It wasn’t all work for celebrity chef Matt Moran when he visited the Byron Farmers’ Market last Thursday. The renowned TV chef and restaurateur took some time out from his busy schedule to enjoy a surf at Broken Head.
Matt’s visit to the farmers’ market was part of his new TV show, Paddock to Plate, due to air on The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel later this year. Wandering among the stalls, Matt chatted with market stallholders, and selected and purchased produce to use in several dishes he created and cooked for the show in a mobile kitchen set up under a marquee.
A passionate advocate of local providores, quality produce and an over-arching respect for the land, Matt’s trip to the region also included a visit to a number of farms owned by market stallholders. ‘I am very impressed with the produce I have seen over the past couple of days,’ Matt said.
‘This is a fantastic region and the produce is so fresh. The farmers’ market is a wonderful way for people to connect directly with the farmer.
‘I’ve had a ball while I’ve been here and I can’t wait to come back.’