8 October 2012 in Dinner Divas
Recently I alluded to being part of something exciting, but I was unable to tell you what. I can now reveal that I am a contestant in the upcoming televison series Dinner Divas.
Dinner Divas is the first food blogger tv competition ever! The series is the brainchild of the lovable (and equally formidable) Anne Myers. Read more about the series here on Anne’s blog.
We filmed at Kitchen Cowboys Cookery School in Cape Town which is owned by Pete Goffe-Wood who was a judge in the recent South African Masterchef series.
Here is Pete in the kitchen, his wife did all the catering for the 18 crew members and the contestants, he seems like a very pleasant person.
As you can see the set is a maze of wires and cables which kippy here managed to trip over in spectacular style creating bruises to match!
I arrived on set to find a giant poster on the wall of myself and another of the blogger I was to cook against.
The lovely Michéle Coleman is the host of the show.
Our fabulous food editor Caro De Waal of Food24 is one of the judges, the others are Andrew Lieber, Aubrey Ngcungama (viewers of the SA version of Come Dine with Me, might remember him?) Fernando Roman and Leila Padayachi.
Me about to cook, let me tell you, it is very nerve-wracking cooking in front of so many people and cameras, not to mention a strange oven! Nerves aside, it was an amazing experience, I just hope I don’t come across too badly when it airs. South Africans can watch it at 8.30 Saturday 13th on SABC2…….I will be cringing and rocking in a corner somewhere clutching a bottle of something very strong!