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Sister Showdown!

February 19, 2010 • 23 Comments

This is an unusual week at food52: the finalists for Your Best Movie Snack -- the talented cooks arielleclementine and Helenthenanny -- are sisters!

We only realized the connection after whittling the movie snack submissions down to our two favorites: arielleclementine's Olive All'Ascolana and Helenthenanny's Devils on Hatchback. We promise we weren't trying to stir up a sibling rivalry like the bickering Voltaggio brothers of last season's Top Chef. These sisters just make some mighty delicious snacks -- clearly it runs in the family. And something tells us that arielleclementine and Helenthenanny will be far more gracious competitors than Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, though just as formidable. In fact, Helenthenanny has already started a fairly aggressive campaign on behalf of her sister's olives. 

Take it from us, both recipes make for irresistible movie snacks. Or cocktail party hors d'oeuvres. Or even dinner for one in front of a Jersey Shore marathon. You're definitely going to want to make them both over and over. Now go vote for your favorite! 

 

 

 

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

It came down to the type of cheese -- I like goat better than cream cheese. But these are both great combinations of salt, spice and texture.

Henrykiss

over 4 years ago arielleclementine

huzzah! thank you :)

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Go olives! I'm feeling the olive love today. Sorry devils! (maybe it's cuz i went to church 2day.)

Henrykiss

over 4 years ago arielleclementine

haha! thanks, mrslarkin!

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over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

Haha is right! I'm happy you voted olives! And we devils get to have you the rest of the week mrslarkin ; )

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

This is too cute- I love this sister showdown, though I'm having a really hard time with the voting part!

Henrykiss

over 4 years ago arielleclementine

thanks, friend!

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over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

you're too cute, vote olives!!

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over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

Thank you Amanda and Merrill! This is a really fun twist; I thought it was all a clever ruse to spark a scandal to boost ratings (ie breaking headline news: SISTER GETS STABBED WITH A FORK AFTER FIGHTING OVER COOKING COMPETITION)! We will see... But anyway, for now, thank you!

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over 4 years ago PaulaK

It was very difficult to choose between the two. I went with Devils On Hatchback. But I could have easily gone the other way. I hope we hear more from these talented sisters.

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over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

Thanks : )

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over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

I haven't voted yet because I CAN'T CHOOSE! Two great ladies, two great dishes :D

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over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

VOTE OLIVES PLEASE!!

Henrykiss

over 4 years ago arielleclementine

oh man!! thanks, guys! we thought for sure you knew we were sisters, especially after helen outed me in her introduction to the devils on hatchback recipe (i'm the citrus-fruit sister who ate a dozen of them four minutes after they came out of the oven)! we're so thrilled to both be finalists at the same time- too fun! it's funny too, because we both like the other's movie snack better :)

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over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Oh, we knew you were sisters! But we try not to pay too much attention to who's submitted the recipes while we're testing, so we didn't realize until after we'd already picked the finalists.

Henrykiss

over 4 years ago arielleclementine

that is so cool! i didn't know you guys did that. also, helen and i love your note about the jersey shore marathon, as we actually have a jersey shore party in the works. we'll have to make these snacks for it!

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over 4 years ago shayma

oh my gosh! that is fantastic. may the best sister win (gulp).

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over 4 years ago mariaraynal

Love the sister throwdown -- and the excellent banter. You two are awfully cute and talented cooks, too!

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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You girls are so talented, and beautiful, too! Your parents must be so proud of you. The most wonderful thing about this contest is that you both win. I can't think of anything I'd like more than to see one of my own (4) sisters win a Food52 contest!! ;o)

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over 4 years ago shayma

agreed. i'd be so happy if my sister won against me. it's a win-win situation!

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Now I understand all that great back and forth between them!

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over 4 years ago pierino

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But when do the brothas get to throw down? I think there are only like two or three of us? I like my odds.

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over 4 years ago seemeredithcook

Cute write-up!