Today is a good day. I was named the first winner of the Head Chef title for the Fudos Challenge with celebrity judge Carla Hall. Yes, that Carla Hall! She’s been a real food hero of mine since her days on Top Chef, and her latest cookbook is an absolute joy to cook from … and even more since I lived in South Louisiana for a few years. The Shrimp & Grits recipe is a personal favorite.
I submitted a series of three recipes for the contest, including my Leek & Potato Soup, Pumpkin Hummus and Mediterranean Cod with Pesto Carrots. As the winner, I get to select a KitchenAid Pro Series Appliance, and I’m certain to use that to create many more recipes in the near future!
This blog has been a bit of a new adventure for me – something I started after I turned 40 earlier this year – and this recognition gives me just the boost I need to keep things moving forward with taking my love of home cooking to a platform for others to enjoy.