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Win A Kumar Pereira Cookbook – Kumar’s Family Cookbook

Recently Kumar from Masterchef Australia Season three launched his cookbook called Kumar’s Family Cookbook. 

It was  a lovely evening at the Rozelle Writers Centre with other Masterchef alumni in attendance including Aaron Harvie who I always call Adam, Billy Law, Audra Morrice, and Hayden Quinn.

The book  is based on recipes from his heritage so there are quite a few Sri Lankan recipes which are not seen in a lot of other cookbooks.

They include recipes like String Hoppers some really interesting looking curries like Gamma’s Mango Curry and Cheeni Curry (Sugar Curry, along with some more anglo food like Bread and Butter Pudding and Beef Stroganoff.

The added bonus and why  the book is so beautiful is that Kumar has done all the illustrations on the book himself.

I bought a recipe book at the launch but have decided due to my lack of culinary skills and time I probably won’t use it and it is a book that should be.

It is signed to Reality Ravings if that doesn’t bother you and you would like to win it  please answer the question below in the comments section.

For those who want to buy it is available for purchase online and in all good book stores and in Big W and KMart it should be no more than $29.95.

In the photo below which contestant was the sex symbol of Masterchef Australia Season 3?

Please note even if you get the answer wrong you are still eligble for the prize.


1 emily { 05.12.13 at 4:05 pm }

Hayden Quinn

2 Esther { 05.12.13 at 4:25 pm }

Hayden Quinn

3 Izobel2 { 05.12.13 at 4:51 pm }

I thought Kumar was! I think he lead your readers poll most of the time!

4 Littlepetal { 05.12.13 at 5:00 pm }

This is so funny. You can see and copy. Sex symbol is Hayden Quinn but he is not my sex symbol.

5 Rosalind { 05.12.13 at 5:18 pm }

Hayden Quinn

6 misslizzy { 05.12.13 at 5:31 pm }

Both :-)

7 christine { 05.12.13 at 5:41 pm }

Both of them are sex symbols!

8 imaketheshow { 05.12.13 at 5:44 pm }

That tissue box – heck it ‘gets around’ more than any sex symbol ever did on Masterchef.

In all honesty – Hayden!

9 Jacqui { 05.12.13 at 5:47 pm }

Hayden Quinn

10 Bolders { 05.12.13 at 6:05 pm }

The person on the left, I think it’s Ellen Degeneres.

11 Lidia { 05.12.13 at 7:20 pm }

Hayden Quinn! But Kumar is too cute!

12 RealityFan { 05.12.13 at 7:43 pm }

Matt Preston – that’s his foot on the left side of the photo!

13 Sebastian { 05.12.13 at 9:01 pm }

Hayden Quinn – please note as a straight male it was very difficult to admit it 😛

14 MG { 05.12.13 at 9:42 pm }

Hayden Quinn. I’m with Sebastian.

15 Alan { 05.12.13 at 9:50 pm }

Kumar, clearly.

16 Stacey { 05.12.13 at 10:30 pm }

Alan +1

17 Buzzy { 05.13.13 at 5:09 am }

Kumar is so cute. He could just go on the mantelpiece!

18 JK { 05.13.13 at 8:07 am }

Sex symbol is Hayden Quinn but not my cup of tea! lol

19 Denise :) { 05.13.13 at 8:40 am }


20 Gabby { 05.13.13 at 9:17 am }

Ku ar was my sex symbol!

21 Culinary Boner { 05.13.13 at 9:19 am }

Sex symbol extraordinaire from Kumar’s season was MILF legend, Rachel McSweeney.

The season’s winner Kate, on the other, hand would make me convert…
…to batting to for the other team.

Guess I’m not in the running for the Kumar’s cookbook?

22 Culinary Boner { 05.13.13 at 9:25 am }

Seems like Hayden should change his name to Hayden Quim.

Hey Raver, if you could get your hands on Hayden’s budgies from that season’s gratuitous beach challenge you could probably fund your retirement by selling his lyrca smalls on Ebay. They’ll probably fetch a higher price left unwashed.

23 Nicole Yiend { 05.13.13 at 9:25 am }

Hayden Quinn

24 Dr T { 05.13.13 at 11:02 am }

It was one of the large cucumbers in the 3rd week… that was the sex symbol no?

25 Rosie { 05.13.13 at 11:09 am }


26 Culinary Boner { 05.13.13 at 12:50 pm }

Based on the photo of Nigella that accompanies this latest piece of zealotry by Commando’s paramour Michelle ‘She Hulk’ Bridges I’m calling this campaign “Michelle’s War on Tits”…

And I offer my restaurant enhanced man-boobs as evidence.

27 auds { 05.13.13 at 1:04 pm }

Kumar – sexy thang!

28 Mel @ The cook's notebook { 05.13.13 at 1:25 pm }

I can only assume you mean Hayden Quinn, but Kumar was one of my favourites. And I LOVE Sri Lankan food. The cover of that book is gorgeous. Will have to check it out.

29 Alana { 05.13.13 at 4:29 pm }

Hayden Quinn, but hey, Kumar has a bit of a cute appeal about him 😉

30 Sarah { 05.13.13 at 4:38 pm }

Hayden Quinn

Winning the book would be lovely! I am on a self imposed ban from buying cookbooks at the moment!

31 sandii { 05.13.13 at 4:45 pm }

The lovely Hayden Quinn. Would love to win it for my daughter who is learning to cook

32 Techhater { 05.13.13 at 7:00 pm }

Kumar definitely. I’m going to play the sympathy card. Lol. Why not noone else has. Nearest KMart and/or BigW close to 500Klm away. Or I could say “i’m doing it for my family.” (it’s worked on reality tv why not here.) HaHa:-D

33 Buzzy { 05.15.13 at 4:56 pm }

Any winners RR?

34 Reality Raver { 05.15.13 at 5:15 pm }

Hi Buzzy I was going to leave it until friday to draw. Which reminds I will plug the competition on Twitter again.

35 buzzy { 05.15.13 at 5:26 pm }

Sounds good!

36 Reality Raver { 05.19.13 at 10:11 am }

And the winner is Lidia.
Can you send me your email address to

For those wondering about probity I used to generate the number.

37 Reality Raver { 05.19.13 at 10:13 am }

For those wondering the correct answer was Kumar as on this blog during his series he was the sex symbol!

38 Izobel2 { 05.19.13 at 10:48 am }

Congrats Lidia!!

Well technically I was the first correct answer, but seeing as it was a random winner then I’m happy with the result! But hey I’m not complaining as I won the last cookbook you raffled off, which was also a Masterchef cookbook!

39 Techhater { 05.19.13 at 11:40 am }

Lidia Congratulations :-)

40 Gabby { 05.19.13 at 12:00 pm }

Congratulations Lidia!

41 buzzy { 05.20.13 at 8:13 am }

Yay Lidia!

42 Lidia { 05.21.13 at 9:52 pm }

WOW thank you!!! :)

43 Culinary Boner { 05.22.13 at 10:21 am }

Lucky Lidia.

Raver, these unfairly female-centric quizzes need to be balanced with something like the following. Can you instigate?

Q: Which of the following Masterchef MILFs would you like to win a 3-hour hot tub session with (winner gets a special prize based around this theme arranged by RR – conditions apply*)…
A. Skye Craig
B. Rachel McSweeney
C. Poh Ling
D. Alana Lowes

I guarantee you’ll triple your readership.

* Disclaimer> Prize includes a 2-hour Turkish steam bath experience with Matt, Gary and George including offal nibblies prepared by Chris Badenoch, followed by an hour of hot tub relaxation with Julie Goodwin, including a puddle-pie surprise.

44 Littlepetal { 05.22.13 at 10:26 am }

CB, I know you love all of them. You need a H U G E tub to fit in all of them. :)

45 Culinary Boner { 05.23.13 at 11:37 am }

Oops… MILF omission…

E. Audra Morrice

46 Daisy { 05.23.13 at 11:58 am }

Izobel2 AND you won the prize at the skating rink.

47 Trevor { 07.03.13 at 4:30 pm }

Fish’n Chip’s with both Hayden & Kumar would suit me down to a tee. cheers 😉