In life, you meet many people, some you get along with, others you steer clear of. I guess this also applies to the blogosphere. Who would have thought that through the power of the internet, I was able to find a group of people who share common interests and really get along with.
Obviously our common interest is food, whether it be eating out or cooking at someone’s place, it’s the one thing that is gauranteed to bring everyone out of the woods. With Masterchef back on screen now, Billy, Ellie and myself organised a “cook off” with a twist, where a group of bloggers were invited to cook a dish each. However, this was not like any other cook off, it was ” The Battle Royale Cook off.”
Of course with any challenges, there are rules which all participants must abide by:
- Each person will be assigned one of two categories- Savoury or Dessert
- For Savoury, you MUST use any form of “fruit” in your dish.
- For Dessert, you MUST use any form of “vegetable” in your dish.
- Each person will prepare their dishes at home and bring it to the party.
- Each person must blind taste and score all dishes, except his/her own.
- Each dish will be scored on its presentation and flavours
- Scores between 1 to 10, 1= lowest, 10= heighest.
- Ellie- Almost Bourdain
- Suze- Chocolatesuze
- Helen- Grab Your Fork
- Billy- A table for Two
- Simon- The heart of food
- Richard- Here comes the food
- Shez- One bite more
- Karen- Citrus and Candy
- Steph- Raspberri Cupcakes
- Linda & Minh- Eat show and tell
With this in mind, our small group got cracking, with some people brainstorming ideas from the start while others were quite cruisy, whipping up something last minute. What did we come up with ?
Unfortunately, by the time we got to taking some of the photos, the ice cream accompanying the desserts had melted. Apologies is advance, as these photos did not do all the dishes justice. As you can see, we went a little overboard with dessert, as per usual. However, true to our food bloggers form, you’d think after the onslaught of 6 desserts, we’d be caught in a food coma, but no, we marched back to eating a final serving of chicken curry and rice which Ellie kindly pre-prepared.
I guess you’d be intrigued to find out who won what for the night.
Best Savoury: Ellie
Best Dessert: Steph
Most outrageous: Linda
Congratulations to everyone for making it such a wonderful night and allowing us the opportunity to sample your creative dishes. Thank you for making the first Cook Off such a success, hopefully this will be the beginning of many more to come.
A massive thank you to Ellie, her husband J and daughter C for inviting us into their home, and being so hospitable. Also thank you to both Billy and Ellie for donating gifts for the winners of the Cook Off.