A Celebration of Lost Culinary Arts

Long before the era of refrigeration and supermarkets, countless generations of women (mostly) grew and prepared food for large families in the Scenic Rim. They were thrifty and creative, using produce they had grown in their own gardens or sourced from nearby farms.

The Celebration of Lost Culinary Arts event pays tribute to these pioneers in the ‘eat local’ movement. It’s a celebration that honours the history of food preparation and preservation and the recipes passed down through generations, from a time when you would bottle your tomatoes to last all year and ensure you had enough jam for the pantry, along with a couple of extra jars for the neighbours too.

We invite Scenic Rim locals still practicing these lost culinary arts to be a part of this new event in 2024. Whether you preserve and pickle for pleasure or are part of a community organisation creating these products to fund raise or you have a small business focused on these techniques, we would love to hear from you.

What we’re seeking:

  • Stallholders selling products including homemade preserves, jams, relishes, meat paste, soups, chutneys, pickled vegetables, cordials, teas, butter, pies, tarts, pasties, old fashioned sweets, etc
  • Displays of antique food preparation equipment and kitchen utensils
  • Presenters still practicing the ‘lost culinary arts’ and who are keen to share their stories, knowledge, recipes, techniques and methods through a talk or demonstration

Event Details:

Date: Saturday 29 June

Venue: Kalbar School of Arts & Memorial Hall

Times: 10am – 4pm

Apply now:

Join us in bringing the Celebration of Lost Culinary Arts to life as part of this year’s Winter Harvest Weekend.

Click here to access the Expression of Interest Application Form.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this new culinary event and celebration of our pioneers of the Eat Local Movement.