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Whose Anzac biscuits are Australia's best?

21 APRIL 2005

Celebrity chef Margaret Fulton comes to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Sunday to judge the best Anzac bikkie baked by Country Women's Association cooks from across the nation.

In an event called The Great Anzac Biscuit Bash, Mrs Fulton will demonstrate how to make the biscuits, then announce the winning entry from CWA state and territory bakeoffs with fellow judge, Museum director Craddock Morton.

The national bakeoff is the final event organised by the Museum on April Sundays to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915.

"The bakeoff is an opportunity to reflect on women's experiences during the war years, and how they supported the war effort," Craddock Morton said. "It's also a chance to learn how some of Australia's best kitchen whizzes create that national icon, the Anzac biscuit."

As the smell of Mrs Fulton's biscuits wafts through the Museum, she and curator Kirsten Wehner will talk about Australian cooking. They'll also discuss changes to Anzac biscuit recipes over the years - with CWA national president Myra Pincott.

The Great Anzac Biscuit Bash takes place in the National Museum's Hall from 11.30am to 1pm on Sunday, April 24.

11.30am Museum curator Kirsten Wehner introduces participants
11.35am Margaret Fulton demonstrates baking Anzac biscuits and discusses their history
12pm Kirsten Wehner discusses women's wartime experiences with CWA national president Myra Pincott, and talks with CWA bakeoff winners
12.30pm Margaret Fulton and Craddock Morton taste biscuits
12.50pm Winner announced: free tea, coffee, and Anzac biscuits for all

Cookbooks from the CWA and Margaret Fulton are represented in the National Museum's Nation gallery, in an exhibition featuring Australian cuisine curated by Kirsten Wehner.

For interviews or images please contact Sandy Forbes on 02 6208 5351, 0409 916 481 or Leanda Coleman on 02 6208 5338, 0438 620 710 or email media@nma.gov.au