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World Food: the winning picture

By admin   10 April 2012 11:14pm Europe/London

We have spent the holiday break reviewing all the submissions to our World Food Facebook picture competition and we are ready to announce the winner! We were very impressed with the array of foods and dishes that you have snapped in your travels – our stomachs were grumbling by the end of the day.

Before we reveal the winning entry, let’s have a look at the five runner-ups, in no particular order:

Mountain of moroccan sweetsLet dreams come true! A gigantic mountain of Moroccan sweets! Believe me. No one can resist this! – Thomas W.

Grilled salted fishGrilled salted fish in Damnoen Saduak floating market, Thailand. – Rene B.

Woman selling fish and chicken lollipopsTo anyone who has experienced the madness that is the local Laos bus service, they will recognise these wonderful fish and chicken “lollipops” that the local ladies bring aboard along your journey… – Angela P.

Man preparing pork for spitroastHavana, Cuba. A local man prepares a New Year’s Day feast. Hours later, the pig was still cooking, and residents of the street were having an unofficial block party! – Jana I.

Man cooking Thai dry noodles on a boatNothing says Thailand more than having your meal prepared fresh on a boat. Here a bowl of Thai dry noodles is being skilfully made – so scrumptious you might even consider having seconds! – Christopher R.

All of the above will receive a copy of a Lonely Planet travel guide of their choice. Congratulations!

And without further ado, let’s reveal the winning entry of our World Food competition:

Man cooking jalebisApplause! Congratulations to Archana S., who sent this picture of an Indian master chef making jalebis, orange colored fried flour crisps dipped in sugar syrup – sounds positively delicious. Callum, our independent judge, chose this picture as the winning entry because he loved “the concentration of the cook set against the bustle and noise of street life carrying on behind”, exemplifying “world food at its best”. Also, you can’t go wrong with a bit of deep fried dough! A Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone will be making its way to Archana in the next few days.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and keep an eye on our Facebook page for any future contests.