South Australia’s appetite for premier events continues! This year’s OzAsia Festival, the pinnacle of our contemporary arts scene engaging with Asia, launches on October 19. Under the expert curation of visionary Artistic Director, Annette Shun Wah, this year’s line up promises a spectacular mix of contemporary dance, powerful theatre, unique cultural cuisine, and outstanding musicians.
In each issue of FIFTY+SA, we have the privilege of presenting Nick Stock’s glimpse into the world of South Australia’s finest winemakers. In this edition, Nick recounts one of the greatest and most memorable experiences in his career as a wine critic; tasting fifty consecutive years of Redman’s Cabernet Sauvignon—wines that span three generations, and continue to improve in the bottle.
From one Nick to another, we also had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Nick, the enterprising force behind Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets. As someone with Greek heritage and parents who migrated to Australia myself, Mr. Nick’s journey as a disruptor in the independent grocery scene and his recent OAM award recognition make for an inspiring story.
Shining a light on visionary voices also led us to Ian Steel, Founder of Kickstart for Kids (KSFK), who shares the heartfelt story of why he started the organisation and the positive impact it has on underprivileged children in Adelaide.
Talking food, our Food Editor Mandy Hall shares her journey growing up in inner-city Norwood, where a melting pot of diverse cultural backgrounds sparked her passion for food. Not stopping there, Mandy has curated an impressive selection of recipes from industry heavyweights, renowned chefs, and cooking pioneers in our state to share with FIFTY+SA. From Poh Ling Yeow’s artistic prowess to Duncan Welgemoed’s vibrant Afro-Asian fusion, alongside the soulful Afghan flavours of Durkhanai Ayubi and other incredible industry stalwarts, Mandy offers a rare glimpse into the culinary inspirations of some of South Australia’s finest names in food.
As you delve into the vibrant worlds of arts, wine, entrepreneurship, and culinary expertise within these pages, FIFTY+SA hopes you will continue to celebrate with us the essence of our state’s cultural landscape and the remarkable individuals who shape it.
Tom, FIFTY+SA Publisher