Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Australian National Final Contestant Five

I can hardly believe it but we have arrived at our final contestant for Chow Down to Eurovision 2015- Australian National Final.

Joanne from What's On The List? is what I like to call "A Chow Down to Eurovision success story",  as she had never heard of Eurovision until she was introduced to it through this blog. 

Read how Joanne was lovely enough to call my love of Eurovision, excitement rather than madness!

This is one of the Don't Boil The Sauce things I'm most proud of converting more Eurovision fans, they come for the food and stay for the Eurovision.

I haven't checked with the EBU if I get points for converting fans, I really should look into that, I might be able to cash them in for more cake tins!

Joanne hails from the USA but now lives in South Australia so this adds another dimension to her entry.

It doesn't matter where we begin or come from we will all meet and find a home at Eurovision (that should totes be on a T-shirt)

This very patriotic entry is Joanna's Coconut Pumpkin Soup with Lemongrass, Garlic, Ginger & Chilli topped with Roasted Green Tea Pumpkin Seeds and you can get a printable recipe on her blog.

I love that this dish has so many elements and draws on many influences just like a well rounded Eurovision act.

What do you think of Joanne's coconut pumpkin soup?
Is this the dish that could win for Australia?
Let me know in the comments or on twitter or Facebook using #BuildingBrunches


  1. G'day and big thanks for igniting the Eurovision passion and excitement #BuildingBrunchses with me Jason and can't wait to see you on #Eurovision
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. Love it! Great styling too... Damn you!

  3. This is a delicious looking pumpkin soup. Good luck!

  4. Love this ! Looks and sounds awesome !

  5. Joanne's pumpkin soup looks delicious.

  6. Well done Joanne! Good recipe! Should give us all a run for our money. Also love the Freddy Krugerish twist with the Aussie mask....drama and intrigue IS #Eurovision....Good Luck! Donna (TBH)

  7. I loved this soup when I saw it on Joanne's blog so I'm happy she entered it. This is the essence of Australia's melting pot and given Joanne isn't even 'from these parts', she's really gotten into the swing of things!