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When: Friday, 17th October 2014
Where: Cruelty Free Shop in Glebe

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On a sunny day in October we threw a delicious party at the Cruelty Free Shop in Glebe to celebrate of the launch of our newest vegan book Greenilicious: 101 Ways to Love Your Greens. Greenilicious is an exciting new cookbook that seeks to make green vegetables the main attraction of everyday eating. Featuring a nutritional guide by Amanda Benham, Australia’s leading vegan nutritionist and 2013 Vegan of the Year, Greenilicious showcases over 100 delectable greens-based recipes all sprung from the endlessly inventive imagination of Veganissimo! author Leigh Drew.

Leigh also created the spread for the night which featured dishes from the book including Mini Asparagus Crustless Quiches, Mushroom Rockerfellers, Pesto Broccolini Pizzas and Green Crepes stuffed with Cashew Cream Cheese. We were incredibly fortunate to welcome as a guest of honour Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission: an animal sanctuary. Pam gave deeply inspirational speech about her own journey towards animal advocacy and veganism which drove home the great benefits and rewards of a consciously vegan lifestyle. With a bevy of vegan treats at our disposal, it was an incredible night!


Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love Book Launch

When: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Where: Mosman Library

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This was a sold-out launch. More than 180 attendees visited the Mosman Library, eager to hear what Antonella and special guest Steve Biddulph (Raising Boys) had to say about parenting in the new millennium. Introducing Antonella’s book, Steve gave a moving speech about keeping the flame alive for connection-focused parenting, citing Mama as an essential book, full of interviews with people he would “give his teeth to spend some time with”, including the seminal psychologist Gabor Mate and home birth advocate Sheila Kitzinger. Antonella followed Steve with a thoroughly absorbing account of the galvanizing, life-transforming experience that was her daughter’s birth, which inspired her to write Mama. The launch was filled with parents eager to seek advice from Antonella and Steve and share their own experiences.


Life is Worth Swimming Book Launch

When: 19th November 2013
Where: North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club

On the 19th of November 2013, Life is Worth Swimming, the eagerly awaited memoir by the late Australian swimming icon Murray Rose, was officially launched at the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club by Australian Olympians Grant Hackett and Shane Gould

Reminiscing about Rose’s great achievements and influence on the history of international competitive swimming, Shane Gould described Murray Rose as a man “attuned to the water” and said that watching him swim was a “spiritual moment”. Grant Hackett cited Murray Rose as a “great inspiration” and said that “the dialogue (of Australian swimming) started with Murray…he was a master of the sport”.

Notable Australian sports commentator and comedian Greig Pickhaver (AKA H.G. Nelson), who acted as Master of Ceremonies at the launch, said of Rose, “Murray felt something for the water and discovered the purpose of life by moving through it”. Launchers Shane Gould, Grant Hackett and Grieg Pickhaver were joined by Rose’s widow, Jodi, and fellow Olympians and friends, including John and Wendy Devitt and long-distance swimmer Susie Maroney.

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Veganissimo! Beautiful Vegan Food Book Launch

When:  12th November 2013
Where: The Cruelty Free Shop, Glebe

On a balmy Tuesday evening in November, we launched our newest cookbook – Veganissimo! Beautiful Vegan Food, by Leigh Drew – to great acclaim at The Cruelty Free Shop, Glebe.

The book was officially launched by Lynda Stoner (CEO of Animal Liberation) and Master of Ceremonies Jess Bailey (Owner of The Cruelty Free Shop). During the launch Lynda Stoner emphasised the importance of providing a voice to those who are voiceless (animals) and highlighted the significance of Veganissimo! as a fun, accessible cookbook for both vegans and anyone interested in vegan cuisine.

Guests were offered a splendid vegan spread including different types of vegan bacon, vegan cheese, a range of dips and pikelets – all prepared especially for the event by Veganissimo!’s Sydney-based author, Leigh Drew, from recipes in the book.

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Ancient Grains Book Launch

When: 21st May 2013
Where: About Life Rozelle

On the 21st May 2013, we celebrated the publication of our latest title Ancient Grains: Whole-food Recipes for the Modern Table, with a stylish and delicious launch at organic superstore About Life Rozelle. During the event, notable nutritionist and the author of Ancient Grains, Catherine Saxelby, regaled guests with fascinating facts about these versatile and nourishing grains, while the talented About Life team served scrumptious whole-grain treats specially selected from the book. All in all, it was a night to remember!

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10th Anniversary Sala Bai Party

When: 16th November 2012
Where: QStation, Sydney Harbour National Park

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sala Baï and the graduation of almost 1000 students from the program over 10 years, Arbon Publishing and the Friends of Sala Baï went all out to meet their pledge of $60,000 for 2012. To mark the occasion the Friends of Sala Baï hosted a 10th Anniversary party held at QStation, Sydney Harbour National Park, on the 16th of November 2012. In a stunningly decorated ballroom overlooking the Sydney Harbour, guests were treated to a lavish Cambodian feast served by students from the Blue Mountains Hotel Management School. Attending the event as guests of honour were Emmanuelle and Jean Paul Dethomas, the Program Directors of Sala Baï. In a moving speech, Mr Dethomas illustrated to all attending the great challenges that the students and the school continue to face, as well as the tremendous accomplishments achieved over the past ten years.

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Kobe Jones Salt Tasting

When: 23rd June 2011
Where: Kobe Jones Wharf Teppanyaki
King Street Wharf, 21 Lime Street, Sydney

Arbon Publishing and Logan Wines, in partnership with Wharf Teppanyaki, Australia’s newest and largest Teppanyaki table, hosted a Salt Dinner to help their guests discover which salts work best with what foods. Each course was seasoned with a different salt from around the world, introducing everyone’s tastebuds to an array of new flavours.

Guests enjoyed a theatrical display of traditional teppanyaki cooking, and they were treated to an amazing menu that included scallops, beef tenderlion, salmon, crab, and lobster as well as a range of beverages that complemented each course, ranging from sake to cocktails and Logan wines.

If you would like to hold your own salt tasting, please contact Claudette: admin@arbonpublishing.com

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Mumu Salt Tasting

When: 5th June 2010
Where: Mumu Grill
70-76 Alexander Street, Crows Nest

In early July 2010, Arbon Publishing and Craig Macindoe, owner and chef at Mumu Grill, teamed up to host ‘Savouring Salt’ – an opportunity for eager tasters to get their heads around, well, everything salty. Through cooking demonstrations by Craig Macindoe and Chris Cranswick-Smith of Emmilou Tapas Bar and Ready Steady Cook, event goers learnt how to cook on and with salt, from beef tagliatta, seared scallops, curing salmon and beef to making their own flavoured salts.

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The Salt Book Book Launch

When: 22nd March 2010
Where: Kobe Jones
Level 1, 427 Docklands Drive, Docklands, Melbourne

Over 100 people joined Arbon Publishing in celebrating the official launch of The Salt Book, which was part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


Billy Blue Hotel School Salt Tasting

When: 24th November 2009
Where: William Blue Restaurant
William Blue College of Hospitality & Tourism
171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney

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Great, Grand & Famous Chefs and Their Signature Dishes Book Launch

When: 1st October 2009
Where: Tetsuya’s
529 Kent Street, Sydney

Over 100 guests were invited to attended the official launch of Great, Grand & Famous Chefs and Their Signature Dishes. The event was held at Tetsuya’s restaurant in Sydney and the book was launched by Tetsuya himself, one of the 20 featured chefs in the book.


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