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Project Food Blog Entry 7: Video 411 – Nom Time with Feeder Lady & Nom Man


Oct
31

And so, my friends, I’m back again to thank you for helping me get through to round 7 of Project Food Blog, hosted by Foodbuzz.com and to tell you how much I appreciate it. I can’t even tell you just how much. Thank you for all of your votes and lovely comments! In this round we were asked to create a video of us cooking something, whether from the archives or new.

Whenever I think of instructional videos I can’t help but think about when I was growing up and used to watch countless children’s TV shows – in fact I still watch countless children’s TV shows – but one in particular that stood out for me was Blue Peter. Blue Peter is now much changed, but when I was a young ‘un it was THE show to head home to – it was just so cool and you, by association, were at least 5% cooler, too. So for my video entry I wanted to do a little nod to kids’ TV shows. Let the silliness ensue.

This was a total mission to make, as despite having two weeks to complete this challenge, I only had today (Saturday) free to actually get it done. My very good friend Lucy came over to help me film it, which took a couple of hours (and in typical British weather-fashion alternated between too bright sunshine and torrential rain), I got attacked by the absolutely crazy birds that live outside my apartment whilst attempting to shoot the opening sequence, nearly set myself/kitchen on fire (bloopers reel to come in next post), and then discovered that the cable I needed to transfer the data from my Mini-DV camcorder to my MacBook Pro was nowhere to be found. Six hours, four different shops in three different locations, and seven sales-persons later, I finally had the video ready to be edited. For this feat MASSIVE thanks go to Adam at Jessop’s in Westfield for all of his advice and for not laughing at me when I ran in and yelled, “I NEED HELP”, clutching my MacBook and camera; and even bigger thanks to my total saviour at the Apple Store in Westfield, a man whose name I did not get but who shall forever be known as “Mr McAwesome”, for finding a cable and importing my footage for me for free. Also for having to sit through 18 mins of said footage, which mostly consisted of me brandishing giant prawns about and pulling stupid faces.

A quick disclaimer: yes, I do have a British accent (clearly) but I am not as pommy as I made myself sound in this video. I am also not as completely mental. Well. Not outwardly, at any rate. Do I sound like I’m stalling? Maybe I am. It’s kinda nerve-wracking putting yourself out there on video when we so often hide behind our words and photos. At least I was playing a character so you’re getting a really wacky side of me to scrutinise… Anyway, here it is in all of its insane glory: ‘Nom Time’.

Thank you for all of your continued support – I really appreciate it! Hope you enjoyed this entry and until next time, peace and love.

Jax x

PS: Want to win the beautiful Emma Bridgewater ‘I Am A Feeder’ mug I’m modelling near the beginning of the video? You can! Details to come soon…

56 Responses to “Project Food Blog Entry 7: Video 411 – Nom Time with Feeder Lady & Nom Man”

  1. Jun Belen Says:

    You are so charming, my dear! Well done!!

  2. Saltyseattle Says:

    You are sexy, funny & silly- a winning combo in my book. Lovesit, babes.

  3. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite Says:

    Thank you for being the first to post!!! I loved this and I loved hearing your lovely accent. Well done. Get yer pumpkins ready for Round 8!

  4. sophia Says:

    WAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! Oh man. I was chuckling and lol-ing all the way through. You are freaking hilarious and crazy and FABULOUS!! And gosh, you’ve got the most beautiful, melodious voice ever! I could listen to you all day long. Do you sing? And god, I LOVE your accent!!

    Nom man came alive here too! Hee hee! You’re a funny, sweet, lovable genius, and I’ll see you at the next round!

  5. Winnie Says:

    Your accent is fab and you completely rocked this challenge. I’m totally in that awe you got this all done in 1 day, too…you’re awesome!

  6. Wei-Wei Says:

    LOLOLOLOL You’re so CUTE! Definitely, DEFINITELY voting for you. You’re amazing!

    ….hahhaahhaa. Heatproof fingers. I’m watching this again. :D

  7. chanel11 Says:

    I applaud you for being brave enough to post a video as I sure as hell am not (I also tend to sound more ‘british’ than I am when speaking on camera, I chalk it up to nerves :)

  8. Joan Nova Says:

    Your spoken words are enchanting as your written words. Great entry — and awesome looking prawns. Good luck!

  9. Mara @ What's For Dinner? Says:

    OH MY GOODNESS you are stinking adorable! Great recipe too, but seriously?! You’re awesome!!

  10. Nom Nom Mama Says:

    Wot can one say – a star is born?? No, more like “You gotta come see this, Ina!” Proud Nom Ma.

  11. Boris of mother Russia good friend of michkin Says:

    Hahahahaha! Loved it you so deserve to win! And am loving ur very real accent u should be proud of it! The whole thing was jolly spiffing!! Love u xxxxxx

  12. IslandEAT Says:

    Well done, Jax! I’m sure Blue Peter would be proud of you, too. It was fun to hear your RP accent in action, though I couldn’t tell if Nom Man’s voice sounded like yours…he really needs to speak up.

    The dish looks easy, healthful, and tantalizing. I think I will try it some day. Good luck to you.

    Thanks,

    Dan

  13. Brian @ A Thought For Food Says:

    Oh my dear… first of all, you are adorable! Second of all, you’re crazy!

    Lastly, this is an award worthy video… I laughed, I cried, and you made my tummy growl just a little bit.

  14. Vanessa Says:

    Thoroughly impressed lady! Can’t wait until voting begins, you can count me in! I lol’d several times watching this, and now I am hungry!!!

  15. eataduckimust Says:

    omg that was hilarious and those giant giant prawns!! love the hot oil splash at the end too, we love doing that!

  16. Monet Says:

    Oh my sweet girl…you are beautiful, charming and so entertaining to watch. If you don’t win this contest (I have my fingers crossed for you!), you should try to get your own cooking show. I would watch every week. Not only are you a talented and creative blogger, but you have a beautiful spirit that shines through in your writing, your voice and your visual presence!

  17. Cathy/ShowFoodChef Says:

    Really well done; charming, instructional AND funny. Fantastic.

  18. Ashley Says:

    Wackie Wee!!! :)

    LOOK AT THAT HAIR…*ahem* focus.

    I have got to try that coconut rice idea. And I never knew that you called cilantro coriander! Learn something new everyday…

    P.S. I WANT A MUG!

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  20. Chef Dennis Says:

    I absolutely love it!!!!! what a fantastic job you did with this video and the dish….the food network need to look no further for its next big star!! Look out Nigella!! good luck in the next round, you always have my vote!
    Dennis

  21. riceandwheat Says:

    This is just too cute! I cannot believe you did all this all in one day. Plus, you look totally fabulous and so at ease in front of the camera – watch out Nigella!

  22. Tunde Says:

    That is a proper British accent : P!! That was a fantastic video. Funny, informative and you made it look easy. Are you sure you don’t moonlight as a food TV host somewhere ;) ?

  23. Reeni Says:

    You are incredibly cute and charming – you should have your very own show or go into acting! You’re a natural in front of the camera. About ten seconds in I screamed for my Mom to come see you – she loved it too. And your food looks quite yummy! There is no doubt in my mind that you will make it easily through this round! xoxo

  24. Lora @cakeduchess Says:

    I love it! You are fantastic. Great accent and super personality. Now I am hungry:) good luck….you have my vote again.

  25. Kath Says:

    Funny how I thought all bloggers had an American accent. And a Pacific Northwest American accent, at that! Love hearing your lovely British accent!

    What a great video! You are so relaxed and funny. I loved Nom Man. And the shrimp looks fantastic! I’m definitely voting for you.

  26. Ben Says:

    I can’t hear this song anymore without thinking of Girl Talk’s mashup with “Shake That” by Eminem. Nice job!

  27. Anna and Kristine Says:

    What an inspiration to us regular British ladies, our husbands will certainly be having something spicey tonight!

  28. kristin @ delishliving Says:

    I loved it! Your accent really brings so much character to the whole thing. And your recipe looks so easy. Thanks to the video, I feel like it’s something I could attepmt! Great job!

  29. Hot Polka Dot Mom Says:

    You are so adorable! Once Her Majesty sees this video she will profoundly regret missing her lunch engagement with you!

  30. Milla Says:

    Gorgeous chef, delicious food, fabulous British accent. Milla ? Jackie!

  31. Lisa~Korean American Mommy Says:

    Lovely video. You definitely have a very natural presence. Love it (= Best wishes.

  32. Mariko Says:

    You are so cute. Love the recipe. My daughter, who loves shrimp, was licking her lips.

  33. catty Says:

    LOOOOOOVE your video Jackie! it’s awesome and love the subtle humour.. like errr.. burning yourself! Fantastic and all the best for PFB.

  34. Isabelle Says:

    Love your video! Funny, charming, dorky, adorable… and did I mention funny? :) I’ve always been intrigued by pomelo, but never knew quite what to do with it before, so this recipe is right up my alley.
    Great entry. Good luck with the challenge!

  35. Heather Says:

    You are too adorable and hilarious.

  36. Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot Says:

    You are so adorable! What a fun and lively video! I had no idea that coriander was actually cilantro. We certainly do learn something every day! Good luck to you in the challenge!

  37. Amelia from Z Tasty Life Says:

    Jackie: love the British humor and accent and voice and recipe and your beautiful self. Ops, and Nom man :)

  38. andybeeman Says:

    Jackie, inventive on all accounts plus I really learnt something. Om man has star quality too.

  39. The Cuisinerd Says:

    You are 10x more adorable than your cute little nom man – enjoyed hearing your voice, you cheeky thing!

  40. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen Says:

    Love your energy! Way to make this video fun and informative. Good luck on this round!

  41. Dee Says:

    What a cute video! You’ve got my vote! :)

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  43. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker Says:

    This is totally brilliant I love it! You could totally be a TV personality. And just last night for the first time I splashed some smoking hot oil on my steamed fish as well and it made such a difference! Glad to see you use that trick too!
    Oh yes, you have my vote =)

  44. Moon H. Says:

    Wow! I think you have found your true love. Keep it up. really happy to see you enjoying cooking and creating new recipes and trying new food. Waiting to taste your cooking one day. All the best!

  45. Jacob's Kitchen Says:

    your video is ADORABLE. Great recipe. You were clear, concise, and informative, while still being as funny and charming as always. Nicely done, friend. Yours is definitely among the best in this round, for sure. Best of luck to you!!! (not that you will need it!) =)

  46. Rebecka Says:

    I’ve missed the past few rounds of Project Food Blog but happy to say I came by today, and found your video. You did a smashing job! Honestly, I would watch you if you had your own cooking show! You have my vote!

  47. ediblecville Says:

    Lovely dahling! So cute and funny and I love the pommy Nigella accent :D

  48. Jeannie Says:

    Lovely video, you sounds wonderful with your very English accent…I enjoyed it very much.

  49. Anna's Table Says:

    Best of luck with this round. A truly charming video. Great job!

  50. Sharlene (Wheels and Lollipops) Says:

    I definitely enjoyed your video, you have a natural presence in front of the camera. Good Luck you have my vote!

  51. deirdre martin Says:

    A Star is Born! Absolutely looooved your blog. It is intelligent creative witty and you make the recipe look so easy cant wait to try it. Most of all you brightened up my day!

  52. Daydreamer Desserts Says:

    Fabulous, lovely recipe and an even lovelier host. Not a bad combination for a winning video. :) Best of luck!

  53. Liren Says:

    Hmm, could have sworn I left a comment! Ah well, I’m dropping by again now that voting time is upon us, and just wanted to make sure I told you just how much I LOVED your video. You are charming and funny – you made me laugh out loud! Well done!

  54. Jackie Says:

    Thank you all for your lovely words and support! I’m glad Nom Man and I could make you smile/laugh/drool ;)

    Jax x

  55. Rich Says:

    Is it too late to vote?? I voted regardless. I also nominated Nom Man for an emmy. Contest or no, I’m glad I found your site – this was greatness.

  56. Heena @Tiffin Tales Says:

    This was one of the first videos I saw and I still haven’t forgotten it. You’re so charming and the entire feel of the video is effortless (though I know from experience how much work must have gone into it). Great job! My vote’s in. Good luck!
    P.S. Included a link to your site in my latest post.

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