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Cooking tips from a food legend

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Thursday, 4. December 2014 - 12:30

The winner of Western Australia’s Signature Dish competition has teamed up with legendary French-born chef and restaurateur Guillaume Brahimi to build on her food knowledge and cooking skills.

As part of her prize, amateur foodie Rhiannon Birch, of Coorow, is undertaking a two-day mentorship with Mr Brahimi at his Perth restaurant Bistro Guillaume

The Signature Dish competition, developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Buy West Eat Best program, provided an opportunity to highlight the State’s top quality produce.

WA’s Signature Dish attracted significant interest from amateur cooks throughout WA and the support of chefs interested in promoting quality, local produce.

Ms Birch’s winning dish of lamb cutlets with a lupin-based crust, accompanied by a sweet potato salad with Moroccan flavours displayed fresh, high-quality local produce.

The dish’s back-to-basics approach truly highlighted the hero ingredients, including the unique lupins and dorper lamb.

Ms Birch said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen with such an experienced professional chef and learn first-hand about his unique cooking techniques.

Minister Ken Baston with WA Signature Dish winner Rhiannon Birch and Crown Perth Executive Chef Ralf Vogt and chef and restauranteur Guillaume Brahimi
Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston with WA Signature Dish winner Rhiannon Birch,Crown Perth Executive Chef Ralf Vogt and chef and restauranteur Guillaume Brahimi