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Come Dine With Me

Who knew that the Come Dine With Me concept would be so popular and start a storm of home-grown competitions here in the UAE?  Thanks to Ginger and Scotch for planting the seed of inspiration (scroll down for links to peek inside her friend’s houses).   Five of us started off meeting every lunchtime on a Saturday.  Sadly one of us couldn’t make it to the end for personal reasons – we loved every minute and every lunch!  Read on to Come Dine With Us.  Irresistable if you enjoy eavesdropping on the conversations (and peering into cupboards).

Elegant table setting

Come Dine With Me Dubai- May/June 2011

  1. Luscious lobster – hosted by The Hedonista (read her version of events)
  2. Moreish meatballs – hosted by Sips and Spoonfuls
  3. Soufflé suspense – host by My Custard Pie
  4. Prodigious prawns – host Anja’s Food for Thought
  5. Perfect panna cotta – host Johnathan Castle

Yoghurt tartCome Dine With Me Dubai – May/June 2011 by Ginger and Scotch

  1. The Culinary Battleground is set
  2. Day 1 of 6
  3. Day 2 of 6
  4. Day 3 of 6
  5. Day 4 of 6
  6. Day 5 of 6
  7. Day 6 of 6 – the final reveal

Rice and tea-lights

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    May 28, 2011 2:26 pm

    Just realised…your big night…you’ll be in the kitchen right now! Have a good one!

  2. josie permalink
    January 27, 2012 1:53 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Would love to invite you to an event – could you please email me your details?

    Many thanks,

  3. February 2, 2012 11:21 am

    What fun!

  4. February 22, 2012 9:07 am

    Hi Sally, we would love to invite you to our food events and invite you to review the restaurants we represent. Please can you send me your email and current address so we can send you invites? Gemma, DPQ

  5. rakhee permalink
    March 24, 2012 3:03 pm

    this is awesome…i would love to participate in u have this on a regular basis

    • March 24, 2012 3:11 pm

      It was just a one off that we did with friends. All you have to do is get a few people together, agree when you are going to cook and what the rules are and go for it. Highly recommended , it was great fun.

  6. June 13, 2012 9:30 am

    Hi Sally,
    Came across your site and wanted to know if you are still in town? Please send me your contact details so we can communicate directly. We are communication consultants to Park Central Deli & Foodstore on the SZR and your thinking smacks of theirs. Perhaps these synergies can be put to good use?

    All the best,


  7. sheida permalink
    June 21, 2012 8:48 am

    Hi, Sally, this is my email, I will be glad to hear about you.

  8. July 8, 2012 11:34 am

    Are you a food stylist too?

  9. lola's confections permalink
    May 28, 2013 10:06 am

    Hi Sally,
    Am lola from Nigeria, Am coming to Dubai on the 2nd of June for 5 days and will love to meet you and experience some of your beautiful recipes, Am about to open up my small portal cabin’s confectionary store and we make cupcakes, doughnut, cookies and home made candies, I don’t have a confectionery background but came up with my personal recipes, will love to meet and learn from you and maybe you can introduce me to various stores and restaurants will also love to learn more about your garden……

  10. July 21, 2013 7:33 am

    Hi Sally

    Yasmin C, founder of Lovedesh, here. Perhaps the only brand that is proud of and sticks up for Third World countries.

    It was a pleasure meeting you at FBC5.

    I loved the pics you took of my daughter’s chalk drawing enticing people to taste my Lovedesh Slow Artisan Wood Fired Curry™ from Bangladesh.

    Can you email me – was gong to ask about the photos you took. They seem some great shots and might come in handy.

    And I will take it as a compliment, you called me ‘mad” or ‘brave”. 😉 Glad you thought the curry was worth waiting for.


    Yasmin C

  11. October 1, 2013 6:17 am

    Hi Sally,

    This is Rozanne from Global Media Insight.

    We are an interactive agency that builds brands, businesses and products on the digital sphere.

    Having come across your blog, we would like to have you on board with us as an official blogger on a regular basis for a project that is poised to set a new benchmark in the Middle Eastern region.

    Should you be interested in exploring this opportunity, please do get in touch with us and we shall contact you shortly.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.


  1. Souffle suspense – Come Dine With Me Dubai (part 3) « My Custard Pie
  2. In my kitchen… « My Custard Pie
  3. Prodigious prawns – Come Dine With Me Dubai (part 4) « My Custard Pie
  4. Perfect panna cotta – Come Dine With Me Dubai (part 5) « My Custard Pie
  5. Cake seventh heaven « My Custard Pie
  6. Highs and lows, hopes and dreams « My Custard Pie
  7. Come Dine With Me – Day 6 of 6 – The Winner is Announced! — ginger and scotch

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