So, today I went to the Auckland Food Show. Going on a Thursday, and to the preview day was awesome – still heaps of people but there wasn’t all the queuing to get to try stuff and waiting to move about. I had quite a pleasant time taking everything in by myself.
I arrived there about 40 minutes before my truffle making master class so I looked around one of the halls. Oh, before I looked about, I signed up on one of the computer terminals that were set up outside the main hall to get a sticker page printed off, containing my details so I could quickly enter ‘the over 60 competitions’ that were running at the show – don’t do this, I didn’t see all these supposed competitions. There were a few, but really, you don’t need a sticker sheet to save you time in entering them. Really they just want you on their database.
Cafe Secrets’. I am going to try catch it this week as she is popping into little and friday which is one of my fave cafes. She made dishes using tea – she marinated Salmon in tea and used tea to cook some rice. She also made smoke paprika buttermilk scones and a chocolate yoghurt cake – yum, yum!
Once I had watched these two chef’s I went back to checking out the exhibitors at the show. I was laden with two very heavy bags and my shoulders ached by the time I got back to my car. I picked up a few show specials – yes, I did take up the GÜ show offer, I got myself some Pitango pouches, and subscribed to Foodtown magazine ($25 for a year and I got a goodie bag and a spin of their prize wheel - I won a pack of salmon!)
My GÜ score – cost $20 but you got a pot of puds, two lots of their desserts that come in their cute glass ramekins, a box of ganache tubs and a cute little coolie bag!
My Pitango pouches – it was 3 for $10. Seriously if you want a quick and easy meal try one of their curry’s over that microwavable 2 minute rice. I usually get the Red Thai Curry but I purchased the Green variety today for a change.Simon feels like he missed out, in fact he had to sit a computer exam today, so we might head back to the food show in the weekend.