Returning for its fifth year, Strathfield Council’s annual Food Festival was a success with 10,000 attendees enjoying cooking demonstrations and sampling a variety of Asian cuisines from food stalls. The full day festival celebrated the culture and culinary specialities of Asia, and launched the 2015 Strathfield Good Food Guide.
The free event will see Strathfield Square filled with the tastes and aromas of Asian Flavours from a variety of food vendors. Live cooking demonstrations will see celebrity chefs sharing their tips and food trail walking tours will take visitors to some of Strathfield’s best eating destinations.
Cooking demonstrations were popular with festival guests, with Adam Liaw and Reynold Poernomo from MasterChef sharing some of their favourite recipes.
Food writer and television host Adam Liaw is a unique voice in Australian food. He is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Sunday Life and The Guardian, as well as the author of four hugely popular cookbooks on Asian cuisines. His latest, Adam Liaw’s Asian Cookery School was released in September 2015. On television, Adam hosts the SBS prime-time food and travel series, Destination Flavour.
Dubbed as the Dessert King, Indonesian born Australian Reynold Poernomo placed in the top 4 of this year's series of Masterchef Australia. He is there to add a little sweetness to the day with a selection of beautiful and delicious dishes.
The Art Food Group, will do a live fruit carving demonstration at 11:05am and The Bug Lady will show people a variety of ways to use edible bugs in home cooking at 11:25am and 3:40pm.
Food lovers who want to tease their tastebuds with samples from Strathfield’s top restaurants can register for a one hour Taste Food Trail for just $15. The interactive tour will take participants into the heart of Seoul and all its flavours, without leaving Strathfield, and will visit an array of specialty stores where locals will share cooking tips and insights into their culture.
The Strathfield Food Festival was held as part of the annual Good Food Month.