Taste the regions at South Bank

Headlining the food side of Delectable, Regional Flavours, South Bank Corporation’s signature food and lifestyle event is back for 2012 this weekend, from 10am to 5pm, 21 and 22 July.

My best tip for this event, which is sure to be a winner, is get there early. Parking and space is sure to be at a premium later in the day.  You have been warned!

The country comes to the city for two days for Regional Flavours with over 100 providores from 12 of Queensland’s most fertile ‘food-bowl’ regions.

This year’s program also explores the culinary contributions of immigrants in regional Queensland; the family food stories that inspire our state’s passionate chefs and restaurateurs; and healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Stallholders from regions such as South Burnett, Far North Queensland, the Granite Belt and Lockyer
Valley will all be represented with products available to sample and purchase on the Little Stanley awns at the Parklands, South Bank.

The Little Stanley Street dining precinct will also be highlighted through Kitchen Stories, a series of narratives, family recipes and memories featuring the multiethnic array of retailers on offer.

As well as the great range of producers, Little Stanley Street will be home to other free attractions:

Epicurious Tent:
See chefs, gardeners and lifestyle experts provide inspiring and thought-provoking tips, demonstrations and educational sessions dealing with everything from food fusion for kids’ lunchboxes to native foods gone gourmet. The Epicurious Tent will be open both Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm (25min to 55min per session). No bookings required. Spaces may be limited.

TLicious Garden:
Pick your way through the lush and fragrant tea garden while taking an educational journey through the tea story. There will be a series of informal sessions on the history of tea and tisanes that highlight our native flora and fauna, and the health benefits of tea. The Tea Garden will also feature interactive workshops for children, which will teach them about some of the natural flora and fauna from their local environment in a fun and creative way.

Froth and Bubbles Sessions in The Grove:
Learn all there is to know about picking, storing and drinking our state’s best wine and boutique-brewed beer. Sessions will be presented by local beer presenter, Matt Kirkegaard from Good Beer Lunches and Tricia Evans, one of Brisbane’s leading wine experts. No bookings required. Spaces may be limited.

Program Snapshot

Saturday 21 July 2012
- Balcony Bounty with Linda Brennan
Kitchen gardening in small spaces, perfect for your inner city apartment balcony!

Dominique Rizzo

- Deluxe Lunchboxes with Dominique Rizzo
Dominique presents food fusion to rock your kids lunchboxes and shares stories from her schoolyard days

Phil Dudman

- Plant your Pizza with Phil Dudman amd Julie Ray 
Pot up your own favourite pizza herbs and learn how to pair ingredients for the perfect pizza!

- Hot Summer Daze with Craig Squires
Craig explores the tastes of paradise; Queensland’s signature tropical fruits

- Naughty Made Nice with Skye Craig 
Skye presents delicious superfood desserts that will nourish your body and satisfy your taste buds

- Race Around the Regions with Spicer’s Group Chefs
Watch as the Spicer’s Group Chefs face off against each other in a cook off featuring a mystery market box

- Asian Inspiration with Jimmy Shu from Hanuman
Sri Lankan and Queensland food fusion stories

Sunday 22 July 2012
- Fight Your Flu with Jerry Coleby-Williams
Fight the flu naturally by growing medicinals and immunity builders in your own garden

- Sanctuary Fare, Spa Cuisine with Spicer’s Tamarind
Discover how to nourish your body and soul with foods

- Counter Culture with The Wellness Warrior, Jessica Ainscough and Nicola Chatham
Focusing on the benefits of eating local, wholesome organic foods and creating unique ‘No Dig’ gardens and natural fertilisers
- Native Foods Gone Gourmet with Dale Chapman
A showcase of delicious native and indigenous foods and the very tempting, Rainbow Juice

- Romantic by Design; Pretty Picnics with Spicer’s Peak Lodge
Learn how to put together gourmet picnic hampers using regional produce for those special moments

- Multi Fusion Dishes with Olivier Boudon
Experience the fusion of combining French, Asian and Australia cuisine

- Nonna knows best with Isabella and Sofia Bliss
The twins, together with their Mother and Nonna share some of their Sicilian cooking secrets handed down through each generation of the family

- What’s Cooking Lads? With Spencer Patrick
Impressive foods to cook for a hot date

Froth and Bubbles Sessions
- Sparkling Sensation with Tricia Evans
Sample different sparkling varieties and learn how to perfectly match them with foods

- Forks with Corks with Tricia Evans
Indulge in an overall tasting experience

- Cheese and Wines with Tricia Evans
Learn the art of perfect pairing

- Good Beer Hunting with Matt Kirkegaard
Matt takes a look at emerging beer trends

- New Found Love with Tricia Evans
Tricia reviews the latest new varieties of wines

- Good Beer Hunting with Matt Kirkegaard
 Local flavours and old classics

- Dessert Stars with Tricia Evans

More about  Regional Flavours