March is the month dedicated to celebrating womanhood across the globe.
From film festivals to theatre productions, there’s is always an air of awareness and championing things celebrating a woman.
Yet the My Food Network curated cook-off that took place at ‘The Gardens’ in Najjera, a city suburb seemed to overturn much of this.
Of course, they had a theme of celebrating women through the art that’s food but did not intend to let them shine on their own.
Instead, they challenged them, the event curated around three cooking competitions was testing competitors’ creativity, accountability and of course working with minimal supply.
The three competitions were the Battle of Roses, Battle of Sexes and the shs10k challenge.
Much as the other two seemed exciting, it was the shs10k challenge that people were mostly looking out for.
In this competition, a participant was armed with shs10,000 to shop for the food they were going to prepare, use part of it as transport and if possible, bring back the balance.
Off, the two teams went, one for the boys and another one, for the people of the moment, the ladies to shop for food staffs to use in their challenge.
The Battle of Roses was never as heated, but the Battle of Sexes, introducing a number of ladies and men, pitted together in a Cookoff, one by one, people were dropping off that we remained with Sheila Anayo and a one resilient Fahad in the finals.
The two were given unlimited access to the kitchen that included two gas cylinders each with lots of beverage and vegetables for their cooking pleasure.
Anayo, who noted that her dishes usually get names after they have been made dived in with local cuisine that celebrated our love for chicken and ugali (posho) a basic meal indeed.
Anayo took the competition on behalf of the women present, only one category was won by men, the shs10k Challenge.