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2006 Annual Meeting
The 2006 Annual Meeting for Slow Food Darwin and Top End was held on Thursday 7 December at 6pm at Patty's place. On the menu was fresh local fish barbequed and served with locally sourced salad goodies. Anthea, who had been along to Robert's class at the end of last month, provided the artisan loaves!
Artisan Bread Baking with Robert Schwerdt
Date: Saturday 25 November
Venue: CDU Palmerston Campus
Robert and David did all the preliminary hard work. In David's own words:
"It's definitely hands on, but easy. Robert and I will wake and start to feed the "beast" this week. Slow Foodies will only be doing the last feed on the morning then lots of moulding folding rolling and baking (the fun bit)."
The class was followed by Ploughmans Lunch and wine, served in the Campus restaurant overlooking the lake.
See the gallery
Non Members $60.00
Date: Wednesday 27 September
Venue: Roma Bar
A Taste of Slow revisited
The Darwin and Top End stand at "a taste of Slow" in Melbourne was such a success and we thought you'd like to see and taste the produce that was on show.
We were delighted to welcome several of the food producers who spoke about their products, giving us a fascinating insite into how their businesses evolved.
a taste of Slow
28 August - 10 September
After the huge success of A Taste of Slow in 2005, the first national Slow Food festival - A Taste of Slow - Australia 2006, was held in Melbourne.
David Taylor and Chris Bond manned our stand. Glen Wightman was on hand to talk about his mission to prevent the extinction of the Top End's traditional food. Jimmy Shu was cooking up a storm in the Slow Food Canteen!
See the gallery here
Date: Sunday 20 August
Venue: George Brown Botanical Gardens - Darwin Festival
Tastes of the Top
with Jimmy Shu
Fabulous food, glamorous company and a galaxy of stars overhead
Date: Sunday 13 August
Venue: Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Crab and Rosé
with Jimmy Shu
The second year we have held this event and now destined to become an annual experience! There really is nothing quite like dining in style on the beach and we all know that nothing beats a Territory Mud Crab!
see the Gallery Slide Show
Thursday 29 June
Venue: Roma Bar
9-11 Cavenagh Street
Charles Darwin University Bakery Lecturer, Robert Schwerdt, impressed us with his knowledge and total enthusiasm for artisan breads and bread making
A thoroughly informative and fun session!
Saturday 13 May
Charles Darwin University Training Kitchen
'Woking' Good Slow Food
The maximum class of 12 filled quickly for this "get down and dirty" event organised by David Taylor.
Participants prepared and presented 4 Northern Thai influenced dishes in a serious commercial kitchen. The turbo wok is a mean machine if you've never used one before!
Afterwards we enjoyed the fruits of our labour in the Karawa Training Restaurant overlooking the lake at Palmerston Campus.
Sunday 26 March
Rapid Creek Markets and Coconut Grove
Cooking class participants met up with chef David Taylor at the Rapid Creek produce markets in the morning and were introduced to a range of local growers and food producers who specialise in fresh Asian herbs, spices, noodles and vegetables. Everyone reconvened later in the afternoon at David's home 'kitchen' and were shown how to prepare a range of North Thailand dishes from
the produce bought at the markets that morning.
The menu included a Chang Mai street salad, Chicken Jungle Curry, fried fresh big noodles with pork, spiced mixed meats served with fresh pineapple and delicious mini steamed banana deserts served with homemade mango and wattleseed ice cream.
Tuesday 28 February
Jack and Helen Haritos very kindly agreed to join us for the evening to chat informally about Darwin's Greek history and influences on food and culture. Delicious hand made Greek savouries and sweets were passed around and we even broke out the Retsina!