Kristy & Nina go head-to-head
A few weeks ago I entered a television show about food bloggers called Dinner Divas. The show is dedicated at revealing the ins-and-outs of food blogging and gives contestants the opportunity to show South Africa how much love, passion, pride and effort goes into creating a food blog.
For the first time us food bloggers have been given the chance to showcase and market our blogs on television. Finally, we can show South Africa what it takes to create a blog. As the show progresses you will see that passion and dedication is one of the key factors in creating and maintaining a food blog and of course hard work.
Since being on the show, I have only become more ambitious to improve my blog. All the contestants are unique and talented in their own way and have inspired me on so many levels – their pride and love for blogging can be seen on each episode.
The show is not out to ridicule the contestants, rather it focuses on food blogging and our journey through the show.
I feel so inspired and I hope that Dinner Divas will inspire more people out their to create a food blog!
The first episode is today (Saturday the 13th of October) at 8:30 on SABC2. It stars me (Kristy Snell) and showcases my blog (FoodMonger) and Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking.
In this episode I compete with Nina to create a meal in 90 minutes. Nina makes a delicious family Mexican Feast while I make a sophisticated meal for friends consisting of: Steak with Baby Onion Jus and No-fuss Bearnaise Sauce. Served with Rosemary Oven Potatoes and a Side Salad of Watercress and Baby Spinach. And to end, my Mom’s Peach and Almond Pudding. Below you can find all the recipes to the meal I made.
At the end of the show the judges judge the meals and choose the winning plate. Oh and on this episode the judges are: Caro de Waal from Food24 Editor, Aubrey Ngongama from Dinner with Aubs and Leila Padayachi Cordon Bleu Chef.
Aside from Aubrey commenting that the two sauces don’t go together and create an utter mess on the plate (true Aubrey style), they seemed to love my meal and had many praises.
And…at the end…low and behold I WIN the first round! My plate is the one that the judges choose as the winning meal. However, since this is a show about food bloggers they also put Nina through as her blog is one to revere. So, the first episode of Dinner Divas commences superbly happily with both Nina and me going through to the next round.
Next week Saturday (20th of October) at 8:30 on SABC 2 catch Sue Green from Sous Chef and Tami Magnin from Rumtumtiggs battle it out and of course to find out who goes through to the semi-finals.