Sumptuous seasonal delights

 

The arrival of spring heralds the return of two popular food-related festivals, as well as two exclusive events in our Colonial Gastronomy series.

In September, The Mint again hosts the annual Food & Words festival with Barbara Sweeney and a brilliant line-up of food writers, chefs and producers.

The Spring Harvest Festival also returns to the beautiful grounds of Elizabeth Farm with a market of carefully selected artisan food producers, accompanied by a fascinating talks program, hands-on activities and food demonstrations. Visitors can explore colonial recipes, ingredients, preparation methods and eating habits, as well as the rich culinary history of Elizabeth Farm.

In October, we re-create a sumptuous Regency-style breakfast at Elizabeth Bay House, based on an 1812 menu, with an ‘upstairs, downstairs’ twist. Participants prepare food in the cellar kitchen, or help set the formal breakfast table according to the fashion of the day. They’ll then sample the fruits of their labour and enjoy a rare opportunity to dine in the Macleay family’s formal dining room – and let the servants take care of the washing-up!

A seasonal favourite, the Christmas Puddings workshop, returns in November. Participants will join Colonial Gastronomer Jacqui Newling in the colonial kitchen at Vaucluse House to prepare Mrs Beeton’s Christmas pudding recipe from 1861, and take home their own individual-sized pudding in a traditional pudding bowl.

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Employment

19/CC073 AccountantThursday 12 September 2019

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Employment

19/CC074 Senior AccountantThursday 12 September 2019

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Education

Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019

After securing grant funding from the NSW government to support the site of First Government House, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site, in their school excursion programs and teaching practice.

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Sydney Open

Sydney Open Focus Tours Sneak PeekFriday 6 September 2019

Enjoy a sneak peek of this year’s Focus Tours, including one of our brand-new After Dark Tours.

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Education

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, Sydney Living Museums invites primary and secondary school teachers and their families to enjoy free museum entry on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October. Registration essential.