Experience food, history, and culture at Adelaide Central Market this History Festival

May means celebrating history in South Australia with History Festival, and the perfect event for the foodie historian is the Adelaide Central Market's Audio Tour with Adam Liaw and Katie Spain.

Take a step back in time and experience over 150 years of history and culinary heritage as you step into the vibrant world of the Adelaide Central Market through a new immersive audio tour. Renowned foodies and co-hosts, Adam Liaw and Katie Spain, will be your guides, sharing their favourite dishes and products while providing insights into the heart of the market.

The audio tour offers a glimpse into the early days of the Market through the stories of multi-generation traders. You’ll hear first-hand accounts of what the Market means to these families and how it has evolved over the years, becoming an integral part of South Australia’s identity.

During the 50-minute self-guided walking tour, you’ll uncover hidden gems and must-try products from a multitude of stalls as you meander through the culinary wonderland that is the incredible Adelaide Central Market. As one of the largest fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, the market is a testament to the diverse cultures that have shaped South Australia’s food landscape. It supports the state’s network of local growers, producers, and suppliers, selling millions of kilograms of fruit, vegetables, and fresh food every month.

The Adelaide Central Market is a melting pot of cultures from around the world. From the first pizza place in Adelaide to a world-renowned cheese master and even an Olympic volleyballer turned chef, the Market is brimming with fascinating and unexpected stories waiting to be explored.

“Lucia’s is one of the most iconic restaurants in Adelaide. I’ve been eating here since I was young, and outside of Italy, this is the only place that I will eat spaghetti Bolognese in a restaurant rather than cooking it at home”, said host Adam Liaw.

Wandering through the Market is like taking a stroll through a living time capsule. You’ll pass by the oldest camera shop in South Australia and discover a restaurant serving authentic laksa found nowhere else in Australia. You’ll also revel in the knowledge of where politicians, celebrity chefs, and prime ministers have savoured meals, adding a touch of intrigue to your experience.

The Adelaide Central Market Audio Tour runs for 50 minutes and is available for free on all Android and Apple podcast platforms. Visitors can pick up a map and start their tour from the Market Stall, conveniently located on the ground floor near the central Gouger St entrance. 


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