ASIAN flavours, smells and perhaps the celebrity was what enticed people to Hovell Tree Park yesterday.
MasterChef favourite Poh Ling Yeow could have bitten off more than she could chew when she was faced with the challenge of cooking for more than 50 Border residents but it seemed no challenge for her.
Yeow was the main event at the Write Around the Murray Festival and said it was her opportunity to show how stories were created and told through cooking.
“Food is all about stories and memories because they are attached to each recipe,” she said.
“They have history and are the ultimate heirloom.”
Yeow said she was warmed by how many hands had shaped bread the same way as her.
“It’s amazing to think how these stories would have been built over the years with different contributions,” she said.
It was Yeow’s first time visiting the Border and she said she chose to participate in the festival for the people.
“Everyone is so friendly and the lifestyle here represents how I feel about life,” she said.
Albury resident Steve Burton said he was excited to see Yeow in action away from the television screen.
“I’ve watched her show many times,” he said.
“She’s a messy cook though.
“I hope she’s not giving the shirt back to Albury City.”