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A winning soup idea

Ho vinto una lezione di cucina e soggiorno in italia.

A little while ago I entered the La Zuppa “What’s Your Flavour?” competition. To enter the competition you had to propose an idea for a soup flavour that La Zuppa would consider adding to their next range.

The prize – a trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, a four day cooking course in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi at the La Cucina del Gusto cooking school with stop overs in Rome and a host of other activities in between.

I WON!!!


Image via La Cucina del Gusto cooking school

From around 2000 entries my flavour suggestion was selected as the winning entry.

It is difficult to express how excited I am about this without completely boring you…. I am off to Italy and I am so excited! I am not well traveled and Italy has long been at the top of my list of places to visit. I WON – did I mention that?


Image via La Cucina del Gusto cooking school

I am bragging about my win today because I think that from my win, you will win too.  I am planning to return from my trip with some amazing new cooking skills and recipes with an Italian influence. 

Amalfi Coast

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Mr Fresh gets to come along to the course with me so I am imagining the possibility of having a meal cooked for me once in a while!! This has only happened once or twice so far in 8 years….

The soup flavour idea that I entered was for Chicken, Sweet Potato and Corn. Entry to the competition did not require a recipe, just the flavour suggestion.  

Winning Soup

Masterchef Magazine November 2012

Of course I had to try the flavour to make sure I was happy with the idea so I did develop a recipe.

I originally posted the recipe at the end of July. You can find my winning soup idea recipe here.

Thank you La Zuppa, I am thrilled to have won and am looking forward to my cooking course and going on the holiday of my dreams. With two small children, and numerous commitments, this trip would not have happened otherwise.

Yippeee and ciao, I need to start to practice my Italian 🙂

Have you been to cooking school or classes? I would love to hear about it if you have.









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  • Anonymous October 22, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Congratulations, that is a fantastic prixe, so eciting!

  • Linda October 22, 2012, 1:54 pm

    So happy for you, Kyrstie!

    • Kyrstie October 22, 2012, 4:43 pm

      Thanks Linda for your ongoing support. x

  • meegan October 22, 2012, 2:02 pm

    sharing your joy, well done 😉

  • Erin @ she cooks, she gardens October 22, 2012, 3:41 pm

    Congratulations Kyrstie! That is excellent news. I have been to that part of the world and it is absolutely breathtaking. See you soon in Adelaide.xx

    • Kyrstie October 22, 2012, 4:42 pm

      I can’t wait Erin! The pictures I have looked at are stunning. Looking forward to catching up soon.

  • Deb @ Home life simplified October 22, 2012, 3:44 pm

    That is fantastic – congratulations!! buon voyage!

  • Nyree October 22, 2012, 5:26 pm

    Just so excited for you! Huge congrats. Nx

    • Kyrstie October 23, 2012, 8:26 pm

      Thanks Nyree, I really appreciate you dropping by here and showing your support. K x

  • nellbe October 24, 2012, 8:07 am

    Congrats! So excited for you, I love La Zuppa soups and this just makes me love them even more, cannot imagine a more well deserved winner. 🙂

    • Kyrstie October 24, 2012, 8:35 am

      Thank so much Nellbe, La Zuppa do make great soup and I am so thrilled to be selected to add to their range.

  • Seana Smith October 24, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I’m so excited for you, that’s just fantastic. How gorgeous a location to vit… and we get to go with you in a digital sort of wway. I am so looking forward to doing some armchair travelling with you. Well done !!

    • Kyrstie October 25, 2012, 8:41 pm

      Thanks so much Seana, I hope I can do the trip justice!

  • Liz N October 24, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Congratulations Kyrstie – couldn’t happen to a better chick 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all about it!


    • Kyrstie October 25, 2012, 8:40 pm

      Thanks Liz, I really appreciate it. I am looking forward to writing about my adventures 🙂

  • Susan November 1, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Wow congratulations! What an amazing prize! Looking forward to reading about your trip 🙂

    • Kyrstie November 1, 2012, 10:31 pm

      Thanks Susan. I am really excited about all of the new things I will learn and be exposed to.

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