Australian day of outrageous hats; Melbourne Cup 2012

The Melbourne Cup, which launches spring in Australia, is not only for the fancy-pants set like the Kentucky Derby; the entire country shuts down and people dress outrageously; like Amy, as we shop for safe food today.

She apparently enjoyed the glooming portrait of Curtis Stone in the background. Video here:

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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here. Dr. Douglas Powell editor, retired professor, food safety 3/289 Annerley Rd Annerley, Queensland 4103 61478222221 I am based in Brisbane, Australia, 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time