Buy it if you get a Taste for it

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - By DENISE S. CAHILL

MT Barker chicken lemon pep­per ke­babs and Har­vey beef ribs are among West Aus­tralian pre­mium pro­duce on the menu at Perth Royal Show’s Taste of WA pav­il­ion this year.

Perth’s top chefs, in­clud­ing WA Food Am­bas­sador Don Hancey, will host cook­ing demon­stra­tions us­ing award-win­ning pre­mium pro­duce at the Show from Septem­ber 24-Oc­to­ber 1.

For the first time the pub­lic will be able to pur­chase the fresh food.

Hancey said the Taste of WA pav­il­ion was new to the Show and would fo­cus on pre­mium pro­duce win­ners from this year and pre­vi­ous shows.

He said there would also be lo­cal olive oil, scones, jams and Man­durah mul­let.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come down to the Show be­cause it will be a great taste of WA,” Hancey said.

“There’ll be a food me­dia stage where chefs will have a food conversation with Chrissy Mor­rissy telling peo­ple where all the food is from.”

Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety (RAS) chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Cooper, who once con­sid­ered a ca­reer as a chef, said many traders at the Show went on to start suc­cess­ful busi­nesses in WA.

Cooper said the RAS spent $4 mil­lion on com­pe­ti­tions and show­cases, with zero re­turn for the busi­ness. “But that’s why we ex­ist,” Cooper said. “We put all our money back in to the com­pe­ti­tions like the Pre­mium Pro­duce Awards.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d458973

WA Food Am­bas­sador Don Hancey and RAS chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Cooper cook­ing with WA pro­duce as part of Taste WA.

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