A Taste of Margaret River
an afternoon of food and wine and literature
Published by: Margaret River Press
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A Taste of Margaret River : an afternoon of food and wine and literature
Chefs of the Margaret River Region featuring chef profiles, recipes and exquisite photos of the region.
Things that are found in trees & other stories : Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition, stories from writers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia
Published by: Margaret River Press
To be launched by Beth Yahp.
Chefs of the Margaret River Region
By Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle and Lisa Hanley
Exquisitely photographed by Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle, “Chefs of the Margaret River Region” is more than a visually stunning cookbook.
Described in The West Weekend magazine as “A sumptuous celebration of the many talented folks heading up the kitchens in the leading wine destination. With glorious images of the landscape peppered throughout…”. And writing WA “…… if you can’t actually be in Margaret River, having a copy of this book in your home is probably the next best thing.”
Nineteen of the region’s acclaimed chefs share some of their best recipes, wine matches and memorable moments. The profiles and recipes from local icons, Dany Angove from Leeuwin Estate, Aaron Carr from Vasse Felix and Masterchef guest chefs Tony Howell from Cape Lodge, and Jake Drachenberg from Clairault, tell us who and what have inspired them and what keeps them in this picturesque region.
This book was an independent commission and solely funded by Margaret River Press. Part of the proceeds of this publication will be donated to the Margaret River Bush Fire Appeal and Margaret River Fire and Rescue Service.
Co-author and Photographer
Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle’s work has taken her to Hong Kong, Cambodia and throughout Europe. She has travelled off-road solo through the outback of Western Australia to produce the photo-essay “Women of the West: rural women of Western Australia” and through the isolated jungle villages and trek across burning landfill in Cambodia as a newswriter and exhibitor. She is also an arts grant recipient for the body of work titled “In Transition: China’s Hong Kong”, which focuses on the impact of the former colony’s return to communist China.
Lisa Hanley is a qualified Chef who has been in the food and wine industry for 25 years. In that time she has covered most things, from TV cooking shows to teaching cooking classes. She was owner and chef of her second restaurant by the time she was 30. Both her restaurants were on the Lonely Planet magazine recommended list during her nine years of ownership. Lisa is now enjoying life in Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where she consults and contracts her skills out to businesses in the hospitality industry.
Things that Grow in Trees & other stories : Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition
The eleven stories in this collection selected from 191 entries to the 2011 Margaret River Press and Arts Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition are insightful, sensitive stories, wide-ranging in their interests and deeply rewarding. In all of them, there is ‘something new’ for us to discover. Contributors Beverley Lello, Rajasree Variyar, Georgina Luck, William Lane, Christine Piper, Catherine Moffat, Liliane Grace, Jane Skelton, Kerry Lown Whalen, Jacqueline Winn and Bernice Barry gain a special place in the competition’s history.
Central to the story of the winning story in the Open Category, Things that are found in trees is an event all too familiar in the lives of young men in rural Australia. Beverley Lello’s writing is restrained, respectful and, wears its symbolism lightly. The tree represents death but also life and hope.
Beverley Lello’s stories have been published in Stringybark Fiction, in 2011 she won the Albury City Short Story Competition and the Stringybark Fiction Award. She has had several short plays performed by theatre companies in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney and in her hometown of Yackandandah.
Second prize in the Open Category was awarded to Christine Piper’s story Stranded , a tightly written account of an affair between an older man, Mr Takeda, and a (much) younger woman, Naoko. He pays her for both sex and company. They have little in common except for one thing. Christine Piper is a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney, and a freelance journalist. Her writing has appeared in Australian Book Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and GQ, among other publications. She is the recipient of a Varuna Writing Retreat Fellowship and CAL’s Creative Industries’ Career Fund.
Bernice Barry winner of the South-West Prize has lived in Margaret River for eleven years and works mainly from home as an education consultant. She has written many publications on education, from language development programs for young children and books for teachers to online training courses for school principals. Her personal writing has always remained private, until now.
In her story Mornings Like This, the tone is quietly celebratory of the arrival of a new day. It’s also a time for reflection for the unnamed protagonist, who thinks about his choices—of staying on the farm, while his brothers left to pursue a university education and professional careers. The story is a familiar one, but here rendered in loving detail that avoids sentimentality.
This launch is sponsored by Watershed Vineyards