dirt on your face.
Pete Evans is an award-winning Australian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, TV presenter and health coach. He also volunteers his time as an Australian Organic ambassador promoting organics in schools and the community. You might know him as the co-host of Chanel 7’s My Kitchen Rules. The man who has cooked for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Elton John, Martha Stewart and U2 has just finished filming a
Figs have digested wasps in them! This jaw-dropping statement (for some) arose after I was asked what ingredient makes the perfect salad. For me, it’s all about the lusciously sweet fig with its chewy flesh, smooth skin and crunchy seeds. Unlike other fruits, figs are uniquely different in that their flowers blossom inside the actual fruit itself! It is these tiny flowers that produce the crunchy edible seeds that give
The next producer to be added to our “foodie footsteps” mobile app, Paddock2Plate, not only grows pomegranates but produces beef, lamb and eggs as well. We are excited to be adding Cameron Phillips and family of Pomegranate Farm to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far). Here’s a little bit of info about the business: Pomegranate Farm