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SpaGhetto - Taste Great Southern

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Rare grains make Albany dinner a pasta night to remember
This is pasta like nothing you will have bought from the supermarket, made from the rare grains of a farm near Albany, ground by hand on a flour mill made in Austria and cooked by chef Sam Dawson.

Bred Co, Taste Great Southern, Albany, Italian food, Spaghetto
Sam Dawson milling grains in the flour mill.

SpaGhetto, to take place as part of food and wine festival Taste Great Southern. will be held in the arcade next door to boutique baker Bred Co at the top end of Albany on Saturday, May 14.

Sam and partner Rhiannon Moon, who own and operate Bred Co, mill the flour used for pasta as well as their scrumptious bread and sell the flour and pasta, along with their bread, at the Albany Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

For SpaGhetto. they'll be going one step further and Sam will turn the pasta into an Italian style meal.

Bred Co, Taste Great Southern, Albany, Italian food, Spaghetto
The SpaGhetto poster.

Rhiannon says the flour created from the grain grown by Goodies Farm at Kendenup is not a traditional white flour because it's created from a whole wheat, which Rhiannon says is quite nutty and dark in colour.

The flour is ground using the stone mill. which passers-by can see through the shop window. The mill was made in Austria by Osttiroler Getreidemühlen and is used by Bred Co to stone mill the whole grains on-site, which Rhiannon says creates a flour that is more alive and nutritious than purchased flour.

Bred Co, Taste Great Southern, Albany, Italian food, Spaghetto
Bred Co's fresh pasta.

Stone milling is a cooler, more gentle process than other forms of milling. Visitors to Taste Great Southern will get to taste the final result at SpaGhetto, which Rhiannon says will be just about pasta and all things Italian, white and red chequered tablecloths, casual Italian and lots of food. She says to come to the event hungry.

There will be good music with a DJ and Brave New Wine will be matching the food and wine. Rhiannon says the four-course meal will feature things like a Wagin duck ragout and a cannoli for dessert.

Bred Co, Taste Great Southern, Albany, Italian food, Spaghetto
Sam Dawson at the Albany Farmers Market with some of his bread.

It's a perfect time of year for SpaGhetto, with autumn coming into winter and Rhiannon says it will be a great casual night out. The event is being held next to Bred Co's shop at the top of Albany in the laneway next door.

It will be like heading into Italy - lots of pasta and lots of red wine, according to Rhiannon. SpaGhetto is one of more than 30 culinary events being held as part of Taste Great Southern which runs from May 5 to 15 across Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Frankland River, Porongurup, Katanning and Ongerup.
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Why? A relaxed Italian night out with a focus on Bred Co’s pasta made from rare grains.
When: Saturday May 14 from 6pm to 9pm.
Phone: 0448 361 570
Where: Petterssons Arcade, 7 Albany Highway, Albany, Western Australia
Cost: $110
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