And the winners are...

After months of entries, short-listing and, no doubt, lots of preparations and practicing, the 30 finalists for this year’s Easy Food Home-Cook Hero Awards arrived to Cooks Academy last Saturday, 9th November to take part in the cook-off final.

After hours of cooking and tasting, it’s finished and all that was left is to get ready for the award ceremony in The Shelbourne Hotel where the winners were to be announced.

Without further ado, the 2013 Easy Food Home-Cook Heroes are:

BEST BURGER, sponsored by Mr. Crumb
Ruth Healy Lucey, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary
Dish: The Indian Lambo Burger

LARDER LUCK, sponsored by Heinz
Elizabeth Mc Closkey, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Dish: Tomato Soup

€10 FAMILY FAVOURITES, sponsored by Lidl
Maria Hennessy, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Dish: Beef and Barley Stew

FABULOUS FOWL, sponsored by Moy Park
Joanne Donohoe, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow
Dish: Thyme for Chicken

TINY TASTES, sponsored by Easy Parenting
Andrew Ryan (age 11), Navan, Co. Meath
Dish: Andy's Banana & Caramel Invention

EASY CHEESY, sponsored by Irish Dubliner Cheese
Adam Meehan (age 11), Gorey, Co. Wexford
Dish: Mini Cheesy Breakfast Muffins

TAKE 5, sponsored by Kenwood
Mike Mc Loughlin, Annacotty, Co. Limerick
Dish: Stuffed Breakfast Tomatoes

SQUISITO, sponsored by Sacla
Sinead O’Callaghan, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Dish: Pesto and Tomato Pasta with Crispy Crumbs

BUTTER ME UP! sponsored by Connacht Gold
Vaarsha Baugeveet, Kildalkey, Co. Meath
Dish: Lemongrass Cake

CÁCA MILIS, sponsored by Powerscourt Hotel
Fiona Uyema, Naas, Co. Kildare
Dish: Pandan Roulade

PLUS, special awards on the night went to:

Best Cooking Skills, sponsored by Cooks Academy
Cathy Foley, Broadford, Co. Limerick
Dish: Indian Butternut Squash Curry
€10 FAMILY FAVOURITES, sponsored by Lidl

Easy Food Dish of the Year, sponsored by Easy Food Magazine
Ruth Healy Lucey, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary
Dish: The Indian Lambo Burger
BEST BURGER, sponsored by Mr. Crumb

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