District residents have the chance to give culinary legends the stamp of approval for a new Australia Post stamp series.By Barbara Sungaila
Australia Post is giving customers across the country the chance to choose the stars of the next Legends stamp series — and celebrity chef and McIvor Times columnist Peter Russell-Clarke is among the nominees.
Australia Post managing director and chief executive Ahmed Fahour said it was the first time the Australian public had been given the power to decide who appeared on the stamps as part of the annual Australia Post Australian Legends Award.
‘‘Australians are passionate about food, and cooks of all persuasions have been a part of popular culture in this country for decades, so it’s a natural fit to ask the Australian community who they think the culinary legends should be,’’ Mr Fahour said.
‘‘Many of these culinary masters have had an impact on people’s lives and in their own kitchens, so we’re expecting it to be a close call.’’
The 2014 Australia Post Australian Legends Award nominees are:
The most popular Legend in each decade will feature on a stamp, with the public also able to nominate their personal favourite cook to achieve Legend status.
Australia Post’s expert panel will also choose up to three additional recipients.
Public voting is available online at www.masterchef.com.au/stamplegends and is open until September 22.
One lucky voter will receive the mouth-watering prize of two return economy flights to Sydney, including two night’s luxury accommodation plus a special dinner at Sydney’s award-winning restaurant, Quay.
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