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Descend into the cellars of Elizabeth Bay House filled with the tastes and tales of food preservation – smoking, pickling, salting and curing.

Stories from the Cellar is a one-off event presented by Wildwon Projects and Sydney Living Museums, set in the historic cellars of Elizabeth Bay House, and featuring the traditional skills brought to life with demonstrations, talks and tastings from some of Australia’s finest food artisans.

Special guest speaker, Rohan Anderson, modern day food warrior and author of Whole Larder Love, joins a hand-picked selection of food artisans for his only appearance in Sydney.

Rohan will share his food philosophy and his transition to modern day hunter-gatherer, along with demonstrations of some of the skills he’s acquired to live off the land. Not for the faint hearted, he’ll be skinning rabbits and preparing game.

Rohan will be joined by:

• Artisan cheese maker Kristen Allan will describe the preparation of different cheeses from labne, to ricotta to washed rind and demonstrate some easy cheeses that can be hand-made at home.

• Head chef of Berta, O Tama Carey will take guests through the food philosophy at Berta and talk about their latest project of raising pigs for charcuterie, and showcase how to make quick pickles.

• Head smoker at Fish Place, Steve De Launay, will talk seasonal and sustainable local seafood and share tastings of their unique cured fish produce.

Following the demos and talks, linger over supper prepared by Dan the Man Cooking and sponsored by Salumi Australia, drinks by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co and live music by Jake Meadows from Myall High Club in Elizabeth Bay House’s stunning formal rooms as the sun sets over Sydney Harbour.


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