Running between 7-16 May, the Adelaide Food Fringe will feature 19 different cultures and cuisines, according to festival founder Vic Pisani.
“We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of our program featuring around 140 events right across the state and encourage everyone to explore it, book something they love and just as importantly try something new,” said Pisani.
“The great things about festivals is taking a punt and discovering something that becomes your new favourite and there’s no shortage of food, drink, culture and cuisine experiences in the Adelaide Food Fringe to choose from.”
The festival, which will be hosted at bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, wineries, farms and other food and beverage businesses and communities throughout South Australia, will also offer workshops on everything from pasta making to pottery.
Pirate Life Brewery will be hosting a pottery mug workshop in conjunction with WEA Adult Learning where participants will make their own pottery beer mug.
After it has been fired and glazed they will then be able to pick it up the following week filled with a complimentary Pirate Life beer of their choice.
“We usually do our courses from our centre in the city, so it will be nice to expand out into the suburbs and team up with Pirate Life,” said WEA Adult Learning Course Coordinator Lisa Binnion.
WEA will run 15 events throughout the festival, including a Ukulele workshop and Rossa Matto & Friends, Islands in the Sun workshop at the Pirate Life Brewery in Port Adelaide.
The Rosa Matto & Friends, Island in the Sun workshop will celebrate the food, music and stories of the islands of Italy.
Participants will get to experience the distinctive culture and food from Sicily, Sardinia and the islands of the Venetian lagoon.
The Adelaide Central Market will also feature free cooking demonstrations and workshops during the nine-day festival.
Frugal Foods presented by Kesab Environmental Solutions will teach people solutions to food wastage problems and how to make the most out of the ingredients you have.
The Adelaide University Rotaract Club will host an East Turkistan cooking class where participants will be taught how to make Uyghur Piter Manta, a traditional dumpling dish of meat, pumpkin and onion.
The Adelaide Food Fringe also supports Foodbank by donating 10 per cent of net registration fees to the food charity.
“We have set a target to fund 5000 meals through Foodbank this year,” Vic Pisani said.
“In addition to our registration fees some of our workshops and events such as all the WEA classes are helping us achieve this target by donating a percentage of their ticket price to Foodbank.
“By participating in the Adelaide Food Fringe you won’t just be having wonderful food and beverage experiences, you’ll also be helping tackle food insecurity in South Australia.”
The festival will also host the world’s first International Pub Week from 9-16 May, a new festival program stream initiated in collaboration with Pirate Life Brewing to celebrate and support the unique culinary, cultural, social and economic impact of South Australia’s pubs.
View the full Adelaide Food Fringe program here.