Festival heads for purple patch

THE Koonya Garlic Festival has secured the services of a chef described by international stars as “a force to be reckoned with’’ and the most talked about young chefs in Australia.

To be held on Saturday, February 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, organisers have signed on Analiese Gregory to demonstrate and discuss her expert culinary skills.

Hailed as one of the most exciting chefs of her generation, Gregory has swapped the Michelin star restaurants of Paris’s Le Meurice and Sydney’s Quay for Tasmania.

“Here she strives to forge a new life for herself, learning to hunt, fish, forage and live seasonally, closer to nature,’’ her spokesperson said.
“Join her on a deep dive into the Tasmanian oceans, forests and farms where she learns not just about food but the importance of community as well.’’

She was once described by chef and TV identity Gordon Ramsay as “a force to be reckoned with”.

Analiese has also authored a book How Wild Things Are – Cooking, Fishing and Hunting at the Bottom of the World and received praise from some of the world’s most highly regarded chefs, food writers and publications.

The festival celebrates everything garlic and will also showcase musicians Claire Anne Taylor, Ange Boxall and locals Ali Hart and Caitlin Vertigan.

The festival will be ticketed to comply with Covid rules.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 for adults, and kids under 12 free www. koonyagarlicfestival.org.

*picture credit: Adam Gibson*

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