The annual writers’ festival that brings you the best in Australian (food) writing.

Food & Words is a day of indulgence and a day to savour. The event brings the best of Australian writing to life, with a program of speakers who write about food – from cookbooks to fiction, in the beautiful historic precinct of The Mint.

This year, you’ll hear from writers tackling topics as divergent as Dr Patrice Newell’s examination of the current state of Australian agriculture in Who’s Minding the Farm? In this climate emergency and fiction writer Debra Adelaide on the role food and cooking plays in her work, from The Hotel Albatross to her latest collection of short stories, Zebra.

History writing always enjoys a place on the program and in 2019 we welcome Dr Alison Vincent who will talk about her research into Australian restaurant guides and the emergent dining scene of the 1970s. Evi-O, an artist and designer will speak about her work as a (food) book designer while restaurateur and chef Nino Zoccali will take us back to 8th Century Venice and tales of maritime and food adventures.

Food & Words is a lovely little writers’ festival that, in its eighth year, has come into its own. It’s hard to describe what makes it so special. On the surface, it’s a one-day event, held in a beautiful historic space (lots of sandstone and good vibes), with a speakers program that is, in turn, fascinating, inspiring and challenging. Underneath, it’s much more than that. Join us to discover what that is.

Tickets include lunch and wine, morning and afternoon tea, all-day refreshments and a gift.

Proudly supported by Sydney Living Museums

Ages 18+


Bookings essential

Ages 18+

General $330

Members $297
Members: your special discount code will be included in Members eNews or please call SLM Bookings on 8239 2211

Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

Bookings via the Food & Words website

Tickets include lunch and wine, morning and afternoon tea, all-day tea and coffee and a gift.

When & Where

Saturday 14 September 2019 10AM–4PM

The Mint

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
+612 8239 2288

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