Parklands Food Fest is returning to western Sydney with a lineup of some of the city's best chefs and food trucks. The festival, which is now in its sixth year, will feature Dan Hong (of Sydney's Mr Wong and Ms.G's) and his mum, Angie. Angie, who is also a restaurateur, is known for her weekly Monday Hong family dinners. While it's hard to snag yourself an invite to one (it's close friends and family only), you will be able to see her on stage recreating Vietnamese classics at the festival on Saturday, September 9.
As well as the mother-son act, there will be over 50 food stalls, serving up everything from Egyptian meat pies from El Qahirah to seafood paellas and Salvadorian tortillas. Food rescue charity OzHarvest will also be parking its truck at the Abbotsbury site to serve up zero-waste meals. (Don't be put off though — OzHarvest employs award-winning chefs to help create their dishes.)
Little Veggie Patch Co.'s Mat Pember will hold workshops teaching you how to grow produce anywhere. Pember promises the workshops won't just be for the lucky few Sydneysiders who have a garden, but will also be appropriate for those in apartments.
Image: El Qahirah.