Over the next few weeks, Foodie Blogroll is challenging 25 bloggers to participate in Iron Foodie 2010 – where they are sent 8 secret ingredients from Marx Foods , and they have to pick only 3 of them to make a signature dish. I visited the Marx website, and they have the most amazing variety of foods – kangaroo (yes, kangaroo), squid ink (very interesting; I’ll be looking into what this can be used for), but also Pecorino Al Tartufo Cheese, Balsamic vinegar with White Truffle, gluten-free pastas….it’s endless; you just have to visit.
The answers to the following questions will determine if I am chosen to participate. I need all fingers and toes crossed! I want to do this!
1.Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
I want to compete in this challenge because I’ve found that given limited time and resources, I’ve been able to pull together some of my best recipes. And it sounds fun.
2.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?
Julia Child. She succeeded in closing the gap between classical French cooking and the average home cook. She was an excellent teacher and I think she was the pioneer of recognizing that being in the kitchen is enjoyable rather than a daily chore.
3.What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
French fries or nachos.
4.Sum your childhood up in one meal.
Turnip greens, salmon croquettes, butter beans and cornbread, fresh tomatoes and sweet iced tea.
5.The one mainstream food you can’t stand?
Chain restaurant Italian food. WAY too heavy on the oil and cheese. I like Italian, but only from my kitchen.