100 events across South Australia
After a COVID cancelled first attempt in 2020, SA’s newest 100% open-access food and drink festival, the Adelaide Food Fringe, today announced its second shot at an inaugural festival, with a program boasting more than 100 events across South Australia over 9 days from Friday the 7th of May to Sunday 16 May.
Showcasing SA’s Foodie Culture
Celebrating and supporting food and beverage businesses, communities and Foodbank (who receive 10% of all net registration fees collected) the new festival presents South Australia’s food and drink culture in a program of registered events including special dinners, cultural celebrations, picnics, festivals, exhibitions, talks, cooking classes, wine, gin, beer tastings, tours, food trails, vegan events, breakfasts, future food explorations, music and much more.
Women of Influence Lunch
The festival kicks off with Foodbank SA’s ‘Women of Influence’ lunch on Friday 7 May featuring Senator Penny Wong, Ali Clarke, Leah Itsines and Jessica Wishart with all proceeds of the event going to support Foodbank SA’s mission to end hunger in SA.
Indigenous Food Stories
With 18 different nation’s cuisines and culture represented in the program in dozens of dinners, cooking classes, demonstrations, masterclasses and experiences, another talk event at the Hawke Centre, ‘From Bush Food to Banjaan Borani – Food, Family and History on a Plate’ underlines the new festival’s cultural diversity by exploring migrant and indigenous food stories and how they inform identity and connection to heritage, home and country. Panel members include Durkhanai Ayubi, (Parwana Afghan Kitchen), Cordelia Claye, (Elder, Sierra Leone Women’s Association of SA), George Georgiadis, (Managing Director, Never Never Distilling), Mark Koolmatrie, (Owner, Tribal Expertise Facility and Chairperson, State Aboriginal Heritage Committee – SA) and Ines Patritti, (Director, Patritti Wines).
Walkerville Council extends this theme with a brilliant event featuring Something Wild’s Daniel Motlop hosting an interactive masterclass about the origin and culture behind Indigenous food.
Choose your own Vegan Adventure
Vegan events and businesses are well represented with a ‘choose your own vegan adventure’ Food trail – the Green Brick Road, a Latin inspired vegan fiesta at Hispanic Mechanic, a vegustation dinner at Francesco’s Osteria and plant-based cooking classes.
Future of Food
In the city, there are options a plenty with Post Dining’s fascinating Future Food workshop at the Joinery for adults and kids to discover and taste what we might be eating in 2050, Borsa Pasta Cucina’s offering free Agnolotti demonstrations, Yiassou George’s big Greek Dinner, Chianti’s Giro d’Italia feast and East Terrace Russian restaurant Siberia hosting a Suckling Pig Sunday event.
Other Events Include
- Italian Islands feast and firepit masterclass
- Beer mug pottery class
- Ukelele Workshop
- Pizza and Popsicles
- Brunch at The Port
- Cheese Pairing Masterclass
- French wine and cheese event
- Cheese making classes with Udder Delights
- International Pub Week
The program also has a plethora of free, family friendly, not for profit and community events across the state, including events by the CWA, a community picnic at Aldinga Beach by The Food Embassy Inc, Hayes Honey open Day, Food Secrets at the Green in Norwood, Latvian Society Social Club baking classes in Wayville and many more.
Adelaide Food Fringe Director, Vic Pisani, said he is ecstatic by the level of interest in the festival considering last year’s Adelaide Food Fringe was derailed by COVID-19.
“As for the line-up, it’s truly a festival for the people by the people as it’s 100% curated by your locals and friends that registered their events and ideas. There’s a massive variety of events on offer right across the state, and I know it’s a festival director cliché but there’s honestly something for everyone of any age, interest and budget. Like all great festivals in this State I encourage people to get the most out of our program by trying something they love as well as experiencing something new.”
The Adelaide Food Fringe
7-16 May Across South Australia