The Iron Foodie 2010 Challenge is about to begin! Marx Foods and Foodie BlogRoll have thrown down the gauntlet and are looking for 25 foodies to create a signature dish using secret ingredients from Marx Foods. It won’t be easy. They have devised a series of obstacles (questions) we must pass to be considered for the challenge.
So, wish me luck, here I go!
Why do I want to participate in this challenge? Hmmm… sounds fun. Hmmm… contests aren’t usually my thing. Hmmm… chiles! When I saw the entire category on Marx Foods website devoted to chiles, only chiles, I knew this contest was for me.
Who would I love to share the kitchen with? The Swedish Chef, of coarse. I know. It sounds funny to share the kitchen with the Swedish Chef when I could choose icons such as Julia Child and James Beard. But, to me, cooking together is for sharing the fun and the laughter; for trying new things that might not come out right or might be better than you even imaged. Besides, who is more fun than the Swedish Chef?
The morsel I’m most likely to steal off a loved ones plate? Fries! Sweet potato fries, truffled fries, cheese fries… all are in danger when I’m around.
Sum up my childhood in one meal? It has to be my mother’s corn fritters. As a child, I didn’t know that money was tight. I only knew that corn fritters were a special treat. Mom fried the little balls of batter in oil and the corn kernels popped out making them look like little martians. We drizzled them with syrup and ate every drop. I couldn’t help thinking to myself, “How special we must be!”
What mainstream food can’t I stand? That’s a tuff one. It may not be politically correct to hate a vegetable but, it has to be… broccoli! There, I said it! Now, don’t tell my kids! What’s that saying? “What happens on the blog stays on the blog,” right?
-posted by Sandy