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The ‘Bellarine Cuisine’ Cookbook:

The ‘Bellarine Cuisine’ Cookbook:

The ‘Bellarine Cuisine’ Cookbook: A fundraiser for Wallington Primary School

The Bellarine Cuisine cookbook is a celebration of all things Bellarine! 

Starting life as a school cookbook and fundraiser for Wallington Primary School, the cookbook has transformed into a treasured tour through the recipe collections of our school families as well as drawing on the talents of some of the top chefs in the region.

The idea for the cookbook originated from plans to celebrate the 30th Wallington Strawberry Fair.  We have included some Fair photos, past and present, plus a few special Strawberry Fair recipes including:

  • our homemade Strawberry Fair Jam (always a quick seller at the Fair),
  • the original Strawberry Fair Fruitcake (cooked and given to the owners of the land where the Fair was original held prior to its shift over to the school site)
  • some of the cakes, slices and biscuits that the Wallington PS parents’ Strawberry Fair Cake Stall is renowned for!

Other samples of ‘Bellarine bounty’ included in the book’s recipes include the famous Portarlington mussels, Point Lonsdale tomatoes, Drysdale cheeses, olives and Wallington strawberries (of course!).  Elegant offerings from our restaurants and cafes sit alongside rustic fare that sings of home: hearty soups and pastas, barbecues and seafood dishes, and sumptuous desserts.

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Bellarine Cuisine is a fundraising initiative of Walllington Primary School - now available at $30 from the school plus a selection of local stockists.  100% of proceeds from book sales go to the school and will be used to enrich the school environment and support school initiatives and programs.

A big thank you to the families of Wallington PS who have contributed their favourite recipes to the book!!

Thanks also Curtis Stone and Matt Preston who, as regulars to our seaside neighbourhood, have provided some fabulous recipes too.  And a big thank you to our sponsors and supporters…

Photography – Nikole Ramsay Photographer        Graphic Design – ADART Design


Restaurant/café sponsors

13th Beach Golf Course, Annies Providore, At The Heads, Athelstane House, Bistro at Banks, Café Maritana, Curlewis Winery, Driftwood Café, Drydsdale Cheeses, Elkhorn Roadhouse, Elvis Parsley and Grapesland, Ginger Mai's, Manzanillo Olives, Napona, Noble Foods, Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, Parkers Steakhouse, Ponda Estate Vineyard, RAW, Saltbush Fine Foods, The Dunes, Van Loons Nursery Café, Vue Grand, White Fisheries, Wildings, Wirruna Wines.


General Sponsors

Wild Bear, Wilson Kapitelli Constructions, Newtown Natural Fertility & IVF Support Centre, Belmont Bulkbilling Clinic, Drysdale Removal & Storage Parkside Motel & Conference Centre Geelong, Southern Dental Specialists, Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic.

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