Contadina x Nigella Lawson – A marriage made in culinary heaven

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?

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Looking forward to meeting Nigella… :) #contadinaXnigella #nigellalawson

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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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

Now that you know what Contadina means, it is fairly easy to understand why Nigella Lawson is the perfect person to represent this brand.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

Hangin' with @daphneop & @yendreyfus here at the #ContadinaXNigella event.

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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.

Contadina - Nigella Lawson

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.

Contadina products:

  • 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.

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Contadina x Nigella Lawson – A marriage made in culinary heaven was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Chuckie Dreyfus