Harvesting a passion
Australia's favourite cook, Maggie Beer is essentially passionate about using the freshest and best seasonal produce, allowing natural flavours to speak for themselves.
In 1973 she and husband Colin, moved to South Australia's Barossa Valley from Sydney and began farming pheasants. They opened a farm shop to sell the game birds they were breeding. This humble shop gradually evolved to become the worldrenowned Pheasant Farm Restaurant - winning the Remy Martin Best Restaurant Award in 1991. Late in 1993, burnt out at the stoves, Maggie closed the doors at the height of its fame to concentrate on building her Export Kitchen in Tanunda and the expansion of her range of products.
Maggie has written and co-authored many well-loved cookbooks including her most recent, the fabulous Maggie's Harvest. She is a longstanding contributor of food columns to newspapers and magazines, and co-presenter with Simon Bryant of the very successful ABC TV series The Cook & The Chef.
Come for lunch and share the joie de vivre and generosity of the marvellous Maggie Beer, in conversation with a very special guest, Noosa's iconic foodie, Leonie Palmer-Fisher.
COOKING FROM THE HEART, MAGGIE BEER
Sunday 13 12.00pm $95 Sails Restaurant
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Includes two course lunch with a glass of champagne on arrival.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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