“Great Taste Never Goes Out of Style” When do you think the first Australian “Cook Book” was released? The 60’s, you’d be right, the 1860’s, 1864 to be precise. When
Our Movie is a journey into how much has changed and how much has stayed the same since Australia’s first cookery, home entertaining and dining etiquette book was published in 1864?
This unique film is bring produced in Hunter Valley Wine country. With help from our local winemakers, chefs, historians, and celebrities we compare the food, wine, lifestyles, and entertainment customs of 1800’s ancestors, with those of the kitchens and dining rooms of today.
The author was the Tasmania illuminati Edward Abbott. Edward was a fascinating large than life character, whom had many occupations, including, member of the Tasmanian parliament, Mayor, Magistrate Post Master General, Wool Baron, Sheep and Produce Farmer. The only he wasn’t, was a chef, but he did give himself the self-appointed title, of “An Australian Aristologist” Edward was interested in everything, ready for anything, afraid of nothing,
In 1987 Neal Crisford wrote, directed, and produced Australia’s first full-length video on wine appreciation. His very first interview was with Brian McGuigan. Three hundred wine and food interviews, numerous programs and thirty years later, Neal wrote, directed, edited and produced” Life of Brian Wine, Passion, Sunshine and 57 Years of Compost”, chronicling the heritage, and life’s work of Wine Baron Brian McGuigan and family. Using historical footage and interviews shot over the thirty years, including exacts from the original interview. This set the scene for the production of “Cookery for the Many”.