Monday, March 9, 2009

Pictures of the Royal Canberra Show

I had fun at the Royal Canberra Show, an annual event celebrating agriculture and home crafts. Think the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) x 10 in size. (Or Saanich Fare x 50!).

I went there as a an observer of one of the regional baking competitions, run by the local NSW Baking Association.

Most of the entries were from the standard, commercial Australian bakery. I enjoyed observing the pie judging most of all.

This one is a Dog Cake

Pie Man: Each pie took about 10 seconds to judge; crust, smell, poke chuck...there were about 11 in the box by his feet!

Taipan......deadliest snake in the world enough venom on 1 to kill 100 men

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Why this blog.....

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January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .