Thursday, 6 September 2012

help send me to Argentina...



... i'm gonna keep this simple and straight to the point... I need your votes... yes, I know I've been hounding you quite a lot recently for your love but this one is totally selfish... I WANNA GO TO ARGENTINA so click HERE and vote for me NOW and get all your friends to vote... and their friends too...

... let me explain...

... as you know i've done a little blogging recently on behalf of Ainsley Harriott Foods... it wasn't exactly hard, the produce was great and the hamper they sent me was lovely and hopefully I made some food that was worthy of the blog and something decent for you all to read that didn't feel like I was selling out too much... and the guys from the company, please with my work, invited me to participate in something very special... the #soupsearch...


... five nervous food bloggers arrived early at The Cookery School in the heart of London... there was me, of course, plus Rachel, Tash, Chris and Leemei ... on entering the building they were greeted to the sight of 5 closed hampers, containing the secret ingredients from one of 5 international destinations... they would have 30 minutes to cook something impressive from that country... impressive enough to influence hoards of facebook voters to vote for their recipe... all under the watchful gaze of the master himself - Ainsley Harriott... we have been promised the trip of a lifetime to the country of our hamper if we get the most votes... plus, on our return to the UK we get to go up to Symington's, where they make the soup and help make a new soup based on our culinary travels and learnings... how amazing is that?


... it was a fantastic day... I met some wonderful food bloggers and had an absolute blast with Ainsley, who is just as 'larger-than-life' in real life as his persona is on the TV... he's also has a completely filthy mind...


... if you haven't worked it out already I got the hamper marked ARGENTINA which was a little shocking to be honest and wasn't all that inspiring, with just potatoes, tomatoes and kidney beans for me to play with (alongside a fully stocked larder and some meats of my choice)... the other bloggers got a lot more ingredients with a lot more to choose from but I didn't grumble... too much... and decided to make Manchego stuffed Argentinian Beef Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce and Spicy Fries...


... and now all I need are your votes... I've never been to South America and if I win i've been promised a culinary journey i'll never forget... so if you feel like sharing the love do go to the special facebook page you can see us in action and vote for me there... there's also a chance for every voter to win a trip to Marrakesh... so there is some incentive at least!... I hope you like the video from the day, we did have a blast and I think it shows!

... I thank you... and promise lots of fabulous recipes and a wonderful giveaway or two to my dear friends...

40 comments:

  1. I can't believe you came up with that amazing burger from that hamper Dom, you're brilliant---of course I'm voting--- right now!

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    1. Thank you... I am a genius remember Sue x

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  2. I'm off to Facebook to vote. Send a postcard!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Consider the postcard written. Thanks for the vote x

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  3. Done, Dom, da-dah, da-Dom, and shared on FaceBook too. Best of luck Sir!

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  4. Well done Dom, I've voted for you. Hope I'm heading to Marrakesh while you are heading to Argentina.

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    1. Thank you... It's only fair that one of the people who votes for me gets to go to Marrakesh and it should be you!

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  5. I've just voted - you're in the lead currently with 31% of the votes so GOOD LUCK!! I love manchego cheese. I think you had the best dish anyway. Any chance I can hop a ride if you win as I've never been to South America either :) xx

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    1. Thank you. Let's not count our chickens too early, there ate still two weeks to go!

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  6. Ummm, you are a very handsome man. The Viking is very lucky. :)
    Now can I have a signed photo please?

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    1. Ummmm totally blushing. You're right of course but still!!

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  7. Your fries were awesome. Good luck! :)

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    1. Thank you! Your stew was delicious too!

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  8. Argentina is an amazing country - you'd love it (steak, red wine, dulce de leche - what's not to love?!) Heading over to facey-b now x

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  9. Bloomin heck you don't half get about ;0)
    Next time I'm on FB I'll send a vote your way ;0)

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    1. I know, I'm like a rash! Thanks for the vote x

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  10. So I'm feeling the love and have voted for you sweetie. Just bring home some great ideas so that you can try them out on you friends at home x :)

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    1. Thank you Jane. I will bring home the South American love just for youx

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  11. I only just discovered your blog last week and signed up for your rss feed reader and I voted for you lol...if you win, you have to share your win in posts with us ;)

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    1. Thank you! Always lovely to 'meet' new members of the gang!

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  12. Don't cry Dom, I'll send you to Argentina. But you'll have to promise to come and visit en route (we're sort of on the way. Well, sort of). Or perhaps I'll come and visit you on my way to Marrakech. Last time I was there I was seven months' pregnant and looked like I had eaten far too many of your burgers. I need to go again!

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  13. The vid is great, you look so proud!

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  14. Go Domy Go Domy - I have done my bit - good luck!

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  15. Wow get you... I've just voted and it looks like you're in the lead! Good luck.

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  16. Going to vote now - will of course come and taste when you get back!!!

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  17. Ah Dom, I'm off to Argentina in March! Just going to vote for you now.. fingers crossed! (and that burger looks lush!) xx

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  18. Voted! Really hope you win. I also entered their competition to win a trip to Marrakech for myself, so hope I win too! :)

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  19. Oh lord, two filthy minds together - expect you kept the other bloggers blushing or very well entertained! Had no idea you had risen to such heady heights as these already - very well done. I'm off to vote right now.

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  20. Brilliant! Looks like so much fun and Argentina would be amazing to visit! Voted! Good luck x

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  21. I loved seeing you on the video. Of course you have my vote!! Good luck Dom!!

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  22. This looked like such an awesome day and what a fantastic prize! Brilliant recipe and you definitely have my vote!

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  23. Looks like you had a fabulous day

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