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Special Event

The Power, Passion & Politics of Food

Maggie Beer In Conversation with Malcolm Farr

Thursday 23 August 2018
6.30PM – 9.30PM
Gordon Darling Hall
National Portrait Gallery

One of Australia’s true food legends, Maggie Beer has created an iconic brand from her farm house in the Barossa Valley, tantalising our taste buds for more than twenty years. She is the pioneer in the promotion and use of regional food and wine creating products and recipes that align. Hear Maggie talk about her “overnight success” and how she keeps on giving in a scintillating evening of good food and conversation, with Malcolm Farr, from and the Insiders. Menu by Maggie!

Despite not having any formal training as a chef, Maggie Beer has had success in a career that spans five decades. She has written many books and is the recipient of book prizes as well as awarded the Senior Australian of the Year and an Order of Australia.

Malcolm Farr is national political editor at, Australia's highest rating online news site. He has previously worked for the Sydney Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Brisbane Sun, Daily Mirror to name but a few and regularly appears on various radio and TV programs, such as the ABC's senior Sunday morning show Insiders. He was chairman of the Walkley Foundation board (custodian of the Walkley Awards for journalism) from 1999 to 2004, and was chief judge of the Walkley non-fiction book award 2005-2015.