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My interview with Seline and Leandri from Masterchef ….

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I am so loving my new hobby of interviewing Masterchef contestants.This week I got to interview the gorgeous sisters Seline and Leandri. It was so great getting into the minds of these two talented sisters.

Here is my link to this interview :

http://www.themagnifyingglass.co.za/tmg-interviews/seline-leandri-two-peas-in-a-pod/

Ciao

xxx

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Masterchef Interview

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As a crazy foodie , I religiously watch all food related shows so when Masterchef SA season 2 started I was over the moon.

I tend to interact very often on Social Media with the contestants on the show and brands. So as part of Team TMG I approached the awesome Kamini Pather a food blogger on the show and a contestant to do an interview with her. Kamini was amazing and agreed to an interview while Mnet provided TMG with fantastic images of Kamini in action.

Here is the link to the interview with Kamini:

http://www.themagnifyingglass.co.za/tmg-interviews/masterchef-contestant-kamini-pather-talks-to-us/

ciao
xxx

5 people I have met from Twitter….

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My Twitter addiction started in August 2011 and since then has increased dramatically. I used to love Facebook but now I rarely go on to it. At first Twitter seemed daunting but in no time I found my way and totally loved it.

Since 2011 I have Tweeted 23577 Tweets and I have 780 followers. I recall my first couple of months and thinking will I ever get a 100 followers.I love Twitter as you can follow and interact with so many people all over the world even if it has a 140 character limit. My blogging journey also started due to Twitter and has grown. I have made some really awesome Twitter friends and I cant wait to meet them though I have also met several of them.

My list of 5 Tweeters include :

# Deon Govender a popular DJ from Eastcoast Radio. Deon was super friendly ad always follows back and interacts with his followers.He has some pretty cool mixes on Spreaker that you can download. So check him out on Twitter @djdeong

# Jenny Morris a much loved SA Celebrity chef also known as The Giggling Gourmet. I had the awesome pleasure of meeting the amazing soul last year at The Good Food and Wine Show. Jenny was so lovely, funny and has such an amazing personality. She even signed a copy of her new cookbook and posed for pictures. My friends were all green eyed monsters about how I knew Jenny and how she was so lovely to me. Aunty Jen as I know call her on Twitter has awesome tweets and always replies to her followers. Find her @JennyMorrisChef she will defo keep you laughing.

#Alvin Quah from Masterchef Austrailia was another Tweeter I met. Alvin was voted the most popular masterchef contestant in SA. Alvin is a bundle of laughs and has great stage personality.He was very friendly to the crowds and allowed a photo session. Check him out on @alvinquah

#Jsomething is the awesome lead singer from my favourite SA group MiCasa. I had the pleasure of meeting, a photos and chatting to this really awesome guy at The Heinken concert in CT.Awesome down to earth guy and not to mention drop dead sexy 🙂 check him and MiCasa out @jsomethingmusic and @MiCasaMusic. Listen to their music its awesome.

#Zolani Mahola from the amazing group Freshly Ground another SA star so humble, friendly and always replies to her followers on Twitter.Feel in love with her voice when she sang Sometime wow what a track…. Follow her on Twitter @zolanimahola.

Twitter is amazing I have meet some pretty awesome people both famous and not so if you aint on Twitter I suggest you try it out and then you will relaise why I call it my addiction…

Ciao for now Tweethearts….

Ps dont forget to check me out on Twitter @verushka143

The Art of cooking gone digital

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Last week saw the grand finale of Masterchef SA. And what a final it was indeed. However after weeks of devoted following I missed the final and only managed to catch the last 5 minutes as a family emergency prevented me watching this.

However to those of you who have been reading my Blogs know I am very digital , so yes I PVR’d the final and followed Twitter for bits of info.

Team Deena was trending on Twitter and has a huge following from rather unexpected Tweeters. I loved the fact that though i was not actually around i could still keep in touch with the goings on of Masterchef . Well done and massive congratulations to the Spice King Deena Naidoo, Deena you stole our hearts from the first episode with your humility and compassion for your fellow competitors. Having Deena on Masterchef SA encourage tons of new viewers.Even my brother a non cooking show watching person was suddenly addicted to MCSA.The Masterchef kitchens were designed with the such stunning work stations and the most amazing digital kitchens gadgets that any foodie/digital person like myself would wish for. The use of all the gadgets also increased the shows viewrship as it then started appealing to another avenue of digital lovers. From Facebook to Twitter to the offical Masterchef online website there was an amazing amount of digital access which was so great. Twitter and Facebook have become awesome means of interacting with fellow foodies and even famous ones like Deena , Manisha Naidu , Jenny Morrison , Sophie Mitchell and even Jamie Oliver.And whats great is that these chefs respond and interact with us normal Tweeters.

It then dawned on me how the Art of cooking has changed and become so digital . Walking into any home appliance store is a total heaven for a foodie and digital geek like me . From the electronic scales , to electric biltong machines , to waffles makers to all sorts one cant escape the fact that the digi age is taking over the kitchen and yes I LOVE IT . Even recipes books have gone digital available as apps , MC would defo approve of these digital cookbooks .While trolling the millions of apps on my Samsung Tablet I came across loads of cooking and wine related apps, even tons of gaming apps appealling to the younger ones and those young at heart . I havent had a chance yet to try these out but will soon and leave a review on my favourite cooking apps.

Thank you Masterchef SA for bringing the digital age to the kitchen…… Once again awesome win Deena Naidoo in the words of a fellow tweeter @iAMKameel ” Deena is a Mammu Chef Ciao for now my foodie and digital loving friends …….!

Food glorious food !

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With the onset of winter greeting us we automatically crave comfort food. Its so amazing what a vital part food plays in our lives.All occasions both happy and sad are commemorated with food.

Being Indian , means literally having food offered to you every moment of the day, My fondest food memories come from watching mum and gran in the kitchen making the most divine meals. Growing up Dad introduced us at a very young age to different culinary delights though he never knew how to cook. These memories fanned my interest in food and definately left an impression in my life and my palate.

Moving to the UK just opened up a whole new world of ingredients and food I never knew existed . A funny UK food memory was on a school camping trip been asked by staff to cook my famous Lamb Breyani over a gas stove in a forest now that was a challenge and a half but the end result was superb.

The kitchen traditionally was a woman’s domain but times have changed with more men taking an interest in cooking! Thanks to Masterchef , Jamie Oliver and Come Dine with me , this has all changed and men are taking more interest in the culinary world and not just eating it.Nothing is sexy like a man in the kitchen whipping up a culinary explosion long as he cleans up too.SO yes I am a modern woman yet i love cooking and am very seduced by the smells and colours of all spices.BON APPETITE