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The best upcoming food and wine events in SA, including a Pinot noir expo, street-food gatherings and Christmas markets.

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Pinot Noir Extravaganza – December 12
Join Fassina Liquor Walkerville for a special Pinot noir expo that will put Australian and New Zealand wines head to head with more than 20 premium examples. The tasting begins at 12pm and runs until 4pm. Cost is $15 per person ($10 refundable with any orders placed). Bookings are essential by phoning Fassina Walkerville on 8344 5691 by December 11.

Forkmas – December 18
Adelaide’s favourite food trucks will be joined by 20 local wineries and five breweries for a Christmas Fork on the Road event in Victoria Square from 5pm to 10pm. Expect to see food trucks including Burger Theory, Chimichurri Grill, Sneaky Pickle and Skwish, wine producers such as d’Arenberg, Yangarra, Hesketh and Shottesbrook, and brews from Swell Brewing, Lobo, Wheatsheaf Brewing, Pirate Life and Big Shed Brewing. Family entertainment will be provided, as well as a ‘gift tree’ for unwrapped gifts that will be donated to children in need. More information can be found here.

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Some of the Howard’s Cook Off crew. Photo: Milton Wordley

Howard’s Cook Off Xmas Gathering – December 20
For those who’ve enjoyed all the fun of Howard’s Cook Offs at The Duke this year, a Christmas gathering (non-competition event) will be held at 12pm “for those not busy doing something else”. Bring your favourite Christmas treat to share. Contact The Duke of Brunswick Hotel for more information.

Adelaide Street Food Festival – December 19 – 20
Hosted by Flinders Street Market, Adelaide Street Food Festival will bring together an array of food trucks, street-food stalls and gift stalls for a festive Christmas market. Flinders Street Market is a small community market on Flinders Street which offers an eclectic mix of food, craft, gifts, fresh produce, plants, vintage wares and fashion. Celebrity chef and ethical food champion Simon Bryant will be serving up hawker-style food alongside other food and drink offerings from Steve the Bartender, Daisy Burger, Haddo’s Hot Dogs, Moorish Bites, Ukus Balkan Street Food, Tata Let’s Eat and more. More information can be found here.

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Haddo’s artisan hot dogs will be at Flinders Street Market’s Street Food Festival.

Prospect Christmas Farmers’ Market – December 21
This market will be the last Prospect Farmers’ Market event before Christmas and the last market of the year. It is being held on the Monday before Christmas, instead of the usual Thursday afternoon, to provide an opportunity for shoppers to get organised a few days before the festive rush. Expect around 20 local farmers selling South Australian produce including nectarines, peaches, apricots and cherries from Merry Cherry Farms and Eko Fruits. Najobe Beef and Zara Grace Lamb from the Adelaide Hills will also be available, as well as Bush Tucker Ice Cream. The market will be open from 3pm until 7pm at the Vine Court Plaza adjacent to the Prospect Town Hall on Prospect Road. The market will be closed on December 24 and 31, but will re-open on January 7 and continue trading as usual into 2016.

Willunga Farmers’ Market Christmas Twilight Market – December 23
More than 60 regular Willunga Farmers’ Market stallholders are coming together for this twilight market from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, selling fresh produce from regional farms and other fresh and seasonal goods from the Fleurieu Peninsula. Hot foods will also be available to purchase from stallholders including Little Acre Foods, Small Town Huckster, Farm House Crepes and Bush Pepper Catering.

Losing the plot – until June 26, 2015
Losing the Plot: food gardening in South Australia explores the history of growing food in South Australia. It examines the stories behind the food on our plates from Aboriginal food production and school and community gardens to the home garden and market gardens in SA, and is accompanied by a program of workshops and talks focussing on food gardening and the use of garden produce in preserving and cooking.

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