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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Primo Italiano 2007

It was perfect weather for a festival today. Gorgeous Sydney blue skies, plenty of delicious sun and whaddya know, Primo Italiano happening just a short stroll from the city.

primo italiano

Now a regular fixture on the Sydney Italian Festival calendar, this outdoor event on Stanley and Yurong Streets never fails to bring in the crowds. Too many perhaps, with a coffee queue that rarely hovered below twenty and a scrum surrounding every food stall.

San Pellegrino
San Pellegrino on ice

Formaggi Ocello were there and behind me all I could hear were excited cries of "oh my god that's good cheese". They've obviously never visited the Good Living Growers' Market or they'd see their regular stall.

Formaggi Ocello
Brisk business at Formaggi Ocello

cheese slicing

slicing gorgonzola


Primo Italiano fountain filled with vegetables

The vegetable fountain was installed as always. "What's the deal with the vegetables?" I kept hearing people ask, whilst others posed with delight in front of it for happy snaps.



Funghetti assortiti chocolates by Caffarel

Sweets by Caffarel

parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheese from Formaggi Ocello

gingerbread men
Gingerbread men

Lots of people, lots of happy faces. Especially the ones of the gingerbread men.

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Primo Italiano 2005
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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 6/03/2007 08:54:00 pm


  • At 6/03/2007 11:24 pm, Blogger Nupur said…

    I *love* that vegetable fountain! Would love to bathe in it :D

  • At 6/04/2007 7:18 am, Blogger Nora B. said…

    Hi Helen, I missed this festival, but I did finally make it to the Grower's Market (first time this year). Is it my imagination, or are there more stalls now than last year?

  • At 6/05/2007 12:36 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Nupur - lol. That'd be quite a sight!

    Hi Nora - I have a confession. I haven't made it to any GLGM this year! Hopefully next month :)

  • At 6/05/2007 5:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what gorgeous photography! I've never been, but I live in canberra and it will be easy for me to go to sydney for the next one. thanks for the site!

  • At 6/05/2007 8:22 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Hornbag [rofl. love the moniker. it's noice. unusual.] - There's always plenty of festivals on in Sydney. This one is always a crowd pleaser but super crowded as result. Hope you make it next year :)


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