TEDxCanberra 2016 features some of the most inspiring individuals from the nation’s capital. While the speakers will provide plenty of food for thought, we know that it is just as important to keep hungry tummies fed! Led by Founder and Editor of Eat Canberra Amelia Bidgood, the TEDxCanberra food experience team has prepared an exceptional selection of local food that is sure to inspire attendees to go ALL IN and dig in.
“Canberra’s food scene has really boomed in the past few years…there are so many people in the community who are passionate about food and supporting local businesses,” Amelia says. With locally sourced produce made with passion and love, the businesses that TEDxCanberra has partnered with this year will showcase the best food that Canberra has to offer. So, without further ado, here is a little sneak peek of the delicious food you can expect at TEDxCanberra 2016.
If you’ve always wanted to try Peruvian street food, then look no further than Mr. Papa! Tucked away in Braddon’s The Hamlet, this small food truck has blessed Canberra with incredible dishes and authentic flavours from South America. Founder Carlos Ramirez-Roldan and his team are dedicated to give TEDxCanberra attendees a genuine taste of Peru.
“We are looking at showcasing exactly what you’d find in Peru’s street food…it’s a combination of local produce and different ingredients from South America,” Carlos says. Already a local favourite, Mr. Papa is sure to please the crowds at TEDxCanberra. “Peruvian food is all about tradition, bringing smiles, and sharing the love,” says Carlos.
With a delicious menu featuring dishes from Quesitos and Chica Finas to a variety of Peruvian style juices, TEDxCanberra attendees are definitely in for a delicious treat. Mr. Papa also offers gluten free and Halal options to cater to all diets. To find out more, visit http://www.facebook.com/mrpapaaustralia and follow @mrpapa_au on Twitter and Instagram.
Located just outside of Canberra, this award winning pasture pork farm has been breeding and growing free range Berkshire pigs since 2009. Through environmentally sustainable farming methods, ethical animal health and welfare cornerstones, and an on site Farmstead Butchery, owners Lauran and Lachlan Mathers are able to produce only the highest quality of pork.
Serving up a delicious selection of pork, beef, and vegan sliders alongside some refreshing homemade lemonade, TEDxCanberra attendees will get a special chance to enjoy local, home grown produce like never before. Burra Berkshires also offers a range of gluten free and Halal options to cater to all dietary needs.
Black Magic Coffee
No TEDxCanberra event is complete without some delicious coffee and tea. For attendees looking for a little caffeine kick, a selection of hot drinks will be available for purchase at one of two coffee carts by Canberra’s Black Magic Coffee. Reusable coffee cups are more than welcome! Check out their website at http://www.blackmagiccoffee.com/.
As food experience manager, Amelia has planned for attendees to experience only the best of Canberra’s food scene. “I wanted to create a community feel with a food festival atmosphere and include local businesses who use local produce. This fits with the ‘all in’ theme for TEDx Canberra this year and I’m excited to see it all come together,” she says.
With a full day of TED talks and delicious food ahead, Amelia advises attendees to have fun, enjoy the day, and take lots of photos! “We want to see your foodie photos!” she says. Make sure to tag @TEDxCanberra and @eatcanberra on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #eatcanberra.
Author Sallie Rodriguez is part of the TEDxCanberra media team