A Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011 Event
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Documenting Eating the Archives

This selection of images is provided to document, in part, the Eating the Archives luncheon on 28 October 2011.

The following individuals and groups, who helped make Eating the Archives an enjoyable lunch experience, as well as an engaging online exhibition, require special mention.

  • Hadleigh and Carolynne Troy and the Team from Restaurant Amusé.
  • Verity James, Master of Ceremonies at the Luncheon.
  • Danielle Giles of Inkubator, Transmedia Consultant and Eating the Archives concept developer; producer of the two behind-the-scenes videos in the online exhibition.
  • Amanda King, Stylist for the event and creator of the Edible Archive; Highlight Event Brokers for the staging of the event.



Note: photography by Bohdan Warchomij


Image Courtesy of State Library of Western Australia (599B)

The State Records Office invites you to pick up your fork and join us in Eating the Archives - an online exhibition and event that forms part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011.

Witness history come alive on Friday 28 October at 12.00pm in the Perth Cultural Centre as celebrated WA chef Hadleigh Troy of Restaurant Amusé interprets and reinvents menus from the State archives collection using fresh, local produce with a modern twist. 

Twenty lucky West Australians will join State Archivist Cathrin Cassarchis and some well-known guests to experience Hadleigh Troy’s take on these historic menus.

Eating the Archives is a partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Food; and the dishes presented will reflect a Buy West Eat Best ethos, showcasing premium West Australian produce.

The online exhibition will take you on a culinary journey to experience food fashions of the past and gain an insight into how these events have shaped today’s food culture and informed WA’s identity. This exhibition will be served up in three courses; Appetiser, Banquet and Dessert. Come back and sample more food related offerings from the State archives collection and follow us on our journey.

Eating the Archives is an event for all to celebrate as chef Hadleigh Troy pays tribute to a bygone culinary era, bringing a small part of WA’s history alive through food.

See and hear Hadleigh begin his journey...

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