Super-sized cook off at the Tyrendarra Show
WHILE there were no studio cameras in sight, the battle for the title of master chef reached a crescendo on Saturday as the best cooks in the district faced off at the Tyrendarra Show.
Equal parts art, craft, technology and science, the time-honoured Cookery section attracted 340 entries, with a myriad of traditional and contemporary jams, slices, biscuits, cakes and scones, each vying for one of 43 classes on the day.
Senior Steward Heather Curran was rapt with the level of entries put forward for judging.
“We had double the amount entries from last year, which is really good,” Mrs Curran said.
“We noticed a lot of people who used to enter the show years ago come back again this year.
“Additionally, the ‘Blokes’ section really took off this year.
“It has a friendly rivalry; some of the entrants videoed their cake or scones, and then sent it to their opponents with some sledging.
“It was all in good fun.”
While traditional fruit cakes, puddings and bread drew plenty of entries, the more modern category of ‘my favourite cake’ attracted plenty of attention too.