Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane 2014

Win Tickets To The Good Food & Wine Show!

One of the most delicious events on the Brisbane social calendar is happening again in October.

For 3 fun and food filled days, the best of Australian produce, wine and chefs will be on display at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.


Last year was the first time I ventured into this haven of all things yummy. See what I got up to here!

My only regret was the limited amount of time I got to spend at the show, an afternoon is not long enough to actually see everything that was on offer. I will not be making the same mistake this year.

Plan to make a full day of it.

For one low entry fee of on $26.00 per adult, you can sip away on wines from all around the country, sample sweet and savory delights, watch some of our best chefs in action and learn how to recreate amazing dishes at home. All of your favourite discoveries are available to purchase at special show prices so you can stock your pantry full of wonderful things you cannot buy at your local supermarket.


This is a great opportunity to learn more about the things you love.

Some of the classes on offer are included in your general admission, such as the Riedel Wine Theatre which is a must for red wine lovers or those who would simply like to gain confidence in selecting wines. Coffee lovers will enjoy discovering the latest in home barista possibilities at the Nespresso Experience. Cheese lovers make sure you head straight to Cheese Alley, where boutique and popular cheese makers will delight you with just about every cheese known to man.

If you would really like to hone your cooking skills, why not join one of the many Masterclasses available.

Macaron making is an art, why not learn the secrets to making these delectable sweet morsels from the best. Adriano Zumbo will share all the tricks of the trade on how he creates his famous Zumbarons!

The Spiegelau Beer Classics Bar is offering a selection of Masterclasses on all things beer. These classes will change how you drink beer forever. Smell and sip your way to greater knowledge and appreciation of the golden brew.

Take some time to explore all the classes that are on offer and plan your day before you get there. Detailed information on each class is available here.

Porchetta slider

If all this talk of great food is making you hungry, why not whip up a batch of these incredibly yummy sliders. This is one of the recipes that will be being demonstrated by Matt Moran.




3kg pork shoulder, skin and fat scored

1/4 cup table salt

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Salt and pepper


1 tbsp fennel seeds

1/4 cup sea salt flakes

1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled

5 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked

1 bunch oregano, leaves picked

1 tbsp white peppercorns

60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil


4 Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored and quartered

60ml dry apple cider


3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise

1/4 cup dry apple cider

1/4 white cabbage, shredded

1/4 red cabbage, shredded

2 carrots, coarsely grated

2 Brussels sprouts, shredded

1/2 red onion, sliced thinly

1 Pink Lady apple, peeled


24 dinner rolls, split and buttered


Place the pork, skin-side up in the sink and pour boiling water over the skin until score marks open up. Pat dry, then rub salt into skin, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 hours.

To make the porchetta spice mix, place the fennel seeds in a small saucepan over medium high heat and dry-roast, shaking pan occasionally, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Cool, then tip into a mortar and pestle, add remaining ingredients and grind to a paste.

Rinse the salt off the pork and pat dry with kitchen paper. Place in a roasting pan, rub porchetta spice mix all over pork shoulder and marinate for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 160⁰C.

Brush the pork with the melted coconut oil, then roast, basting occasionally, for 3 hours or until pork is tender and crackling forms.

To make the apple sauce, simmer the apples and cider in a saucepan over medium high heat for 15 minutes or until apple is tender, remove from heat, season to taste then process with a hand held blender to form a puree.

To make the apple slaw, stir the mayonnaise and cider in a large bowl to combine, add remaining ingredients (except apple), season to taste and toss to combine. Just before serving, shred the apple, add to the slaw and toss to combine.

Once the pork is cooked, remove from oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes. When rested, take the crackling off and chop in to small pieces, then carve the pork. 


Spread the buttered dinner rolls with apple sauce, then top with a little apple slaw, pork and crackling. Season to taste and serve immediately.

Win A Double Pass!

Thanks to the Good Food & Wine show, I have 3 double passes to give away for Friday 17 October (only valid on this day). Indulge in a whole day out of wining and dining to your hearts content.

Entry is easy!

1. Leave a comment telling me what is one thing you would absolutely love to learn how to cook.

2. Follow Wonderfully Women on Facebook, as the 3 lucky winners will be announced there on Wednesday 08 October.

Good luck!

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11 thoughts on “Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane 2014

  1. I’d love to learn to cook all the traditional dishes my mum cooks especially the traditional Asian version of the dessert creme caramel. I can never get it to taste just like the way mum does it as she never measures anything and adds a pinch of this and a pinch of that!

    1. I get that, some of my best creations are of the pinch of this type, but then I can’t recreate it perfectly.

  2. Thai food – I just love it and it would be an absolute dream of mine to take cooking classes in Thailand 🙂
    I got REALLY excited when I heard there was a cheese masterclass this year. I freaking love cheese. The stronger and smellier the better!

  3. Foody heaven, can’t believe I have never been. Really must change that. The one thing I love to eat but have never tired to make is macrons.

    1. I am with you on those yummy macrons, love to eat them, but I have never been game enough to try to make them.

  4. Food with wine enhances the enjoyment. I love this kind of parties where friends and family members and friends get together. There is a big benefit of a party every person told us about our favorite wine brand. Through this way, we tasting the new kind of wine.

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