Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Announcing August

For more reasons than one, this month's Cooking Your Calendar event on Saturday 21st August is going to be a bigger night than usual. To begin with, we are cooking August's recipe - Pudding Chômeur served with De Bortoli's Noble One dessert wine - at a BBQ to celebrate the birthday of Sydney-based artist Kendal Murray. Our mutual friend, Christie Cooper, is hosting Kendal's birthday bash at her apartment in Rushcutters Bay and, so far, there is quite a crowd coming along. The guest list includes an assortment of designers, artists and academics including Julia Park, Juliana Swatko, Freida Riggs and said host Christie.We might make two puddings to feed the crowd, one nicknamed "Julia" and the other "Tony". And that of course leads to the next reason this month's Cooking Your Calendar event is special. Yes, it's Election night when Australia decides. So while we celebrate Kendal's birthday, we'll also have our eyes and ears on the TV to see whether Julia "Kath Day-Knight" Gillard or Tony "The Budgie Smuggler" Abbott wins the top job. Interestingly, the word "Chômeur" means "unemployed". Is that some sort of warning? Is it a cooking prophecy? Will Prime Minister Gillard be out of a job within a matter of days? See you on the 21st when everybody finds out.

Kendal Murray
Camper Van Game Plan, 2009
11 x 13 x 13.5 cm
Courtesy of the artist & Arthouse Gallery

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