A mysterious art May 17, 2014
ABC Landline and presenter Pip Courtney explore the mysterious art of show cooking with author Liz Harfull and some of the cooks featured in The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook.
Fancy some old-style home cooking> – May 2014
Listen to Liz Harfull chat with Belinda King on ABC Hobart about baking and the Man Cake Competition at the Campbell Town Show.
Radio Great Southern April, 2014
Pat Harding talks with Liz Harfull about The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook and where her fascination with country shows and show cooking all started. Listen to it in three parts…
Making sure the show goes on November 20, 2010
In this feature story, Elaine Reeves from The Mercury in Hobart talks to Liz about her search for Tasmania’s best show cooks during a recent visit to the island State, and the challenge of capturing traditional recipes before they disappear from community knowledge banks.
Landline takes the cake September 20, 2010
Liz Harfull and her quest to find the best show cooks in Australia was featured in a story on ABC’s popular Landline program yesterday. The story was filmed during Brisbane’s annual show in August, with the camera crew following Liz as she met local cooks, watched the show’s cookery judging and gathered photos for a national version of The Blue Ribbon Cookbook. Visit the Landline website and view the story.
Blue Ribbon does the red carpet May 7, 2010
They are described as the Oscar equivalent of the Food World. And what a night it was…
The World Food Media Awards were announced in Adelaide this week, and Blue Ribbon Cookbook author Liz Harfull was there to enjoy the experience together with celebrity chefs, authors and food writers and broadcasters from around the world.
Liz became a finalist in the category for Best Hard Cover Cookbook (under 35 Euros) after her book was shortlisted by an international panel of 60 jurors.
“I didn’t win, but I felt like a winner just being in the room,” Liz said. “It was an amazing night with great food and wine as you would expect, and I had the chance to meet some of my idols in the world of food and food writing.”
A total of 24 gold ‘ladles’ were handed out to winners from the USA, New Zealand, France, Australia, Spain, Cambodia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
The audience included the UK’s Antony Worrall Thompson and Rosemary Shrager, Antonio Carluccio, Ian Parmenter (the organiser and host for the evening), Maggie Beer, Manu
Fieldel, Paul Mercurio, Poh, Frank Camora, Simon Bryant, Phillippe Clergue, Alan Saunders, and the team from The Age’s Epicurean section.
More Blue ribbon success April 21, 2010
The Blue Ribbon Cookbook has been nominated for the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, due to be announced in Adelaide on May 3 as part of Tasting Australia. It is the second international accolade for the book which was named runner-up out of 56 finalists from around the world in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris last year.
Known as the Ladles, the World Food Media Awards are held every two years, with categories for a wide variety of food and drink broadcasting and publishing, from books and magazines to journalism, photography, TV and the internet.
Liz Harfull’s book about country show cooks and their prize-winning recipes is nominated in the category for Best Hard Cover Recipe Book (under 35 Euros).
Two other books published by Wakefield Press have been shortlisted in the Best Food Book category – Lolo Houbein’s ‘One Magic Square’, and ‘Everything but the squeal’ by John Barlow.
Full house for home event November 19, 2009
A full house of more than 120 people greeted Liz yesterday for her first Meet the Author event in her home town of Mount Gambier. Volunteers from the local Anglican Church created a fabulous spread for the occasion, using recipes from the book; they also organised a magnificent display of old cookbooks and historic kitchen items from the local National Trust collection. Liz talked about her early ambitions to become a writer, her career as a journalist, starting at the local newspaper, The Border Watch, and how The Blue Ribbon Cookbook came about. The event raised funds for the Christ Church Building Fund.
Taking Blue Ribbon to the Outback August 19, 2009
Adelaide chef Abbas Ibrahim is on the road this week, cooking for participants in the amazing Variety Club Bash, which raises money for charity. Abbas has had the gig for the past 10 years, with his curry nights a very popular feature for the bash crew. But last night he tried something a little different – serving up a recipe from The Blue Ribbon Cookbook for dessert. Jean Evans’s popular apple square recipe, from Uraidla, in the Adelaide Hills, was made for about 450 people attending a special dinner at The Painted Desert, about 90 kilometres north of Coober Pedy. Abbas had help from fellow chef, Chris, at Woodbake in Stirling, who made the squares. When he isnt cooking for the bash, Abbas runs two take-away Indian food businesses under the name indis, at Crafers and Glenside.
Paris success for Blue Ribbon July 2009
The Blue Ribbon Cookbook was named runner-up against more than 50 other finalists in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris on July 1. Author Liz Harfull travelled to France for the event, held in the beautiful home of the famous La Comedie Francaise theatre company. Food and wine book authors from around the world gathered for the stellar occasion which featured a special appearance by Julia Powell, whose blog and memoir about her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s famous book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, is about to be released as a feature film starring Merryl Streep and Amy Adams.