Apr 14
Food for thought

Food is fuel for life and one of society’s greatest pleasures, but the simple act of eating is also underpinned by an enormous maze of social, physical and emotional factors that have a resounding impact on overall wellbeing.

That’s exactly the kind of ‘food for thought’ participants in the inaugural Brain Food Symposium will be served up on Thursday 14 April, as part of Taste Orange’s 2011 Food Week celebrations.

Western NSW LHN Health Promotion Coordinator for Mental Health Meg Simpson said the Brain Food Symposium is a vibrant and unique forum for guests to celebrate good food, all while learning about the effect it has on body, mind, and relationships.

“The Brain Food Symposium will include a three course meal, with useful information from health professionals, but there will be plenty of surprises served up in this culinary adventure,” said Ms Simpson.

“We’ll be inviting our guests into a time warp, from the age of Aquarius, to the age of the internet, and opening their minds to how food has helped mould entire generations.”


Guests will be invited to reminisce, and even re-enact, the idiosyncrasies of dining in different eras.

“We’ve enlisted local ABC Radio personality Angela Owens to provide commentary of the evening and to engage everyone with the experience. We’re expecting lots of laughs,” said Ms Simpson.

Taste Orange Executive Officer Kim Currie said there will be plenty of fine local produce and wine to help everyone settle into the evening.

“We’ll start the night with antipasto platters for the entrée, lamb with cous cous and roast vegetables for the main, and Orange apple crumble with a nut crust for dessert,” said Ms Currie.

“Each of the courses will be complemented by local wines, to enhance the fresh flavours. The wines are a healthy mixture of organic, low alcohol, or preservative varieties,” said Ms Currie.

“The Taste Orange team is really excited to launch this new event in Food Week. It’s a great example of how our ongoing partnership with the Health Service is reaping huge benefits for the wellbeing and growth of our community.

“Tickets are selling fast, so I encourage everyone to get in quick and secure their place in what will be a truly memorable evening.”

Tickets cost $50pp and may be purchased from Taste Orange, phone 02 6360 1990.