You are what you eat
Author Hayden Wood is an award winning, globetrotting bartender. While his legendary love of all things liquid will never lose its lustre, his travels have led to the discovery of a passion for good food: Sustainable, free-range, organic, biodynamic, local, ethical – and delicious!
Thanks to Melissa from fooderati for inviting me along to this book launch held in the Members Lounge of the Art Gallery of NSW. Before the launch guests were treated to a private tour of the latest exhibition 'David to Cézanne' which had some remarkable illustrations being displayed from the privately owned collection of Louis-Antoine Prat. Wines were sponsored by the family owned Taylors and they promoted their Eighty Acres range of wines to be 100% Carbon Neutral which also use a new LEAN+GREEN Light Weight Glass for the bottles. Plenty of canapes were served and my favourites were the nicely presented Smoked salmon with orange canape and the simple yet tasty toothpick canape of Olive, basil, bocconcini and sun dried tomato.
Hayden Wood aka Woody is certainly a passionate foodie and speaker and his love for the greater community shines through when he introduced Ronni Kahn from OzHarvest and explained how 10% of the sale of every book (RRP $39.95 AUD) will be contributed to OzHarvest and their expanding food rescue program across Australia — a very honorable thing to do indeed. It was heartwarming to find out that OzHarvest provides food to over 200 charities who provide support to many individuals in need. As Not Quite Nigella found out it's around 5000 meals a day with a single meal costing less than $1. I look forward to reading through the recipes and culinary adventures of the book which is full of yummy food photos and there's some lovely illustrations by Esmeralda Wood as well. Personally I hate wasting food and I'm slowly learning more about the better choices we have as consumers about where and who we can buy our food from so I think this book will be an inspirational read at the very least.
Hayden Wood aka Woody talking about his new book
Ronni Kahn from OzHarvest being introduced by Hayden Wood
Hayden Wood book spread
Ronni Kahn book spread
Curtis Stone foreword. Being the Coles ambassador I'm thinking this might not be the best choice because I'm not too sure how local and ethical Coles actually is and on any given day I much prefer the quality of produce I find at my local fruit and vegetable shop.
Book production credits. I know it's pretty cheap to print books in China but I hope the carbon points weren't too high.
Other books by Hayden Wood
Goodie Bag including a copy of the GREEN FOOD generation, a Victors Food oven mat, a nectarine and mini pecan pie tart from Wanaka Orchard & Oakdale Nuttery, a small slice of Margan Tripple [Triple] Choc Brownie, and a banana which I'm assuming is from Organic Food.
An important message about the nectarine in the goodie bag
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