Booroorban the champs

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Booroorban residents claimed four of the five Camp Oven Cook Off sections at the weekend, helping their community retain the overall title.

Competition was stiff and spirited and the judges had a difficult task choosing a winner from the many high quality entries.

Booroorban Sporting and Social Club president Damon de Jong warmly welcomed the large crowd which included a South Australian family passing through the district on their way to Sydney.

At least 80 people attended, from as far away as Melbourne.

Judges were Tracie McSwain (mains), Janine Cox (bread), Cate Gaston (bush tucker) and Margie McClelland (sweets).

The cook-off is held annually on the first Saturday in July and is an informal family fun night designed to bring the community together.

Wanganella was the inaugural winner in 2017.


Best bush tucker – Bill Hooke, Wanganella, kangaroo rissoles.

Best camp oven mains – Cass Hooke, Booroorban, beef cheeks.

Best bread cooked on the coals – Ken Butcher, Booroorban.

Best dessert cooked in camp oven – Luke Nevinson, Booroorban.

Best overall presentation – Tertia Butcher, Booroorban.