It seemed like a mini food blogger convention at the media launch for allrecipes.com.au, sister site to the American allrecipes.com. There were as many foodbloggers as there were print journalists, a rare thing to see. Perhaps it was because the launch involved a website; perhaps it was because an American company was involved; but it was a welcome change to see foodblogs and foodbloggers recognised for their grassroots influence.
It was a long climb up three double flights of stairs to the venue: a residential converted loft aparment transformed into a open dining room for twenty, a huge wooden table running the length of the room with twinkling fairylights overhead.
We dining on three courses that used both the allrecipes site and Herbie's Spices from Ian Hemphill. It seemed a shame that the dishes served seemed to have an American slant, especially when it was all about launching the Australian site, but I did enjoy my first taste of cactus and the chilli chocolate brownies were amazingly good.
Grilled kangaroo and cactus tostadas
Chilli chocolate brownies
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11/10/2008 07:57:00 pm