On Sunday I took part in the Nomnomnom cook-off with Kate from Postcards from a gluten free life; we were pitted against nine other pairs of food enthusiasts who all cooked a three course meal at The Cookery School.
The activity was organised in support of Action Against Hunger – a charity organisation that seems to take a long term view of the food challenges faced in poor countries. Instead of tackling the symtoms, they work to help people create and develop food sources.
We had a great time cooking up a fusion menu of vietnamese spring rolls, thai beef salad and strawberry sorbet (served with a glass of proseco). Having thought we had plenty of time to make the dishes come together, the two and a half hours we had went amazingly fast. Ultimately we were part shocked and part relieved that it had all come together!
Once the judges had reviewed the dishes they awarded us with the runners up prize – a great Phillips cordless hand blender http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-HR1379-00-Collection-Rechargeable/dp/B002KCIEKY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_2 and a bag full of goodies (link on Flickr)