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03 June 2011

2011 HOME COOK OF THE YEAR: Be Part of Australia’s Biggest Cook Off

Do you love to cook? Do you follow recipe's or do you like to make it up as you go? 

I like to cook. I like to create. I used to hate cooking... and to be honest, there are still days that I don't really like it. Especially when I spend ages in the kitchen only to be greeted by 2 kids scrunching up their noses because they "don't like it" - without even tasting the meal.

Have you heard of the fantastic contest currently held by Australian Good Taste magazine? I'm going to enter - gotta be in it to win it - right?


The fifth annual search to find ‘Australia’s Home Cook of the Year 2011’ for Australian Good Taste is now on. And this year, the competition is bigger, better and more exciting than ever.


In previous years, entrants were asked to submit their favourite original recipe. This year Australian Good Taste is inviting everyone to ‘Cook the Issue’ and upload a photo of their version of the recipe into the photo gallery on their webpage.


Entrants can cook and present the recipes exactly like they’re shown, or they can tweak a recipe with their own ingredients and presentation. 

I like to tweak recipes. It gives boring old meals new life... or is it just me?


There are cash and prizes worth over $37,000 for entrants. As well as the highly prestigious “Golden Whisk” trophy, the Australian Good Taste cook of 2011, will also take home a cool $10,000. Worth entering, right?


For more information, grab your copy of Australian Good Taste magazine now. Entries close 26 July 2011. Full T & C are at www.taste.com.au/competitions.


Now for some fun. Would you like to win a subscription of Australian Good Taste magazine?


Just leave me a comment telling me: 

If you were in a cooking contest, what would your signature dish be?


For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway (the button is at the end of the post) and include @sameliasmum.
You can enter once a day - just leave a comment each time.


Giveaway closes 10 June 2011.
Open to entrants with Australian addresses only.


Good Luck!!

37 comments:

  1. Uh-Oh! lo0ks like I am first! Well I would definitely enter my oven baked chicken and mushroom risotto! It is super easy, not much preparation time, and tastes great!
    Did I mention I love reading recipe books/ mags ( besides craft mags-LOL)

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  2. I think it would be the Mississippi Mudcake I usually make for birthdays and other family occasions. I love to read and collect recipe books too.

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  3. Lamb shanks slow cooked in red wine sauce...yummmmm!

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  4. I would make Lasagne, everyone loves it even the kids....usually!
    I know what you mean about slaving in the kitchen only to have the kids turn their noses up at it, very frustrating!

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  5. What a great prize! I've recently become addicted to foodie mags!

    Mu favourite thing to cook and the most successful dish in our house is good old spaghetti bolognese.
    It never tastes the same, because I am a firm believer in throw in whatever and hope for the best. Measurements are for fools ;)

    x

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  6. I asked me girls and they said my home made bread or chocolate chip cookies, so there you go :D

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  7. Mine would be quiche. My kids love them, like Kellie they are always different as I add what I have at home to make them, throw in some eggs, cheese, chicken, ham, mushrooms, corn whatever really

    Mini ones are the best!

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  8. I haven't really found my signature dish yet but I love making desserts and my lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies have pretty good reviews!

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  9. Vegetarian lasagne, made from a recipe I found in an old 1970s cookbook in a flat I lived in in Glasgow almost 15 years ago. Modified over the years with some hits & some misses but still a fave :-)

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  10. Sugar-free banana and dates muffins. These are my only successful attempt to bake something sugar-free that tastes and looks good.

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  11. Chocolate and cinnamon cookies! Yum. Good luck in the competition!

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  12. Do biscuits count in a cook off? I'd make my Anzac's. They are something I'm always asked to make.

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  13. Lemon thyme roast chicken and mudcake with raspberries... Mmmmmmm!

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  14. I'd enter my white chocolate baked cheesecake, so delicious!

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  15. It would have to be my boiled fruit cake as even DH, who purports to not liking fruit cakes, has been caught cutting off a thick slice to have with his coffee!

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  16. Lately my go-to recipe seems to be Thai Pumpkin Soup which is quick and easy.

    But I really want to say something with chocolate!

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  17. Tweeted this one too - and shared on Facebook because I know I have lots of friends who cook :o)

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  18. I always get asked to make my gluten free banana cake

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  19. Steak % Kidney Pie...one of my favorites....

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  20. My signature dish would be something slow cooked; pork belly with apple and red cabbage probably.

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  21. My signature dish would have to be mushroom risotto....glass of wine for the reciple and one for the chef!

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  22. my dish would be baled apple and garlic pok chops on a bed of mashed potato so good and so simple one of my favorite things to eat.

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  23. Potato Bake, home made goodness! Oh yum! It is one of the only things my daughter will eat!

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  24. I think this would have to be my pork stew, lots of veggies and ofcourse dumplings, gotta have the dumplings :)

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  25. I'm still searching for my signature dish, but my bolognese pasta bake seems to satisfy everyone. :)

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  26. Would have to be my Tasmanian Smoked Salmon and Tomato Pasta. Just delish!

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  27. my signature dish would be mushroom risotto,i love risotto's

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  28. I love a good cook off!! I think my favourite (and my hubby's favourite) recipe that I would enter would be lamb shanks braised for 4 hours with tomatoes, red wine, cloves, garlic and cinnamon served with risoni pasta and freshly grated parmesan. Mmm making my mouth water.

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  29. Hiya girlie! Love your quilt-y crafty blog. Stopping over to give you some bloggy love. This Australia cook off looks awesome. I'm too chicken to enter these things. If I did I would say I would do best at entering by Thai dishes. I've created some tasty ones lately.

    Have a great week! xoxox SusieQTpies

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  30. Mine would be whatever my current favourite discovery of what looks good and tastes great wrapped in filo then oven-baked..... one of the best was half cooked chicken fillet topped with a very thin slice of smoked salmon then some blanched spinach and a dob of butter before being wrapped in filo and baked,

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  31. Hi, I have a few signature dishes:) I make a yummy no bake peanutbutter caramel slice that is so delicious, and rich and my hips can resist it! I also recently invented, cake bombs! You will have to check out my blog for the recipe and picture to see how irrestible they are and so easy to make.

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  32. Just tweeted it too, my id is renrut22:)

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