The Real Food Festival 2013, Maleny

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Chris Bell of Klass Creative

This year at the Real Food Festival I was asked to do a cooking demonstration using my home-grown produce. With the weather warming up really quick over the last few weeks I had to change my original plan at the last-minute. Using spuds, kale, fresh herbs and some quality meat from Baranabali Farm I cooked up Colcannon for the spectators.

Walking around the festival this year, I realised that have made many new friends and stopped by to say hello to them all. Chris (above) is the Sunshine Coasts premier food photographer, his work is outstanding and always makes we want to touch his photographs just so I can get  a taste of the dish. Chris also runs photography workshops – for anyone who is looking at getting in to food photography you will gain a lot from his experience  – he use to be a chef you know.

Forgetting to pull my camera out of my bag halfway through the day I did not get the chance to capture all the wonderful people I have met this past year. However I did get excited again about food when I heard that Wild Rocket a restaurant from Montville was cooking up pigs tails.

Take a peek at the photos from the festival last year HERE.

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I stopped by at Wild Rocket again this year to try some of their bites. Their hazelnut crusted prawns are to die for, I not a big fan of prawns however these babies are so fresh and the crust is just damn good. I was hanging out for the pigs tail which was crumbed. I love pork at the best of times and gnawing around a bone nothing is more primal and satisfying.

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Not getting off the pork wagon,  I could not refuse to have a pork roll from the guys at Woombye Pub with a good dollop of apple sauce. I finished off my eating with a Colin James chocolate ice-cream.

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strayedtable-2393The program from the festival – I thought I should take a photo as a memory as my name is on it.

Did you go to the festival? What was your favourite bite or talk you attended?

 

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2 Comments

  1. We went on Saturday and it was fabulous. I attended a demo that Chris Bell did on food photography last year, it was so informative, he is such a talent. We are so lucky to live here, all the beautiful,fresh produce that’s available to us. Unfortunately I wasnt feeling very hungry but my daughter and husband tried the prawns from Wild rocket they said they were lovely, I did grab a jar of zucchini relish from the lychee stall, oh my it was delicious and the raw honey, so nice. WE had a great time

  2. I’m bummed I couldn’t make it. You looked like you got to eat some delicious food, especially those prawns. Yummy! Did your cooking demonstration go well?