POSTCARDS FROM A GLUTEN FREE LIFE


Nom Nom Nom 2010 – Cookoff woop!
July 12, 2010, 7:59 pm
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On a whim a colleague and I decided to enter a cooking competition for food bloggers. We decided in the unlikely event we made the finals we would blag our way through with a teaspoon of courage and a big dash of vino. Well low and behold we made the finals of the NomNomNom food blogging competition.

So some info (http://nom-nom-nom-3.blogspot.com/p/faqs.html):

What is Nom Nom Nom?
It’s a fun competition for bloggers, writers, photographers and food enthusiasts. Over one day eight teams of two will shop for ingredients & cook a three-course meal for four, to be judged by a panel of experts. Afterwards, there’s a public “Viewers Choice” vote for the bloggers who produce the best online record of their meals. 

Who’s behind Nom Nom Nom?
Nom Nom Nom 2010 wouldn’t exist without Cookery School (with the help of Annie Mole from London Underground Tube Diary).

So team Katman & Robin(see source it, cook it, eat it link left) was created. We decided to go for an asian fusion menu to best display the glamour of summer and the sexiness of fresh seasonal ingredients. Also asian food is a natural option for us gluten-free folk as there is so much focus on flavours through herbs and spices and less obsession with complication and over processing.

We decided on a menu of:

Summer rolls with Hoisin and Nuom Chuc

Spicy Beef Salad

Strawberry sorbet, lemon rice wafers and prosecco

The day itself passed in a flash and Robin and I were at times so relaxed (figuring out ways to flout the no drinking in the kitchen rule) people no doubt thought we were bound to have a disaster. But as the pictures will attest we did indeed manage to plate up three pretty gorgeous summer creations…..

Despite obstacles including a hangover, banning of alcohol from the kitchen and insane amount talent from the other 9 teams, we came in 2nd place. It was a real victory to us and we could not have been more surprised/amazed etc.

There is going to be an online vote for viewers choice, so details coming soon. Great day, great laugh, all in all brilliant.

Special thanks to my partner in crime Robin, to the crew at the Cookery School and AnnieMole.

DSC_3254 by Tiki Chris.

Katman & Robin in action

Katman and Robin by robin1clark.

Bunch of posers

DSC_3381 by Tiki Chris.

Concentration….. someone bring me a vino stat!

DSC_3760 by Tiki Chris.

Holy sh*t Batman, we came second

DSC_3794 by Tiki Chris.

Prizes. Phillips, this is kitchen porn, oh my

Our swag! by robin1clark.

The full swag. I do love me some free produce

DSC_3823 by Tiki Chris.

The competition (good looking bunch)

OCD by robin1clark.

OCD apparently, totally Nigella

Salad of champions by robin1clark.

Robin kicking this salads arse

Sorbet of legend by robin1clark.

If a picture tells a 1000 words, this one says shut up and eat me

The main event, summer stylin’

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