MasterChef series, I was glued to the screen. So, although I haven't watched it for ages, I was pleased to be able to wander through the very familiar MasterChef kitchen. I hadn't realised they had made the last couple of series at the showgrounds. Wouldn't it be fun to have a pantry like the one above?
Instead we headed onto the Woolworth's pavillion where I was delighted to see a row of stalls selling interesting light meals. By now it was almost dinner and I rang E to let him know not to wait for us to eat. I grabbed a corn on the cob because I needed some vegies. The vegetable pops, the curries, the sushi, the fancy halloumi burgers and the dumplings were enticing.
It was the Argentinian Bakery that I gravitated towards. I had an empanada with smoked corn and Warnambool vintage cheese. It was amazing. Just the sort of snack I wish was on sale more often. I took home a cookie sandwich filled with dulce de leche from the same place. I also had a double chocolate dipped strawberry.
Then Sylvia and I wandered about, tasting flavoured salts, nougat, caramel popcorn, slimming noodles. We giggled at the boys making smoothies in machines powered by bicycles. Sylvia was given a free hat. Just because she is a cute kiddie. I was tempted by taste.com.au showbags. We were both tempted by chocolate drizzled waffles.
Showbags are an Aussie phenomenon.) Like the fairground, this was bright, colourful, noisy, busy and clmoured for our money.
Spotted Dog Fudge and thecranberry and pistachio Nougat Limar.) Taking along some chopped up apple was great for healthy snacks.
We didn't see everything. I would have liked to see more of the agricultural displays, the horses, flowers and vegetables, but the nature of the Show is that it is too big to see everything. By 7pm we were tired and ready to leave. We rushed out the gates to the train with a bucket of chips for Sylvia's dinner, a handful of showbags and a backpack of food purchases.
The Royal Melbourne Show
21 September - 2 October 2013