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June 13, 2016 / mintcustard

Neff Cookaholics Kitchen – paying for my meal with a recipe.

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Neff #cookaholicskitchen starter.

You know, occasionally you just have to hit “send”. A short while ago a friend sent me a link to the Neff facebook page where you could submit a recipe and be in with a chance to win a table for two at a restaurant. The best part was the recipe would be accepted as payment. Stacie Stewart, a Masterchef finalist, had designed the recipes and was going to be there to oversee the cooking. Neff are searching for their #NEXTCOOKAHOLIC , could it be you (or me?)

So I shared my pesto and tomato swirled loaf.

Into my inbox popped an email congratulating me on my recipe and letting me know that I’d won a table for two. Yes!

We trotted up to the Waitrose Kitchen in King’s Cross, a beautiful venue, joined our fellow diners and were treated to a fabulous meal.

We started with a quinoa salad with toasted nuts and sumac, served with gluten free sweetcorn fritters and an avocado salsa. They were so pretty too, have a look at the image at the top of this post.

Using the Neff range of Slide and Hide ovens in the cooking of these dishes made the Spatchcock chicken Provencal with Boulangere potatoes incredibly moist. The Beef Rendang was possibly my favourite dish, although it was a VERY close run thing. Unctuous and gently spiced it melted as I ate. I could have dived into the bowl……

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Beef Rendang

Finally a luxury fish pie won this non fish lover over. The ingenious twist on a crumble that used both black pudding and oats to top the creamy fish beneath took me by surprise.

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The black pudding crumble top to the luxury fish pie was inspired!

Finally a faultless flourless chocolate torte with pistachio cream finished this most delightful of meals.

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So tempting I started to eat it BEFORE I took a picture. Food blogger fail.

Stacie is certainly a cook who creates with passion, Neff have teamed up with her to find the next #NEFFCOOKAHOLIC. A person who feels the same way about the food they make. There is no such thing as following the rules, they are looking for someone who adds a twist, dash or sprinkle of this and that to create a special dish. A dish that brings loved ones to the table and inspires the cook to continue creating new and innovating meals.

I’ll be submitting a recipe to the NEFF website and I urge you to do the same. Two finalists will take part in a live cook-off at The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds 26th to 28th August. Go on, press send, what have you got to lose?

I won a table for two at the #cookaholicskitchen by entering a competition on Twitter. I was not paid to attend, have not been asked to write a review and all words and images are my own.

 

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