Food 2.0 Nom Nom Nom is a fun project that brings food bloggers, food photographers, food journalists, food authors, everyday regular cooks, influential bloggers & senior members of leading UK based internet companies together for a meet up. See it as a Cook-a-thon for bloggers or like an interactive version of MasterChef.
So, drum roll, the winners are:
FP01 - a meal for two with booze at Konstam - Netwench
FP02 - a hands on workshop at Cookery School - Kathryn
FP03 - subscription to Delicious magazine - Lorraine
FP04 - subscripion to Food & Travel magazine - Tom Betts
FP05 - a single trip travel insurance policy anywhere in the world - Nom Nom Nom'er
FP06 - lunch for 2 in the Tube Carriage Office in the sky - Joanna Banks (lucky, lucky lady)
FP07 - handmade chocolate brownies - Nikki Tysoe
FP08 - Goody bags from Berocca including a month's supply of Berocca, glass, pen, post-it notes - James Whatley
FP09 - Cooking with Booze book by George Harvey Bone - aka James Bridle - James Whatley
FP16 - Nacho Libre DVD - Laura Cox
F17 - Sideways DVD - James Whatley
FP19 - SpinVox Mobster Chef Edition - James Whatley
FP20 - Gillian McKeith's Shopping Guide - Emilie
FP22 - Annual subscription to Men's Health Magazine - Peter Doyle
There's still some Berocca goody bags up for grabs, so if bid on something and didn't win a prize and fancy one or desperately want something from the list that didn't get won - leave a comment below and we'll sort this out. Must stress this is only if you made a donation.
More pictures from Bolli selecting winners here
The team from Justgiving have your email details and will be getting in touch with you to arrange delivery of your prizes. Thanks so much for donating and raising almost seven hundred quid for Action Against Hunger.
So you have until just before midnight tonight to vote for your favourite participants. At time of writing it's all very, very, close between the top three - so your vote can really make a difference:
Leaders so far are
But yesterday Team 3 were third, so it just goes to show how the teams can move.
Sara from Team 3 has written an excellent cryptic post on The Kitchen Pantry , so if this is the first time you've visited this site, it's a great way to discover what the whole contest is about.
"Sunday 18th May 2008 I was here, teamed with her, doing this.
We cooked all this.
We where among other people, all cooking astonishing meals!
Everything was organized by her in partnership them, with some outstanding sponsors!
I spoke about it here and here (Italian version) and there we published our entry even here (recipes included!!!And thanks to Julia for the wonderful job she did!)!
We had fun! Loads of fun!!!
Now, after the tasting competition (which we won!!!!! Yeah!), there is the on-line competition. And as you have just one food blogger in your mind, and you love her so much, GO and vote for us! We Need you!!!
P.S. I know this entry is kind of cryptic, but is there a best way to oblige you to go around the net than giving you cryptic hints???? ;)"
Here's the prizes at stake as well as the honour of being winners of the very first event:
So as Sara says - GO VOTE for your favourite teams
Here's some footage of the day's events shot by our red headed camera-person, WarriorGrrl
IT'S LIVE ........................
So it's now over to you - you've got the lion's share of the vote in deciding which participant has given you the best online experience.
Please visit all of the cooks' pages and decide. (they're not all live yet - due to errr ..... no idea - but the vast majority are, so they'll have the advantage of getting your early vote)
No registration is required to vote, but the voting is set up so you can only vote once per team (unless you're tricky enough to work out a way to game the system).
While you're there, please, please, please consider making a donation to Action Against Hunger with just £4, that's the price of two sarnies in most places in the UK, you can not only help the charity, but also take part in a prize draw where you could win a fantastic food or drink related prize. We've got twenty one sets of brill prizes, ranging from a meal for two with booze at Konstam, a hands on workshop at Cookery School, lunch in the Tube Carriage Office in the sky and a single trip travel insurance policy anywhere in the world to DVD's like Nacho Libre and Sideways, books - Cooking with Booze & Gillian McKeith's Shopping Guide, subscriptions to Delicious and Food & Travel magazine, handmade chocolate brownies, food fridge magnets and more. Bobby Bargain!
Please note the prize draw is only open to UK residents - but anyone can vote.
There's been a worrying quietness from a lot of the participating cooks over the past few days which I can only hope is due to concentration on their final blog posts, photos and videos.
However there's been A LOT of activity from The Avocadolls, Team 5, Team Cleavage call them what you like but the amazing L J Rich and Genevieve Ross aka Burlesque Blogger Tiara Diamond have edited their YouTube video and here's a sneak peek
All being well and fingers well and truly crossed the voting will open for all participants tomorrow ... gulp!
If you're not familiar with the show it's described as: "The week's news as seen by bloggers, podcasters and citizen journalists. Every Tuesday, as part of the Up All Night programme, BBC Radio 5 live takes a look at world events from the perspective of the online community."
The lovely Jamillah joined us on Sunday and as the Pods and Blogs Producer Chris Vallance said "Are bloggers all mouth and no spatula's? The Nom Nom Nom competition invited bloggers to indulge in a MasterChef style, Olympian contest of gastronomy. Well Jamillah Knowles was amongst those deliberating, cogitating and digesting and began by talking to organisers Mecca & Ros who runs the Cookery School that was over run by the blogging chefs".
You can download the podcast here - it's about a third of the way (11 mins) in to the show. Thanks to Chris & Jamillah for this broadcast, it great to get the word out in such a comprehensive way.
And in other news James Bridle's and Ed Arthur's entry is up on this site so you can see the recipe for their Nettle Soup, Scotched Eggs and Grandma's Trifle - public voting will open in a few days time so watch this space.
Looks like this vile Bank Holiday rain is set for the rest of today, so it's a good day to do net and web stuff.
Ged and Yumei have been very quick off the mark and have built their page including blog post, video and photos so are well prepared for when the public online vote opens on later this week. So if you're a participant you might want to use their page as some inspiration. Anyone else can see it as an early peek of what happened on the day - particularly from someone who really doesn't consider themselves a cook at all!
Ged wrote: "Behind an innocent-looking blue door and down a set of steps to a shiny gleaming version of my own personal room 101. Inside the room looked like an impromptu Apple store with the ubiquitous MacBook Pro, a bevy of Nikon DSLRs and a HD capable video camera with tripods and additional lens. ....... Its around about this time that I start to feel very out of my depth. We laid out our ingredients and after a quick pep talk about avoiding stabbing people with sharp knives by the organisers and then it was a relaxed take off from the starting line."
The Flickr html badge is a nice way of showing a random selection of photos as Ged and Yumei have done on the left hand side of their page.
Plus we wanted to say thanks to everyone who's been twittering and Facebook'ing about Nom Nom Nom as it certainly helped to create a load of interest about the event before voting has even opened.
The image above showed Mex's most recent Facebook Friends updates mentioning www.nom-nom-nom.co.uk
Thanks all and just give us a shout if you've got any questions or queries - we're sure you will have :-)
PS Warriorgrrl our wonderful official red haired camera lady is going to run a 10K today in the rain - so she needs loads of support. If you feel like sending her a cheerful message and a quid or two on her sponsorship page I'm sure it would make splashing through the puddles for dogs and cats while it's raining cats and dogs even more enjoyable for her.
Food 2.0 Nom Nom Nom is about fun and food. It's about the internet and food. It's about geeks and food. It's about being passionate about your food and showing that passion through words, photography, film and thoughts. So what would represent all of that in the best way?
The three pictures below have all had over 100 views in Flickr since this site went live. Have a go at putting them in order of popularity and try not to cheat by looking them up in Flickr first
24 bloggers, foodies, reviewers, photographers, cooks, non cooks and most of all fun & interesting guys and gals got together at the Cookery School on the 18th May 2008 to share their love of food in an interactive version of MasterChef or a blogger's cook-off. But it's all only just started, over the next week and a bit, they'll be uploading photos, videos and adding blog posts to record their day. Then it's YOUR chance to vote for who gave you the best online experience.
You'll see the cooks adding more & more pictures to the Flickr photo stream on the left. In the meantime Whatleydude from GO TEAM SIX shot some fab "live" videos of the day and you can see them below. Later on I'm sure the cooks will be adding more edited videos, but his "live-ish-nearly" work together with the Flickr stream give you an early idea of what went on.