Books and Ideas at Montalto

A series of thoughtful conversations about Australian literature – away from the city, at Montalto on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Listen to Richard Cornish

As the long-running and trusted ‘Brain Food’ columnist for Fairfax, Richard Cornish tackles food and cooking questions from readers around Australia He responds to practical queries (‘How much is an American ‘stick of butter’?), experimental queries (‘Can I make mayonnaise using the juice from a jar of pickled cucumbers?), scientific queries (‘What is the difference between taste and flavour?’) and even paranormal queries (‘My grandmother claimed she could "hear" when her cakes were ready. Is there any science in this?’). Richard’s blend of humour and warmth and his broad knowledge of culinary culture are reflected not just in his ‘Brain…

In this regional events series and podcast, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to the coast. On selected Friday nights, you can enjoy all the elements of the very best dinner party, courtesy of us: wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine. All you need to do is turn up.

In partnership with Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.