Beer’s producers deliver Christmas feast inspiration
Maggie Beer (pictured) invites special guests to join her for a Christmas feast at her Barossa Valley property. ‘‘I’m simply a country cook who lives in the Barossa where I’m surrounded by fantastic product,’’ says Beer, introducing this seasonal special, Maggie Beer’s Christmas Feast. ‘‘This gave me the idea for a feast where I would think of my special local food producers and link their products to my favourite dishes, and then have the producers come to the table underneath my gum trees to celebrate.’’ Beer serves up a menu inspired by her own family Christmas celebrations. Apparently it just wouldn’t be Christmas at the Beers’ without yabbies from the dam, served outside and eaten using fingers. Ditto a goose at the centre of the table. Beer shows us how to serve up both, adding a perfectly glazed ham, slowroasted lamb, pork, char-grilled beef, some fish and oysters, and a variety of salads. Guests are treated to a surprise recital, before Beer serves up three stunning desserts and a variety of local cheeses.
Tuesday, 8pm, ABC1.