Quality local food produce to be showcased at Live Green

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 28th July 2008

On 17 August Victoria Park in Sydney will transform into a food-lovers paradise at Live Green 2008, with great local and organic produce and free cooking demonstrations by Sydney’s leading chefs and a Green Bar.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP, says the event will showcase the quality and sustainability of the local industry. “Live Green is a great opportunity to learn more about local produce as well as how to make more sustainable choices when buying food – whether it’s fresh fish, veggies or wine,” she said.

Fresh organic strawberries, locally grown mandarins, great winter vegetables and biodynamic wine from New South Wales are just some of the culinary highlights that will be available at this year’s event.

Live Green Ambassador Kylie Kwong will present a free cooking demonstration in the Kitchen Marquee. Her team, from Billy Kwong Restaurant, will also have two food stalls selling some of her signature dishes using organic and biodynamic produce.

Food writer Joanna Savill will host a series of free cooking demonstrations in the Kitchen Marquee with some of Sydney’s top chefs throughout the afternoon, including:

· 12.45: Jared Ingersoll – Dank Street Depot

· 1.45: Kylie Kwong – Billy Kwong

· 3.15: Jodie Wallace – Flying Fish

‘Sustainable Seafood: What it is, What makes it different and Where to find it’ will be the subject of an interesting panel discussion in the Kitchen Marquee, with guests including journalist John Newton, Fish Providore John Susman, Duncan Leadbitter from the Maritime Stewardship Council and Oceanologist Giselle Firme.

Hawkesbury Harvest, a collection of small local farmers, will bring the country to the city and sell their very own fresh produce from across the Sydney region, including great seasonal fruit and vegetables such as apples, pumpkins and tomatoes.

Live Green will also have its own Green Bar, which will showcase an array of New South Wales’ best biodynamic and organic wines.