29, 2004 - by Isabelle Ashfield
year the food expo has moved from Simmerville and is now being hosted this
August in Greymount. Greymount’s website will be chocka-block full of everything
a sim has to know about food. So to get the inside scoop I talked to the
organiser himself Mr Matt Grayson, President of the Food Expo Committee.
So Matt what sort of activities can we expect to be at the food expo this
Wow, tons! Lectures about food and Simmish traditions, contests for food
items and lots of opportunities to meet with other families that love food!
Also you could find love! My son met his wife at last year's Food Expo.
adding a national contest for Mr/Ms Food Expo, which is sure to be a great
event. We're still talking with contractors regarding prizes, but there
will be a year supply of Farmer Bob's Toxic as well as their photo published
and a future article with the winners. I won the local contest last year
and it has been great, I've helped founded the local food club as well
as the gardening club as a result.
This year's topics
Oh my goodness, that sounds like a lot of stuff. So what’s the topic this
year, because last year there were three?
Well, we felt that the topics really were what Simmish food was all about-they
are broad enough to have TONS of things that fall under them, yet precise
enough to narrow the field of lectures. The only difference this year is
that the Food Expo is only for one month, but the same three topics will
be explored in lectures across SimNation. We're still considering highlighting
a particular dish and discussing its origins, so that's an opportunity
for others to get involved if they want to research the origins of dishes.
Oh, that sounds cool! So Matt how can Sims get involved this year?
Easy! Sign up to co-host the Food Expo in your hood! Help plan your local
Food Expo! Sign up to give a lecture, which can be published on your hood's
website or the host, Greymount's, website. Sign up for Mr/Ms Food Expo!
Submit items for the contests! Be a judge for the contests! Everyone can
help; it's ridiculous how much one can do!
Well Sim Parade is already a co-host. We’re really looking forward to the
expo. But Matt this year, you know, with all that magic around won’t things
Yeah it will but mostly in terms of the food contests. We expect more recipes
and items submitted for the food contest as well as additional entertainment.
We're considering hiring magicians for the children for the local expo,
and maybe holding another Food Expo location in Magic Town, but the largest
difference will be the nectar and new baking items.
Yeah, I love that nectar and baking! So since Greymount’s hosting the expo
what will be on their website?
We're publishing the lectures online-but also we're accepting lectures
from co-hosts or other Sims that have lectures concerning any of the topics
for the Food Expo. We plan on sending a representative to visit other local
Food Expos and getting reports of what's happening there.
Wow! Thanks Matt for the interview and I can’t wait to get started with
Sim Parade contribution to the expo!
that was our interview with Matt Grayson. I hope it helped you get started
on things for the expo in your hood. For heaps more information on what
your hood can do and information about the expo go to Greymount web or
look in the food section of Simmerville web.
Jessica Pierce and Rachel Dawson, both of the Food Expo Committee, visiting
the Food Expo site and discussing the additions that needed to be made.
2: Hood Council (Toby Kent-President, Starr Grey-FAME Rep/SpokesSim, Norah
Wallace-Community Director, Leigh Sweeny-Financial Director, Alisa Crawston-Pet
Rep, Bryant Pierce-Family Rep) listening as I, Matt Grayson-Food Expo Committee
President-presented the plans for the Food Expo.