With thanks to JP Media for the information + images
When I first heard about how there was going to be a book around the stories of people and businesses of the Adelaide Central Market (ACM) family, my heart did a little happy dance! The ACM is such a tight-knit community and it is no secret that there is a lot of love and passion that goes towards keeping this little family as local and true to their beliefs as possible. The market space is filled to the brim with a diverse range of products and services that are available to the public – it makes sense why it attracts locals and tourists alike, because there’s always something to do and explore at the Market!
And after months of spending the time and energy on their little baby, co-authors Katie Spain and Fiona Roberts are finally letting us have the opportunity to get to know and appreciate this project, where we can learn and celebrate what makes the Adelaide Central Market such a vibrant and social hub.
Launching their 1st ever hardcover book that is due to be released just in time for the ACM’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2019, Adelaide Central Market Stories, People & Recipes will bring together an eclectic mix of stories about this iconic heritage location.
The book is packed with pages that detail everything that you can possibly envision, when thinking of the ACM – from the memories of former + current traders to a delightful selection of over 130 recipes that have been shared by the Market’s passionate stallholders (think of Comida’s famous paella and Asian Gourmet’s laksa for a start – is your mouth watering already?). Family favourites from local and regional producers, such as Maggie Beer, Adam Liaw, and Simon Bryant will have you feeling like you’re a master chef in the comfort of your own home! What’s better is that these recipes also come with tips and tricks to seriously step up your culinary skills and inject a sense of the multicultural community of the Market simultaneously.
While there may only be a limited number of copies of this book available for purchase, people will be treated to 500 pages of pure storytelling, stunning imagery, and mouthwatering recipes that will make it worthy of a spot in your home.
“The Adelaide Central Market has been feeding our city, body and soul, for nearly 150 years. This book brilliantly tells the Market’s story from humble beginnings to a world renowned cultural and culinary cornucopia.” – Dr Nick Begakis (Adelaide Central Market Authority Chair)
Pre-orders for the Adelaide Central Market: Stories, People, and Recipes are now available here and will be delivered around early December – make sure you jump on this ASAP or risk missing out on one of the greatest books to come out this year!