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Review of Food and Wine with Tom Kime

20-Oct-2011

Tom Kime's master classes featured recipes from his fifth book 'Fish Tales', which won the World Gourmand Award for Best Sustainable Book in 2010. He demonstrated 25 amazing recipes over 4 days, and our guests got to taste each one. There were traditional dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Morocco, Lebanon, Spain, Italy and France, as well as a few 'fusion' creations - but not many since Tom is a food purist who advocates traditional flavours done to perfection (the kind of guy who hangs around in foreign food markets at 5am to see where the local taxi drivers have breakfast....). On Saturday night, Tom hosted a special dinner with matching wines. As each course was served, he explained how the dish was prepared and how its flavour profile was intended to complement the matching wine. It was a fascinating insight into the 'technical' mind of a top chef.

Tom was articulate and funny, with an anecdote on most subjects. He 'worked the room' constantly and made sure each guest had a chance to ask him questions. We hope to make his master classes an annual event!

Lord Howe locals enjoying the food - Lord Howe IslandTo Kime telling stories - Lord Howe IslandTaste testing with Tom Kime - Lord Howe IslandMaking stock on a BBQ - Lord Howe Island

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