Mikiko Shimoda


Pete Thornton

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A ‘mostly’ portrait and ‘brief’ interview series by professional photographer Pete Thornton exploring the idea that one image has the power to tell the whole story.

Each ‘sitter’ suggests the next person to be photographed in this series, and thus ensues an interesting and unknown trail of Barossa identities to come.

Stay tuned… Pete

>> Mikiko Shimoda
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Mikiko Shimoda

Japanese born and raised Mikiko Shimoda is a world travelled chef and has now settled in the Barossa and is adding yet another interesting element to our food culture.

Mikiko reflects on her childhood memories of making and perfecting dumplings with her family and how it was simply part of life in a busy household – ‘to contribute and provide’. 

Now Mikiko finds the art of making dumplings somewhat meditative and therapeutic, and loves to pass on her mother’s skills to her own children who ‘can’t get enough’ of these tasty delicacies.

Mikiko has crafted quite the following, with customers enjoying her healthy, tasty offerings throughout
the valley and is branching out into many other regions and outlets where we can avail ourselves of the ultimate, easy, ‘Friday night meal’.

See the Barossa Unearthed series so far…

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