The Contests

WEEK 1

July 1, 2009 • 0 Comments

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Congratulations to this week's winners!

Nancy Jo won the contest for Your Best Chowder with Summer Corn Chowder.

Abs won the contest for Your Best Layer Cake with Not Red Velvet Cake with Fudge Glaze.

We asked them both to answer a few questions about cooking and eating.

 

Nancy JoNancy Jo

 

Who is your culinary hero?

My Nonna and Marcella Hazan.

Describe a food memory that has influenced the way you cook or think about food.

It was always simple food made with love that had the biggest impression on me. The smell of my Nonna's sauce and meatballs cooking on Sundays. My favorite part was dipping bread in the sauce. Also, making homemade sausage with my mother.

What's your favorite recipe from a cookbook?

Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Sauce. Absolute perfection!

What is the kitchen activity that's most cathartic for you? Least cathartic?

All aspects of cooking and preparing are cathartic for me. The least cathartic is waiting to eat!

Is there an ingredient you're really into right now?

I love ramps when they're in season. Simply sautéed with shallots.

What taste do you crave most often? a) Sweet, b) Salty, c) Sour, d)Bitter, e) Umami

B.

You whip cream: a) by hand, old-school style, b) using a mixer, of course!

A. (ashamed to say I don't have a mixer)

Given the choice you would rather have: a) more pantry space, b) a chest freezer

A.

Your stove is: a) gas, b) electric

A.

When it comes to tidying up, you prefer to: a) clean as you cook, b) do all the dishes once you've finished cooking, c) leave the kitchen a shambles for your spouse/roommate/kids to clean

A.

 

Abs

 

Who is your culinary hero?

My friend Jessica, because she makes everything seem so effortless AND the results are always delicious .

What is the kitchen activity that's most cathartic for you? Least cathartic?

Most: washing up

Least: chopping vegetables

Is there an ingredient you're really into right now?

Avocado.

What taste do you crave most often? a) Sweet, b) Salty, c) Sour, d)Bitter, e) Umami

B.

You whip cream: a) by hand, old-school style, b) using a mixer, of course!

B.

Given the choice you would rather have: a) more pantry space, b) a chest freezer

B.

Your stove is: a) gas, b) electric

A.

When it comes to tidying up, you prefer to: a) clean as you cook, b) do all the dishes once you've finished cooking, c) leave the kitchen a shambles for your spouse/roommate/kids to clean

A.

 

 

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