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The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Stories, Recipes and Secret Tips from Prize-Winning Show Cooks

By Liz Harfull

Published 2014

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The reason why Malcolm Pratt has worked day and night every August for more than 40 years preparing entries for the Ekka is quite simple. ‘People think I’m crazy because I get so excited about the show but I love it,’ he says. ‘It’s always been an important thing in my life. As Dad used to say, some people go away for a holiday – I have the Brisbane show.’

Brisbane born and bred, Malcolm comes from a long line of bakers. His father’s family owned one of the city’s f