Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards – A memorable day!

The Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards Ceremony was held at the Slowfood market at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch on Saturday 24 March 2012 and it marked a definite highlight of my career. What an amazing event it was too. Anelde Greeff and the planning committee of this event , must have been beside themselves with excitement when they woke up to such a glorious day in Stellenboch.I have to say, it has to be one of South Africa’s most beautiful venues for a market.
After a few photos and an early morning nibble here and there , we set off to the amphitheater for the award ceremony.  Our own Food Network Star entertained us with her quirks and funny chirps, but soon the real stars, the small producers lined up to receive their much deserved awards. As Jenny mentioned, Eat In, should be commended for putting all the artisans on the map, it truly was remarkable to see the passion and dedication amongst them.

Eat In fun!

When Anelde started talking about the blog of the year, I had no idea who she was talking about. My money was on Colly or Sam, two phenomenal bloggers who are great sources of inspiration to me. When she said “Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking”, I was overwhelmed.( to the point of nearly wetting myself). I only have a heart filled with sincere gratitude for the support I get from my family, my readers and also the listeners to my program every week. Thank you!

Lots and lots to eat, yum!
For those of you who missed this event, do check out the the winners’ websites and support them if and where you can!
Best new product: Karma jams
Innovation award: Earthshine’s Kale chips
Organic/free-range award: Croft chicken
Heritage award: Rozendal vinegar
Best local food blog: My Easy Cooking
Best outlets
South: Ocean’s Edge in Sea Point
Best markets
South: Wild Oats
Best small producers
Confectionery: Sweet Temptations toffee
Grocery: Quality pickles
Earth: Boon Hill salad leaves
Dairy (cheese): Buffalo Ridge
Dairy (other): Jenny’s clotted cream
Paddock: Dargle Duck