Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@dimsumdiaries) may have seen an increasing number of tweets going backwards and forwards between me and the wonderful (if a bit of a teaser) chef Jason Black (@jasonblack_hk), in which either he dismisses my ability to cook, or I dismiss his. We are not simply being rude to each other (much); we are in fact creating a buzz about an exciting upcoming charity event called Eat Your Words, in which we will both be cooking.

Eat Your Words Hong Kong event

Take 5 great Hong Kong chefs, pair them with 5 awesome food writers (if I may say to myself), and you have yourself Eat Your Words, a fun event in which the diners (all 125 of them – yikes!) get their chance to critique the critics. The aim of this little exercise is to prove that when we writers put pen to paper (OK, fingers to keyboards) to insult or praise food, we do in fact know the labour and love that goes into creating each dish. We can write about food, but can we cook it?!

The event will be held on Monday 24th June, 7pm at The Salted Pig.

Here is the line up for the night:

Alicia Walker (Foodie) with James Black (The Salted Pig)
Janice Jann (Time Out) with Arturo Melendez (Chicha)
Janice Leung Hayes (E-ting) with Anthony Fletcher (The Pawn)
Adele Wong (HK Magazine) with Jason Black (Shore)
Ale Wilkinson (The Dim Sum Diaries) with Gregoire Michaud (Bread Elements)

There is of course an element of competition involved, as each team competes against each other to receive the highest rating from the diners. We’ve obviously saved the best for last, so make sure you save room for dessert…

As this is a charity event, there will also be an auction on the night with some really great prizes ranging from a two-night stay in a boutique hotel, to a meat cooking class from Jason Black. I have somehow agreed to put myself up for auction – bid for me and you could win a date with me at Chicha! Please bid high boys; I am expensive and it’s all for a great cause!

Tickets for this unique 5-course dinner (with drinks pairing) go on sale TODAY, Monday 3rd June for $888 per person, and a portion of all proceeds go to Foodlink, to help alleviate hunger in Hong Kong. Head down to The Salted Pig today to get yours!

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