Good Food month kicks off in Sydney

01 October, 2015 by
Danielle Bowling

The SMH Good Food Month is underway, with an impressive line-up of dining events scheduled throughout the month.

Sydney Good Food Month creative director, Myffy Rigby said “This year has got to be one of the most exciting times to be involved in food. Our local talent is so diverse, so talented and so ready for any challenge we throw at them.  Let alone our visiting chefs who are doing everything from ramen raves to very special cookies.”

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Visiting chefs and food professionals include London-based artisan baker Dan Lepard, Lucky Peach Editor-in-Chief Chris Ying and Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar.

The 2015 program has proven to be quite popular, with a range of events selling out in days, including Sydney’s first Ramen Rave with US ramen master Ivan Orkin, a hands-on ‘feral party’ at Young Henry’s, a Wild Picnic in the Southern Highlands and the Editor’s Dinner, which this year will be hosted at Peter Gilmore’s Quay. The popular Night Noodle Markets will return to Hyde Park from October 8 to 25, boasting a record high of 50 stalls.

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More than one million people are expected to participate in the Good Food Month program, comprising more than 300 events.

Other event highlights include:

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  1. Sweetfest – A celebration of all things baked, fried, iced, creamed, dusted and colourful, featuring masterclasses from Katherine Sabbath, Dan Lepard, Alistair Wise, Andrew Bowden, Amy Chanta and Nadine Ingram. 
    WHERE: aMBUSH Gallery, Level 3, 28 Broadway, Central Park, Chippendale
    WHEN: October 17-18; Session One – 9:00am – 1:00pm, Session Two – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
     
  2. Josephine Pignolet 25th Anniversary Young Chefs Dinner – The year marks the 25th anniversary of a very special award, which has been running since 1990, is a tribute to the late Josephine Pignolet, a young chef who died in a motor accident in 1987, and the wife of chef Damien Pignolet. The dinner, at Rockpool on Bridge, will see each course cooked by past winners Hamish Ingham (Bar H), Daniel Puskas (Sixpenny), Phil Wood (Rockpool on Bridge), Dan Hong (Mr Wong), Mitch Orr (ACME), Mark Best (Marque) and this year’s JP Award winner.
    WHERE 11 Bridge Street, SydneyWHEN Oct 5; 6.30pm–10pm
     
  3. How I Eat –  “How I Eat” will be a conversation about eaters and eating between Chris Ying (editor in chief, Lucky Peach), Jonathan Gold (LA Times critic and Pulitzer Prize winner) and Terry Durack (SMH chief critic) moderated by Myffy Rigby. It will be followed by the Sydney premiere screening of Jonathan Gold’s documentary, City of Gold.
    WHERE Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
    WHEN October 25; 10am for a 10:15am seating

For information on these events and the many others taking place throughout Good Food Month, click here.