“The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages,to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas”
Welcome to the lead up to the 19th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy. Our Theme for 2013 if ‘The Generous Table’ in all its dimensions. What does a generous table mean or feel like to you?If gastronomy is defined as the art, or science, of good eating and if ‘to invite somebody, it is to take care of its happiness, all the time that it is under your roof (Brillat Savarin), then we invite you to grab hold of our Olive Branch and let us,care for, excite and inspire you from the 5th to the 8th of April at Newcastle’s ‘Generous Table’ for the 19th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy.
Our scholarship recipient, Josh Evans will be joining us from the Nordic Food Lab, which was founded by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen
Our Culinary team throughout the symposium will include local award winning chefs Beau Vincent, Ben Armstrong, Carl Kenzler, Emerson Rodriguez, Lesley Taylor, Tim Montgomery, Thomas Robinson and Troy Rhoades-Brown. These chef showcase ethos of generosity through mutual support for each other, their areas, farmers producers and the environment.
This year’s symposium will not only be about lively Gastronomic Discussions and Culinary Intrigue but inspired by the MAD Symposiums will also feature our new Gastronomic Collaborative Projects as well as a Student Exhibition at the Newcastle University Watt Space Gallery. These Gastronomic Projects will culminate on the Monday in a series of FREE Workshops that aim to Bridge the gap between Academia and Industry and forge new culinary ideas and inspirations.
Peruse our pages and take a look at some of the gastronomic excitement on offer.