Celebrity chef Marion Grasby bringing Asian cuisine to Moree on a Plate
By Georgina Poole
MOREE may be miles from the bright lights of city restaurants, but when it comes to food miles, the town is acres ahead.
Next Saturday, May 7, Moree on a Plate will again dish up a smorgasbord of local producers showcasing the wonderful fresh fare on offer in the north-west.
And our local produce will take on an Asian flavour this year, with celebrity chef Marion Grasby a feature of the festival.
Moree on a Plate president Mary-Kate McCormick said she is thrilled to be welcoming Marion to the region – all the way from Bangkok.
“We live in such a diverse, global society which is reflected in the food we eat so it’s really exciting to have Marion share with us some of her creative flair with Asian flavours mixed with her penchant for classic European techniques,” Mary-Kate said.
Marion, who rose to fame as a favourite on popular television program Masterchef, now has her own successful product line as well as two published cookbooks.
However, Marion is no stranger to the Moree district.
“I had great friends from the area during my boarding school years in Brisbane – I even know where Garah is!” she laughed.
“I’m so excited to be attending Moree on a Plate and sampling all the beautiful produce on offer in the region.”
With the Moree district long-regarded as one of the world’s premier producers of grains and cotton, a number of boutique industries, such as oranges and olives, have also cemented their place on the table in recent years.
Mary-Kate says Moree is one of Australia’s top food bowls and there is a continuous, growing diversity of what’s on offer.
“It’s a very exciting time for producers and the community and the Moree on a Plate Food Festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase our produce in a relaxed, social environment,’she said.
Melbourne healthy eating advocate’s Bubble Muffin will again entertain the littlest foodies in educational and practical cooking demonstrations, with a dedicated Kiddies Korner ensuring the event is a full family day out.
For more details see www.moreeonaplate.com.au
Check out Marion Grasby’s webpage at http://marionskitchen.com/about-marion/