Sample Magazine & Food Festival, Northern Rivers8

Posted on September 25, 2012 by ChristieFood News, Northern Rivers Stories

Last week I met up with Remy Tancred, who is the publisher of the local food magazine here in the Northern Rivers region (yep, I don’t waste any time!).

Sample Magazine is written by local food and travel writers and gives readers a delicious taste of the local restaurants, food producers, farmers and food events in this region. And yes, it has recipes too!

Next month on the 6th October, there is a massive Sample Food Festival that unfortunately I will miss due to a friend’s wedding. Last year 10,000 people attended and this year there will be more than 200 stalls, including over 30 restaurants. I am so upset I will miss it! Promise to cover it for you next year :)

Remy kindly gave me a goodie bag with the last three issues of the mag, and some local produce – Summerland House Farm Macadamias (in Alstonville) and Madura Tea (grown in Murwillumbah).

As you know, I’m a massive tea fan, so the pack of White Tea with Silk Infusers really tickled my fancy. By the way, doesn’t the phrase ‘silk infusers’ sound more like sexy underwear than tea? So posh. Love it.

It was exciting to chat about local foodies and events – there is a lot going on up here – and I intend to tell you all about it!

Do you have a local food magazine that you like? If not, what is your favourite food mag? 

Christie x
  • What a shame you’ll miss the event! You’ll have to do lots of research on the next twelve months of the local region on your own instead :)
    I subscribe to many food magazines, and all for different reasons. One had the best styling, one the best techniques, one the most interesting recipes and ingredients, ect. I also read the weekly food section in our paper, thats our regional catch up and had some great articles on local foodie issues.

    • Sounds like we have an addict on our hands? Hehe.

  • Wow, you really don’t waste any time – I’m impressed! Sounds like a great festival. Not a local food mag, but SBS’ Feast magazine is a favourite of mine.

    • I love Feast too – great mag!

  • Here on the Sunshine Coast we have our own Regional Foodie Magazine which has just started. I just realised that I will be in the Northern Rivers on the 6th of October which means I can eat my heart out!

    • Oh enjoy Lizzie! Such fab timing! :)

  • Oooh, I’d love to read that magazine, in situ of course. What a lovely place to live. And you’ll be at the foodfest next year, which’ll come so fast!

    • You’ll have to come up for a visit Seana :)

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