Lets get started

1 March 2009

Welcome to my first blog on our new website.

What I would like to do with this page over the coming months is something a little different. I would like to focus more on other experiences I have had within this industry as opposed to just discussing my own business. I am lucky enough that I get to travel around Australia and internationally frequently for my products and as a food fanatic I am often looking to put my thoughts out there. So here it is...

Let’s start locally. I had the great pleasure to visit two incredible stores in Sydney recently. The first was Fourth Village Providore in Vista Road Mosman. A superb deli and pizzeria nestled in atmospheric Mosman. This store is full of unique products and has one of the best cheese rooms I have seen. Beautiful flowers, fresh quality fruit and vegetables... this is truly the best one stop shop for true foodies. The little restaurant is also a must and very family friendly.

The other was Al Fresco Emporium in Collaroy (there is also one in Cherrybrook). I held a cooking demonstration there and not only are the staff incredibly professional, knowledgeable and friendly but the shop is packed with homewares, cookware and goodies. All premium quality and well priced.

The other wonderful experience I would like to share with you was a gift I received for my 40th birthday recently. Two tickets to join Maeve O’Meara’s Gourmet Food Safari. The day centred around Italian food – we were driven around in air conditioned luxury to little authentic hole in the wall type shops, factories and eateries. Most were owned by families that had been in business for generations and whose incredible skills had been passed down over the years. We ate, laughed, learnt and came home with bags of the best quality Italian produce.

Until next time.