Airbnb launches search for world's best home cooks

To celebrate the launch, Airbnb is searching for the world’s 100 best home cooks and sending them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy for a five day course at Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences studying alongside culinary expert Momofuku chef and founder David Chang.

Through Cooking Experiences travellers can learn recipes that are usually reserved for friends and family from learning grandmas' recipes to traditional Uzbek home-cooking.

Local Experiences include Angie Hong, mother and mentor of Dan Hong, Mr Wong’s head chef.

During Monday Hong Dinners, Angie Hong welcomes people from all over the world into her family home for a 3 course dinner where she shares her expertise on the Vietnamese food that made Mr Wong a renowned chef.

To be one of the lucky 100 to be sent to Italy, aspiring foodies can enter themselves or nominate their favourite home cooks via airbnb.com/cooking until December 23, 2019.

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We’ve had many gin markets to signify the seasons throughout the year, but can you believe we’ve never held one dedicated only to summer? Well…we’re going to right that wrong in 2020 and launching our first ever Summer Gin Market!

Trade and public tastings of the 40th Sydney International Wine Competition trophy and medal winners will be held on Saturday 8 February 2020 at the Mercure Sydney Central.

March

Expect a riot at Canberra’s original game-changing dining space, as GOMA chef Matt Blackwell rolls into town for this one-night-only Good Food Month presented by Citi dining event at Monster Kitchen and Bar.

Tikaram joins Good Food Month to share a culture-clashing menu with Canberra at a special two-night event (Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March) at the award-winning Malaysian-inspired Lanterne Rooms. Tikaram, a former Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year winner, earned early recognition during stints at Sydney kitchens Bentley and Tetsuya’s, then as head chef of the now-closed but much-loved Longrain.

Guided by award-winning chef Ben Willis, this year’s round of young chefs will be serving up a feast you won’t forget. The full line up of talented young chefs will be announced soon. With four courses including wine and beer, this is a rare chance to meet the chefs before they gain their inevitable hats.

If the future is female, Alanna Sapwell is leading the way for chefs in Australia, and this is your chance to see her in action.

The 13th Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival is set to grow even further in 2020, adding a new street venue to cater for the Festival’s record popularity. The Festival, which will be held on Saturday 21st March between 11am – 6pm, will now be staged in Batman Street and Gooreen Street (adjacent to Mercure Canberra) to showcase an even wider range of premium craft beer and cider exhibitors.