Dagwood Dogs around the World

It might be the treat most synonymous with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, but what we know as the dagwood dog comes in many different forms around the world.


In Argentina, the dagwood dog is known as the panchuker and can be found at busy train stations for a hot snack for commuters. Instead of the batter we know and love, a panchuker is covered in a waffle-like pastry.


Only America could dream up a deep fried sausage on a stick. In the US, they’re known as corn dogs and are readily available in supermarkets and convenience stores. They were invented in the mid-1940s as a dinner time delicacy.

South Korea

Funnily enough, a corn dog is an extremely popular snack in South Korea. A corn dog translates to “hot dog” in Korean, confusing it with a genuine hot dog.

Coffee Options to Kick Start a Day at The Show

Hot or cold, coffee is the only way to embark on another huge day at the Sydney Royal Easter show.

If it’s a scorcher, don’t fret! The team at Cold Brew Nitro are serving up their refreshing cold brew in the coffee galleria. For those a little more adventurous you can have your coffee in a cone. And not just any cone, but a chocolate-coated waffle cone. Blissfully sip away while crunching down on the delicious cone as well.

Its always a jam packed day so start it the right way with a coffee in hand…or in cone.

Delicious coffee served in a chocolate coated cone

Image: Good Food and Supplier

Eat a Sausage Sizzle with a Difference!

Whether it’s voting for Mayor or a trip to Bunnings, no one can walk past a sausage sizzle, and this year you can indulge knowing the proceeds goes to people who really need it.

Each day of the Show a different NSW Show Society will don the apron and gloves and fire up the barbie to satiate your tummies.

You can enjoy one of Australia’s favourites knowing that all the money will go to helping our friends in the bush.  It’s a win – win.

Whether you like yours with the lot, only tomato sauce, or no onions, you can get your sanga down at the Big Bush BBQ at the Davidson Plaza.

Sink your teeth into this crowd favourite and wash it all down with a soda on the side of course.

IMAGE: Findyoursausagesizzle.com – BBQ sausages and onions.

RECIPE: Cheese and chive scones

Scones have been around for centuries – they were first mentioned in text in 1513 in a Scottish poem, but were around even longer than that. There have been many varieties of scone all around the world, from Australia’s pumpkin scones to the American ‘biscuit’, so they’re always a favourite.
We all love a scone smothered in jam and cream alongside a cuppa, but for those who prefer a savoury taste try out these fantastic cheese and chive scones – perfect for afternoon tea or atop a casserole.

3 Events Everyone 18+ Should be Most Excited for at the Show

We’ve all grown up loving the Sydney Royal Easter show. However, as we get older, we just don’t get as excited over the showbags, petting zoo, and the Kids Carnival, like we used to. So, I thought I’d tell everyone 18+, who love the Easter Show, but want something a bit more suited for you, what you should be most excited for this year.

1) The Edge Silent Disco (18+ Event)

This year, the annual After Dark event will be presenting the inaugural Edge Silent Disco, an exclusive After Dark +18 Event. For those who don’t know, in a silent disco, you hear the DJs music only through the headphones you are given. There are no speakers, only the headphones, and the lights. It’s the craziest thing when you take the headphones off and see everyone dancing to what sounds like silence, and singing to, again, nothing!

The music of course, is the most important thing, and the Edge has got some stellar talent lined up. Three different DJs will perform each night of the event, including Amastro, Colour Castle, and Hydraulix. They’ll be playing everything and anything from the hottest hits right now, to your old-school favourites.

The disco only has a capacity of up to 1000 people, so get your ShowLink tickets quick right here before you miss out on this awesome event! The Edge Silent Disco will run for three consecutive nights on March 26th, 27th and 28th on the Ampitheatre Lawns.

2) De Costi Oyster & Tyrell’s Wine Bar

Settle in for one of the finest dining experiences at the 2018 show. The De Costi Oyster bar provides incredibly juicy and delicious prawns and oysters, caught fresh and delivered daily. What a great way to experience the high quality of Australia’s seafood produce! You’ll feel even more luxurious with some of Australia’s best wine, from Tyrell’s Wines, featuring award-winning vintages of many kinds.

If you want to wine and dine in one of the most unique yet delicious stalls at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, you can find De Costi Oyster and Tyrell’s Wine Bar in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome.


3) Woolworths Fresh Food Dome

Don’t just go to the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome for the succulent oysters and delicious wines! If you love all kinds of fine and interesting food and food-related exhibits, you’ll find them in the Woolworths Food Dome. There is a plethora of great stalls and activities in the dome. You can go to the Woolworths Kitchen and learn food hacks and new, exciting recipes in seven daily interactive workshops. However, don’t forget to book your seat on the Sydney Royal Easter Show website so you don’t miss out on limited seats. There will be a number of cooking demonstrations by your favourite Australian chefs, as well as honey competitions and interactive demonstrations of how to farm bees at the Bee-Zeebo.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show has some amazing events on to please all ages. If you’re with the family and just want some time out from the children’s entertainment, or just want to experience the show from a different angle, you won’t go wrong enjoying any of these spectacular events and experiences.

Images courtesy of Sydney Royal Easter Show Website

scones jam and cream

Jam First or Cream First? CWA Settles Scone Debate

It’s the “scone-troversy” that’s lit up social media in the past 24 hours: Should scones be spread with jam or cream first?

The lively online debate began in the UK after the Lanhydrock National Trust from southwest England posted a seemingly innocent ad for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea on Facebook.

The post however, featured an image of scones spread first with cream and topped with jam, sparking outrage amongst traditional Cornish locals and kickstarting the hashtag #jamfirst, which quickly spread across the globe.

Back in Australia, the Country Women’s Association’s NSW State Secretary Ann Adams settled the debate on Radio National once and for all.

“It’s absolutely jam first,” she asserted. “Cream is the topping, jam is the spread. You can’t put much jam on the scone if you pile the cream on first.”

Defenders of the “cream first” position argue that a scone spread with cream and topped with jam is more visually appealing that a “jam first” arrangement.

“Not really,” said Adams.

“Besides, if you go way back to the tradition in England in the 1780s, when Anna Russell the Duchess of Bedford really brought scones to the fore, scones were served as an afternoon tea with clotted cream on top.”

So when it comes to scones, it turns out there really is no debate: it’s #jamfirst or nothing at all.

Don’t forget to try the famous CWA scones and tea at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, served at the CWA Tearoom in the Home and Lifestyle Pavilion. 

How Much Dog would a Dagwood Dog if a Dagwood could Dagwood Dog?!?

Seriously, how spectacular are Dagwood Dogs? The amalgam of hot dog and batter slathered in tomato sauce, served on a stick piping hot! Truly the prestige of culinary delights at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

For me personally the Dagwood Dog is more than a snack, it invokes a sense of nostalgia. The unique taste and smell transports me to childhood and my first time at the show. It’s a portal to the family car packed full with my sister and cousins early in the morning battling traffic to the show grounds. It’s a reminder of that first overcast day I spent rushing around the show, the mixed scent of livestock and fair ground foods and the excitement of my first rollercoaster ride.

This year find that little piece of magic that takes you back to childhood, or introduce the little ones to a show food experience!!! It only comes once a year folks, make memories that will last a lifetime at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!!!

Image/ couriermail.com.au/…/74c475fe8ac47e657f7647fdbe7db22f

Cheeseburger Pie – The Two Best Combo’s!

Whats more Australian than a pie?  A burger in a pie!

This hybrid Cheeseburger Pie creation is a meat patty covered with cheese and pickle and wrapped in a traditional flaky pie crust. Its not as big as a cheeseburger, but it’s definitely just as tasty!

Created back in 2016 especially for the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Cheese Burger Pie is a mashup taste sensation thats thankfully back again this year!

It’s available everyday so make sure to keep an eye out for it at the Petey Pie Bakery in the Woolworths Food Farm. This is not to be missed!

Image: Delicious

Waffle On at Waffleland!

Think about what a party in your mouth would be like… a waffle from Waffleland is better than that! Its an amusement park in your mouth!

This delicious piece of art consists of a freshly baked waffle that’s full of ice cream, wafer sticks, salted caramel, fairy floss, violet crumble bits, oreos, waffles, pink marshmallows and of course, a dessert isn’t a dessert without nutella.  

Having won Gold for the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show Commercial Exhibitor Award you need to make sure you grab 4 friends to finish it all off… or don’t – which ever works!

Image: www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/?category=eat#pg1