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Thursday, November 04, 2010

if there is a bandwagon I'm on it!


Lately if it isnt a contest or something I am not blogging and this post is no different, you cant change horses in the middle of the stream now can you? I am entering another challenge. Marx Foods and the Foodie BlogRoll are teaming up to sponsor the first Iron Foodie challenge! 25 chosen contestants will receive a package of 8 ingredients from Marx Foods' exotic collection of edibles. Then the contestants will have to use 3 of the given ingredients to create a dish that could win $200 in store credit - now how cool does that sound? Jenn and Justin are going to wrestle or something to decide who gets to compete so before the challenge it will be the "Battle of the 'J's"...wish me luck.

  1. Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
  2. I am so excited to see what the ingredients are going to be that I am doing the unthinkable - I am thinking instead of reacting. I usually let the seasons and the ingredients guide me and then I react but in this instance I am researching recipes from around the globe in preparation. I used to watch the original Iron Chef in Japanese with no subtitles long before the FoodNetwork ever was - I am psyched!

  3. Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why? Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, James Beard, Marie-Antoine Careme, or The Swedish Chef?
  4. If I have to choose from this list it would have to be Careme but if it could be a mix of Escoffier and Careme then that would be ideal. One is the originator and the other is the orginators best student and as a student myself what better lesson would exist?

  5. What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
  6. Any thing fried, anything crispy, anything with cheese but if I can make you think its not worth it then anything I can talk you out of and tops on this list would be bone marrow.

  7. Sum your childhood up in one meal.
  8. My moms homemade pizza with ground beef. The smell of the dough rising, the ground beef bubbling on the crispy crust with her special sauce and the ultra rich cheesiness of the mozzarella is only the beginning, my mom was frugal and refused to buy things she could make herself so not only was pizza day a big deal but so were the extras she made and put in the freezer so my brother and sister and I could reheat anytime.

  9. The one mainstream food you can’t stand?
  10. There really are not too many, if any, things that I cant stand but what does ring my bell is the lemming nature of people. If I have to hear one more "foodie" claim, like they just discovered a new planet, how much bacon rules I might just scream! Throw brussels sprouts in there and I might just scream at you!

16 comments:

LaDivaCucina said...

Doggy, it always cracks me up to hear "Foodies" describe their "passion" for food. Was a time not too long ago when you were that obsessed with food, you'd be on the couch getting some therapy! A couple months ago, I succumbed and bought a bacon chocolate bar for $7 (I thought it was $3) and almost puked. I like the taste of pure bacon but it's not a staple in my house. Good luck with the contests!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a fun challenge!!! Crossing fingers for you! :)

Marjie said...

You'll notice that I don't claim to be a foodie and never talk about bacon? You know I hate words that end with the "ee" sound added onto an otherwise normal word. It just sounds so contrived. And I love bacon, but why yap about it? It's nice that you have great food memories from your Mom. Good luck with the contest; you deserve to be one of the chosen ones, and I'm sure you deserve to win.

Peggy said...

Good luck on the challenge! Definitely loved hearing your answers!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds like a great challenge. I'm in your court cheering all the way.

I loved getting to know you better. My husband doesn't like brussels sprouts either.
Sam

Christina said...

Oh awesome! I hope you and I both get chosen, you'd be great company for this challenge! :)

doggybloggy said...

ladiva: lets all jump together.....

jenn: rickity tapp tap tap - I hope you find a character for me....

marjie: hello - I try and not say all kinds of things. You, on the other hand, are always and forever a little bit of a hero to me...but I didnt say that.

peggy:: I like yours too - and if you dont grab that chicken you know I will...

Sam: you didnt get to know me better by one little inch....sorry - and I mean that in a good way - I like russels sprouts...or whatever....LOL

christina: this is the fun I am looking forward to..
good luck and lets do it!

girlichef said...

Good Luck!

teresa said...

uh oh, i confess my love for bacon on an almost daily basis! i'll try to calm down. good luck to you, i liked all of your answers!

Chow and Chatter said...

he he all the best thanks for the support on the app, wow your mums pizza sounds great

Barbara said...

You do make me smile! It's macarons I am tired of hearing about...and I still haven't made them!

I wish you luck with the challenge!

jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Yeah!! Glad you threw your hat in the ring on that one!

It sounds like a great challenge that you will do awesome at!

Sippity Sup said...

Oh bacon. What is it about bacon? GREG

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Good luck! I know you will make something awesome..you always do!

Rebecka said...

Congratulations!! I'm was thrilled to see that we get to compete in this challenge together!!

I'm dying to see what's in the box! Best of luck!

no1duzitbetta said...

Good luck, from one who was hopeful, to one one who is now waiting in the wings and scouting next chance opportunities. I love what you said about foodies acting like they've discovered a new planet. More times than none recipes are copied; ingredients used in various ways throughoout history, that by the time we think "Ima do it like this" there's almost certain to have been out of the 7billion people circling the planet, 1 to have accomplished the tecnique before hand.

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