Big Name ‘Instagrammer’ Joins 2017 Macadamia Instameet

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One of Australians biggest instagrammers, Lauren Bath, will lead the 2017 #AusMacadamias Instameet at Sample Food Festival this year. Building on the success of the 2016 Instameet, which saw dozens of macadamia inspired photos shared across the platform, Australian Macadamias has engaged professional instagrammer and former chef Lauren Bath to lead this year’s meet up.

In January 2011, Lauren Bath was working as a chef in a Gold Coast Italian restaurant when she decided to leave and follow her newly-found passion for photography. An early adopter of Instagram, Lauren has amassed a large following (currently 463,000) who love her her signature colourful landscape images and intimate, up-to-the-minute commentary on her travel experiences, including an appetising look at local food options.

2016 instameet
2016 instameet

Instagram users are invited to gather at 9am on Saturday 2 September in the centre ring (under the marquee) at Sample Food Festival to meet other local and visiting instagrammers. The Instameet will also launch a photo competition offering a delicious macadamia hamper to the person who Instagrams the best macadamia inspired photo from Sample Food Festival 2017 and shares it on the day using the hashtag #AusMacadamias.

Macadamias will be a highlight of the Sample Food Festival 2017, with local and visiting chefs using macadamias in a wide array of dishes. Renowned local restaurant Harvest will offer a $10 tasting plate that combines glazed pork with the native nut to create ‘charred kelp glazed pork with pickles, fermented grains, macadamia and crispy onion’ and Organic Passion vegan chef, Anthea Amore, will offer a vegan and gluten free ‘crumbed local tempeh with spicy macadamia satay with green papaya salad’.

Both the cooking demonstration stage and the celebrity cooking stage will showcase the best produce from the Northern Rivers region, with local macadamias sure to steal the show as they take centre stage in their native home. There are sure to be many photo opportunities to keep instragrammers busy!

Instameet Details
Saturday 2nd September
9 – 9.45am
Centre ring, under the marque, Bangalow Showgrounds
For details email social@australian-macadamias.org
or Holly Galbraith 0432274846

Learn more at samplefoodevents.com/sample-food-festival

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