>> Sunday, 11 July 2010
Silly o'clock - some early morning tweets from finalists making their way to Cookery School
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9.30 - Finalists arrive - all amazingly on time or early.
Katman & Robin
10.00 - Finalists off to the market
Meat by mseasons
10.15 - TikiChris does photography of the amazing goodie bags which all the finalists will get to take home.
11.35 - Finalists huddle for Health & Safety talk & team briefing from Cookery School
11.45: A twitpic from Tarragons of Virtue: "And so it begins #nom10 - @mseasons presents our ingredients" from Cowfish
That's a large watermelon from Pilleulo and The Catalan Queen
12.15 - First injury of the day - just a mild cut as Tom from NomNomNom De Plume soldiers on
12.20 - Serious concentrating on chopping up tomatoes by FoodUrchin from Pilleulo and The Catalan Queen
12.30 - Lots of Magimixing from Jia and Victoria
12.45 - Cowfish and mseasons in chopping mode as Tarragons of Virtue
Utku from Like Mother, Like Son, resplendent in "cookery whites"
12.50 - Carla from Cultural Hotpot preparing potatoes
12.55 - Cooking seems to be going by in a bit of a blur.
13.25 - Time is flying by as Katman and Robin cook
13.30 - Team Greedy preparing vegetables
13.32 - Tom assures us that's not blood from his finger on his apron but berry juice
13.45 - Only 30 minutes of cooking time remain as Cowfish and Utku look deep in thought
14.00 - Kitchen is a hive of activity with 15 minutes of cooking time to go
14.15 - Food being plated up for the judging
14.30 - The finalists get ready for a meal of all of the dishes
16.30 - After a lot of judgely huddling, counting of points and deliberating, the winners of the day were.....
World Cup Spirit of the Day Prize to Recipe for Disaster (good job Jon loves cheese) who won a World Cup Goody bag - with Dutch cheese & Spanish snacks.
Honourable mention to team Summer Stew - aka Jia & Ben
2nd place: Katman & Robin - aka Kate Lord & Robin Clark who each won a Robust blender from Philips
Katman & Robin Celebrate by Tiki Chris
1st place: Pilleulo and The Catalan Queen - aka FoodUrchin & Rachel McCormack - who won an Artisan Food Processor, an Artisan blender from Kitchen Aid and bottles of Champagne from Vintage Roots
Rachel & Danny by Tiki Chris
We'd love to thank everyone who took part in an AMAZING cook-off today, with special thanks to TikiChris and Izabel Blue, the judges - Susan, Xanthe, Nick and Flori and of course a HUGE thanks to Cookery School, Ros, Claudine, Hugo, Marcela, Juliander, Ian and Paloma who did the most sterling job in hosting the event and their very tireless help and assistance to all the finalists today.
Group Shot by Tiki Chris
Watch this space in the next two weeks for the Action Against Hunger raffle and the Viewers' Choice voting. There's still a lot at stake with fantastic prizes for the overall online winners including a Magimix, a set of five star knives from Henckels, 2 bottles of Gin Mare gin, £50 charity donation from Justgiving AND a masterclass for five people from Chilango.