The aim of Dinner Divas was to find the best food blogger from among those bloggers who entered into this competition. The first 6 episodes saw 2 bloggers going head to head with the best one going through each round. This was followed by the semi final round which had to be a 3 course meal. The semi finalists were awarded points and the top 3 then went into a 3 round challenge to decide the overall winner. Here food bloggers were encouraged to up their game and bring food bloggers into the limelight. The ultimate aim was to increase attention from big brands, and to this end, Dinner Divas was an advertising funded program. This was not supposed to be a cooking competition, but rather a blogging competition. The judges were tasked with tasting the food, reading the blog, and making a decision based on both components. Dinner Divas was meant to garner exposure for the bloggers who entered.
Here is a synopsis of each episode.
Nina Timm vs Kristy Snell
Nina made orange and peach punch, tortilla shells, Mexican meatballs, refried beans, Mexican corn salsa, guacamole, ricotta cheesecakes
Kristy made fillet steak, rosemary oven potatoes, watercress and baby spinach salad, peach and almond pudding, lemon and raspberry cooler
Judges: Aubrey Ngcungama, Caro de Waal, Leila Padayachi – who does not eat pork
Result: both contestants go through to the next round
Sue Green vs Tami Magnin
Sue made pork meatballs, lemon cupcakes, egg fried rice, sweet and sour sauce
I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!