One of the delicious and more colourful surprises at the Orange Grove Markets in Leichhardt is The Middle Eastern Kitchen, where you will find chef and cookery author, Rachel Grisewood, preparing delicious exotic offerings for her hoard of followers. Grisewood is the founder and CEO of Manna from Heaven and the Sydney Biscuit Company (1993-2010) and author of the award winning Manna from Heaven: Cooking for the People You Love (Allen and Unwin). She is currently busy setting up a new, boutique publishing company and writing her second book, Heaven on Earth, which documents her journey around the Mediterranean. The menu at Rachel's Middle Eastern Kitchen stall offers snacks and entrees (such as filo pastry cigars stuffed with rice, preserved lemon and 'all things nice'); mains, including slow cooked lamb shoulder with apricots, cinnamon and almonds; sweet things like orange flower water, pistachio and yoghurt cheesecakes. There are also condiments: harissa, preserved lemons, dukkah and much more.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.