The Sunshine State’s favourite foodie Matt Golinski is hamming it up for the start of this year’s Kingaroy BaconFest, which kicks off today.
Matt, from View restaurant in Noosa Heads, has joined forces with Spanish culinary King Miguel Maestre for the 2022 instalment of the BaconFest from August 19-21 after a lengthy COVID hiatus.
‘It’s great to be back on the food circuit again,” he says from his home on the Sunny Coast, where he works as Consultant Executive Chef at Peppers Noosa Resort. "I can’t wait to be part of this one, which is guaranteed to have the South Burnett region sizzling.”
Matt is ‘bacon us hungry’ with one of his favourite pork-inspired recipes – banana pikelets with ricotta cheese and maple bacon.
"Bacon is the best isn’t it? When paired with the right ingredients, it makes for a taste explosion,” he says while preparing to go the whole hog and share his recipes and cooking techniques at this year’s event.
Punters can expect a big day out at BaconFest, discovering the joy of treats such as bacon fries and ice cream; take part in the bacon-eating competition, or learn from the best with cooking demonstrations and Masterclasses.
Bacon lovers with a flair for fashion may want to enter the Pinup Pageant or Beard of BaconFest contest; there’s even a Rasher’s Rush cycling and running event along the South Burnett Rail Trail.
Don’t forget the special activities for little piglets with a corner of the festival devoted to kids.
The crackling on the cake is the 24-hour Australian Barbecue Alliance sanctioned SunPork Smoke-off competition; while ticketed events not to miss include ‘Wine and Swine’ tonight showcasing local wine and produce and a ‘Long Table Breakfast’ on Sunday morning in Kingaroy’s CBD.
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