Yesterday, I had my first experience as a culinary judge at a fair. I have judged several contests before but this was my first fair. It was really fun! The most difficult aspect of judging was separating my cooking taste preferences from what I was sampling. I tried to judge not just on whether or not I liked a certain flavor combination but whether or not the cake was baked correctly and if it met all the “checkboxes and “requirements “to be a winner. When a cake fell short, I knew exactly why and wished I could have helped the contestant to improve their recipe and technique. As in any contest, there are always winners and losers. I have several more contests yet to judge in the coming days so that means only one thing, Dear Readers, let there be yoga, lots of yoga. Let me wake up early, workout, eat carefully all day (dining on salads and low-carb options) and then, let there be MORE yoga!
Avid home cook and passionate instructor