Eventually I did meet Nicole and Cathy and didn't even make the connection that I had met Keren until I saw her lovely face! (we met on the Ikea family challenge last year) Shell and I are old mates and foodie comrades, we've had many food adventures together including last years Good Food and Wine Show and she used to be my 'plastic cult leader' (tupperware lady)!
Before long we were all very chatty, and there was no awkwardness at all (I always say I have the loveliest readers!) and also met up with my fellow blogger Christie and Roberta from Breville and another reader Jo.
I'd seen the show before some years ago when Peter Everett was hosting, but it had a different vibe this time - the warm up guy Steve was great and Colin brings a wackiness that isn't as in your face - you do clap a lot but the vibe is good.
At the end of the first episode (we were there for the taping of two episodes) Christie and I and the Breville team got to have a taste of the food - and I'm mighty impressed that Matt Golinsky managed to make flatbread AND carrot and cumin dip in 10 minutes. I must give that a try.
I also had a play with the Scraper Mixer Pro - a bit like a kitchenaid but with a beater blade included and a dial speed setting and a timer. It's pretty solid and comes with a dough hook and you can buy an icecream bowl attachment too. Good alternative to a Kitchenaid I think and they come in 22 colours - I had no idea!
Alistair McLeod and poor bloke couldn't catch a break - I don't think he won a vote all day - but both chefs made delicious smelling food and inspired me to cook a few things at home - and that's the name of the game isn't it?
|Shell, Keren, Liss, Nicole and Cathy|
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