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Limestone Coast Real Food Trail Project launched in South Australia

September 03, 2008
Limestone Coast Real Food Trail Project launched in South Australia

The Regional Food Identity Limestone Coast Food officially launched the beginning of the Limestone Coast Real Food Trail project on Tuesday 26 August at Cellar 3 Poplars Winery in Coonawarra, South Australia.

To kick off the day 40 Limestone Coast Food members participated in a hands on cooking demonstration by Australias Premier Indigenous Chef Mark Olive (aka the Black Olive).

Mark prepared two dishes for Limestone Coast Food members

Native herb encrusted emu salad with damper and Fillets of trout in paperbark, all using ingredients from the Limestone Coast region.

Mark Olive is Australias most acclaimed Aboriginal chef and a proud Bundjalong man, Project Manager, Ms Jenni Ling said.

For the past 20 years, Mark has had a passion for bringing the vibrant colours and earthy tastes of ancient outback flavours and food to dining tables across Australia and throughout the world, and that is certainly what he did right here in the Limestone Coast region, she said.

The cooking demonstration was followed by the Official Project Launch of the Limestone Coast Real Food Trail a Tourism Food Trail that will showcase the diverse range of food now available across the Limestone Coast region of South Australia.

We are very excited to finally launch the Real Food Trail project, Jenni Ling said.

The project has been a long time in the planning stage and we are very excited to have received federal government funding through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries Forestry to finally bring the Real Food Trail to fruition, she said.

Limestone Coast Food has a lot of exciting activities planned over the next eight months as part of the Real Food Trail.

These include more professional chef visits, skills development training, and familiarisation trips into Western Victoria to strengthen the experience and knowledge of food producers within the Limestone Coast region and to form alliances with the food industry in Western Victoria.

Limestone Coast Food
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