Everyone loves the taste of Australians – they are sort of bitter but sweet
20 December 2011, Australia
Held in Adelaide since its inception in 1997, Tasting Australia is an internationally successful food and wine festival.
A unique eight-day event, it provides entertainment, education and information to over 50,000 food and wine professionals, the media and food-loving members of the public.
The 2012 Tasting Australia festival will be the most innovative and diverse in the festival’s history, with an increase in youth activities, regional experiences and a strong focus on the arts.
The festival program will encompass celebrity lunches and dinners, free events, children’s events, chef showcases, regional events, classes and demos, debates, auctions and conferences.
Highlights of the 2012 festival program include:
The Feast For The Senses event – a two day al fresco extravaganza which features more than 100 food and beverage outlets, hands-on cooking classes and celebrity cooking demonstrations with local chefs and international culinary celebrities.
L-Plates – gives festival-goers hands on cooking experience and the chance to learn from the masters. With sessions each day hosted by respected South Australian food professionals, amateur foodies will be able to learn how to make everything from artisan breads and pastries to contemporary cocktails.
Kids in the Kitchen – a free event that gives children the chance to learn about the principles of simple and delicious food preparation. Well-known teachers will include Maggie Beer, Guy Grossi, Pete Evans and Paul Mercurio.