News: Curtis Stone to Headline the 2017 Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Margaret River’s Gourmet Escape will celebrate wine like never before this November, adding an extra day to the program to celebrate the famed wine region’s 50th anniversary. The festival will showcase an appetising line-up of new events and talent, including home-grown culinary royalty, Curtis Stone. From 16-19 November, the food, produce and wine extravaganza will put the unparalleled bounties of Margaret River front and centre, with a record number of events taking place in the region. World renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW (UK) will attend many wine-featured events across the weekend. Curtis (of acclaimed Maude & Gwen Restaurants, Los Angeles) will join over 50 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities, including chefs from the World’s Best Restaurants, Andre Chiang (#14 Restaurant Andre, Singapore), Alex Atala (D.O.M., Brasil), David Thompson (#28 Nahm, Thailand), Ashley Palmer-Watts (#36 Dinner by Heston, UK) and Rodolfo Guzman (#42 Borago, Chile). Asia’s Best Female Chef, May…

Nothing Beets Genuine School Grown Produce

A special consignment of beetroot produced by budding young horticulturists is making its way to the Genuinely Southern Forests Allstates Farms market floor today as Manjimup Senior High School students harvest their wares and send them to market. Senior horticulture students, led by their teacher Mr Andrew Pound, have produced various crops and having reached maturity were looking for options to sell their produce and looked to the Southern Forests Food Council (SFFC) for advice. “The students are keen to learn about food production and understand the supply chain, so it was great to be able to link in with the great work that the Food Council are doing.” said Mr Pound. SFFC Produce Liaison Officer, Anthony East was impressed by the initiative and visited the class to demonstrate how to harvest and prepare the beetroot crop for sale through the Genuinely Southern Forests market floor at Canning Vale. “We…