Microbiologist-turned-homemaker, she is a foodie with a flair for cooking. An avid traveller and voracious reader, she also loves to paint and indulges in photography.
From Clutch to Cluck, the Eggy Way
The journey from coop to plate is finished fast and without much fanfare, unless we are considering the culinary arts. Pink delicate flesh is turned into palatable delicacy. But if we pause for a moment and let our imaginations sail in a flashback to the soft feathery innocent beginnings, it will be a very different and beautiful story altogether. National Poultry Show is precisely that account of the clucking and quacking lot. Starting from the cracking of the egg shell and emergence of the fragile fur ball of a chick to its growing into a beautiful multicoloured bird - the domestic fowl has ages of evolution and sometimes inbreeding rolled up in its plumage.
Running from 10th to 12th June, the Poultry Show will bring together various poultry clubs and individual exhibitors under one roof at Sydney Showground. The Backyard and Exhibition Pavillions will be sites of demonstrations for poultry raising in the backyard. Beside stalls, poultry housing and feed information, there will also be a decorative egg competition whereby participants will exercise their creativity muscles. A red chook performance and promotional display of purebreds will form the special attractions. The show especially targets Primary and Secondary school students as there would be lot for them to learn and understand about the life-cycle and diversity of these domestic birds.
The tickets are priced at $10 per head and can be bought only at the show. A special Presentation Dinner will be organised at the Jenko Pavillion beginning at 6pm on Saturday, the 11th of June, and shall include a three course buffet costing $30 per person. You can book your online ticket for dinner here.
These domestic oviparous organisms not only satiate our omnivorous nutritional needs but are also reliable pest controllers for gardens and farms. We humans are so lost in the attractive beauty of our cuisines that the sacrificial participation of the zoological source seldom dawns upon us. The poultry, speaking specifically in this case, certainly deserves our attention, respect and a round of applause for their contribution to the ecosystem and the food chain.