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Sydney International Food Festival in Flags

Author: Posted on: September 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

October usually means Good Food Month, an event that showcases some of the best local culinary talents. This year, GFM has been renamed Sydney International Food Festival, or SIFF for short, giving the program an international flavour.

The month-long series of events include Hats Off dinners, Let’s Do Lunch, the Night Noodle Markets, Hands-on cooking classes, Shoot the Chef, Cocktails and Drinks just to name a few. Looking at the official program, it promises to satisfy any discerning foodie’s tastes. Due to a long-awaited trip abroad, we will not be able to participate in this year’s culinary festival.

Just take a look at the clever advertising behind it with a series of food flags. We have visited 8 out of the 12 countries featured which makes it difficult to choose the one that appeals most.

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Siff Flags – (Images courtesy of SIFF)

Do you have a favourite?

Sydney International Food Festival



Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.

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14 Comments to “Sydney International Food Festival in Flags”

  1. Jen Laceda says:

    This is absolutely lovely! I love the Korean, Brazilian and Greek flags!

  2. Dave and Deb says:

    These are absolutely fantastic. Each is so clever with using the food of the country. (But I guess that is the idea eh?) India, Lebanon and Korea are my choices, but it is really hard to choose. Not only do I like the looks of them all, I want to eat them all!

    • Gourmantic says:

      Dave and Deb: That’s clever use of the parsley in the Lebanese flag! They’d all make a great entrée. All they need is an accompanying local drink.

  3. Bali Beach Bunny says:

    these are such a clever idea
    who did the advertising?
    good call on the blue cheese for france too [was wondering how you'd incorporate blue]

    • Gourmantic says:

      Bali Beach Bunny: Hi and welcome :)
      If my sources are correct, I think the advertising agency is WHYBIN/TBWA, based in Sydney. I too liked le bleu, a term often used to refer to blue cheese. Very clever indeed!

  4. Michael Hodson says:

    so awesomely original. Now, I must go eat :)

  5. ayngelina says:

    They all look so delicious it’s hard to decide but being a pig product fan I’d have to choose the Swiss one.

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