Taking place in a stunning barn amid City Farm’s gardens, the evening will include canapés and a three-course sit-down meal. Special guests will present on how to grow your own food and improve your soil, and will provide recipes for cooking your own produce.
Now in its third year, Gourmet Food Theatre celebrates fine food, with a twist. ‘A first-class, three-course gourmet meal is just part of a fresh and innovative approach that shows our guests that food is only as good as the soil it is grown in and the way it is transported, managed and prepared,’ says Ferreira. ‘Food Theatre allows us to demonstrate the role of healthy food and diet in creating healthy people and resurrecting the old adage – we are what we eat.’
Ferreira, whose book leads readers through the ins and outs of creating a sustainable farm, is an adjunct lecturer in sustainability at Murdoch University and specialises in environmental education and sustainability design. His award-winning programs with The Forever Project have taught over 130,000 people about sustainable living, and he is well-known for his Hamilton Hill Sustainable Home project. He hopes that the combination of the information in his book and events like the Gourmet Food Theatre will help more people realise their dream of running sustainable rural properties.
Gourmet Food Theatre is open to anyone who has a passion for beautiful food and an interest in the quality of the meal they are being served. Attendees are everything from devout foodies and those passionate about sustainable agriculture to those simply interested in the nutritional quality of what they eat.
‘We will be honoured to have the skills and wisdom of some of the world’s best dryland farmers featured in the event,’ says Ferreira. ‘We’ll also be finding out the secrets of organic vegie production from fourth-generation farmer and soils expert Justin Wolfgang, and the food on the night will come from seriously talented chef Tim Kershaw and leading WA Indigenous chef Dale Tilbrook.
‘I’m really looking forward to seeing how the old-world culinary skill of our classically trained chef will fuse with the ancient Indigenous wisdom of our Noongar chef and what they are able to create.’
Gourmet Food Theatre tickets are $99 each, and prizes will be drawn on the night. For more details or to book your ticket, visit the Gourmet Food Theatre event page.
A Place in the Country is available to pre-order now.