Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Sausage Rolls the Key to a Great Town

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Sausage Rolls the Key to a Great Town

Article excerpt

CALL me weird, but I reckon you can judge a town by the quality of its pies and sausage rolls.

In my book, any town that doesn't care enough to have a decent bakery isn't somewhere I want to spend any time.

Oh sure, you can talk about beautiful gardens and avenues of trees welcoming visitors to town but I reckon they're just window dressing.

Give me some tasty meat (either mince or chunky steak - I don't mind) nestled inside a delicate pastry and I'm a happy man.

And I don't think I'm alone.

If a small country town with nothing much going for it wanted to boost tourist trade, all it has to do is put out a sign that says "our pies and sausage rolls are bloody good".

That would be enough to make me and a few million other blokes pull over and test them out.

My wife thinks I'm an idiot but every time we drive into a new town I check out the bakeries. …

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