South Australia’s best kept food secret is about to be discovered with the launch of the new ‘Food Secrets of Glynde’ publication, an initiative of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, which brings to life the hidden tastes, flavours, experiences and stories of this unique, world-class food manufacturing area in Glynde.
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said that the ‘Food Secrets of Glynde’ publication aims to showcase the success of the food and beverage manufacturers in Glynde and celebrate this burgeoning food production area as a South Australian icon.
“For more than 40 years, Glynde has been home to a large cluster of food manufacturers who have provided South Australian, interstate and overseas consumers with premium, award-winning food and beverages,” said Mayor Bria.
“Through this initiative, the ‘Food Secrets of Glynde’, the Council is recognising and showcasing the long-established food manufacturing sector in Glynde and the key role it can play in driving increased food and wine exports and reinforcing South Australia’s position as a premier food and wine destination,” he said.
The ‘Food Secrets of Glynde’ tells the stories of many of the family-owned businesses and food manufacturers which produce and export world-class, award-winning authentic produce to local, national and international markets. These ‘secrets’ of Glynde are quality examples of the multiculturalism and diversity of South Australia’s food manufacturing industry.
“From Robern Menz iconic FruChocs to the awarding-winning cheeses of La Casa Del Formaggio, the delights of Avanti Pasticceria and exotic cocktails from Flaschengeist, Glynde is home to a vast range of high quality food and beverages that have become household names,” said Mayor Bria.
“The success of these businesses – many of them family-owned and passed down from generation to generation – shows that while times and technology may have changed, traditional recipes, craftsmanship and passion for food and beverages, has ensured that each product which is produced in Glynde, retains its authentic style and flavour,” he said.
Internationally-renowned celebrity chef, Cheong Liew, has accepted the role as official Ambassador for Glynde and this exciting initiative.
“I travel the planet in search of good food and Glynde is no exception… the many continental shops and food manufacturers found locally in Glynde, offering so many different foods and an abundance of premium quality products, was a fascinating discovery for me,” said Mr Liew.
“I am honoured and proud to be the Ambassador for Glynde and this quality publication, showcasing the many local food producers who are the foundation of this fabulous food precinct,” he said.
The official launch of the ‘Food Secrets of Glynde’ publication will be celebrated with a free community event to be held on Sunday 31 August 2014, 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Amadio Wines, 461 Payneham Road, Felixstow. The event will feature live music, cooking demonstrations and the opportunity to meet and sample some outstanding produce from the Glynde businesses and food manufacturers.
For more information, visit www.npsp.sa.gov.au or contact the Council’s Events Unit on 8366 4527.