A year and a half into blogging, I did not imagine myself to be writing an article about a cook-off experience. Oh no! Not me... I am not an expert in the kitchen.
Mid July, I received an email from Alvin of PRC, Inc. inviting me to join their campaign, Mega Prime Mushroom's Rainy Day Souprise. I will be in the category of mommy bloggers. I am required to post an article (and promote it on Facebook using photos) of an original soup recipe using mushrooms.
And I thought: "meron pa bang original mushroom recipe? Na wala pa sa internet?"
I remember emailing Alvin back, asking if he is serious that an original recipe is a requirement. Told him am not even a kitchen expert to start with. I also asked him what will happen on July 25, as stated in the email. He replied "July 25 is the actual cook off during Mega Prime's event. Hindi naman po kailangan na expert kayo sa kusina.
To this my reaction was: A cook-off...serious? Ano ito? Iron Chef meets Masterchef meets Hell's Kitchen. Whoa!
After 2 days, I emailed Alvin back, saying... Ok I will give it a try. My exact words, "Oh, I don't think I can reach naman the finals because I am not that expert as a cook. But I am interested in trying out the products."
Fast forward to that day my husband shot my video (yes, it is a requirement too. that I include in the article a video of myself cooking the soup). Dilemna: what to cook? Then I thought of Dulong, which I love to eat with steamed tomatoes. How did I come up with the idea of including Dulong as a secret ingredient, read THE STORY HERE.
I thought shooting the video was the hardest requirement (my husband is a professional video editor) and he won't settle for haphazard style of editing and shooting). But no! There was editing, taking a photo of the finished product, and eventually, promoting on facebook my entry.
Slowly... what has started for me as mere "sige na nga try ko lang", became, hmm.... "ginusto ko ito I might as well be competetive. I would have to admit, the prizes are big. Cash, GCs, and mega prime products. So push!
So I thought of making a stop animation to promote my blog article, which I personally shot and edited. This is the end product, which generated 682 views, 74 likes, 25 shares and 25 comments. Love ako ng mga friends ko at followers ni Mrs.Wise :)
(video from FB live of Mega Prime)
A few minutes after the announcement of the winner, Marian told me... "kayong dalawa nung winner ang favorite ko. Tie score niyo sa akin eh. Panalo ang Dulong." Oh my, at least it validated the taste of my Creamy Mushroom Soup with a twist hahaha!