Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Australian cuisine

01Jun
2014
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Raw Organic Brussels Sprouts in a bamboo steamer

Are Organics the new Prada?

This article was commissioned for the Byron Bay Echo in 2011. It still holds true today. The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to a new breed of health-hungry consumers. 

Gone are the peace-loving hippy associations once hyper linked with healthy food. This neutralised carbon copy offsets the once […]

24Nov
2013
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Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling

After a whirlwind book tour that took us to Bali, Melbourne (twice!) onto Sydney and home to Byron, “The little red book that could” has been well received across land and sea. Here’s a few snaps and snippets of media, radio and the Byron Bay book launch at St. Elmo last week. Tune into Melbourne […]

24Sep
2013
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The sceptic’s guide to healthy eating

Can healthy food be fun? Great to chat with Dani Valent who rounded up fellow food-lovers to find the fun side of eating well for The Age, Epicure 24/9/13. Original article here. Top photo: Steven Stewart. Obviously, I want to be healthy. If I’m sick, how am I going to get to restaurants, sit up straight […]

19Sep
2013
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The 80/20 Rule and other break throughs to Whole Happiness™

SWB 2013 SPEAKERS’ PODCAST SERIES SWB 2013 CONFERENCE 30-31 October, Sydney. Known as the Dr Seuss of Health and Nutrition Sam Gowing is an award winning Chef and passionate socialpreneur, with a journey that’s taken her from a Front Bar on the gritty streets of Collingwood to the Sand and Surf of Byron Bay. Like […]

25Jun
2013
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The Naked Truth About Raw Food

RAW FOOD: Is it an emerging cuisine, or should it be seen as another diet fad? Here’s a snippet of the paper delivered about Raw Food as a trend. The paper was placed amongst the session entitled “Food Fads”. It drew great interest from the discerning esteemed academia panel. Take a look at POPCAANZ 2013 for yourself The […]

16Jun
2013
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Authentic Tourism

Authentic Tourism The authenticity of a tourism destination relies on multifaceted elements including the landscape, historical magnetism of the area, socio-economic, environmental and cultural or spiritual experiences on offer. Tourists are motivated by their independent travel styles, attitudes and behaviour (Hjalager 2004). The pursuit of novelty and strangeness motivates the tourist, yet they desire the […]

16Apr
2013
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Don’t Panic, I’m still Organic….

I’ve been running my global organic cooking school for over thirteen years and have witnessed the rise of organics and also the trends that follow. I’ve been eating organic food since the mid nineties and would average around 75% of my dietary intake being made up of organic produce. I’m not orthoplexic about it though, […]

02Apr
2013
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Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds

I was first introduced to quinoa when I commenced my nutritional studies at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) in 1999. It was terribly hard to source then and even harder to pronounce! I was fascinated by its health claims and spent many a month experimenting with it. Much to my delight […]

03Mar
2013
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To Dot the Heart: The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum

A look at the cultural and historical importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum. Submitted as an essay for Principles of Gastronomy, Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree, Le Cordon Bleu March 1st 2013. “The stuffed dumpling, humble as it may seem, is a dish with a fascinating history going back many centuries and interwoven […]

04Nov
2008
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Are Organics the New Prada?

This article was first published in the Byron Bay Echo, November 2008 ©2012SamanthaGowing The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to a new breed of health-hungry consumers. Gone are the peace-loving hippy associations once hyper linked with healthy food. This neutralised carbon copy offsets the once guilt-racked minds of […]