14th Annual Jane Elith Culinary Competition

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October brings bursts of sunshine and pollen, swooping magpies, and our lab’s annual culinary competition honouring the birthday of Jane Elith. This year we missed the uber-competitive Mark Burgman, but CEBRA Director Andrew Robinson was a gracious host, and Yung En Chee continues to be a champion co-ordinator.

Competitors drew inspiration from their gardens and other local ingredients, from famous chefs and family members, from their cultures of origin and even from their ecological field sites. And after all was said and eaten, to whom did Jane’s three sons award the grand prize? You’ll have to see the slide show through to find out.

The food pics are mine; a special thanks to Yung for capturing the crowd. You can also click back for slideshows from 2016 and 2015.