That's right everyone, me and my pork tenderloin won!!!!
(and I still can't believe it!)
I will now be the entree host for the Real Women of Philadelphia Canada site for the next six months and am super excited about all that entails.
In the meantime, I thought I would share a few photos and highlights of the experience with the promise that I will get back to regular scheduled recipes tomorrow!
To start things off I want to take a moment to acknowledge all of the wonderful people at Kraft Foods Canada and EQAL who treated us like royalty the entire time the 16 finalists in the Real Women of Philadelphia were in Toronto.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, we had an absolute blast eating in beautiful restaurants, lunching with the incredible Anna Olson...
And enjoying a circle of foodie friendship and support both in person and online that is beyond explanation.
The following video was played the evening of our announcement dinner and it sums things up much better than I can:
Here is a picture of all sixteen finalists along with Anna Olson and Rosy Edeh from Entertainment Tonight Canada.
The awards dinner was incredibly exciting because each of the winning dishes was served as the winner was announced.
Pictured above from left to right: Laurie Pearson, Elise Copps-Smith, Anna Olson, .Angela Amati, and myself
Our appetizers were Angela Amati's Sweet and Savoury Tartlets
The side dish was Elise Copps-Smith Cauliflower Creme Brulee
The dessert was Laurie Pearon's Deep Fried Cheesecake.
And the entree was my pork tenderloin!!!!!
Here it is served alongside the cauliflower creme brulee
And here I am with Anna Olson when the announcement was made:
The next two days were a whirlwind of excitement filming cooking segments for Kraft Foods Canada and getting a behind the scenes look how much hard work goes into shooting cooking videos.
I won't reveal the dishes I prepared but will definitely keep everyone updated when they're up on the website.
Here I am on set (how exciting is that??) with Eqal's VP of branded content Matt Seigel (who is also one of the nicest people anyone could ever hope to meet)
I have to tell you honestly (just in case the universe is listening) that talking on camera is something I not only enjoy doing, it is something I hope to be doing much more of in the future.
So set your intentions!
Grab the brass ring of opportunity.
And never give up.
Because you never know what magic lies just around the next corner!