Bangor Seafood Everyday cookbook dinner 23rd September 2017

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last night I cooked a dinner with the lovely people at Bangor Vineyard in Dunalley to celebrate the awards that Seafood Everyday has won and to promote my books and website.

A great turn out with lots of guests travelling just for the dinner, lovely to see so many had made the effort, with a few comments it is really not that far from hobart, its not!

The menu was

Fresh baked Bread Ashbolt Olive oil and salmon pate
Norfolk Bay oysters with smacked salmon and cream fraiche.
pickled octopus
Macadamia baked blue eye with beetroot chutney
lemon Tart and lemon sorbet

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Bangor wine and oyster shed is open everyday for lunch and wine tastings and it has a brilliant out door area with lots of room for the kids.

The Beautiful flowers were supplied by Julie Emmet. Thank you to everyone who came along to the dinner, Chef Bron for all her help, Hannah and Bella for working and a big thanks to Vanessa and Matt for hosting my dinner and supporting my cookbooks and business. It was such a fun night I am sure it will happen again one day, make sure you are subscribed to this website so you are the first to know when I post a new event.

You can get a copy of Seafood Everyday here

 

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Get Shucked Oyster Farm Bruny Island

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Get Shucked oyster farm

1735 Bruny Island main Road
Great Bay North Bruny, 7150

Phone: 0439 303 597
email: info@getshucked.com.au

Open everyday( closed Christmas day) 9.30 AM to 5PM

 

The Tasmania Pantry Cook book was only possible with the support of quite a few generous and trusting Tasmanian business sponsors, as a hardworking mum  of 3 young kids who spent last year studying full time and purchasing a load of computer and photography gear (we named this GAS at Tafe last year – gear acquisition syndrome) to establish my publishing- food photography-product photography-photography-recipe development-food styling-social media management AND online store business, as well self funding the production and printing of Seafood Everyday, my budget had been well and truly expended!

 

Get Shucked oyster farm is a must stop for any visit to Bruny Island its set up with a “drive thru” style oyster shop and a Oyster Bar. It’s a working farm and as you enjoy your meal you can see the boats out on the farm in the water and the tractor bringing the boats and oyster racks in. The window in the oyster bar shows you the farm hands and shuckers working. There is a nice variety of beer and wine and a few other non oyster dishes such as fish and chips and the gorgeous Valhala ice cream cone choc tops. We love these ice creams if my kids are going to have a treat that’s not home made its nice to support a Tasmanian small business and my kids now prefer these choices, little Gillespie’s Ginger beer addicts that they are!

 

On this day my friend Jodie and I shared a dozen Steamy oriental oysters and the kids all had Valhalla ice cream I also had a Sparkling wine, Tasmanian of course but I can’t remember the brand, not relevant, because well…wine, it was good though!

 

Unfortunately for Jodie and I, the kids all LOVED our oysters!! The oysters had the most delicious stock/sauce/juice they were sitting in which we all drank before eating the oyster. Even my 2-year-old Oscar ate 2 oysters!  Jodie and I only ended up with 2 oysters each but that was ok, as it was in the middle of a day of solid eating, and the cheese factory was the next stop.

 

But great news, lucky for all you all, Suzanne from get Shucked kindly supported the Tasmania Pantry cookbook and and contributed this delicious Steamy Oriental oyster recipe, this one is going on my Christmas day menu but I reckon I will be cooking it again before then too!

 

The Tasmania Pantry book is FULL of recipes you will cook all the time meals that will go on your regular weeknight meal planning and special occasions! The suggestions that I gave the chefs and producers when submitting recipes was to think of recipes people will actually use, not to try to impress them with your knowledge of random ingredients that are impossible to find for the home kitchen, with a focus on their own favourite Tasmanian products. Use Tasmanian produce that you can get your hands on, to help households out by making cooking and meal planning easier, so people don’t buy the commercialized packet crap from the major supermarkets or crap takeaways when you can be supporting Tasmanian boutique small producers and good restaurants and cafes.

Find out more about Get Shucked Oyster farm here and Pre order your copy of The Tasmania Pantry cookbook here and check out my range of affordable kitchen products and gorgeous hampers, perfect for gifts!

 

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