Food Events & Expos
Food expos, especially gluten free ones, are great places to find out about new products and new companies. They often also have information sessions where you can learn more about coeliac disease and its history, how eating gluten effects your body, how to read labels and much more.
These events also often have cooking demonstrations where you can learn a number of tips and gain inspiration while also getting to taste some yummy dishes.
You also get the chance to try before you buy and often walk away with bags full of samples to keep you going for weeks! So what are you waiting for? Take a look at the expos I have attended and start planning your diary around them!
If you regularly read my blog then you are probably aware that I love macarons (not to be confused with macaroons – see here). The great thing about macarons is that they are naturally gluten free as the main ingredients are pure icing sugar (as oposed to icing mixture which sometimes contains gluten), egg whites, sugar and almond meal.
A couple of Christmas’ ago a couple of friends and I decided to have a baking day and make macarons to give to friends and family for Christmas. I had been told that macarons were very difficult to make but we all decided we were up to the challenge. Unfortunately the macarons More >
I have been a little slack of late – traveling around the USA staying in hostels isn’t ideal for regular blogging – however I will start to try and make it up to you.
Australia’s biggest gluten free food show, Irresistible Gluten Free Show, is on in Melbourne on the 24th and 25th September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and I have five double passes to give-away!
The show, among the usual freebies, cooking demonstrations and information, will have a macro wholefood market kitchen featuring Australian celebrity chef Tobie Puttock.
You can find out more information about the show here: http://www.glutenfreefoodshow.com.au
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I was lucky enough to be invited to a cooking class for food writers and bloggers last week held by Cheeky Food Group. When I was first invited I wasn’t sure if it I would be able to attend due to my dietary requirements however I was assured that it would be no problem. The director of Cheeky Food Group, Leona, even emailed me on the day to say that the company chefs prefer using gluten free flour as they find it doesn’t clump as easily!
I arrived at Cheeky headquarters in Surry Hills and was offered a choice of wine More >
When I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease the best advice that was given to me (thanks to my aunt) was to join my local coeliac society. After doing a bit of research about The Coeliac Society of NSW I joined straight away. One of the things that caught my eye were the events that the society run including information sessions (for newly diagnosed coeliacs, or those who wish to update their knowledge) and cooking demonstrations.
I recently attended an Italian food cooking demonstration and not only was it great to learn how to cook a number of Italian dishes gluten More >
Every Friday night from 5:30-9:30pm since 5 November (finishing this Friday night) the Civic Centre Park in North Sydney has hosted the Twilight Food Fair, a night food market with international food stalls and live music.
My work colleague and I finally got along on Friday night for dinner after work.
There were a number of food choices including dumplings, Indian, Thai and Gozleme with two dessert options (gelato and chocolate).
Both my work colleague and I chose Thai from the Span Thai stall for dinner. Not only do I love Thai but I was pretty sure they would have gluten More >
I was lucky enough to win a double pass to Taste of Sydney from The Agenda Daily. The food festival was held at Centennial Park over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for it and first up we grabbed some lunch.
The first dish I chose was the Regal King Salmon curado with chilli and star anise from Aperitif. Aperitif is a restaurant found at 7 Kellett Street, Potts Point. The salmon was amazing! So fresh and very simple but mouth watering flavours.
Next up I chose the Black pepper and curry More >