Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eurovision and Inclusion: A party for everybody!

Much like the wide array of different cuisines in the Chow Down to Eurovision, the song contest is a platform for many diverse artists of varying ages, genders, appearance and abilities.

In this episode I chat with appearance activist  Carly Findlay from Tune into Radio Carly about Conchita Wurst and the participation of Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat / PKN in the Finnish national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu.

 After chatting with Carly in my spare room in Melbourne about PKN I had the honour to met the band in Vienna.

Eurovision 2015 really was a very inclusive contest for people with disabilities representing three countries, PKN for Finland, Monika Kuszynska for Poland and Bianca Nicholas for the United Kingdom.

Though the contest was celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year saw the first participation of a wheelchair user and people with intellectual disabilities. 

Given the percentage of people in our communities that identify with having a disability this isn't a great statics though i'm sure it's not going to take another 60 years and this time there might even be a ramp.

While in Vienna I met Nikke Allen (author of Somewhere in Europe) and discussed the impact that Monika Kuszyńska the first wheelchair user to represent a nation has on Eurovision.

Review of Somewhere in Europe by Nikke Allen

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen please put your hands together for the launch of Chow Down to Eurovision 2015!!!!

Do you want to represent Australia at the Chow Down to Eurovision 2015?

Entry requirements
  • A short post about you, Eurovision, the dish and why it should represent Australia in Chow Down to Eurovision 2015
  • A written recipe
  • 2 photos of the dish in the style of Eurovision, flags, mirror balls, a wind machine (ok maybe not a wind machine)
  • If selected to take part in the national final the week of the 1/3/15, the post should be published on both our blogs with links.
  • The readers of Don't boil the sauce! will vote for the dish they want to represent Australia.
  • There is no payment or prize on offer except the benefits of joint guest posting and the chance  to represent Australia!
  • Entries close 27/2/15
  • Send your entries to

Monday, February 2, 2015

In My Kitchen February

There is something pretty exciting in my kitchen this month, so you know what I'm just going to get on with it!

In My Kitchen....
....its lights, camera, err, umm what's my line???? and eventually action!

In My Kitchen.....
.... Is the first episode of Don't boil the sauce! the TV show!! (well YouTube that's TV right??)

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join my on this new and exciting evolution in Don't boil the sauce!
Thanks to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting the monthly In My Kitchen, check out the other kitchens