Well done to Julie Shelton and the team of volunteers for their hard work in organising the Real Food Festival in Maleny last weekend. What an awesome two day event this turned out to be with record crowds from across the Sunshine Coast and beyond. The stall holders involved in the event showcased the very best the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland in particular have to offer. In addition to being able to sample some of our best food and food products, people could watch cooking demonstrations, browse through a selection of books from a local bookstore and the kids could even plant a free seedling to take home. For anyone who caught my own cooking demonstration with the Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Mark Jamieson, don’t be fooled into thinking I am no chef! Mark and I came pretty close in the end with all judges but one, declaring it even! I love to cook at home when I get the chance so I was really just thrilled to be invited to particpate in this way. Thanks again Julie Shelton and well done!