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Probably the most inspired idea to come out of Team Sony at Dare so far in 2008 was the mac and cheese bake off; two titans of the macaroni world pitted themselves head to head in a bid to win the coveted title of Best Mac and Cheese Cook.

Carnivale’s brazen take on a nouveau cuisine macaroni asked those perennial questions of the judges – what is mac cheese? Her bold recipe, cooking macaroni without using even macaroni or a cheese sauce was well received and split the judges’ vote.

After long deliberations and third helpings, a single vote dictated that the smoky robustness of Carnivale was not enough to topple Holland’s simple and reassuring take on the classic.

Holland 1 Carnivale 0.

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

Ben Aston is a digital project manager and online entrepreneur. He's the founder of Black + White Zebra, an indie media company on a mission to help people and organizations succeed. Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, and DDB.

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