Monday, June 10, 2013

NZ Guild of Food Writers Conference 1-3 November 2013

Welcome to the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers' Conference to be held in Dunedin 1-3 Dunedin 2013.

We have a stimulating and, we hope, thought-provoking two-day programme, followed by a trip to North Otago to experience some of the gastronomic highlights of the region, but we hope many of you will take the opportunity to extend your visit to the south and visit Central Otago as well. Although it's too early for the stone and pip fruit for which the region is famous, its many cellar doors and fine restaurants, not to mention the stunning scenery, await you.
Central Otago, with its continental climate produces some of the world's best pinot noir which we will showcase in a tutored tasting conducted by one of the region's winemakers.

On Saturday morning we will visit the Otago farmers market, one of the biggest and, many say, the best, in the country.  Besides showcasing the food and wine of our southern region, we are offering more meaty topics to get your teeth into, drawing on some of the research going on at Otago University, particularly into issues surrounding sustainability, food wastage and behaviour change as well as future trends in food production and distribution and nutrition, challenging topics that concern all of us as food writers.

Add to this salmagundi, a visit to the recently redesigned Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, to view the new exhibition on 20th century food and cooking appliances, visits to Fleur's Place and the acclaimed Riverstone Kitchen in North Otago, and of course, lots of networking – as well as the AGM and Culinary Quills awards.




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