With a new start to the blogging year, I couldn’t help but look back at all the yummy photos that didn’t make it to the blog in 2009. So I’m dedicating this first month to my rather large blog back-log.
Amongst some very delectable meals are these images from a lunch event in late October with Fountain Sauces. Thanks to the lovely Prue from The Mint Partners, I was at the table with the likes of Julie Goodwin (winner of Masterchef Australia ’09), Margaret Fulton (Australia’s greatest food guru) and Sarah Hobbs (food editor at Notebook).
JENIUS (Jennifer Lam) at Fountain sauces event launching Julie Goodwin and Margaret Fulton
The purpose of the event was to welcome Julie to the Fountain family. Like many Aussies, I have fond memories of a bottle of Fountain Tomato Sauce being my trusted companion to meat pies, sausage rolls and almost anything else I could get away with eating. And as I’ve grown up, I’ve learnt that sauces can be used in many other gourmet ways when paired with fresh produce.
Fountain’s great new website shares with us these hints, tips and cheats – a few of which I had the pleasure of tasting:

Fountain sauces event -  thai beef salad with Fountain hoi sin, soy and spicy red sauce
Thai beef salad with Fountain Hoi Sin, Soy and Spicy Red Sauce

Fountain sauces event -  table buffet: de-boned leg of lamb marinated in Fountain Australian BBQ Marinade and served with Fountain mint sauce and mustard sauce
De-boned leg of lamb marinated in Fountain Australian BBQ Marinade and served with Fountain Mint Sauce and Mustard Sauce

Fountain sauces event -  prawn skewers marinated in coriander and fountain spicy red sauce
Prawn skewers marinated in coriander and Fountain Spicy Red Sauce

Fountain sauces event - salad of roast pumpkin, steamed beans and fetta
Salad of roast pumpkin, steamed beans and fetta

Fountain sauces event - quinoa salad with rocket, tomato, and vine ripened cherry tomatoes
Quinoa salad with rocket and vine ripened cherry tomatoes

Fountain sauces event - potato, prosciutto and chive salad
Potato, prosciutto and chive salad

Fountain sauces event - tea and coffee served with petit fours - brownies, turkish delight and macarons
Petit fours – brownies, Turkish delight and macarons

For recipes on these quick and easy dishes, marinade ideas and more, visit the Fountain Sauces website.
P.S. Julie has confessed to reading food blogs 🙂

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • Ahh I was waiting for this post! So sad that I couldn’t make it there as I had something on the same day. My mum always uses Fountain tomato sauce when cooking her Singapore chilli crab 🙂

  • Ah yes, the old tomato sauce bottle with meat pies, that’s what I think of when I think Fountain sauce.. now I know there is so many more possibilities! thanks!

  • I loved fountain sauces they serenaded thousands of my childhood lunch banquets which included a Meat pie, moove chocolate mild and of course a splatter of Fountain Tomato sauce! Awesome pix as always Jen!

  • Fountain sauce with meat pies. Fab! Great post and lovely pictures as always 🙂

  • Jen

    Oh yum, Singapore chilli crab! You’ll have to share her recipe one day 😉

  • Jen

    Hope you enjoy the recipes! It’s so nice to know that the iconic sauces have grown up with us… from meat pie to home cooking 😛

  • Jen

    Oh yes, the Moove milks were the perfect accompaniment, hehe…

  • Jen

    Thanks Ellie! I should probably do a poll on how people add the sauce to the meat pie. I think i’m one of many who lift up the crust and have it with a swirl of sauce then mix more sauce into the filling 😀

  • hey those brownies look yummy! i feel like baking a batch now hee hee