Taste Text - Bryan Martin, Marion Halligan & Michelle Brotohusodo

Continuing along our culinary journey during Good Food Month, and tying in with our love of books (and food), we're delighted to host a distinguished panel of speakers whose words are as delicious as their subject.

We examine the best in local food and wine; putting Canberra on the culinary (and viticulture) map, and recent developments in food and wine in the capital.

Our three panelists Bryan Martin, Marion Halligan and Michelle Brotohusodo have expertise across a variety of platforms in print, critical writing and the modern food blogger. Moderated by the eloquent Fergus McGhie, writer and Mount Majura Vineyard man about town, this promises to be an interestingly delicious and fun event.

Seven years ago Bryan Martin was asked to write a small weekly column for The Canberra Times about food, with an emphasis on men doing the cooking – even without involving a barbeque! Somewhere along the way this 300 word contribution evolved into a weekly full page exposition of paddock to plate eating, knowing where your food comes from, weaved in with reflections on his life journey, including the issues of getting older – of which there are many.

Marion Halligan always believed she was going to be a writer, though took a while to get started. She has now published some twenty books (including a children's book, The Midwife's Daughters) and has written short stories, articles, book reviews and essays for various publications. She believes fiction illuminates our lives, and for this reason she loves to read it as well as write it.

Michelle Brotohusodo moved to Canberra vowing to stay for two years, tops. 10 years later, she’s a bona fide Canberra convert. When she’s not working in her day job as a public servant, she’s enjoying Canberra’s culinary delights or finding fun things to do/see in and around town as main food blogger for HerCanberra.

Fergus McGhie has been a The Canberra Times wine reviewer since 2003. He is a wine judge, ex-store manager at Vintage Cellars, Manuka and 1st Choice, Phillip. He is currently employed full time by Mount Majura Vineyard.

Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink)

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