Supermarkets and governments have long been preaching the dos and don’ts of healthy and eco-friendly living. Unfortunately, these messages often conflict leaving us wondering what to believe and whose methodologies to follow. Even the simple food related tasks such as knowing what to buy, grow, cook and reduce waste can be challenging.
This year Taste of Melbourne have decided to help make these tasks a little less daunting, by introducing – Sustainable Living. This NEW feature will be hosted by Dirty Girl Kitchens and aims to shed light on sustainable practices. Learn from the people in ‘the know’ including chefs such as Matt Wilkinson, cooks, producers and academics as they pass on their words of wisdom and teach hands-on invaluable skills.
We are taking it back to the basics and encourage you to verse yourself in grassroots ‘granny skills’ – such as making homemade jam and living like a granny: frugally and with the waste not attitude! You will also have the opportunity to take a seat at the round table, enjoy some tastings, get involved in foodies discussions and watch sustainable cooking demonstrations.
From tutorials on how to plant and grow your own organic fruit and veg garden to seminars on sourcing local produce, Sustainable Living will be a rustic haven for all those willing to learn about eco-friendly eats.
Plus Sustainable Living will also have its own Sustainable Pop-Up Restaurant featuring Matt Wilkinson’s Bishop of Ostia and Pope Joan plus Darren Robertson’s Three Blue Ducks.
Click the link to find out more about our curators at Dirty Girl Kitchen.
Love to Share Food has come on board as a partner of the Sustainable Living feature at Taste of Melbourne 2012.
What is love to share all about?
Love to Share Food was created for people who love good, wholesome food. There seems to be a big shift towards real food in Australia right now. More people are using organic, less processed, locally sourced produce. Farmers markets are on the rise. Great new restaurants are opening up all over the place. People are cooking from scratch again. Good food is being used to nurture loved ones all over Australia.
With such a vital food culture it follows that our recipes are more important than ever. Love to share allows you to create electronic copies of your favourite recipes. Use the site to keep a safe record of your recipes that won’t get lost or damaged. You’ll even be able to preserve those important heirloom recipes for future generations.
If you love good food you’ll love to share your recipes with this passionate food community.
MLA have also signed up as sponsors of the Sustainable Living garden for Taste of Melbourne 2012. As caretakers of almost half of Australia’s landmass Australia’s cattle and sheep farmers know first-hand the importance of a healthy environment – their livelihoods and that of our future generations depend on it. From the environment to animal welfare, social factors to economic impacts, waste management to energy use, climate variability to water efficiency our farmers are doing many things to ensure the beef and lamb they produce is sustainable and are showing you how through Target 100.
Target 100 is an initiative of our cattle and sheep farmers to highlight 100 research and development activities the beef and lamb industry is undertaking to ensure sustainability by 2020 – and they want to talk to you about it. Based around a central website www.target100.com.au and supported by social media, Target 100 is your opportunity to seek information about cattle and sheep farming, ask questions, debate and discuss, talk to farmers, get an insight into the industry and at the end of the day see how sustainable the beef and lamb we eat really is.
Australia’s farmers are have long been committed to sustainability – it is not something new. Caring for the land and their animals is paramount along with leaving the land better off for the next generation. Target 100 is your chance to be part of the conversation around sustainable farming and a sustainable food source for the future.
We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Sustainable Living feature, Rohan Anderson, modern day food warrior. Rohan will be cooking a Dirty Rabbit Log at Sustainable Living followed by a book signing of his new release, Whole Larder Love.
Rohan lives in an old schoolhouse just outside of Ballarat and he hunts, fishes, forages, barters and grows his own food to provide for his family. Rohan chronicles his adventures on his hugely popular blog Whole Larder Love www.wholelarderlove.com
For the full Sustainable Living lineup click here