It’s not everyday that one meets a goddess — or a domestic goddess for that matter. So, it was safe to say that when I received an exclusive invitation to see Nigella Lawson in person, I immediately said yes. Who wouldn’t, right?
During this recent special occasion, international brand, Contadina — a range of premium products known for its authentic Mediterranean heritage and Del Monte Philippines’ latest addition to their portfolio — would be announcing their landmark partnership with Nigella Lawson.
Well, I may not know a lot about cooking, but I am most definitely a lover of good food. And being one who appreciates a good variety of dishes and diverse cuisines, this particular event was right up my alley.
Contadina and Nigella Lawson – One perfect partnership
Well, for those who aren’t aware… the name, Contadina, is actually an Italian word which means, “woman of the fields”. A person who is, in a sense, meticulous and particular when it comes to the quality and freshness of the ingredients she uses. Someone who carefully and lovingly prepares comforting dishes for family and guests.
Now that you know what Contadina means, it is fairly easy to understand why Nigella Lawson is the perfect person to represent this brand.
You see, Nigella Lawson may not be a chef, but her love for food and her philisophy of perfection, hardwork and utmost care in the kitchen is what makes her one of the most popular and beloved culinary icons in the world.
It was quite awesome as Nigella walked up on stage and greeted guests and media who arrived to see her. She also explained that Contadina shares the same passion for perfection and quality that she has when it comes to food and cooking.
During the event which was hosted by Sam Oh, Contadina held a cook-off between culinary personalities, Chef JP Anglo, Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi and Daphne Osena-Paez. Other guests, including myself, were assigned to our respective celebrity teams by way of drawing lots before the start of the event. I was included in Team Stephanie while my wife ended up with Team Daphne.
The cook-off was a great way to meet other guests as well as interact with Nigella Lawson as she hopped from one celebrity team station to the other, checking out how each group was faring.
And though it was Team JP that ended up victorious, it was an amazing experience learning a thing or two in the kitchen and contributing to a group effort that also received praise from the domestic goddess herself.
It was an afternoon well spent and a really incredible opportunity to have met and interacted with Nigella Lawson. Likewise, it was also great trying out and learning about Contadina and their wonderful selection of products.
I guess we all could have a little bit of Nigella Lawon in us by learning to have the same passion in food that she has. And that starts with the kind of ingredients we use to prepare our dishes with.
That being said, I highly recommend that you try out Contadina’s line of products and see why their offerings are a cut above the rest.
- Olive Oils – Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Pure Olive Oil
- Pasta – Spaghetti, Linguini and Penne
- Pasta Sauces – Formaggio, Napoletana, Arrabiata, Aglio Arrostito and Pasta Alla Genovese
- Canned Tomatoes – Diced Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes, Diced Tomatoes with Italian Herbs, Stewed Tomatoes Italian Recipe.