If you happened to watch ABC's breathtaking series, Great Southern Land recently, you will have learned that Australia eats the most beetroot in the world, and exports 70,000 tonnes of rice per year. On a continent with just 6% of precious arable land, we support almost 23 million people, and 120,000 farms produce almost everything we eat!
In episode one, titled Great Australian Bite, Professor Steve Simpson, explored how we satisfy an appetite for two of life’s vital ingredients: food and power - as seen from above. Simpson set off on a journey to unravel the network of food production by tracing the ingredients of a humble Australian burger, travelling from Roma in Queensland to Adelaide; from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and to Queensland’s Glass House Mountains. Viewers were taken from the stunning Snowy Mountains, to Tasmania, south west Victoria, Lake Macquarie in NSW, Burdekin in Queensland and the outback of Western Australia.
Seen from above how a vast nation is fed and powered is an eye-opening adventure... this is Australia as you’ve never seen her before!
The four-episode series of Great Southern Land is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 21 November and I have TWO copies of the DVD valued at $29.95 each to give away!
ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE!
To be in the running to win a copy of the Great Southern Land DVD, simply tell me about your favourite Farmers Market in the comment box below. What do you love about it? What makes you want to return again and again.
If you tweet about this competition to me @bizzylizzycooks, you will have a greater chance of winning.
The Great South Land DVD competition is open to residents across Australia. It closes at midnight on 12 December 2012. Winners will be notified by email and announced here. So make sure you enter and watch this space.
In the event you don't win, perhaps you can ask the family to pop a copy in your Christmas stocking!
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