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Location: The Ginger Factory,
Burst into 2012 at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival
The Ginger Factory will burst into bloom with the very first ginger flowers and heliconias for the season, to be unveiled at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival from Friday, January 27 to Sunday January 29.
Coupled with the gorgeous showcase of over 120 varieties of exotic plants will be a top line-up of chefs, gardening celebrities and a very special outdoor patio display that one lucky visitor will win – complete with outdoor furnishings, landscaping and a seriously impressive multi-burner barbecue.
The festival will also unveil a completely revamped cooking format with chefs preparing beautiful dishes themed around barbecues, picnics and cocktails and canapés.
Celebrity chefs include Channel 10 star of Ready Steady Cook, cookbook author and cooking teacher, Dominique Rizzo. Dominique will headline centre stage daily with other cooking identities including ABC radio personality, recipe developer and Sydney Seafood Cooking School teacher, Julie Ray; Michael Jenkins, the new executive chef at Noosa’s Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort; and the Sunshine Coast’s own culinary darlings, South African Queen, Matilda Scarfe and Japanese master, Aki Kitabatake.
Gardening greats include the ABC’s Colin Campbell and Phil Dudman together with curator of Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, Ross McKinnon AM. Ross and Phil will also host special garden walks around the Ginger Factory’s sub-tropical grounds.
Adding to the expert gardening line-up is the passionate and vivacious Dezley Hughes of Noosa Hinterland’s leading floral art, coffee and homewares emporium, Twig & Grace. Her vibrant personality is matched perfectly with her amazing and creative knowledge of floral art and design: her brilliant craft earned her a spot at Melbourne’s prestigious International Flower Festival together with a string of pictorial features in Australia’s leading glossy design and living magazines.
This three day Festival is a true celebration of Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle and will be filled with loads of entertainment, glorious food and of course…flowers!
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