An Evening with Smith & Daughters
Discover delicious plant-based creativity in the kitchen with Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse of celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters!
Many people believe veganism is a trend, that all vegan food tastes the same boring, bland way and, above all, that it is uncreative, not filling and lacks flavour. In Shannon and Mo’s first cookbook Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan), they ignore convention in favour of plant-based innovation in the kitchen.
Join us as they talk about the big, bold, flavourful, noteworthy and celebration-worthy food in their cookbook (that happens to be vegan).
6pm arrivals for 6.30pm start.
Mo Wyse is a Seattle and NY expat. She studied journalism, has a background in production but dedicated her passion for creative, plant-based food to creating Smith & Daughters, where she is the logistical, front-of-house and marketing brains behind this gun team.
Shannon Martinez has cooked since she can remember – her paternal family is Spanish. Her Spanish grandmother taught her everything she knew, and Shannon has built on that – gleaning whatever she can cooking in various kitchens across Melbourne over the past decade. Shannon eats meat, but has perfected her vegetarian – and latterly – vegan repertoire in pubs over the years. She says this is what makes her food so good; she tries to replicate the tastes and textures of meat, rather than putting out bland, predictable, vegan food.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney