03 Nov Hungry for South Coast is a Winner
My first tour to the South Coast of NSW was a brilliant success as all of us ate our way through the local ingredients and laughed a lot with the local characters. Starting at the Berry Sourdough Bakery for delicious pastries and the best south coast coffee we grooved on the buzz of everyone in Berry being in one place – yes the Bakery. Then onto where the real food happens the bread baking ovens and a demo from local baker Ben who inspired us all. So young but so knowledgeable already so there is big things ahead for him for sure. With the mother of the bakery Honey yes “Honey”, they even have lovely names down there. She and Ben showcased their breads, housemade granola and we all learned how sourdough starter is the most important thing. It’s alive and it needs to be fed. I remember Anthony Bourdain in one of his stories talking about his baker saying she use to say “feed the bitch” referring to their sourdough starter. But feeding it is a must and then it turns out the most amazing breads. Onwards for chocolate demonstration in making truffles and getting educated about types of chocolate and how you work with it. Everyone was ready to dive in the vat for this one and our presenter Leon had to hold us all off. This was fun!